Onder Invloed is a project by Dutch journalist Matthijs van der Ven. The title means ‘under the influence’. Since June 16th 2008, he filmed numerous international musicians covering their favourite songs in sessions and at Onder Invloed live shows. His first book, Onder Invloed, was published in 2012.










Into The Great Wide Open
MEINDERT TALMA (GWO13)

MEINDERT TALMA (GWO13)

The first time I heard Meindert Talma‘s music, was when his album ‘Nu Geloof Ik Wat Er In De Bijbel Staat’ (trans: ‘I Now Believe What’s Written In The Bible’) was released in 2006. At Into The Great Wide Open this year, we invited Talma to be interviewed on his influences by De Volkskrant journalist...
BROEDER DIELEMAN (GWO13)

BROEDER DIELEMAN (GWO13)

During the Onder Invloed shows at festival Into The Great Wide Open in September, Broeder Dieleman made a surprise appearance. At the end of the interview with Meindert Talma – a musician Dieleman claims to be influenced by, he walked on stage, talked a little and played the traditional Klein Zieltje.
THEO SIEBEN (GWO13)

THEO SIEBEN (GWO13)

Almost exactly a year ago, I published Theo Sieben‘s session that we recorded in Amsterdam. It was a great pleasure to be able to offer Sieben the stage and attention at Into The Great Wide Open this year that he and his music deserve. Sieben and Judith Kolen (banjo & fiddle) didn’t disappoint in the...
LEINE (GWO13)

LEINE (GWO13)

Earlier this year I published a session by Leine that was recorded in Amsterdam in 2012. In September this year, she played a live session for us at Into The Great Wide Open on Vlieland. That same weekend, she released the first EP of her new project Klarälven, with Moss drummer Finn Kruyning.
TANGARINE (GWO13)

TANGARINE (GWO13)

Tangarine were the first to play a session on the Sunday of our Into The Great Wide Open show. Twin brothers Sander and Arnout Brinks are known for their delicate folk songs, although their new record shows them playing with more power and dynamics than before.
KEATON HENSON (GWO13)

KEATON HENSON (GWO13)

I’ve had two weeks to think of a sufficient way to describe the weekend we had at the Into The Great Wide Open festival on Vlieland, but I’m afraid I’ve not had much luck this far. The location of our stage was even better than last year, the crowds were bigger and the musicians as...
INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN 2013 (UPDATE)

INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN 2013 (UPDATE)

UPDATE 3 SEPTEMBER 2013: Meindert Talma, Keaton Henson & Leine bevestigd Onder Invloed is het project van journalist Matthijs van der Ven. Sinds 2008 filmt hij een groot aantal internationale en Nederlandse muzikanten die hun favoriete nummers coveren in sessies en bij live-avonden optreden. In 2012 verscheen er ook een boek bij uitgeverij L.J. Veen....
HERE COMES THE SUMMER

HERE COMES THE SUMMER

Last week, Onder Invloed was at Here Comes The Summer, the Spring version of the Into The Great Wide Open festival. At our stage, Gijsbert Kamer (de Volkskrant) interviewed a bunch of musicians who then all played two covers and one original song. Here Come The Videos!