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.








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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.