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
GWO12: JANNE SCHRA

GWO12: JANNE SCHRA

She is featured in the Onder Invloed book and on the second Traditionals record, but we have yet to find a time and place to record a session. However, this September, Janne Schra (of Room Eleven and Schradinova fame) was a part of the Onder Invloed programme during the Into The Great Wide Open festival....
GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS AT THE BEACH

GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS AT THE BEACH

This morning I woke up to see the speech of Barack Obama and thought this day couldn’t start any better. But, to keep a great day on the right track, here are two videos I filmed during Into The Great Wide Open. On the Saturday of the festival, Ryan Joseph Burns recorded two songs on...
GWO12: DAVIE LAWSON AT THE BEACH

GWO12: DAVIE LAWSON AT THE BEACH

It’s almost two months ago already, but I still have some unpublished footage shot at Into The Great Wide Open lying around, gathering dust. So before I start to sneeze, it’s time to get something off the shelves. After he played the Onder Invloed stage at the festival, Davie Lawson went to the beach, where...
GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS ON THE BOAT & IN THE SEA

GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS ON THE BOAT & IN THE SEA

Aside from the shows on the stage in the woods, we filmed a couple of extra songs on different locations on the isle of Vlieland during Into The Great Wide Open 2012, with Davie Lawson and Ryan Joseph Burns. Expect more videos to appear soon, also videos from the performances by Anne Soldaat, Janne Schra...
GWO12: DAVIE LAWSON (LIVE)

GWO12: DAVIE LAWSON (LIVE)

On the first day of Onder Invloed at Into The Great Wide Open 2012, Davie Lawson performed a full set, as many covers as his own songs. Lawson, a Welshman now living in Dublin, learned some fresh covers for this newest appearance at an Onder Invloed show.
GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS (LIVE)

GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS (LIVE)

Words can hardly describe how much fun we’ve had at the fourth edition of Into The Great Wide Open. Ryan Joseph Burns played on the ferry on the way over to the island of Vlieland, we recorded sessions on the beach and in the sea, met James Vincent McMorrow and his band, Ryan and Davie...
INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN: PHOTOS

INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN: PHOTOS

The footage of the Onder Invloed shows at Into The Great Wide Open 2012 is being edited, but the photos are already finished. As there’s no reason to keep you waiting, there is a selection in this post and more waiting for you at the Onder Invloed Facebook page. You haven’t liked the Facebook page...
ONDER INVLOED AT INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN 2012

ONDER INVLOED AT INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN 2012

Last year, the Onder Invloed stage at festival Into The Great Wide Open at Vlieland was considered a big success. We had a good crowd, a nice location and performances by great artists like Carol van Dyk (Bettie Serveert), Case Mayfield, Lucky Fonz III, The Kik, and many others. So, of course, this year we...