Onder Invloed (The Influences) is a project by

Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven.


Since 2008, he's been filming his favourite

musicians covering their influences in sessions.











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ONDER INVLOED PRESENTEERT: AWKWARD I & HELGE

ONDER INVLOED PRESENTEERT: AWKWARD I & HELGE

This post is in Dutch | Op zondagmiddag 19 februari is de derde editie van ‘Onder Invloed presenteert’ in Café de Stad in Utrecht, met optredens van Awkward I en Helge. De twee gelauwerde muzikanten én filmcomponisten spelen een mix van (nieuw) eigen werk en covers. De kaartverkoop is direct van start gegaan.
ALISTAIR OGILVY

ALISTAIR OGILVY

Until about a year ago, my life was a little worse than it is now, if only because I had not yet gotten acquainted with folk singer Alistair Ogilvy's music. I looked up his second record July Moon, produced by Admiral Fallow's Louis Abbott, and got hooked by his impressive voice.
PRONTO MAMA

PRONTO MAMA

The first video I saw of the Scottish band Pronto Mama was a perfect cover of Franz Ferdinand’s Take Me Out at the BBC. That, plus my persistent friend Jamie Webster – who just happens to be their manager – telling me to, made me check out their own songs. I’m glad I did, because...
MIDAS

MIDAS

Back in 2010 Onder Invloed hosted a stage at the first ever edition of the Grasnapolsky festival in Bunnik. Since then, the festival has exploded into a way bigger version of itself at the amazing location Radio Kootwijk. This year, we filmed sessions in front of a small crowd inside an old, cold water tower,...
WE ARE COMING BACK TO GLASGOW

WE ARE COMING BACK TO GLASGOW

Onder Invloed, the video project from The Netherlands for which musicians from all over the world cover their influences, is coming back to Glasgow. On Saturday 21 November, six Scottish acts will be filmed playing live sessions during ‘The Influences’ at The Glad Cafe, just like the sold out first edition two years ago. Washington...
NANA ADJOA

NANA ADJOA

Nana Adjoa is a young musician who’s played bass in quite an impressive collection of bands already, one of the latest being Janne Schra. It wasn’t until last year though, that she started performing as a solo musician. She made it to the final of the Dutch national talent competition De Grote Prijs van Nederland...
STEPHEN STEINBRINK

STEPHEN STEINBRINK

When I was talking to Grasnapolsky promoter Jelte Heringa about filming sessions during the festival, the first act on his line up he talked about was Stephen Steinbrink. I didn’t need much convincing to ask him to be one of the six acts to record a session. It became a beautiful and intimate performance.
LOVE LIKE BIRDS

LOVE LIKE BIRDS

When Elke De Mey confirmed to record a session for Onder Invloed at Grasnapolsky, I was really pleased. The Love Like Birds’ EP from 2011 had impressed me a lot, and her session didn’t disappoint in the slightest. Boyfriend, producer and Balthazar-member Jinte Deprez joined the singer from Ghent, Belgium on one of the covers....