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.








My Influences
19. MY INFLUENCES, BY... RO HALFHIDE

19. MY INFLUENCES, BY… RO HALFHIDE

Ro Halfhide shouldn’t really need an introduction on this website, seen as he’s recorded a session, played live shows and recorded the audio for many sessions. Halfhide is a songwriter, producer and drummer from Amsterdam, who’s worked with Case Mayfield, Lucky Fonz III, Davie Lawson and many others. Here is his playlist of favourite songs,...
18. MY INFLUENCES, BY... LENZIE MOSS

18. MY INFLUENCES, BY… LENZIE MOSS

I first heard of the Glasgow-based band Lenzie Moss through Nicholas John Grant and Andrew Truscott of The Seventeenth Century who also play in Finlay Macdonald’s band. You might have already seen the session I recorded with Macdonald – who previously has played in Teenage Fanclub and BMX Bandits and is now finishing the Lenzie...
17. MY INFLUENCES, BY... SIDNEY VOLLMER

17. MY INFLUENCES, BY… SIDNEY VOLLMER

In his debut novel ‘Alles Ruikt Naar Chocola’ (2011), author Sidney Vollmer had his main character play a London showcase called ‘Influences’. Vollmer’s way of thanking me for helping him a tiny bit with his research for the book. If you happen to be able to read Dutch, buy his book. Or his amazing app....
16. MY INFLUENCES, BY... THEO SIEBEN

16. MY INFLUENCES, BY… THEO SIEBEN

You might know Theo Sieben as the guitarist in Jelle Paulusma’s band, or from his own debut album ‘Until Grass‘ from 2011. If you don’t, go out and get that album today. This Spring, I’ve recorded a session with Sieben which will be published in the coming weeks, hopefully. Until grass then, you can enjoy...
15. MY INFLUENCES, BY... THREE BLIND WOLVES

15. MY INFLUENCES, BY… THREE BLIND WOLVES

The first ever session I’ve recorded abroad, was with Ross Clark and Fearghas Lyon of Three Blind Wolves, at Oran Mor in Glasgow, March 2009. Since then, they’ve been over a lot of times playing Onder Invloed shows at UROCK, EKKO, Hedon and Festival aan de Werf and in January this year they performed at...
14. MY INFLUENCES, BY... JELLE PAULUSMA

14. MY INFLUENCES, BY… JELLE PAULUSMA

Last year, I had the pleasure of filming a video for the song ‘Friends‘ by Jelle Paulusma. It’s a new recording of a song that already featured on Daryll-Ann’s EP ‘I Could Never Love You’ from 1994. Paulusma also recorded a session for Onder Invloed, wrote something about five of his favourite songs in the...