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
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...
13. MY INFLUENCES, BY... THE STARLETS

13. MY INFLUENCES, BY… THE STARLETS

The Starlets from Glasgow were the first band I’ve ever brought over to The Netherlands for a series of shows. I met them six months before then in The Laurieston bar, where we recorded a session after closing hours. Since then, the band and lead singer and songwriter Biff Smith have been over multiple times....
12. MY INFLUENCES, BY... OCTOBERMAN

12. MY INFLUENCES, BY… OCTOBERMAN

This series has been running for 12 weeks now. So I think we can now officially call it a proper series. Today, the first international (read: non-Dutch) musician has picked fourteen of his favourite songs. Marc Morrissette of Octoberman from Canada recorded a wonderful Onder Invloed session some years back and has been releasing one...
11. MY INFLUENCES, BY... FRANK SCHALKWIJK

11. MY INFLUENCES, BY… FRANK SCHALKWIJK

I’ve been asking musicians and some other interesting persons to make a playlist on Spotify containing their favourite songs, be it of all time or simply at this moment. A series of varied playlists arised. This is the eleventh compilation, by guitarist Frank Schalkwijk (Davie Lawson / The Cosmic Carnival). A new playlist will be...
10. MY INFLUENCES, BY... JOEP SMEETS (013)

10. MY INFLUENCES, BY… JOEP SMEETS (013)

I’ve been asking musicians and some other interesting persons to make a playlist on Spotify containing their favourite songs, be it of all time or simply at this moment. A series of varied playlists arised. Here’s the tenth compilation, by 013-promotor Joep Smeets.