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.
THREE BLIND WOLVES - THE BRIDGE

THREE BLIND WOLVES – THE BRIDGE

Song premieres do not happen often at Onder Invloed (The Influences). But, after hearing the upcoming EP by my Scottish friends Three Blind Wolves, I couldn’t help myself. The EP The Bridge will be released this Friday March 25th and it features four songs.
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...
THE MAKING OF 'UNTERWELTEN'

THE MAKING OF ‘UNTERWELTEN’

A little over five years ago, I decided it might be interesting to start filming Michiel Flamman, a Dutch musician then operating under the name Solo. He had recorded three albums full of melodic, beautiful songs, but I had the feeling he didn’t really know what was going to happen next.
U ROCKED

U ROCKED

Today, Utrecht is losing one of its finest bars. After years of getting us drunk and making sure we had great nights of fun, U ROCK Cafe is closing its doors, as owner Pieter Pin is moving to the other side of the globe. Something to do with a girl, I believe.
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...
ONDER INVLOED IN DE BIOSCOOP

ONDER INVLOED IN DE BIOSCOOP

Goed nieuws voor wie van muziek en film houdt. In juni organiseert Onder Invloed in samenwerking met het Amsterdamse filmhuis Kriterion vier bijzondere avonden, waarbij muziekfilms worden vertoond voorafgegaan door beelden uit Onder Invloed-sessies. Dit alles op het grote scherm. Vier Nederlandse muzikanten – waarvan drie uit het boek – zijn gevraagd een favoriete muziekfilm...
1. MY INFLUENCES, BY... ONDER INVLOED

1. MY INFLUENCES, BY… ONDER INVLOED

Here’s a new series at Onder Invloed. I’m going to ask 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. I’m going to kick this one off myself, with a playlist I made for the wonderful Mixed-Tapes earlier...