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.










Sessions
EMME WOODS

EMME WOODS

In December 2018 we hosted our third live show at the always lovely The Glad Cafe in Glasgow. Five local acts performed a couple of covers and originals in front of my cameras and a live audience. Closing act of the night was Emme Woods, the soulful rock 'n roll band around charismatic lead singer...
BUCK MEEK

BUCK MEEK

It's been sunny again in Utrecht for the past few days. Really sunny. I personally can't wait for Spring to arrive. To bridge the cloudy weeks to come, here's a session Buck Meek recorded in my backyard last year. This American songwriter has very quickly become one of my favourite musicians - both his solo...
BART HOEVENAARS

BART HOEVENAARS

You might know Bart Hoevenaars of MONO, Sir Ian, Roald van Oosten, El Pino And The Volunteers or Amber Arcades. On February 22nd, Hoevenaars will release his first record in Dutch, for which he put the work of the deceased Dutch poet Leo Vroman to music. In a park in Rotterdam, he gives us a...
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

Some singers’ voices fleet by like the wind, others land in your mind and take over your world or become a part of you. One’s not necessarily better than the other, but they are very different experiences. Tony Dekker’s voice for me has found a place in my head and the songs he and Great...
LIZA ANNE

LIZA ANNE

'Every time I go into making a record, I’m trying to time capsule what it feels like to be alive. 'Fine But Dying' was a whole new thing for me. It felt like for the first time I could be very loud which I liked.’ Watch Liza Anne's solo session for The Influences, filmed in...
DOUGLAS FIRS

DOUGLAS FIRS

Douglas Firs is a Belgian band that has been around creating great music for years now, but it was on their most recent record 'Hinges Of Luck' where they really struck gold. For The Influences, they recorded covers of Jim Croce and Johnny Cash as well as their own 45 Days.
JON ALLEN

JON ALLEN

John Martyn has somehow never before been covered in The Influences sessions. Until now, because Jon Allen recorded an addictive version of 'May You Never' for us, as well as his new single 'Jonah’s Whale' and 'In Your Light' off his debut LP 'Dead Man’s Suit'.
THE DEEP DARK WOODS

THE DEEP DARK WOODS

‘The first time I really listened to Bob Dylan changed my life.' The Canadian folk band The Deep Dark Woods produces some of the loveliest modern folk songs I've heard in some time. Frontman Ryan Boldt recorded two traditional songs and his own Drifting On A Summer's Night'.