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.








Sessions
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

One of my more recent musical addictions, has been the music of Hiss Golden Messenger. Having released a lot of albums since 2008, it wasn’t until February this year that I witnessed him perform live. Before his show with Alasdair Roberts at the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam, MC Taylor played this session.
DUGLAS T. STEWART (BMX BANDITS)

DUGLAS T. STEWART (BMX BANDITS)

He formed BMX Bandits with Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) back in 1986, saw Kurt Cobain wear a ‘Bandits’ t-shirt, has released over ten records since – including hit single Serious Drugs on Creation Records in 1994, and was the subject of a documentary released in 2013: Duglas T. Stewart.
BLUE GRASS BOOGIEMEN

BLUE GRASS BOOGIEMEN

The first time Blue Grass Boogiemen and I spoke about filming a session must have been about four or five years ago. Somehow it didn’t happen earlier than late 2013. With 9 songs in this session, the band from Utrecht, The Netherlands made it worth the wait. Last year they released their latest record Delivering...
PAUL TASKER

PAUL TASKER

Last Sunday he ran the London marathon (well done!), but even more than his feet, Paul Tasker knows how to use his hands. On a guitar, that is. The (former) Doghouse Roses man is planning to release his first solo EP on which he’ll put both instrumentals and some songs he wrote together with Biff...