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
EERIE WANDA

EERIE WANDA

There used to be a time when certain Dutch people would look down on Dutch bands, and considered any band from abroad to be automatically better and more interesting. Obviously that’s a rather stupid attitude, and especially these days we have nothing to complain about. There are good bands wherever you look. One of them...
RYAN O'REILLY

RYAN O’REILLY

Remember when we used to find out about new musicians on television? Well, I got to know Ryan O’Reilly through some videos I found on YouTube while searching for videos of another Ryan. Lucky me. Three videos later I saw he had a show in Amsterdam coming up and this session got planned.
IONA MACDONALD (DOGHOUSE ROSES)

IONA MACDONALD (DOGHOUSE ROSES)

Iona Macdonald was one of the first Scottish persons, plus one of the best singers I ever met. She’s gearing up to release the third album with Doghouse Roses, her band with Paul Tasker and I can assure you that it’s their best work to date.
OH THUNDER

OH THUNDER

Almost a year ago, there was a big harp in the water tower that had to be carried down some stairs before one of our sessions at the Grasnapolsky festival. That harp belonged to Rosalie Wammes of Oh Thunder who had just played her own session there. When I got back home I looked up...
THE YOUNG FOLK

THE YOUNG FOLK

Early in 2015 I met The Young Folk from Dublin and filmed a session with them in Amsterdam. Later in the year we got to hang out a couple more times and during one of those occasions we filmed this cover of The National down by the water of the Oudegracht; one of the canals...
ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2015

ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2015

While we’ve started a new year already, let’s look back one last time on the sessions that’ve appeared on Onder Invloed (The Influences) in 2015. It’s been a year of extremes – there were four months when I wasn’t able to do anything – but in the end I managed to publish 25 sessions in...