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
PARKER AINSWORTH

PARKER AINSWORTH

Every week a lot of musicians get in touch asking for a session. Although I have to turn down most of them, I do like getting these emails and listening to new songs. Not everything’s great, not all the good acts are my taste, but now and then someone’s got an amazing voice or tune...
MOSS

MOSS

Early in 2009, Moss’ lead singer and songwriter Marien Dorleijn recorded this solo session, and ever since then I’ve hoped for a full band session. God knows why it took us this long.
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.