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
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...
PRONTO MAMA

PRONTO MAMA

The first video I saw of the Scottish band Pronto Mama was a perfect cover of Franz Ferdinand’s Take Me Out at the BBC. That, plus my persistent friend Jamie Webster – who just happens to be their manager – telling me to, made me check out their own songs. I’m glad I did, because...
DEMI KNIGHT

DEMI KNIGHT

Although still only 19 years old, Demi Knight says she has discovered her own style and sound. The country singer from Tiel – who in everyday life listens to the name Demi de Ridder – self-released her debut EP Songs About Unfaithful Men in October, was featured in a national television show about young songwriters...
MIDAS

MIDAS

Back in 2010 Onder Invloed hosted a stage at the first ever edition of the Grasnapolsky festival in Bunnik. Since then, the festival has exploded into a way bigger version of itself at the amazing location Radio Kootwijk. This year, we filmed sessions in front of a small crowd inside an old, cold water tower,...
STEVE WYNN

STEVE WYNN

This session was set up rather last minute, and early on a weekend morning, but nonetheless very nice to film. Steve Wynn didn’t really seem to mind the early hours, and played three classics as if he’d played them everyday for years. Three years ago he reformed his band The Dream Syndicate after breaking the...