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
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

Whenever musicians that I like announce shows in The Netherlands, I tend to keep an eye on who their support act will be. Especially when they’re bringing someone with them for a full tour. The reason being that the chances are I’ll like the support act’s music as well. Sometimes it’ll be a disappointment, other...
ALASDAIR ROBERTS

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

It’s taking me crazy long to edit all these wonderful sessions some of Glasgow’s finest musicians performed during our The Influences night at The Glad Cafe in November 2013. But I’m getting there. It truly was a special night. This is the second last session, by one of my favourite folk singers: Alasdair Roberts.
THE WOOD BROTHERS

THE WOOD BROTHERS

‘When I die, I wanna be sent back to try, try again.’ (From: Neon Tombstone) It’s one of many beautiful sentences in the lyrics by Nashville-based group The Wood Brothers, but there was no need for trying again in this session. At the Mirliton Theater in Utrecht, not one song needed a second take, all...
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

Last night at Paradiso in Amsterdam, I saw Ryan Adams play live for the first time. Somehow I never got to see him before, although I’m a big fan of his music. The many covers that my Scottish friend Ryan Joseph Burns did of Adams’ songs, made me play his records over and over again...