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
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...
LES JOHNSON AND ME

LES JOHNSON AND ME

On November 28th 2013, a dream came true for me. Really. Ever since the start of Onder Invloed in 2008 I knew I wanted to organize an event abroad sometime. Glasgow was always going to be the perfect city for a night to remember. Seven acts performed live sessions, all will appear online. Here’s the...
JAY NASH

JAY NASH

Back in 2010 I filmed a session with three American songwriters; Joey Ryan, Jeff Klein and Jay Nash. In September 2013 Nash was touring again in The Netherlands and we took the opportunity to film a new full session. He went for some of the biggest songs in the history of music, and he more...