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.










The Mailmen Sessions
BEWILDER

BEWILDER

If you’re a regular visitor of Onder Invloed, you might remember the solo session Maurits Westerik recorded in a church all the way back in 2008. Since then, his band GEM was disbanded and a new one formed. Last Friday the first album by Bewilder was released: Dear Island, featuring Westerik as lead singer alongside...
PAULUSMA

PAULUSMA

It was still in the early stages of Onder Invloed’s existence, when Paulusma recorded his first session. Since then, he’s performed at multiple of our live events, including the book release, in which he’s also featured, and recorded two traditionals for the record we put out. That’s all in the past, and now he’s recorded...
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.
BEN CAPLAN

BEN CAPLAN

The first time I met Ben Caplan, I was seated about two meters from his piano and obviously wasn’t acquainted with the volume of his voice yet. It was Record Store Day 2012 and we were at book and record store De Drvkkery in Middelburg. Since then, Caplan has been doing well in The Netherlands...
CASE MAYFIELD

CASE MAYFIELD

The first time I recorded a session with Case Mayfield, the servers had a hard time keeping up with the amount of visitors. Now, three years later, Mayfield has done well; he released two albums and had a lot of publicity, good and ‘controversial’. No sex tapes yet though, luckily.
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

It would seem you don’t need an introduction to Ryan Joseph Burns anymore on this website. He’s been featured a lot of times, not without reason though. In March this year we recorded a session with him at the Mailmen studio. Burns performed five songs, including a cover of The Low Anthem’s To Ohio. If...
THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THREE BLIND WOLVES

THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THREE BLIND WOLVES

Here’s the second episode of the series we’ve named The Mailmen Sessions. First up were The Seventeenth Century, on that same day in May 2010, we filmed Three Blind Wolves lead singer Ross Clark. Producer Martijn Groeneveld has a studio in Utrecht called Mailmen Studio. Every now and again we’ll invite a band into the...
ONDER INVLOED PRESENTS... THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

ONDER INVLOED PRESENTS… THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

Today is a good day. We as Onder Invloed launch a new series within the project. Producer Martijn Groeneveld has a studio in Utrecht called Mailmen Studio. Every now and again we’ll invite a band into the studio to record a live session, which will from now on will be known as The Mailmen Sessions....