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 Seventeenth Century
PHOTOS OF ONDER INVLOED AT EKKO (2)

PHOTOS OF ONDER INVLOED AT EKKO (2)

Last Thursday, the second edition of Onder Invloed at EKKO in Utrecht almost sold out. It resulted in a wonderful night with great shows with a very nice audience. An audience that was willing to listen. To Rue Royale, Marien Dorleijn, The Seventeenth Century and Ryan Joseph Burns. Inge Kattemölle was there to shoot photos....
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....
THIS MONTH LIVE AT ONDER INVLOED (2)

THIS MONTH LIVE AT ONDER INVLOED (2)

I think it’s about time to start introducing the musicians that will play live at the Onder Invloed shows in Utrecht and Zwolle. This month we have live shows on Thursday the 17th (EKKO) and Friday the 25th (Hedon). Playing at both shows, on their second Dutch tour, is the Scottish band The Seventeenth Century....

THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVE IN UTRECHT

Last May, the Scottish band The Seventeenth Century played their very first show in The Netherlands, during the Onder Invloed night at Festival aan de Werf in Utrecht. And they did well. Rudy Mackay – 3FM radio dj and host of the evening – wondered ‘how such young guys can sound so mature‘ and thought...