Onder Invloed (The Influences) is a project by

Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven.


Since 2008, he's been filming his favourite

musicians covering their influences in sessions.











SIV JAKOBSEN

SIV JAKOBSEN

‘Jolene is such a stunning piece of music – the lyric is incredible and really draws me into the atmosphere of the song. It makes me feel like I’m singing about myself.’ Siv Jakobsen recorded a stunning session in Amsterdam earlier this year.
ALASDAIR ROBERTS

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Last November, I had a short visit in Glasgow to film with Doghouse Roses and asked Alasdair Roberts if we could meet up the following morning and film a couple of songs. So we did.
BROOKE SHARKEY

BROOKE SHARKEY

Last month Brooke Sharkey and I met in Amsterdam and filmed a couple of songs at the Backstage Hotel. She treated us to beautiful covers of Tom Waits and Lhasa de Sela.
HELGE

HELGE

Helge Slikker has been pretty busy over the past few years, composing for theater and film. I still have fond memories of the session we filmed in the early days of this website, so it was very nice to meet up again and film this one.
ELEPHANT STONE

ELEPHANT STONE

I went to Glasgow for a couple of days in November. The morning after I flew back, I managed to get myself out of my bed and on a train to Rotterdam, only because I was very excited about filming this session with the incredible Canadian band Elephant Stone.
DOGHOUSE ROSES

DOGHOUSE ROSES

Last November, I was invited by the Scottish alt-folk duo Doghouse Roses to attend the launch of their third record Lost Is Not Losing in Glasgow and to film a couple of songs some hours before. Watch album opener Pour and a stunning cover of Johnny Cash’s Ring Of Fire.
ONDER INVLOED PRESENTEERT: AWKWARD I & HELGE

ONDER INVLOED PRESENTEERT: AWKWARD I & HELGE

This post is in Dutch | Op zondagmiddag 19 februari is de derde editie van ‘Onder Invloed presenteert’ in Café de Stad in Utrecht, met optredens van Awkward I en Helge. De twee gelauwerde muzikanten én filmcomponisten spelen een mix van (nieuw) eigen werk en covers. De kaartverkoop is direct van start gegaan.
TANGARINE

TANGARINE

I remember seeing Tangarine play in the finals of the Grote Prijs van Nederland in 2010, along with Case Mayfield. I remember thinking the wrong person won, but most of all I remember how magnificent the voices of twin brothers Sander and Arnout Brinks blended together.
ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2016

ONDER INVLOED SESSIONS IN 2016

As almost every year since the start of Onder Invloed (The Influences) in 2008, last year has often managed to surprise me. After many sessions I found myself listening to the recordings over and over again, amazed by the covers and talent. I can’t help but be a little proud that these musicians put in...