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.











GREGORY PAGE

GREGORY PAGE

Gregory Page recently released his new record So It Goes and it’s as charming as its creator. “Please make me look like Clooney”, was all he asked after recording covers of George Harrison and Hank Williams songs.
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...
PAUL TASKER

PAUL TASKER

There aren’t many better folk guitarists around than Paul Tasker, however subjective such a statement might be. He’s often compared to his great hero and influence Bert Jansch or named ‘one of thé guitarists of his generation’.
EMIL LANDMAN

EMIL LANDMAN

Last year Emil Landman packed a bag, his guitar and some microphones and travelled across the world. Whatever he saw and experienced was turned into song and later recorded at the Mailmen studio.
ROBERT ELLIS

ROBERT ELLIS

In June of this year, Robert Ellis released his latest, self-titled record on New West Records and I found myself listening to it over and over. The singer from Texas has been rather prolific, releasing four solo records in seven years.
FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT

FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT

Last week brought some terrible news, including the passing of Leonard Cohen; the writer of Hallelujah, probably one of the most covered songs in history, and so many other magnificent songs. It's difficult to find a musician who hasn't been influenced by Cohen. Doghouse Roses singer Iona Macdonald wrote about her admiration for him.
JENNY BERKEL

JENNY BERKEL

Berkel's got one of these voices that you'll end up recognizing instantly and there's a timeless quality to her songs that often have poetic lyrics and original instrumentation. Listening to her, you at times feel as if you walked into an imaginative world, pretty much as in the best novels.