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.










THE DEAD TONGUES

THE DEAD TONGUES

'There’s so much that I love about Charlie, but one thing that really struck me is how it feels like every time he sings and plays, he’s all in.' The Dead Tongues played a cover of Charlie Parr, the traditional song 'Wagoner's Lad' and his own 'Empire Builder'.
TWAIN

TWAIN

‘I tend to look up artists that are powerful without explanation or for mysterious reasons. And the kind that are able to speak truths that are commonly understood but never spoken.’ One of the more pleasant surprises I’ve had this last year, was discovering Twain’s latest LP Rare Feeling. Mat Davidson is one hell of...
PHOTOS OF OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

PHOTOS OF OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

There is positively no way Onder Invloed’s sold out 10-year-anniversary yesterday could’ve been any more special. We even heard some brand new Moss and Bettie Serveert songs!
JIM LAUDERDALE

JIM LAUDERDALE

It’s not that often I film sessions with a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, and a writer of songs that were recorded by Elvis Costello, The Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton and many more. Jim Lauderdale has been writing and recording songs since the seventies and is still keeping up his productivity, releasing one album after...
24 JUNI: 10 JAAR ONDER INVLOED

24 JUNI: 10 JAAR ONDER INVLOED

In juni bestaat Onder Invloed tien jaar. Om dit jubileum te vieren, is er op zondagmiddag 24 juni een speciale editie van Onder Invloed in het Utrechtse Café de Stad, met optredens van Moss-zanger Marien Dorleijn en Peter en Carol van Bettie Serveert. DJ St. Paul komt rond de optredens plaatjes draaien.
ROALD VAN OOSTEN

ROALD VAN OOSTEN

After sitting directly in front of him, focussing on filming him the best I know how to, I'm happy to report Roald van Oosten's voice and songs still manage to amaze me as much as they did twenty years ago.
CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING

CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING

Christopher Paul Stelling has quickly become one of my very favourite folk singers from the last decade. The American already recorded a session for The Influences some years ago and when he and his band were around last year, we got them into a studio and filmed this new one.
KIM CHURCHILL

KIM CHURCHILL

Meeting Churchill in Amsterdam, I saw a polite, very determined and self-assured musician, who knows what he wants and how he wants to get there. No shortcuts allowed. I like that, and I like the session he recorded with me in the smoking room of the Bitterzoet in Amsterdam.
EMMA GATRILL

EMMA GATRILL

‘Listening to Björk and Emilíana Torrini always reminds me of how many sonic possibilities there are out there.’ It’s no wonder Emma Gatrill covered their songs in this session for The Influences. ‘I have been enjoying experimenting and combining new sounds to create different soundscapes with my harp.'