Fiskur

Fiskur

July 15, 2019

‘What I’ve learned from Scott is that kind of pride in songwriting; being able to put yourself into it, the drive and ambition for yourself in music.’ Fiskur’s Ross Clark wanted to pay tribute to his friend Scott Hutchison and covered Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Good Arms vs Bad Arms’, for the first time live in a random tile workshop in Amsterdam.

Marcus Hamblett

Marcus Hamblett

July 9, 2019

Marcus Hamblett is a man of many talents. Not only does he play guitar, bass, trumpet and keys, he also produces records and sometimes releases them. The chances you’ve seen him perform his solo instrumental pieces are a bit smaller, but I’ve got you covered with this intriguing session filmed at brewpub De Kromme Haring in Utrecht.

Carson McHone

Carson McHone

June 28, 2019

The Austin-based songwriter Carson McHone visited us in Utrecht’s finest record store Plato with her band to record two originals and a dangerously addictive Teddy Thompson cover.

Anaïs Mitchell

Anaïs Mitchell

May 24, 2019

When Anaïs Mitchell recorded this session for The Influences in 2017, she toured as Josh Ritter’s support. She recorded covers of Bob Dylan and Rachel Ries (Her Crooked Heart) and a song from her award winning musical Hadestown.

Man Of Moon

Man Of Moon

May 2, 2019

Ever since my friend plugged their song The Road, I’ve been listening to Scottish indie rock duo Man of Moon. During their European tour with Django Django, we recorded ‘Sign’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘World Turning’.

Lilly Hiatt

Lilly Hiatt

April 22, 2019

When Lilly Hiatt’s third record Trinity Lane surfaced in 2017, something just seemed to click. Her songs and the records sound blend so seamlessly. ‘It was a pretty natural thing’, Hiatt remembers: ‘I had a group of people creating that record with me that I really trusted, so it wasn’t very overthought. We just went for it.’ 

Jerry Leger

Jerry Leger

April 17, 2019

TakeRoot just announced its first names for 2019, featuring Brandi Carlile, Nikki Lane, Erin Rae, Caroline Spence and many others. In november 2018 I got to work with the lovely festival for the second year in a row and I filmed five sessions on one day. One of them was with our Canadian favourite Jerry Leger.

Emme Woods

Emme Woods

March 28, 2019

In December 2018 we hosted our third live show at the always lovely The Glad Cafe in Glasgow. Five local acts performed a couple of covers and originals in front of my cameras and a live audience. Closing act of the night was Emme Woods, the soulful rock ‘n roll band around charismatic lead singer Morgan Woods.

Buck Meek

Buck Meek

February 27, 2019

American songwriter Buck Meek has very quickly become one of my favourite musicians – both his solo and Big Thief records are on the top of the rotation over here. Last year he came straight from the airport to Utrecht and recorded his song Fool Me, plus covers of Duff Thompson and Townes van Zandt.

Bart Hoevenaars

Bart Hoevenaars

February 15, 2019

Bart Hoevenaars isn’t a stranger in the Dutch music indie scene. In the early zeroes he released two record with postpunk bank MONO and toured Europe multiple times. After, he became known as Sir Ian and recorded two records about despair, longing, wasting time and an almost impossible love.

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

February 6, 2019

Some singers’ voices float past like the wind, others land in your mind and take over your world or become a part of you. Tony Dekker’s voice and songs became a soundtrack to parts of my life. It was really special to film them play ‘The Talking Wind’ and covers of Magnolia Electric Co. and PJ Harvey.

Liza Anne

Liza Anne

January 23, 2019

‘Every time I go into making a record, I’m trying to time capsule what it feels like to be alive. ‘Fine But Dying’ was a whole new thing for me. It felt like for the first time I could be very loud which I liked.’ Watch Liza Anne’s solo session for The Influences, filmed in Utrecht.

Douglas Firs

Douglas Firs

December 5, 2018

Douglas Firs is a Belgian band that has been around creating great music for years now, but it was on their most recent record ‘Hinges Of Luck’ where they really struck gold. For The Influences, they recorded covers of Jim Croce and Johnny Cash as well as their own 45 Days.

Jon Allen

Jon Allen

November 28, 2018

John Martyn has somehow never before been covered in The Influences sessions. Until now, because Jon Allen recorded an addictive version of ‘May You Never’ for us, as well as his new single ‘Jonah’s Whale’ and ‘In Your Light’ off his debut LP ‘Dead Man’s Suit’.

The Influences is coming back to Glasgow

The Influences is coming back to Glasgow

November 15, 2018

On Friday December 14th, I’m bringing this project to The Glad Cafe in Glasgow for the third time, with live performances by Fiskur, Michael Cassidy, Emme Woods, Lenzie Moss and Tommy Reilly.

The Deep Dark Woods

The Deep Dark Woods

November 7, 2018

‘The first time I really listened to Bob Dylan changed my life.’ The Canadian folk band The Deep Dark Woods produces some of the loveliest modern folk songs I’ve heard in some time. Frontman Ryan Boldt recorded two traditional songs and his own Drifting On A Summer’s Night’.

Kim Janssen

Kim Janssen

October 31, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, Janssen and his band joined us at the Schenk Studio in Amsterdam to record two astounding cover versions of Vampire Weekend’s ‘Ya Hey’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets Of Philadelphia’. ‘Ya Hey’s chorus is so stunning, it made me want to sing it myself.’

Hannah Epperson

Hannah Epperson

October 22, 2018

There aren’t many feelings better than discovering new music and getting fully emerged in its beauty. When it happens, nothing else matters. Hannah Epperson’s ‘Slowdown’ did that for me. So, obviously I was ecstatic when she recorded a session. Fair warning: these videos might tear you apart.

Gregory Ackerman

Gregory Ackerman

October 16, 2018

Los Angeles-based songwriter Gregory Ackerman covered Jack Johnson and Neil Young for The Influences. ‘I’m inspired by anyone who is writing music that people can really connect to – music that matters, music that makes you feel something, music that makes you forget where you are.’

Demi Knight & Ryan Joseph Burns

Demi Knight & Ryan Joseph Burns

October 10, 2018

When Ryan Joseph Burns came to Utrecht from Glasgow earlier this year, I set up a meeting with the Dutch country singer Demi Knight. After a quick rehearsal, they recorded this cover version of Hickory Wind by Grams Parsons and Bob Buchanan.

Awkward I

Awkward I

September 28, 2018

Awkward I is one of The Netherlands’ finest songwriters around. He recorded this new session, including a mind-blowing cover of Judee Sill: ‘What I particularly love about her compositions is that they combine the apparent simplicity of a folksong with the structural complexity and elegance of the music of, say, Bach.’

Judy Blank

Judy Blank

September 5, 2018

‘When I see The Wood Brothers play, I know: this is it. Seeing them makes it easier for me to not care about things. Fuck that shit, I’m doing what I want. You don’t like it? Well, that’s your problem buddy.’ Judy Blank played Randy Newman, The Wood Brothers covers, and ‘Mary Jane’ in her session for The Influences.

Anna Burch

Anna Burch

August 30, 2018

‘Writing ‘Quit The Curse’ was so fun, cathartic, and also the most important thing I’ve done in my life.’ Anna Burch debuted on Polyvinyl Record Company with a catchy yet complex indie pop record. She recorded Carly Simon and Aislers Set covers and her own ‘Belle Isle’ in session for The Influences.

Jerry Leger

Jerry Leger

August 16, 2018

Jerry Leger’s records stand side by side to John Lennon’s in my living room. It’s only fitting because Lennon’s the first association I got from ‘Coat On The Rack’, the opener of the Canadian songwriter’s latest LP ‘Nonsense And Heartache’. At Down By The River festival he covered Gene Clark and The Everly Brothers.

Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins

August 3, 2018

Nicole Atkins’ voice is a thing of wonders. So much power and soul. Words sung with so much feeling. But it’s too easy to focus on just that. Especially since she’s proven to be a gifted songwriter and such a powerful performer too.

Ryan Joseph Burns

Ryan Joseph Burns

July 26, 2018

Ryan Joseph Burns couldn’t believe his eyes, when we entered the Soesterduinen, a stunning nature reserve just East of Utrecht. It’s a surreal sight at first. As you’ll know by now, whenever Burns and I are in the same place, chances are we’ll be filming something before the day is over.

The Dead Tongues

The Dead Tongues

July 17, 2018

‘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

June 28, 2018

‘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 a songwriter and his melodies and unique way of singing had me intrigued pretty much right away.

Photos of our 10-year anniversary show

Photos of our 10-year anniversary show

June 27, 2018

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

June 8, 2018

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 another.

24 juni: 10 jaar Onder Invloed

24 juni: 10 jaar Onder Invloed

May 29, 2018

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

May 16, 2018

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

April 25, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

‘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.’

Courtney Marie Andrews

Courtney Marie Andrews

March 21, 2018

I’ve been fascinated by Courtney Marie Andrews’ talent as a songwriter and a singer since the instant classic ‘Honest Life’. Now, with her equally daring and striking new record ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ coming out later this week, it seems the perfect time for a brand new session.

Jasper Schalks

Jasper Schalks

March 7, 2018

‘John Prine is the finest lyricist I know, up there with Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. Every sentence he writes hits the spot and it’s admirable how much Prine can say with little words.’ It’s not hard to tell how deeply the Dutch singer Jasper Schalks loves Prine’s work. No wonder he chose one of his songs to cover in this session, along with a Guy Clark song.

The Mastersons

The Mastersons

February 22, 2018

About a year ago, I met up with The Mastersons in my hometown Utrecht. They were about to release their strong new album Transient Lullaby and were touring Europe with Anthony D’Amato. We filmed two songs, including one with D’Amato.

Michaela Anne

Michaela Anne

December 27, 2017

Sometimes a voice simply forces me to keep listening. Luckily, combined with Michaela Anne’s songwriting that’s hardly an ordeal. Anthony D’Amato told me to check out her most recent record ‘Bright Lights And The Fame’ and I’m sure glad I did.

The Secret Sisters

The Secret Sisters

December 13, 2017

If you’d asked Laura and Lydia Rogers some time ago, they’d have told you that there might never be a third The Secret Sisters album. They really didn’t know if it would ever happen again. But, luckily for all of us, it did. And now there’s You Don’t Own Me Anymore; a record sure to make its way into your heart. All you have to do is listen.

Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt

November 3, 2017

Stitch Of The World is her sixth album and it’s everything you could ever want. Tift Merritt’s voice is stunning as always, her songwriting more urgent than ever. In short: a real treasure. Whether it’s ‘Dusty Old Man’, ‘Heartache Is An Uphill Climb’, ‘Something Came Over Me’ or – the song recorded in this session – ‘My Boat’ there isn’t a mediocre song on the record.

Fiskur & Ryan Joseph Burns cover The Milk Carton Kids

Fiskur & Ryan Joseph Burns cover The Milk Carton Kids

October 16, 2017

In late May this year, we organized mini festival Caledonia. Like A New International, fellow Glaswegians Ryan Joseph Burns and Fiskur got on a plane to play. As they already knew; you can’t be around me for a couple of days and not film something. So they learned a cover of The Milk Carton Kids’ ‘Michigan’.

Siv Jakobsen

Siv Jakobsen

September 20, 2017

”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.

I Buried You So Deep

I Buried You So Deep

July 27, 2017

Back in 2013, Small Houses covered ‘I Buried You So Deep’ in his first session for this website; a song by his fellow Americans of Frontier Ruckus. That band recorded a session themselves earlier this year, so I asked them if they were up to record one bonus video. Here’s the stunning result.

Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo

July 17, 2017

Every now and then I get asked the question: ‘You only record acoustic singer songwriters, don’t you?’ My answer: No, I don’t. There have been full band sessions since the start in 2008. Filming touring musicians solo has proven to be the most pragmatic over the years. But, put a full band in front of me and I’m happy. Imagine my joy when Ron Gallo turned up earlier this year.

I Won’t Back Down

I Won’t Back Down

June 26, 2017

‘I’d always been a fan of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’, but with a professional bully in the Oval Office, the urgency of those verse lyrics hit me harder than I expected.’ Anthony D’Amato covered this song for the first time during his Onder Invloed session and has now released a charity EP, raising funds for the International Rescue Committee.

Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus

June 19, 2017

Up until a couple of years ago, Frontier Ruckus was just a band that I had heard of. Without stopping to take a moment and really give them a listen. In case you hadn’t noticed before: I can be a bit of a fool, sometimes. It was thanks to my friends of Three Blind Wolves playing with them in Glasgow and Small Houses covering their song in his session that made me pay attention.

Gregory Page

Gregory Page

May 9, 2017

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.

Ryan Joseph Burns

Ryan Joseph Burns

April 11, 2017

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting at gate D25 at Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight to Glasgow. Tomorrow, I’ll be filming the launch of Ryan Joseph Burns’ stunning debut album ‘Absence’ at Saint Luke’s. In anticipation, here’s a yet unreleased cover of Gregory Alan Isakov.

Tenfold

Tenfold

April 5, 2017

Tenfold is the moniker of Dutch singer songwriter Tineke Hussaarts. Last year she released her second EP ‘Before We Go Somewhere’, which she recorded at Alamo Race Track’s studio. The minimalistic approach and direct arrangements of the songs make her striking voice stand out.

Christof van der Ven

Christof van der Ven

March 23, 2017

Christof van der Ven originates from a small town in The Netherlands, but now resides in London. He toured as the support of the likes of The Staves and Bear’s Den and last year joined the latter band and has been playing one sold out venue after another.

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts

March 13, 2017

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

March 5, 2017

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

February 17, 2017

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

February 9, 2017

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

February 2, 2017

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

January 24, 2017

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

January 23, 2017

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

January 3, 2017

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 so much effort to record sessions for this site. Let’s look back one more time, okay?

Paul Tasker

Paul Tasker

December 30, 2016

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

December 1, 2016

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

November 25, 2016

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

November 15, 2016

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

November 4, 2016

Jenny 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.

Paul Tasker

Paul Tasker

October 6, 2016

Paul Tasker has been one of my favourite guitar players for a good amount of years and still manages to surprise me whenever I hear him play. Earlier this year he released his wonderful first solo LP ‘Cold Weather Music’, featuring instrumentals that just might make you cry.

Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line

September 13, 2016

The great thing about Chatham County Line is that they combine the typical bluegrass sound with a more traditional element and an impeccable songwriting talent. Everything about this band just seems to work.

Kacy & Clayton

Kacy & Clayton

August 16, 2016

It’s hard not to think of Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention when listening to Kacy Lee Anderson’s voice, but luckily there’s a lot more to Kacy & Clayton than just that comparison. Their songs are intelligent and sharp, the melodies and her voice gets under your skin.

Three Blind Wolves

Three Blind Wolves

July 12, 2016

Earlier this year Three Blind Wolves’ singer Ross Clark jumped on a train to Utrecht on a day off from touring with a play in Luxembourg. In the short time we had we filmed a bunch of songs from the new EP ‘The Bridge’, two covers and a short documentary.

Cale Tyson

Cale Tyson

June 16, 2016

Born and raised in Texas, but now a resident of Nashville, it is no surprise Cale Tyson sings country songs. But, he does it very very well.

Son Little

Son Little

May 25, 2016

Aaron Livingston can hear the different places he’s lived in his songs and he doesn’t shy away from political topics, although written from his personal perspective. The LP has very quickly become a personal favourite for me.

Alistair Ogilvy

Alistair Ogilvy

May 18, 2016

Until about a year ago, my life was a little worse than it is now, if only because I had not yet gotten acquainted with folk singer Alistair Ogilvy’s music. I looked up his second record July Moon, produced by Admiral Fallow’s Louis Abbott, and got hooked by his impressive voice.

Small Houses

Small Houses

April 26, 2016

It’s a small crime that nowhere near enough people know Small Houses’ latest LP ‘Still Talk; Second City’ yet. Nowhere near enough people are enjoying this record by Jeremy Quentin – who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He writes lyrics better than most songwriters I know and has got a voice to sing them as well. If you don’t believe me, ask the Daytrotter people, who’ve recorded multiple sessions with him. We’re just going to keep filming new sessions, until he’s famous. By then, he probably won’t have time for it anymore anyway.

Yori Swart

Yori Swart

April 15, 2016

About four or five years ago I was a judge for one of The Netherland’s biggest alternative music competition ‘De Grote Prijs van Nederland’, in the singer songwriter category. One of the musicians that made an immediate impression, I believe on all of the judges, was Yori Swart. She played the guitar better than most, sang with a beautiful voice, wrote good songs and knew how to play them in front of people as well. It was no surprise she ended up as the winner and now, years later, we met up to film this session.

Midas

Midas

November 16, 2015
GFJF

GFJF

August 5, 2015
Ryan Joseph Burns

Ryan Joseph Burns

September 24, 2014

Last night at Paradiso in Amsterdam, I saw Ryan Adams play live for the first time. Somehow I never got to see him before, although I’m a big fan of his music. The many covers that my Scottish friend Ryan Joseph Burns did of Adams’ songs, made me play his records over and over again even more. But, more importantly, Burns shows his talent and artistic progress every time he picks up his guitar and starts singing. I’ve filmed many sessions with him over the last few years and he never fails to astonish me.

Moss

Moss

July 24, 2014
Hiss Golden Messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger

May 26, 2014

One of my more recent musical addictions, has been the music of Hiss Golden Messenger. Having released a lot of albums since 2008, it wasn’t until February this year that I witnessed him perform live. Before his show with Alasdair Roberts at the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam, MC Taylor played this session, including covers of Jason Molina and Van Morrison.

Theo Sieben

Theo Sieben

November 6, 2013

There’s nothing better than listening to musicians who are really outstanding instrumentalists and sing their songs with every bit of heart and passion they have in them. Theo Sieben is the kind of musician I want to film with this project. So please have a look and tell everyone you know.

Leine

Leine

October 22, 2013

Earlier this year I published a session by Leine that was recorded in Amsterdam in 2012. In September this year, she played a live session for us at Into The Great Wide Open on Vlieland. That same weekend, she released the first EP of her new project Klarälven, with Moss drummer Finn Kruyning.

Leine

Leine

March 8, 2013

It’s taken a while, but after almost exactly a year, I now give you this session with Leine. This Amsterdam based musician, who’s real name is Marjoleine Reitsma, recorded her covers in front of a small group of talkative elderly.

Ryan Joseph Burns – Sam

Ryan Joseph Burns – Sam

March 5, 2013

The very first day Scottish musician Ryan Joseph Burns ever set foot in The Netherlands, I took him and his band The Seventeenth Century to see Tim Knol play at the Paradiso. It was Knol’s first show in the big hall of Amsterdam’s finest venue, and it was sold out. The day after, Knol was the dj of the afterparty of Onder Invloed’s night at Festival aan de Werf in Utrecht, where The Seventeenth Century performed. Now, almost three years later, Burns covered Knol’s hit single ‘Sam’.

Top 5: Simon Akkermans (C-Mon & Kypski)

Top 5: Simon Akkermans (C-Mon & Kypski)

January 12, 2011

Onder Invloed is celebrating it’s 2,5 years anniversary. One part of the celebrations is this new section in which musicians will give you their Top 5 of best songs. Including a personal story behind the song. There will be a new Top 5 online every day in January. Read the stories, watch the videos and listen to the songs in our Spotify playlist.

Top 5: Ross Clark (Three Blind Wolves)

Top 5: Ross Clark (Three Blind Wolves)

January 7, 2011

Onder Invloed is celebrating it’s 2,5 years anniversary. One part of the celebrations is this new section in which musicians will give you their Top 5 of best songs. Including a personal story behind the song. There will be a new Top 5 online every day in January. Read the stories, watch the videos and listen to the songs in our Spotify playlist.

Anne Soldaat – Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown

Anne Soldaat – Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown

May 15, 2009

Last month, I filmed the Anne Soldaat concert at Paradiso in Amsterdam. Parts of the show will be featured on the documentary on this Dutch musician, which I’ve been working on for the last two years. The band, with Maurits Westerik on guitar, closed their encore with a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown’.

Storybox

Storybox

March 16, 2009

The very first thing I’ve ever filmed, besides my cats, parents or feet, was a concert by Storybox on ‘de Neude’ in Utrecht. Shaky hands, out of focus footage, but a good show nonetheless. Now, almost two years later, I’m publishing this session with Storybox singer Helge Slikker. A session with a nice selection of songs, good performances and a beautiful setting.