All right folks, listen up. I’m very proud to be announcing this. On Thursday 28th of November, Onder Invloed will host a night called ‘The Influences’ at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow, Scotland. Seven local musicians, including Alasdair Roberts, Duglas T. Stewart of BMX Bandits and Three Blind Wolves, will perform specials sets including covers of their most important influences.
Onder Invloed (‘under the influence’) – as you might know – is a project by me, Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven and has been running since 2008. I examine the influences of my own favourite musicians, so visitors of this website will discover both these musicians and those who are being covered. During the last five years, I filmed over a hundred musicians from all over the world covering their influences in sessions, wrote a book on 17 Dutch musicians and organized about 50 live events in The Netherlands. This will be the first international Onder Invloed event in its existence.
Back in 2009, I flew to Scotland to film sessions with local musicians and got to know some local musicians pretty well. That visit resulted not only in a bunch of sessions and more visits in the following years, but also in me getting bands from Glasgow to fly to The Netherlands and to play Onder Invloed events, amongst others. This way, The Seventeenth Century, Three Blind Wolves, Ryan Joseph Burns, Doghouse Roses and The Starlets got to play at some of the best Dutch venues and they all received warm welcomes.
There’s something about Glasgow that hit home straight away. I knew three people in the city when I arrived the first time, but left knowing many more. I met very talented musicians, who put a lot of hard work in their music, and went to nice venues. Over the years, Glasgow has become an important part of the Onder Invloed project. I even wrote a part of my book there. It just seems right to organize an event in the city that feels like a second home town.
At The Glad Cafe, seven acts will each perform two covers and one original song. Alasdair Roberts, Duglas T. Stewart (of BMX Bandits) and friends, Ryan Joseph Burns, Three Blind Wolves, Paul Tasker (of Doghouse Roses), A New International and Les Johnson And Me make a varied line up for ‘The Influences’. The concert will of course be filmed for onderinvloed.com.
Tickets cost £ 5,- and are for sale at The Glad Cafe website: thegladcafe.co.uk.
The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2HG
Doors: 7.30PM | Start: 8PM | Tickets: £ 5,-
Three Blind Wolves – Down In The Mud
Alasdair Roberts – Long Lanking (Traditional)
Ryan Joseph Burns – Before I Leave
Paul Tasker – Angie (Davy Graham)
The Starlets – Marie-Claire
(The Starlets are now: A New International)
BMX Bandits – Girl At The Bus Stop (Daniel Treacy)
Les Johnson – Senor (Bob Dylan)
I hope to see many of you at The Glad Cafe.