• Gemma Hayes

    Gemma Hayes

    Gemma Hayes recorded ‘At Constant Speed’ and two covers of Sparklehorse’s ‘Sunshine’ and Jackson Browne’s ‘These Days’.

  • Villagers

    Villagers

    Last Friday, May 10th, Dublin singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien returned with the seventh Villagers album, named That Golden Time. A couple of weeks prior, I met ...
  • Aoife Ní Bhriain

    Aoife Ní Bhriain

    The Influences went to Kilkenny, Ireland and invited local musicians to join them in the tower of the monumental Kilkenny Castle to record sessions. And ...
  • Omar Velasco

    Omar Velasco

    You’ll never be disappointed in Alela Diane‘s choice of support acts to bring over to Europe. Join us in exploring Omar Velasco’s tribute to Leonard ...
  • Trapper Schoepp

    Trapper Schoepp

    ‘I wish I was a trapper’, Johnny Cash sang on Neil Young’s Pocahontas. Well, on March 10th, I met ‘Wisconsin boy’ Trapper Schoepp in the ...
  • Dylan LeBlanc

    Dylan LeBlanc

    Ever since 2016’s Cautionary Tale, Dylan LeBlanc has been on The Influences’ wish list. The American songwriter released multiple beautiful records since, like 2019’s Renegade, ...
  • Jerry Leger

    Jerry Leger

    Jerry Leger has become a regular here at The Influences. The prolific Canadian songwriter just keeps releasing brilliant record after brilliant record. His latest Donlands ...
  • JP Harris & John R. Miller

    JP Harris & John R. Miller

    Two songwriters and a fiddle player walk into a room… and record a brilliant session for The Influences. That’s – simply put – what happened ...
  • Rachel Grace

    Rachel Grace

    When someone like Gavin Glass suggests another local artist to film with, you simply say: ‘Yes, please’. In The Influences’ fifteen years of existence, I’ve ...
  • Spencer Cullum

    Spencer Cullum

    When you get multiple reactions from other musicians after posting a photo of a session, you know you just filmed a great musician. Not that ...
  • Robert Ellis

    Robert Ellis

    The biggest compliment any musician can give me, is to come back for another session. Truly. So, when Robert Ellis reached out to record a ...
  • Malin Pettersen

    Malin Pettersen

    When I heard her EP Alonesome for the first time, I knew I had to film with Norwegian singer Malin Pettersen at some point. I’d ...
  • Hollow Hand

    Hollow Hand

    Had I taken the time to list my favourite records of 2023, Hollow Hand’s Your Own Adventure would be pretty high on it. There’s something ...
  • Stephanie Struijk

    Stephanie Struijk

    Finally, after 15 years, a Taylor Swift cover on The Influences! Years after our first session plans fell through, Dutch singer Stephanie Struijk, her band ...
  • Mick Flannery

    Mick Flannery

    Last Summer I visited Ireland to film sessions and Mick Flannery was pretty high up on my wish list. It didn’t work out logistically then, ...
  • Robyn Hitchcock

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Sometimes the greatest sessions happen spontaneously. Like this one, when Robyn Hitchcock played in Utrecht with Emma Swift and agreed to also record a session ...
  • David Keenan

    David Keenan

    David Keenan, the songwriter from Dundalk in Ireland, is one of the most inspired and inspiring songwriters I’ve gotten to know in the past few ...
  • Niamh Regan

    Niamh Regan

    Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway, Ireland. Her songs are windows into her world, snapshots of the intimacy of everyday life. Regan ...
  • Brian Dunne

    Brian Dunne

    About a year and a half after his first session, Brian Dunne recorded another session. This time in the extraordinary surroundings of Soesterduinen, a sand ...
  • Bertolf

    Bertolf

    I remember a phone call by Bertolf Lentink once, telling me he basically was planning to end his solo career. For a while after he ...
  • Conchúr White

    Conchúr White

    Conchúr White, a singer-songwriter from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, was on his way to a show in Cork on Ireland’s south coast this August, ...
  • The Brother Brothers

    The Brother Brothers

    The first time I met Adam and David Moss, a.k.a. The Brother Brothers, they were seated next to me and Judy Blank at dinner during ...
  • Fantastic Cat

    Fantastic Cat

    When four songwriters join up and start a super group, and you’ve filmed with three of them before, chances are you’re going to like their ...
  • Niamh Bury

    Niamh Bury

    The Influences went to Kilkenny, Ireland and invited local musicians to join them in the tower of the monumental Kilkenny Castle to record sessions. And ...
  • Aestrid

    Aestrid

    Aestrid feels like more than just a band. The Utrecht-based rock band is more of a pact between three good friends who help each other ...
  • Krea

    Krea

    Karen Cowley compares releasing her first solo EP with ‘cycling a bike without stabilizers for the first time’. The Callows is her first solo work ...
  • Lentink & Son

    Lentink & Son

    Allow me to introduce: Lentink & Son! You might know Dutch extraordinary songwriter and guitarist Bertolf from one of his six solo albums, his previous ...
  • Alela Diane

    Alela Diane

    This week marks the 15th anniversary of this website. It’s pretty special and a bit mind-blowing to think about everything that has happened in that ...
  • The Deslondes

    The Deslondes

    Bringing a band back together after a break isn’t always a good idea. Plenty of reunions end up a disappointment for both fans and the ...
  • Prize Collect

    Prize Collect

    You haven’t heard anything by Prize Collect, yet. Until today. The Influences has the honour of sharing the first music by the Dutch band, formed ...
  • Sam Vano

    Sam Vano

    Last week, Sam Vano released his debut EP Solitaire. Sam van Ommen, the Dutch songwriter, was previously known for Sam & Julia and these days ...

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