• Ian Noe

    Ian Noe

    Days before the world ground to a halt, Kentuckian songwriter Ian Noe recorded a session for The Influences. We met at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam ...
  • Gitta de Ridder

    Gitta de Ridder

    Gitta de Ridder comes walking out of the caravan she’s living in while building a new home in Almere, trying to stop her dog Lucky ...
  • Tom Cunliffe

    Tom Cunliffe

    Tom Cunliffe’s record ‘Template For Love’ is great, so we met up in Utrecht to film Bruce Springsteen and Paul Anka covers and two originals.

  • Sam Brookes

    Sam Brookes

    British songwriter Sam Brookes covers Father John Misty and John Martyn for The Influences and played ‘Ekarma’ off his new LP Black Feathers.

  • Adrian Crowley

    Adrian Crowley

    Having listened to many of his lyrics, many times, it isn’t a surprise that talking to Irish songwriter Adrian Crowley and hearing him talk about ...
  • Bettie Serveert

    Bettie Serveert

    Back in 2008, I was over the moon when I got to film the first session with the Dutch indie music heroes of Bettie Serveert. ...
  • Jimmy Diamond

    Jimmy Diamond

    Jimmy Diamond is a completely new band. New music and other inspirations by drummer Ruud Gielen, bassist Floris Poessé and guitarist Jim Zwinselman as lead ...
  • Nadine Khouri

    Nadine Khouri

    I’m extremely glad to finally share the session in which Nadine Khouri played ‘You Got A Fire’ and covers of Sparklehorse and Leonard Cohen.

  • Gold Star

    Gold Star

    During Take Root festival 2018, Los Angeles-based songwriter Gold Star recorded two songs from his latest record ‘Uppers & Downers’ and a raving cover of ...
  • Charlie Parr

    Charlie Parr

    One of the songs I might have played most in the past years, is ‘1922’ by Phil Cook from his album Southland Mission. I soon ...
  • Robin Kester

    Robin Kester

    If you’re interested in music and based in Utrecht like I am, Robin Kester isn’t a new name. She still only has one ep and ...
  • Justin Townes Earle

    Justin Townes Earle

    Earlier this week, Americana songwriter Justin Townes Earle died. He was 38 years old. It’s incredibly sad – first and foremost for his family and ...
  • Fiskur

    Fiskur

    “You know me so well, write anything you want about me.” Ross Clark’s text message was pretty clear – I’ve got carte blanche. So, the ...
  • Senora May

    Senora May

    Back when traveling and going to shows were still things people did, I met up with Kentuckian artist Senora May in Utrecht. Her self-released debut ...
  • Sofie Winterson

    Sofie Winterson

    Sofie Winterson and I only film in musea it seems. Last year we had the honor of filming at Panorama Mesdag in The Hague – ...
  • Ole Kirkeng

    Ole Kirkeng

    The summer of 2018 would soon be coming to an end, and Rachel and I had just seen two of our favourite bands – Hiss ...
  • Lewin

    Lewin

    The Amsterdam Songwriters Guild has been around as long as I can remember and my friend Ro Halfhide is one of the people of the ...
  • William Fitzsimmons

    William Fitzsimmons

    Usually when I interview someone, I go in pretty well prepared. I never have questions written down or anything like that, but I’ll have read ...
  • John Alexander

    John Alexander

    Earlier this week I dreamed of walking through Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park. I looked at the wild squirrels, sat on a bench, ate a curry at ...
  • Ruben Hein

    Ruben Hein

    When we filmed this session, after Ruben Hein’s sound check for a Beach Boys tribute in Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg, his most recent album Groundwork Rising had ...
  • Kelsey Waldon

    Kelsey Waldon

    ‘White Noise/White Lines’ is already Kelsey Waldon’s third record in five years time. The Kentuckian country singer has followed her own path since the start. ...
  • Mikaela Davis

    Mikaela Davis

    Mikaela Davis is a harpist and singer from Rochester New York, USA. She released a stunning record called Delivery in 2018. And she’s toured with ...
  • Alela Diane

    Alela Diane

    The first time I heard Alela Diane was live at the Motel Mozaique festival in Rotterdam, back in 2008. ‘The Pirate’s Gospel’ got a European ...
  • Job Roggeveen

    Job Roggeveen

    Job Roggeveen is an interesting and versatile artist. As a musician he played in several bands and started his own band Happy Camper, winning an ...
  • Robert Ellis

    Robert Ellis

    I have so many fond memories of the first session Robert Ellis recorded for The Influences years ago, I jumped at the change to do ...
  • Farmer & Lewis

    Farmer & Lewis

    Some time in the Spring of 2017 I flew to Glasgow Scotland to film Ryan Joseph Burns’ album launch. That night in Saint Luke’s, I ...
  • Andrew Combs

    Andrew Combs

    It was January 29th 2015, when I first met American songwriter Andrew Combs. I was in the upstairs room in Paradiso Amsterdam and Justin Townes ...
  • Arborist

    Arborist

    Two years ago, Dutch comedian and radio dj Dolf Jansen asked me to film a show he was doing with a band from Belfast, Northern ...
  • Erin Rae

    Erin Rae

    I’ve been filming sessions for this website for twelve years. In all those years, there isn’t a singer I’ve heard more peers express their admiration ...
  • Michael Cassidy

    Michael Cassidy

    The first time I heard Benbecula by the Scottish songwriter Michael Cassidy was in Amsterdam when Ryan Joseph Burns played me a mix on his phone. ...
  • Tim Easton

    Tim Easton

    About ten years ago, Dutch drummer Kees Schaper (from Tim Knol’s band) toured with American songwriter Tim Easton. A perfect chance for me to film ...
  • Sofie Winterson

    Sofie Winterson

    Learning and development are recurring themes in my conversation with Sofie Winterson. As a songwriter she continously seeks new methods and inspiration. That is probably ...

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