Tonight in the Southside’s The Glad Cafe a Dutch project is engaging with local musicians as a part of an event titled The Influences.
The line up of seven artists features Alasdair Roberts, Duglas T. Stewart of BMX Bandits and Three Blind Wolves. Each set will include covers of songs that these artists consider their most important influences. This sort of insight always fascinates me and with the weighty bill on offer, should be something special.
This is part of a wider project ‘Onder Invloed’, which I will allow to speak for itself:
Onder Invloed (‘under the influence’) is a project by Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven and has been running since 2008. He examines the influences of his own favourite musicians, so visitors of his website will discover both these musicians and those who are being covered. During the last five years, Van der Ven 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.
If you head on over to the website you may very well get lost in the mass of session material available to watch. We thoroughly enjoy Le Reno Amps’ 2009 instalment with A Neil Diamond cover, a Beck song and their very own raucous highwayman tale Outlaws.
Door are at 7.30pm for an 8pm start and tickets for the gig are priced at £5 and can be bought on the door.