The 2 Minute Interview
Johannes is part of the band Revolverheld (German for gunslinger), which has been writing pop-rock with German lyrics long before there even was pop-rock with German lyrics – so, practically forever. We’ve really grown fond of him ever since his witty, empathetic and very likeable appearance on The Voice Kids. Go Team Johannes! It was his birthday yesterday and you’re all invited to the party. Johannes‘ project FEELS LIKE HOME – the little concert slash reading slash lets-have-a-good-time series – is coming to Knust Hamburg today and to Heimathafen Berlin this tomorrow. FEELS LIKE HOME is a charity event, which gives international singer-songwriters the chance to perform in front of a German audience for the first time. On stage this time around: Alex Dezen (Damnwells) from N.Y., Daniel Martin Moore from Kentucky, Luke Sital-Singh from London and author Nils Straatmann, also known as poetry slamming Bleu Broode. We’re giving away three sets of two tickets for the Berlin show. Send an email with the subject ‚ICH FÜHL MICH HEUT SO HEIMATVERBUNDEN‘ to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe you’ll be able to congratulate Johannes in person.
Name: Johannes Strate
|What does it smell like in the tour bus? Disgusting. 15 guys cramped in one bus – it doesn’t take long for that to start smelling bad.Feels like Home – where do you feel at home? I adapt rather quickly. However, I do feel most at home whenever I’m near friends and family.What is the current wallpaper on your phone? My son. As has been for the last two years now. Probably like all young dads.
On an island with your ipod and three songs. Which ones? Pearl Jam – Jeremy, The Tallest Man on Earth – A thousand ways, Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
A moment you’ll never forget? The birth of my son. And performing at Rock am Ring with my band.
Which poster used to hang over your bed? In the 80‘s it was a-ha frontman Morten Harket. He had such beautiful hair. ;-) Later on, it was Pearl Jam.
If you had to choose: deaf or mute? Mute.
One book, one film, one album everybody should read, see and listen to? The Kite Runner, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Cest l’a vie or Grand Budapest Hotel.
What is the most important invention of mankind? Antibiotics.
Who do you admire? Sting.
Would you rather fight a duck as big as a horse or hundred horses as big as ducks?
A hundred mini-horses – I would sweep them away with a hockey stick. And why are they attacking me anyway, what did I do to them?! It’s not my fault that they’re so small.
Which celebrity would you like to go out for a drink with? Eddie Vedder!!! Desperately. It’s really important. Please make that happen fast! ;-)
What do butterflies have in their tummies when they’re in love? They’d probably have a hard time fighting all that acid.
Anyone you’d like to say hello to? Yes! Hello, Mr Henn. Thank you for teaching me such good French in school. That really came in handy last week in Paris.
If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? Stuffed plaice with wasabi mashed potatoes. Sounds yummy? It is!
What would you change, if you had the power to do so? Everything. Reset to zero. Get rid of humanity. Let’s start over – the first attempt was crap.
What are you afraid of? Humanity.
What have you always wanted to get off your chest? There is no such thing as Indie.
When did you last try something new and what was it? Playing bass on live television last year.
Which question should we have asked?
Last words: Come see FEELS LIKE HOME. You’d be a fool to miss all the amazing artists!!!
Photo: Felix Krüger