1 Fourteen years ago, Johannes Oerding had his first gig on the Reeperbahn. Udo Lindenberg was in the crowd that day – and he’s a big fan of Johannes now.
2 His hat is more or less his trademark. He owns 32 different hats – but only wears four or five of them. He keeps the rest, all the same, because every hat represents a phase of his life. And by the way: his very first one was a knitted hat.
3 His favourite drink is gin and tonic. Unfortunately he’s allergic to one of the ingredients in the drink. What exactly it he is, he doesn’t really know – either the juniper or the quinine. So he can only drink three or four glasses of it. Only.
4 Earthworms are not exactly his favourite animals. He thinks they have a slimy texture and a disgusting way of moving. Seeing an earthworm sends a cold shiver down his spine.
5 The singer actually studied business administration and international marketing in Holland. But Johannes always knew that he wanted to make music.