Barely rap from Durham City, UK.
Faithful Johannes first established his reputation as a unique lyricist and live performer as the words half of cult duo Outside Your House. Since 2018 Johannes has been writing and performing as a solo artist. His ‘Ghosts in My Attic’ was voted North East Song of the Year 2018 by listeners of The 1:45 radio show.
Existing in a hinterland between spoken word poetry and rap, underpinned by homemade lo-fi electronic beats.
He has vowed to release a Christmas single every year until his death (although there have only been two to date).
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music – ‘Dark, intriguing, ultimately chilling, wonderful spoken word poetry’
NARC Magazine – ‘a hugely warm and enjoyable live performer’
Louder Than War – ‘Johannes displays a skill for some brilliant rhyming couplets and detailed lyrics which unfold into modern day reflections of everyday feeling and society’
R Moss – ‘Like watching a man who’s been told to rap at gunpoint’
Slow Decades - 'If there is a middle of a venn diagram where the four circles are Anticon Records, Alan Bennett, Leonard Cohen and Frank Sidebottom then Faithful Johannes is it'