Meet Johnny Showcase of Stripped Stories!
TONIGHT! We’re serving up back-to-back hilarious storytelling shows at Underground Arts: Story League Sings, a karaoke-style storytelling show hosted by David Crabb, followed by Stripped Stories, a sex-themed storytelling show named one of the 10 Best Storytelling Shows in LA by Time Out Los Angeles. Tickets are still available!
Over the past few weeks we’ve been introducing you to our fabulous Festival lineup. Today, meet Johnny Showcase! His sexy tunes are sure to put you in the mood at Stripped Stories tonight!
FPA: What excites you most about performing at the FPA Festival this November?
JS: I can’t wait to share the stage with Giulia and Margot of Stripped Stories. When funny meets sexy, that excites me. Also, is that cat from Earth, Wind and Fire playing? His falsetto excites me. That’s not even a falsetto– That’s a truth-setto.
FPA: FPA loves your clothes! How would you describe your style?
JS: I would call this Rhode Island chic. It’s a little bit of the ocean, and a little patent leather.
FPA: What is your favorite part about filming your music videos in all different locations in Philadelphia?
JS: I love writing little love notes to Philadelphia– to show us as we are and what we can be with a little imagination. I would love to do more of these.
FPA: Your spiritual adviser is Rumi Kitchen. How does he help you in performing?
JS: We are musical brothers. Rumi Kitchen channels the spirit world, and opens up our ears to frequencies we didn’t know existed. He funnels the energy to the band, and they groove on that. It’s like a connect to the ancients. Its also helpful that he is one of the best singers you’ll ever hear.
FPA: Where do you find inspiration for your colorful and creative posters?
JS: Angela Miles of Carpe Diem Construction. Me and her is collaboration station. She is on our vibe and puts those colors into the world.
FPA: What advice can you give those with stage freight looking to perform?
JS: Believe what you are saying, then get some people behind you that believe in what you are saying. Together you can do and say whatever you want, and nobody can tell you that you are wrong. If your flying solo, though, just be yourself. That’s what I do.
FPA: Considering it is the 13th Annual FPA Festival, can you describe Johnny Showcase using 13 words?
JS: Joy Sweat Work Sex Funk Love Dance Rumi Kitchen Truth Owl Dream Merchant