On the Couch with Hans

hans-like-a-german_mainWho is Hans?
I am an international superstar, sex symbol, accordionist, gossip bitch, Beyonce enthusiast, tap dancer, German, cabaret icon. But really at the end of the day I’m just a simple boy with a dream who’s just like you… Only dressed better.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
In the early days I did not make the best make-up choices. (I don’t want to go into details, but let’s just say Australis should not be worn by anyone other than toddlers experimenting with lipstick for the first time.) Thankfully, I have seen the light: Once you go Mac, you never go back.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m mostly inspired when I look in the mirror.

What would you do to make a difference in the world? 
Enforce mandatory wearing of sequins for every man, woman and child.

Favourite holiday destination and why?  
Oh darling, it’s been so long since I have taken a holiday I wouldn’t know. I’m always working. I’m like an on-call doctor… except I carry more drugs.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I’m currently residing in the show-biz capital of the world, Adelaide. So I would take friends to the famous Adelaide Hills German-inspired town Hahndorf (or “Hansdorf”, as it’s affectionately become known). It’s full of my favourite things: schnapps, sausages, the works. You just need to be careful – there are a few faux Germans there and there’s nothing that annoys me more than people pretending to be something they’re not to cash in on the good German name.

What are you currently reading?
Famous magazine

What are you currently listening to?
A classy little number called Anaconda. It’s a torch song by a delightful American chanteuse called Nicki Minaj. I think she’ll go places.

Happiness is?
Seeing my show with 6000 of your closest friends. You should try it!

What does the future hold for you?
More hotpants, more Beyonce and probably ruling the world. Just a guess. (A pretty good guess though)

An International Superstar, Sex Symbol and accordionist, Hans has been enthralling (and terrorising) audiences around the globe for over a decade. Already a star in his native Berlin, Hans made the heartbreaking (and tax-dodging decision) to leave Germany and set up home in what is often described as the cultural and entertainment capital of the western world… Adelaide, South Australia.

Famed for his fabulous performances Hans’ unique brand of cabaret has won high profile fans including Princess Mary, Naomi Campbell, Miranda Kerr, P!nk and political heavyweights from all sides of the spectrum. It seems everyone is dying to be on his good side.

Hans is also a red carpet regular, greeting the stars with a microphone and an acid tongue at every A-List event… well, the important ones anyway. With a world record already under his belt for playing 29.5 hours of Madonna songs on an accordion, a string of sold-out shows, fame, overwhelming beauty and global adoration, who can say what will be next for Hans, the Boy Wonder Of Berlin…

Hans will be appearing in his show Hans: In Das Haus! in the Aurora Spiegeltent – Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide on 23 February and 2 & 9 March. For more information, visit: www.hansofficial.com or www.gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au for details.

Image: Hans (courtesy of the Artist)