Take 5: Jett Rebel

How do you describe a phenomenon? Sometimes there are simply not enough words – and so it is the case with pop rock rock artist Jett Rebel. You can say is he unpredictable, talented, passionate, extravagant, relentless – a ‘force majore’. Call him what you will but you simply cannot ignore him. Nor should you- everything he is and everything he does is purely for the music and for his fanbase.

Now he releases the track ‘Waiting For The Weekend’ to coincide with a one-off UK tour date in London this coming June 11th 2019 at the Notting Hill Arts Club. Sounds intriguing! Time for a Take 5…

When did you realise that you wanted to be a musician? What or who has inspired you ?  

I’ve always known somehow. I crawled towards the guitar and pulled myself up on the piano and “played” before I could walk. There was always music in our house, we all play in my family.

Who, living or dead, would you dream of collaborating with?

I admire so many, but narrowing it down my two ultimate heroes: “Brian Wilson” and “Todd Rundgren”.

Tell us about your latest single ‘ Waiting For The Weekend’– what is the song about? 

The song is about the drag of everyday life, the boring life. I feel so many of us are waiting for the “weekend”. Personally I don’t really have this separation between weekdays and weekend anymore, because I work all the time. If I happen to have a real day off, it’s usually rather a Monday or Tuesday. “The Weekend” so the weekend is whenever we are free to be who we wanna be, and to do what we wanna do. 

You are from The Netherlands. Tell us five things you love about your country and why……

  • 1 Bread
  • 2 Roads
  • 3 Windmills
  • 4 Liquorice
  • 5 The possibility of enjoying many different international cuisines, cause traditional dutch food sucks. 

Apart from all this I’m a full-blown anti-nationalist and feel more relaxed describing myself as an earth citizen rather then a Dutch person. 

What are you most looking forward to this year? 

Honestly, playing in London for the first time.