Felix Olschewski is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter based in Emsland, Germany.
Just like any other reckless youth, Felix was not particularly fond of the place he grew up in: the barren bog Bargerveen, where north-western Germany meets the Netherlands. He left when he got the first chance, traveled around the world and for twenty years worked in various jobs. These experiences he brings home in an eclectic style somewhere between singer-songwriter, classical music, heavy metal and country.
The range of musical influences Felix Olschewski draws upon is so vast that one can easily determine one for each letter in the alphabet: AC/DC, Beethoven, Calexico, Dethklok, Ennio Morricone, Fauré, Johnny Cash … even for those difficult ones: Queen, Zakk Wylde.
In the twenty-five years he spent as a non-fulltime-musician, Felix Olschewski worked as a radio host, had jobs in the video game industry and a career as an author. He roasted cocoa beans and learned to bake the perfect pizza crust in South Africa, played music with an Alaskan teacher in New Zealand and posed for an international figure drawing class. All of this was interesting. None of it was right.
“I get miserable when I’m not around music. Seriously: Not making music is bad for my health. I learned that the hard way.” And so many years later, life steered him back to the bog he grew up in, the place he now calls home with his wife and cat. There he decided to return to making music fulltime and has never been happier.
Felix has returned to where he started. He is home. Back with the greatest love of his life that goes back to his earliest childhood memories: music.
Felix published his self-produced debut solo album Blood and Souls in 2013. It is a Death Metal album of brutally intimate, intensely emotional music.
2015 saw the release of the successor Demo Love and Passion, an album in the acoustic singer-songwriter genre. Felix continues to play these songs live in small venues in order to hone his skills as a performer.
Amidst the chaos and into the face of the challenging COVID-19 pandemic Felix released his latest album The Journey Home in early summer 2020.