About

Hi, I’m Dominik and I’m from the small but awesome city of Saarbrücken in the southwest of Germany.

 

I started playing in a punk rock band back in the 90’s but unfortunately we didn’t last und dissolved into thin air when all of us started living in different cities. So being a biologist, I spent some time in the miraculous world of molecular biology, worked as a scientist, a teacher, a scientist again, a consultant… I did all sorts of stuff. And I tried to find a new band. But somehow I didn’t.  The guys I met didn’t want to play music in the way I wanted to or they only wanted to play cover songs, which I didn’t as I have my own stories to tell and my own songs to sing. So, after a while I started recording some songs, just for fun at first, until one day I decided that I wanted to make a little album and I released “The 1” as BiG FiSH RADiO.

 

Not having a band, I tried playing my songs in pubs, just with my acoustic guitar, totally reduced to guitar, simple chords and voice. Believe me, it felt so weird at first, not having a band with me, but then it started to feel good as you are on your own, you make your own mistakes, you can make stupid jokes, play funny songs, sad songs and just be yourself. Nevertheless, I still wanted to play in a band and I met some guys who liked my stuff and BiG FiSH RADiO became a real band. For a while… In the end, it didn’t work and we split up again. So, I picked up my acoustic guitar again to play my songs, this time just using my name.

 

Now I guess, I’m supposed to tell you about my music, how different it is from what the others do, how I combine different genres to generate something completely new, the world has never heard before… all the usual drivel you can read on so many websites. Just screw it! I made some simple, reduced songs, with just guitar and voice and some less simple songs.  Listen to it and decide if you like it or not. That’s it! I hope, some of you like my music just the say way I do. I’m lucky that I can do what I love and I’m happy if some others out there like what I do.

 

 

 Photo: Martina Franz

 

 

 

Photo: Simon Stenger