Dominik Monz


About me

I come from a very musical family and when I was four years old, my uncle gave me a guitar… no, not really my story. Yes, my mom always liked to sing, I was in the church choir with my sister for a while and I played the recorder in school. But apart from that, I was rather interested in animals and life.

When I was thirteen, I bought an old guitar from a friend of mine who also showed me how to play a few notes, I learned to play “Yesterday” by the Beatles and after that I couldn’t stop playing anymore, started to write my first songs when I was fourteen and… no, still not my story. Most of the time, my guitar was standing in a corner of my room and was collecting dust, until at 17 or 18, I don’t know exactly anymore, I started to listen to the Ramones, New Model Army, Dinosaur Jr and others and I really started to play. Really really now. I started to play in a punk rock band for some years until we went to sleep and I didn’t find new people who wanted to make the kind of music I wanted. But I started to write songs. Just like this. Just for me. And I started to record them. I produced a little album and released “The 1” as BiG FiSH RADiO. After that, I found two guys who wanted to play with my as BiG FiSH RADiO and… we went to sleep after a while. Well, I started to play my songs on my own, acoustically in pubs and not as BiG FiSH RADiO anymore but just using my name. And I loved it. It’s simple. It’s raw. It’s pure. And that is my story.


One thing yet: I can’t sing. I can’t play. I do it anyway.