German singer, guitarist, and writer. He founded an indie pop group called Tomte and later had a solo music career; his self-titled debut album topped at # 4 on German music charts.
He toured in 1999 with a German rock band called Tocotronic, recording the experience in a published diary.
He wrote music articles for such magazines as Musikexpress, Visions, and Spex.
He grew up in Lower Saxony, Germany. Some of his original songs, including one about the life cycle of salmon ("Zum Laichen und Sterben ziehen die Lachse den Fluss hinauf"), were inspired by his time spent watching nature-themed television programs with his mother.
He and fellow German musician Tobias Kunzel both had successful careers as singers and songwriters.