Name: Oliver Zinhobl
Nickname: Banana Joe, Mr Bridge, Olli
Instrument: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Motto: …if you know what i mean xD
Music is your life. How did that happen?
Music has always been a part of me. My Dad listened to records from KISS and The Rolling Stones when I was a child. At the age of 7 I knew I wanted to play the guitar. Unfortunately my dream had to wait until I was 12 years old. My parents had other plans for me, but I finally convinced them that the guitar was the right instrument. At the same time I also found my love of singing through bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Seether and Foo Fighters. They have such great frontmen, I wanted to be just like them and now my dream has come true 😉
Apart from music, what are your other hobbies?
Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll 😀 No, just kidding! I like to play computer games and spend time with my family and friends. I also write songs for myself and I’m always listening to new music from unknown bands.
What is your most important musical equipment? And why?
Auto-Tune hahaha xD For me, as a guitarist, it’s the Kemper Modeling Amp. You don’t have to choose just one sound, you can decide which clean or lead sounds you want. It breathes new life into songs and they sound like the original.
Which is your favourite Vertilizar song?
Time and The Truth. I put all of my heart into writing them and they always help me when I’m feeling down. When music touches your heart it’s the best feeling ever. It is impossible to describe.
Who are your musical idols?
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Kurt Cobain (Nirvana).
What would you do if you were in charge of the music industry?
Stop making dumb people famous!
What have you always wanted to say?
Musicians have to welcome constructive criticism and learn from it to become better and better.
At the moment Oliver Zinhobl is a participant of the German TV-Show The Voice Of Germany.