In 1998 the German Singer / Songwriter Gerd Zinsmeister moved to the English west coast.
After finishing his studies at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, he spent three years recording at home and in 2005 started working with Liverpools oldest Indie Label Probe Plus Records.

With his band Sonnenberg, Zinney as he became known, recorded the debut album Fishing In The Pool, and has been touring as a solo artist as well as with his band.
Performances included live appearances in Germany, Norway and England i.e. Shepherds Bush Theatre in London; Boardwalk in Sheffield; Pacific Rd Arts Centre in Birkenhead; supporting Rick Sanders Group at Folk Set In Sandstone, Cheshire, BBC radio etc.

Currently he is recording his second Sonnenberg album.

Solo Reviews:  
The lead vocal has a beauty and plaintiveness, which is very rare. The music has a fragile timelessness that soars to the point of excitement.
   (Geoff Davies).

.... .unusual......amazing.....like a mantra. (BBC Radio Merseyside)
....the warm and intense voice floats smoothly over the exquisite song writing, giving an independent and unique character to modern folk....
   ( *****  Saarbrücker Zeitung, Germany)

Thats dead good tha ! (Teresa, Liverpool)

Zinney is the sun that always shines above the clouds (AmandaLynne Music)
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updated: 10 years ago