Michael o’Shimpl is an accomplished musician and performer, playing electric, acoustic and bass guitars, often with an effects pedal. He is from Austria and has toured extensively in Central Europe, from Austria and Germany to France, Italy and Switzerland playing the major cities of Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Trieste, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Graz.
Michael’s music is rooted in inspiration from the alt rock music scene, Counting Crows, Bill Janovitz of Buffalo, Nirvana, Lifehouse, Lydia and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. And his New Age sound is in league with Damian Rice, Counting Crows, Lydia, Seven Mary Three and The Fray. He has played in many bands and projects with longtime friend Niki Lerch, particularly, Lurk, Slig, The Skill to Catch a Killer and Tiger Machine amongst others.