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Tobias is the singer and frontman of the German Heavy Metal band "Edguy" as well as the mastermind of the legendary solo project "Avantasia". He was born on November 21st 1977 in Fulda, a small town in the middle of Germany. At the age of seven he learned how to play organ and later on started a Heavy Metal band with his schoolmates in February 1992: EDGUY. Back then no one outside the band (in which Tobias became the singer and frontman) would have bet on the band to become as an important institution in the international Heavy Metal scene as it is today. To this day Edguy have toured more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, South and Central America and the USA. They were one of the first Western Rock bands to ever play Israel or China. The most recent album "Rocket Ride" entered the charts in numerous countries all over the world and peaked on #8 in Germany. Besides this exemplary career as a team player Tobias has as well established himself as a solo-artist, initiating the all-star project "Tobias Sammet's Avantasia" in 1999. The unexpected breathtaking success of the two albums (Avantasia - The Metal Opera pt. 1 & 2) maybe also ignited the last missing spark to Edguy's international breakthrough in 2001. To be continued!

Name: Tobias Sammet
Date of birth: November 21st 1977
Birthplace: Fulda, Germany
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Hobbies: Music, jogging, skiing, biking, motorbiking, reading, talking, touring, FC Bayern Munich
Fave food: Italian and all sorts of grilled poultry
Fave drink: Water
Fave bands: Too many. It all started with AC/DC.
Fave actor: Klaus Kinski, Johnny Depp, Gerhard Polt
Fave movies: Braveheart, Man spricht Deutsch, Pirates Of The Carribean, Life of Brian
Fave place: Home, Melbourne, London, New York, Sweden
Person you admire: Freddie Mercury

What is a day in your life like?
Which day? There is no typical day in my life.

If you weren't a musician, what would you be?
A peacock or a parrot. Something loud, annoying and flashy.

Biggest advantage of being a musician:
I am my own boss, don't have to get up every morning, I make my living by doing something that I would do for free anyway and I get more attention than I have ever dreamt of. :-)

What does money mean to you?
You can't eat it! You can't buy love and happiness with it. But being poor doesn't necessarily make life easier. I don't really think about money, but if I'd be starving I'm afraid I would have to.

Most important things in life:
Music and health

Philosophy of life:
Enjoying every moment: Having fun while trying not to wreck too much of me and my environment.

Life's dream:
To produce another musical monumental epic, something to blow everything else away.

A platinum award, 30 more years with Edguy, meet Mrs. Sammet to be and do my helicopter pilot's license.

Source: Edguy.net