Florian Ostertag took his time – over ten years. The celebrated debut “The Constant Search”, released in 2009, was followed by concerts and festivals, radio and TV appearances and at least the EP “The Maria Sessions”. The second album was a long time coming. On February 28, 2020 “Flo And The Machine” was finally released – and not even two weeks later almost the entire world was in pandemic standstill. Timing has always been something special with Flo… In Lockdown, the Stuttgart singer-songwriter was guest on TV Noir. On October 21, the recorded concert “Live At TV Noir” is released – with old and new songs.
There are great talents, many part-time melancholic and even more likable loners next door. And there is Florian Ostertag. His nature: down-to-earth and authentic artist. His music: hand-picked and multifaceted. The overall package: an idiosyncratic, musical personality with honest rough edges and a good sense of self-irony. Grown up in a 400-souls village on the Swabian Alb near Stuttgart, Florian Ostertag discovered his musical side at the age of 16 and from then on he made every effort to ensure that music became the centre of his life. He began to write his own songs, started various bands, gained experience as a sound engineer, completes his studies in electrical engineering and founded his own small recording studio in his home village. Until finally 2009, he moves out into the world.
Constantly searching for the fulfillment of undefinable longings, for more than ten years now the vagabond has spent most of his life touring and playing solo or as band member with Philipp Poisel and Lena Meyer-Landrut. Also as a music producer, Florian Ostertag shaped the music landscape and also enriched German movie productions with specially composed film music (“About a Girl”, “Love Wall”, “Time of the Room Fires“).
Whether on his debut album “The Constant Search“ in 2009, on his live EP “The Maria Sessions”, appearances on TV Noir or the SWR3 Late Show or at his concerts and as support act for Philipp Poisel, William Fitzsimmons, Alin Coen, Boy or Joris: Ostertag always touches the audience with wonderful melodies, creative, playful songs and his smorgasbord of partly antiquarian instruments. With a mixture of perfection, instrumental inventiveness and his roguish nonchalance, he expresses life through his music as he experiences it: intense, benevolent and with highs and lows.
All of this is captured beautifully in the live EP “Live At TV Noir”, which is released on October 21, 2022, and you can listen to it wherever digital music is available. Flos latest record “Flo and the machine” is also available in our shop on vinyl and CD.