Dero Goi

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Dero Goi
Dero (OOMPH!) at Ruisrock 2006.jpg
Goi on stage in Turku, Finland in 2006
Background information
Birth nameStephan Musiol
Born (1970-04-16) 16 April 1970 (age 49)
Wolfsburg, Germany
GenresNeue Deutsche Härte
Years active1989–present
LabelsGUN, Sony BMG

Dero Goi (born Stephan Musiol on 16 April 1970) is a German musician, poet, and writer. He was born in Wolfsburg, Germany. He is most well known as the lead vocalist, drummer and founding member of the Neue Deutsche Härte band Oomph!.[1]


Dero Goi was born in Wolfsburg on 16 April 1970. He also grew up in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony with his current bandmate Crap. They lived in the same tenement housing department and both started playing music in grade school. They built "instruments" with Persil packs. Dero and Crap met Flux at an Industrial Festival. They found out that they liked the same kind of music and wanted to start a band, which would combine the Rock and the Electro scene. Thus OOMPH! was born. On their first tour they were just those three, and played the music playback, except Dero, who sang. Tobi, their first live bassist, who was exchanged for Hagen Godicke in 2004.[2]

Dero was introduced to music through his father, who was a guitarist and singer. Dero was "forced" to sing Elvis Presley songs with his father.[3]

When asked how Oomph! came up with their name, Dero said that the name was chosen because of its peculiarity.[4]

"Because it was so strange to see that the name like that is existing. You know, with the two "o"s and the exclamation mark at the end. It was strange, you know, the visual aspect and pronunciation. And, you know, it’s always good to have a name where somebody is like "What was that?" You know, if your band name is like, I dunno, 'Toilet 2, 3, 4' it's, it's, I dunno... Your name has to be special. And this is a special name, definitely."

– Dero Goi


Dero noted several bands and artists that he listens to in an interview with the website Deutschmusikland, including Frank Sinatra, Björk, Tool, Elvis Presley, Korn, and Nine Inch Nails.[4] Other bands Dero has been influenced by include The Cure, Killing Joke, AC/DC, Motörhead, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, and ABBA.[3] The members of Oomph! listen to and have been influenced by a variety of artists, including The Cure, Die Krupps, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Einstürzende Neubauten, AC/DC, Garbage, Motörhead, and Korn .[1]


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