CV

  • Born on January, 20th in Linz as Axel-Dieter Wolfmayr.
  • Piano lessons from the age of 3 to 11 at music school, Eferding.
  • Elementary school, Aschach at the River Danube.
  • Grammar school, focus on sports, Wels/OÖ.
  • High School/Oberstufe at BORG Honauerstraße Linz, focus on competitive sports, trying to become a professional Tennis player.
  • First EP release “Panacea” (CCP Records) as singer/songwriter and guitarist of a teenage Grunge/Punk band called Mindcure. Airplay on national radio stations in Austria.
  • First album release with Mindcure. "Psychosis" (again CCP Records) gains airplay and rotation on national radio stations and their first video “Kill Me Slowly” gets presented and played on MTV and VIVA.
  • A-levels at BORG Honauerstraße, Linz, Austria.
  • Alternative civilian service at a Carmelite Monastery and home for the aged in Bad Mühllacken, Austria.
  • Studies of drama & theater arts, political science at the University of Vienna, Austria.
  • First solo album production as Axel Wolph. "Audible.Portrait.One" (solarplexx music). Even though some major companies showed their interest this album was never released officially.
  • Working as a conceptionist and designer for Vienna-based web agency Fundaq/BLUE C.
  • First album production and release of his band project Ordinary World. Released on pine550 (US) in 2004 and monkey.music (GSA) in 2006. First airplay on international radio stations.
  • First travel to Los Angeles, CA.
  • On June 27th, birth of his first son Laurin Finn in Vienna.
  • Signing an exclusiv publishing contract with BMG Publishing (later UMPG)/monkey.moods.
  • Production and release of Axel Wolph’s official solo debut album "Wedding Songs" (United Indies/UMPG/monkeymoods). First US radio-campaign gaining rotation on more than a hundred radio stations in the USA - first charts- entries - #2 of CMJ Charts in Seattle, WA. First gigs on the US Westcoast.
  • Production and release of CD and vinyl Axel Wolph "Poet With A Punk's Heart" (United Indies/UMPG/monkey.moods) - again Rotation on about 150 US radio stations. The single/video "Johnny & Mary" gains about 100000 views on YouTube within a couple of weeks.
  • On November 13th Axel marries his longtime partner Athena Areti Wolph (b. Werbik) in Beverly Hills, CA.
  • Again staying in California, CA for about three months playing gigs and recording new songs for the album "The Weekend Starts On Wednesday" (United Indies/UMPG).
  • August 24th, birth of their second son Matti Theodor in Vienna.
  • Production and release of the 70s California Pop influenced album "The Weekend Starts On Wednesday" in Vienna and Los Angeles. Airplay and rotation on about 150 US radio stations.
  • Production of “Mit einmal war es da”, the debut album of a singer/songwriter from Hamburg, Germany called Heinrich von Handzahm.
  • Production und release of the album "Suddenly There Was Peace And All That Terrible Noise Was Gone With The Wind, My Hands Lying Still On Top Of My Feeltank" (United Indies/UMPG/monkey.moods). First East to West Coast radio campaign in the USA gains airplay and rotation on more than 200 radio stations. The single "No One In His World" gains some airplay and rotation on European stations as well. Great reviews - e.g. 7 stars out 6 (!) in NOW! magazine.
  • Back in Los Angeles for another two months stay. Recording sessions at the legendary Ocean Way Studios (now EastWest Studios) together with producer Bernie Penzias and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, Fiona Apple, etc…), playing gigs, for the first time at LA’s hotspot for singer/songwriters “The Hotel Cafe” in Hollywood, CA.
  • Winning ORF’s (Austria’s biggest broadcast company) call for proposals for the station ID music of their new channel “ORF III - Kultur & Information”
  • Following jobs for ORF, containing a 15 minutes composition for a news Channel program called “Tages Aktuell”, realized together with friend and film composer Gerrit Wunder in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Back in Los Angeles for another three months stay. Recording new songs together with music producer Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck), playing a gig together with Butch Norton at legendary LA live club "Molly Malone's" in Hollywood
  • Winning ORF’s call for proposals for the new ID music of their annual charity campaign called “Licht ins Dunkel”
  • Creating the first edition of the “Licht ins Dunkel”-CD (monkey.music/ORF/Universal), an annual compilation of Austria’s best music, together with former publisher and friend Walter Gröbchen
  • Release of the Axel Wolph song collection "LVOE - 13 Months, 13 Songs" (United Indies). Live presentation at the renowned concert hall Casino Baumgarten in Vienna.
  • Production and art direction of the first “Licht ins Dunkel” compilation CD.
  • First production and release of the “Licht ins Dunkel” campaign song 2013/2014 “My Lights” feat. Ben Sky. Airplay and rotation on Austria’s biggest radio station “Hitradio Ö3”.
  • Production of the album "Birthmarks" by Sarah & Julian (US/Germany), released on PIAS international in 2016.
  • Moving to Aschach at the River Danube, re-moedelling a 1757 built country house, building of The Green Meadow Road Studio.
  • Production and art direction of the second “Licht ins Dunkel” compilation CD.
  • Second production and release of the “Licht ins Dunkel” campaign song 2014/2015 “My Lights” feat. Conchita Wurst. Airplay and rotation on Austria’s biggest radio station “Hitradio Ö3” and ORF TV programs.
  • The “Licht ins Dunkel” CD turns into a nice national success and collects about € 15000,00 for the Licht ins Dunkel charity fund.
  • Production of the third Heinrich von Handzahm album "Alles beginnt jetzt"
  • Starting the production of “MA’AN”, Axel’s brand-new solo album together with London based producer Alex Beitzke at The Green Meadow Road Studio
  • Production and art direction of the third “Licht ins Dunkel” compilation CD.
  • Third production and release of the “Licht ins Dunkel” campaign song 2015/2016 “Lights” feat. Madita.
  • The “Licht ins Dunkel” CD again turns into a remarkable national success and collects about € 20000,00 for the Licht ins Dunkel charity fund.
  • Starting to write and deliver music of all kinds of genres for the german music publishing company Earmotion Audio Creation, settles in Munich and New York City.
  • Creative director of the Licht ins Dunkel live event at the ORF Radiokulturhaus, Vienna.
  • Production and art direction of the fourth “Licht ins Dunkel” compilation CD.
  • Fourth production and release of the “Licht ins Dunkel” campaign song 2016/2017 “Eternal Lights” feat. Lylit.
  • Once more and again the “Licht ins Dunkel” CD collects about € 20000,00 for the Licht ins Dunkel charity fund.
  • March 21, “Getting Closer” (United Indies) the first single/video taken from Axel’s upcoming album “MA’AN” is released worldwide.