Book details

176 Pages
Publication date: October 2021
Imprint: ecoWing
Gerry Friedle

A Zest for Life. The DJ Ötzi Biography


Gerry Friedle alias DJ Ötzi became an overnight sensation more than 20 years ago. The path to becoming an entertainer and singer was not predestined for him. He had to go through deep valleys and over high peaks to find it.

With his song »Anton aus Tirol«, Gerhard Friedle became an overnight sensation 20 years ago. From TV shows to the big stage – Gerry Friedle is a catalyst of cheerfulness. Creating a party atmosphere from melody and rhythm – that is the great talent of the entertainer, a trained cook. His empathy for people is also reflected in his social commitment. For he also knows the dark hours, the quiet moments, because he has experienced them himself. And they are also part of what he talks about in this book.

»Only fragments of his life before DJ Ötzi were known, but that is now changing with his autobiography.«
Der Standard

»Singer DJ Ötzi processed his turbulent life in a biography and new music – about reconciliation, courage, belief in oneself and inspiration«

»DJ Ötzi writes about debts, homelessness and difficult childhood in his autobiography«
Kleine Zeitung

»On the occasion of his 50th birthday this year, he wrote a book in which he deals with his demons and his past in great detail.«
ORF Radiothek – Radio Salzburg



Sample Translation


Gerry Friedle

GERHARD FRIEDLE was born in St. Johann in Tyrol in 1971. He became a star with his alter ego DJ Ötzi and the song »Anton aus Tirol«. Top chart placements in Great Britain, South Africa and Australia make him an exceptional Austrian phenomenon on the international stage. He lives in Salzburg with his wife Sonja and daughter Lisa-Marie.