Singer/songwriter Philipp Poisel was born on June 18, 1983 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. After graduating from high school, Poisel traveled through Europe and met producer Frank Pilsl in 2006, with whom he recorded his first demos.
After Herbert Grönemeyer became aware of Poisel in 2007, he signed the young musician to his Grönland label in January 2008. Seven months later, Poisel's debut album, Wo Fängt Dein Himmel An?, was released, with the title track serving as the record's first single (which managed to reach number 77 on the German charts). After touring as an opening act with Maria Mena, Suzanne Vega, and Grönemeyer, Poisel went back to the studio to record his sophomore effort, Bis Nach Toulouse, which was released in August 2010, reached number eight on the German album charts, and was awarded gold three months later. One year later, Poisel contributed the song "Eiserner Steg" to the soundtrack of Matthias Schweighöfer's hit comedy What a Man. ~ Christian Genzel, Rovi