Born and raised in southeastern Europe and of Serbian, Austrian, Italian and Russian descent, Formann lived in four different countries by the age of sixteen without actually leaving hometown of Novi Sad, now Serbia.
At the age of thirteen, as a die-hard fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he picked up the electric guitar and taught himself how to play. After discovering sixties’ rock, blues and jazz music and people such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Wes Montgomery he realized that all he ever wanted to do was to play the guitar and be a student of music. It was not until his early twenties that Formann embraced modern music, as he got into recording, arranging and producing music. Around this time he also started singing.
Formann finds endless inspiration in discovering and unveiling the most fundamental things about life, humans and their relationships with themselves and each other, which he then expresses through music and lyrics. He is set on making music with the rawness of the older music, but giving it a modern twist using modern sounds and creative tools.
Excited about sharing his ideas and opinions, Formann sees the world in a way that makes some people feel uncomfortable, but makes others feel free to be more open and genuine. This perspective also has an impact on the way he feels and understands music. Lacking a better word he describes it as “formannesque”.