Oliver ''Ollie'' Riedel (born in Schwerin, 11 April 1971) is the bassist of Rammstein. In 1990, at the age of nineteen, Oliver began playing in a folk-fiddle/punk-rock band called The Inchabokatables. In 1994, Ollie, Till, Richard and Schneider, entered and won the Berlin Senate Metro beat contest that allowed them to record a four track demo professionally. Paul and Flake would later join the band they named Rammstein.
Ollie has two children. He likes photography and sports, especially skateboarding and surfing. In the making of the video for "Keine Lust," he mentions wanting to go snowboarding while wearing a fat suit. It has been said he is the most computer-literate member of the band.
His character is more mature and subtle during live performances. He is also the tallest member of the band, standing at 1.97 meters.
Ollie is primarily a fingerstyle player, although he also uses a pick for most songs when playing live.