Violin Monster
Age (at audition) 30/31
Sex Male
Act Violinist
Seasons 11
Position Reached None

Violin Monster (real name Zachary Storey[1]) was a violinist act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the audition round.


The Violin Monster character is a 494 year old werewolf who calls Ann Arbor, Michigan home. He performs his Irish and fiddle tunes on street corners all around the world because it soothes his soul, and makes it less dangerous for humans to interact with him. You can find him in Ann Arbor on Main Street, at the Farmer's Market in Kerrytown, and on South University. Catch him at the many festivals Ann Arbor has to offer, including Hash Bash, Fool Moon, Top of the Park, Taste of Ann Arbor, and the Art Fair.

In the winter, Violin Monster migrates south in search of warmer climes. He visits New Orleans annually, adding to the city's rich street performing culture. In March, you will find him at the SXSW festival in Austin. He's been featured on the official festival website, CNN coverage of the event, and in the intro to Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode. [2]


Violin Monster's audition in Episode 1102 consisted of performing on the violin. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all buzzed the act. All four judges voted "No," eliminating Violin Monster from the competition. Notably, he refused to tell Simon his "real" name before his audition.

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