Volker Hinkel (born June 21, 1965 in Calw, Baden-Württemberg) is a German guitarist and pianist.
Before 1991, when he founded Fool's Garden with Peter Freudenthaler, he played in Central Heads, Passion and Magazine. He's moreover a big admirer of The Beatles and Oasis. During 1993 Volker also released his first solo project. The album, titled "In The Wake of Thunder", was published in 1994.Ralf Wochele and Thomas Mangold, prior members of Fool's Garden, participated in the recording. In 2000 Volker produced the song "Under My Wing" by Brainstorm, the album "Hope Garden" by Cae Gauntt and "Sister Moon" by Mira Kay. He also appeared as a guest star on the albums "Sensor" (2003) and "Relocated" (2006) by Camouflage. His second solo album, "Not A Life-Saving Device", was released in August 2005. It was produced with Dirk Blümlein and Claus Müller, both current members of Fools Garden.
In 2005 he produced the first single of Yannic Günther "Nowhere", and is currently collaborating on a new album by the Italian artist Daniele Groff.
Volker's song "House of Love" is featured in the upcoming indie film The Other Side of the Tracks starring Brendan Fehr, Chad Lindberg, and Tania Raymonde.