aaamusic | On 03, Feb 2011
Performing with Philip Glass in Carnegie Hall; reaching number 1 in the charts of the most
played tracks in Caffè Nero branches; being invited to perform for the Dalai Lama: these are
just three of the many spectacular achievements of the young and multi-talented pianist,
composer, harpist, singer and accordionist Phamie Gow.
And now, Phamie has another project to add to her long list of successes: the mesmerising second solo piano album Road of the Loving Heart.
Phamie Gow’s lyrical compositions have often been inspired by the sights and sounds of
different locations; her experiences of living in Spain led to her 2008 album La Vida Buena,
and the Scottish hills where she grew up provided the inspiration behind Lammermuir (2001).
Following a similar approach, Road of the Loving Heart is inspired by Phamie’s time spent in
An influence of the rhythm and nuances of the French language pervades this
album, providing a hypnotic effect comparable with the music of Ludovico Einaudi and
Michael Nyman. Following the success of her first solo piano release Moments of Time, and
in particular the track War Song which was featured on the Classic FM Relaxation album in
2009, Phamie’s second solo piano promises to relax and soothe the listener with continuous
undulating musical waves of expressive lyricism.
Phamie’s track Carousel aptly demonstrates this French influence, and the video to this has
already been released on iTunes. Filmed in France by PR Photography, the video was
sponsored by Gary Pons, a piano manufacturer whose instruments have also caught the
interest of other renowned artists including Prince and Lady Gaga. In this video the cyclical
repetitive fragments of Phamie’s music are visually represented by the rotating carousel: an
image of youth, fantasy and reverie. As a contrast to the French theme, Phamie Gow also
provides a calming musical portrait of London on this album and a poetic interpretation of
transformation, beauty and love in Nocturnal Butterfly.
Road of the Loving Heart follows five successful albums which have demonstrated Phamie
Gow’s versatility as a musician. In addition to her piano skills, Phamie is well known for her
exploration of the possibilities of the harp and for her commission The Edinburgh Suite for
Classical Brit Award winners the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, which will be recorded in
February. Having toured extensively around Europe, the Americas and Canada, Phamie will
demonstrate her many talents in a tour of the UK this spring to promote her new album.
Two years after being described as a ‘definite rising British star’ by Classic FM, Phamie
Gow’s Road of the Loving Heart demonstrates that she has now established herself as an
exciting and successful female composer in a variety of fields.
Road of the Loving Heart will be digitally released on 1st February 2011, and Phamie Gow’s
tour of the UK is due to begin in Spring 2011.