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Gwilym Simcock, The Forge, Camden

Gwilym Simcock, The Forge, Camden

Simcock's all-encompassing pianism is given free rein on remarkable ACT debut

Gwilym Simcock: The ecstasy of influenceRon Beenen

As star pianist Gwilym Simcock amusingly recalled during his solo set last night, German efficiency almost scuppered the making of his latest and universally acclaimed release, Good Days at Schloss Elmau. Recorded at the deluxe Alpine spa in just a single day last September, the pianist's Herculean keyboard feats were made against a subliminal backing track of meadows being mown and kitchen deliveries being made. The results, tractors and bratwurst notwithstanding, suggest that the crisp mountain air clearly agreed with him.

Despite Simcock's stated wish to write a simple theme, “Plain Song” still journeyed through keys which most boy bands have only heard rumours of

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