A native of Germany, Govi (go-vee) spent eight years living in India, which heavily influenced his music career. He learned how to play the mandolin, mandola cello, sitar, bouzouki, charango and the 8-string ukulele while in India, and established a friendship with prominent German new age artist, Deuter. Their mutual admiration and respect for each other’s craft led to Deuter co-producing Govi’s debut album: Sky High. Deuter can be heard playing flutes and keyboards throughout the album’s entirety.
In his teens, Govi performed as the lead guitarist in bands that played everything from rock to blues, including early Beatles and Pink Floyd. These experiences led to his first professional gig as a member of a group that played original material and won a national band competition and a recording contract which allowed them to tour throughout Germany.
Your Lingering Touch, one of Govi’s many albums, represents the spectrum of Govi at his most romantic, while his prior album, No Strings Attached is a celebration of Govi at his exuberant best — on Billboard’s New Age Chart for over a year. Guitar Odyssey was the release prior to that, another chart favorite, following the highly successful Passion & Grace, Heart of a Gypsy, Sky Highand Cuchama.
Govi describes his compositions as “the natural and inevitable result of moving deeply into the wellsprings of my creativity. My music is a reflection of my vision of life rather than mere notes on a sheet,” he adds. The result is a deeply mystical quality that is both jubilant and pensive, music that ultimately reflects the dimensions of the human spirit in all its complexity and simplicity.
Judging from the accolades, fans are being taken to new heights of their own by Govi’s uplifting melodies. Currently living in Hawaii, Govi contends that the overwhelming response he has received from listeners worldwide is heartening and keeps him going.