A new show celebrating the life and musical talent of legendary American singer songwriter Paul Simon heads to Bolton in April and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.
In this poignant and critically acclaimed show, Liverpool singer songwriter Gary Edward Jones takes to the stage to tell the unique story of one of his idols, combining visuals, stage design, storytelling and, of course, that iconic music and incredible songs.
A natural storyteller, with charisma and warm Liverpudlian charm, Gary weaves together songs and stories that cross the Atlantic, from New Jersey to the North West of England.
The show is billed as honouring the musician and his music rather than a traditional tribute show. It follows Simon’s career from his early global success with duo Simon and Garfunkel to his incredible solo career, which included 13 multi-million selling albums and 16 Grammy Awards. And alongside tales from Simon’s life the evening includes a string of his hits from ballads like, The Sound of Silence, America and Kathy’s Song, to the more upbeat Me And Julio, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and Wristband.
The show premiered in Liverpool, where it enjoyed a successful two-night pilot run at the Epstein Theatre in Autumn 2018. And after receiving 5-star reviews producer Bill Elms is lining up more dates across the region. “Feedback from the pilot run was incredible an inspiring, and it made us even more determined to take the story on the road, where it belongs,” says Bill.
Performer Gary adds: “We thoroughly enjoyed the creative process for Something About Simon, taking the show from paper to rehearsals to stage. We were completely overwhelmed by the audience response, and now we cannot wait for the next phase in the show’s development – first stop the Albert Halls in Spring.”
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 7.30pm performance of Something About Simon at Albert Halls Bolton on Saturday 27 April email your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with Something About Simon in the subject line.
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The competition closes at noon on Friday 15 March 2019.