A new show celebrating the life and musical talent of legendary American singer songwriter Paul Simon is heading to Bolton during Spring 2019.
Something About Simon comes to The Albert Halls in Bolton for one night only on Saturday 27 April 2019, the performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now.
Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the “hearts and bones” of audiences all over the world, resulting in a phenomenal career that has spanned more than seven decades. And now a new show is shining the spotlight on the illustrious career of a music icon.
Something About Simon was recently premiered in Liverpool, where it enjoyed a successful two-nightpilot run at the Epstein Theatre in Autumn 2018. Initially promoted as one performance, a second date was added due to popular demand.
The show received 5-star reviews – and now producers are keen to take the show across the region, starting with Bolton. More regional dates will be announced shortly.
Paul Simon began his career as one half of globally successful duo Simon and Garfunkel. He went on to enjoy an incredible solo career, which included 13 multi-million selling albums and 16 Grammy Awards, amongst countless other awards and accolades.
Now 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
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. He traces the sometimes poignant moments in Paul Simon’s life and career, that occasionally mirror his own.
Music highlights include classic ballads including The Sound of Silence, America and Kathy’s Song, to the more upbeat Me And Julio, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and Wristband.
Performer Gary Edward Jones commented: “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.”
Something About Simon is brought to the Bolton theatre by producers Something About Productions and Bill Elms.
Producer Bill Elms added: “It was always our intention to take Something About Simon 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. Watch this space for more announcements, we have more exciting news in the pipeline.”
Something About Simon is not a tribute show. It is one musician authentically honouring the music of another, utilising all the tools at his disposal.
What the critics say…
“Gary Edward Jones held the audience with a captivated awe… he is special, extraordinary”
Liverpool Sound and Vision *****
“Something About Simon…there is something about Jones that lingers”
Reviewer Number 9 *****
“A sheer talent that portrays wonderfully the story of an icon”
Whats Good To Do
“Captivated…reigniting the love for these songs once again”
Suburbs & The City
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