Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years has been lauded as the most authentic sounding tribute concert in the world, and it’s making a Gold Coast stop as part of a national tour in March.
Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years since its creation in 2011. Much like their idols, they became friends at school and could not resist singing together from a tender age.
Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of iconic imagery, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece.
Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years features stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, and transports audiences on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon and Garfunkel.
The show is a celebration of the unprecedented rise to fame of two boys from Queens, New York, who went on to become the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, selling 38 million albums in the US alone, and receiving 10 Grammy Awards. In 1981, they performed to over half a million people in their hometown of New York, and in 1990 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Alongside stops in London’s West End, the show has toured extensively around the UK, Europe, United States and Australia, attracting packed houses night after night. With consecutive sell-out runs since 2014 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they are championed as “one of the best vocal groups touring today”, whose sounds are ‘’simply breath-taking’’.
Hear many of the hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘The Boxer’ and Bookends’ own beautiful rendition of the unforgettable ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. This is without doubt the closest thing to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.
Fans of Simon and Garfunkel are in for a treat when talented duo Bookends hit the The Star Gold Coast on 7 March. Tickets are available now at star.com.au/goldcoast.