All their songs come again to you in shades of nostalgia at Simon and Garfunkel Story stage present, Latest Music News
Folk rock legends Simon and Garkunkel stopped making music collectively way back, however you possibly can nonetheless sing alongside to their iconic hits carried out dwell on stage.
Following sold-out worldwide excursions, the internationally-acclaimed hit present The Simon and Garfunkel Story is returning to Singapore for 2 nights solely on Aug 5 and 6 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands.
Last staged in Singapore to a sold-out viewers in 2017, the present chronicles the superb journey of the duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
The two are performed by musicians and actors Adam Dickenson, 27, and Cameron Potts, 31. Both have received raves for his or her exceptional resemblances to Simon and Garfunkel respectively.
Alongside a full dwell band, they are going to inform the American duo’s story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry (their early stage names) to their world success as one of many best-selling music acts of the ‘60s, and eventual dramatic cut up in 1970.
If you’re apprehensive that this reimagination won’t dwell as much as the hype, Dickenson and Potts would guarantee you that they’re decided to do The Sound of Silence singers justice and convey you an evening of melodic nostalgia you’ll not overlook.
Both singers have been very long time followers of the duo earlier than touchdown their roles, with Potts falling in love with the Bridge Over Troubled Water album when he found it in his father’s file assortment as a youngster.
He mentioned: “The show is all about recreating – as accurately as possible – the iconic sound of Simon & Garfunkel. We spent a lot of time in rehearsal focussing on blending our voices together as well as we possibly could.”
On dwelling as much as the fame of those business trailblazers, Potts added: “There is a pressure to get the sound right, and for most of the show that is the goal, but there are a couple of moments in the show when each of us has a moment to allow ourselves to shine through – for me that’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, when in the third verse I can sing my heart out with full voice.”
He additionally informed TNP that he drew nice inspiration from the duo’s well-known 1981 reunion live performance in Central Park, New York, which shall be featured because the grand finale of the upcoming present.
Dickenson added: “I spent three months locked in my bed room studying the present. My guitar enjoying expertise weren’t as much as scratch in my audition so I needed to put together very laborious. I spent my time discovering each single video of Simon and Garkunkel that I may and simply watched them on repeat.
“For myself, this is the best way to really learn their mannerisms and how they act together on stage. Luckily, Paul Simon… isn’t too theatrical so I get to stand there and enjoy the music every night.”
While The Simon and Garkunfel Story recounts the musical lives of the Grammy-winning duo, it does so with none scripted dialogue, leaving some to contemplate it extra of a tribute live performance.
But with a lot consideration to element in recreating the music and mannerisms of the unique duo, Dickenson believes their efficiency is far more than that.
He mentioned: “I are likely to not just like the phrase tribute… The present is a tribute to their work, however a top quality theatre tribute. I believe if we have been really appearing as Simon and Garfunkel with a script, it will take a lot away from the present.
“Simon and Garfunkel were all about the sound and our producer doesn’t want to take anything away from their sound, which is the most important thing. We want the audience to close their eyes and be taken back to the first time they heard a song and to think they are listening to the real thing.”
And although Simon and Garkunkel captivated followers worldwide with the trials and tribulations of their private friendship, Dickenson and Potts have been glad to inform TNP that they get alongside “perfectly”.
They hope audiences will be a part of them for this very particular stroll down reminiscence lane and that the night time “evokes many happy memories”.
Book it: THE Simon & garfunkel story
Where: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
When: Aug 5 and 6, 8pm
Admission: $75 to 165 through Sistic or name 6688-8826
Discount: $90 (excluding ticket cost) for A Reserve tickets, from now until present ends or ticket availability through SPH Promo