I remember during the mid 1960s listening to Simon and Garfunkel hits on the radio so, last night I went to see the tribute act ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ at Whitey Bay playhouse. A large screen was used to project newsreels and montages from the 60s and 70s; the two man decades of their work, which I found interesting and enjoyed, except for a section where unknown people were talking about things that didn’t seem to relate to the story. The performers also add their own narrative to the story in between a variety of songs in chronological order. The timing of their harmonies was excellent though I thought ‘Garfunkel’s’ voice has too much of a nasal quality at the high notes. The music ranged from mainly acoustic in the first half to electric in the second and was well accomplished. I enjoyed hearing the performance of the big hits such as ‘Sounds of Silence’, ‘I am a Rock’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Homeward Bound’ etc.. and these brought back the memory of why I wasn’t always impressed by their music, as I thought that their albums didn’t contain enough quality songs. Some of these they performed. Their encore was ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ which although a great song and I appreciate it is difficult to sing, was performed terribly by ‘Garfunkel’; too many flat notes for me! Overall, I think The Simon and Garfunkel Story is really a show for die- hard fans of the music.
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