Review Simon & Garfunkel Story…
After touring to the World, ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story‘ is playing monthly at the LYRIC THEATRE on Monday’s in London’s West End.
More of a tribute cabaret concert than a musical, this show features Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth as a perfect vocal duo celebrating the music of two musical genius’.
There’s an excellent three-piece band enhanced by a fabulous horn section in Act 2.
Driven by anecdotes & reality more than a Jersey Boys/Mamma Mia-esk convenient created story – this celebrates the music (chronologically) of Simon and Garfunkel’s mind-blowing success.
Akin to the ABBA, Queen & Frankie Valli songbook musicals – if you like Simon and Garfunkel, you’ll LOVE this show! If not…obviously, it won’t be for you.
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One thing is for sure, you get the hits – Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence, Mrs Robinson, Cecilia and lesser known classics such as Old Friends and The Only Boy Living In New York.
Simon & Garfunkel Story @ Lyric Theatre West End:
In Act 1 I have to admit I didn’t know more than half of the playlist. Nevertheless, Sam & Charles vocals are perfect and their ability replicate Paul & Art’s unique tone is extraordinary.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story does what it says on the tin – it tells the story of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Simple. There’s no bells and whistles, just folk/rock/pop music performed by passionate musicians.
These are icons of music and song writing legends who deserve a West End bow.
Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth are born entertainers and do absolute justice to the work of Simon and Garfunkel.
Their energy, chemistry and pure talent is worth the ticket price alone.
Charles is especially brilliant at portraying Art’s somewhat awkward diaphanous stage presence. Sam’s voice is spot on and especially shines during solo Simon number.
The sound overall was excellent tonight and mixed perfect, hit by hit, to replicate the original sound of each record.
Lest we forget, Bridge Over Troubled Water was the best selling album of 1970, 1971 and 1972 which is staggering achievement…especially considering their stunning chart competition from Elvis Presley, Beatles and ABBA amongst many others!
If you like S&G, you’ll love THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY.
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 6th November 2017.