ED2021 Music Reviews

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years (Bookends)

By | Published on Sunday 8 August 2021

Something special for Simon & Garfunkel fans! Bookends’ Pete Richards and Dan Hayes have been staging tribute shows to the duo and their music for years, which showed in the tightness of their performance and professionalism. Opening with the emotive ‘Homeward Bound’ and finishing with the crowd pleasing ‘The Boxer’, it was a relaxed afternoon of twelve songs and good humoured storytelling. ‘America’ was an unexpected highlight because the light and shade of the duo’s rendition added something special today. Pete Richards’ guitar was spine tingling on the distinctive introduction to ‘Sound Of Silence’. They were joined by Johnny Knight on piano for ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, which delighted the crowd who were so pleased to be back at a live gig with a feel good vibe.  

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]