Duo promise the sound of silence at concert

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A TRIBUTE to an American music duo whose careers have spanned 40 years will be performing in the town this weekend.

Steve Green and Ben Bowden, who play 60’s recording artists Simon and Garfunkel will debut their show at Blackfriars Theatre on Saturday from 7.30pm.

The two-hour show is part of the pair’s Old Friends Tour which has been delighting audiences up and down the UK for the past three years.

The organisers boast a ‘note-perfect reproduction’ of the award-winning harmonies of the duo, as well as the much-publicised friction between the two singers.

The show covers more than 25 hits from four decades, including Mrs Robinson, Homeward Bound, The Sounds of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Ben was recently featured on BBC’s The One Show, performing as Paul Simon and talking about Paul’s visit to England in 1965 where he reputedly wrote his hit, Homeward Bound, which also features in the show.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the show to Boston,” said Ben.

“It’s always nice to play in new places,” he added.

Tickets to the show are £14/£12.

They are available from the box office on 01205 363108 or online from www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk.

For more information on the show visit www.soundsofsimon.co.uk.