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Friday, February 3, 2012


Vintage Productions SA present Aaron Nel and Shanthan Pillay in Memoirs: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel for one performance on Valentine’s Day at the Westville Theatre Club.

Simon & Garfunkel emerged in the early 1960’s as a young, typically harmony-enthralled folk duo. They’d cut their teeth on The Everly Brothers, and knew the Great Traditional Songbook as well as the next folk group of their era. Driven by the same strivings of their American contemporaries – to get into a good college, to please their parents, to be admired by their peers – they were determined to have some fun along the way! As it turned out, though, they were far from your average folkies. The two natives from Forest Hills, Queens, were musical sponges, and broke onto the Billboard Top50 at the age of 15 as “Tom and Jerry” – as they called themselves then – with The Everly Brothers knock off Hey Schoolgirl – their first song ever written together.

Their debut studio album was Wednesday Morning, 3am in 1964, their last Bridge over Troubled Water, which remained the number one album on the Billboard charts for six weeks after its release date.

Both Aaron Nel and Shanthan Pillay play guitar and sing, blending into unique harmony, achieved only by two musicians who have the same level of appreciation for the sheer brilliance, yet simplicity that is Simon & Garfunkel.

The show features hit songs such as Bridge over Troubled Water, The Boxer, Sound Of Silence, America, and many other foot-stomping, hand clapping, sing-along hits, as well as some of the more dramatic and poetic offerings from this duo, and is sure to entertain all who attend.

The performance takes place on Valentine’s Day (February 14) at the Westville Theatre Club. Doors open at 19h00 with the show starting at 20h00. Cost R80 pp – patrons may bring their own drinks and snacks. Bookings through Andrea on 082 994 0984 or email