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Something About Simon - The Paul Simon Story

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Nostalgic

About the show

In this brand-new solo show, British singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones plays Paul Simon's songs and recounts his idol's unique story. More…

From the show:

Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the “hearts and bones” of audiences all over the world, his name has become synonymous, not only with music, but with cultural history.

In this brand-new show, British singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones not only recites the music of one of his idols, but also tells the unique story of Paul Simon. After years of comparisons, Gary set out on a journey of discovery and for over two years, he lived and breathed all things Simon, creating a show which has received five-star reviews and standing ovations across the UK and comes to NYC!


Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Nostalgic
80
Avg Score

50
Indulgent, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You’re a huge Paul Simon fan and would be happy hearing snippets of his music sung by someone else.

Don't see it if You expect any kind of engaging story or wit or details of Paul Simon’s life that a shallow dive on Wikipedia would give you.

Also His singing was ok. The visuals were a joke and his banter between son... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if A really good singer who sings and gives you some biography about Simon. Older crowd who like Simon.

Don't see it if It can be slow at times with one sad song after another.

75
Slow, Gentle, Bland, Good singing, Nostalgic

See it if Solo singer/guitarist does a revue of Simon songs with biographical comments. Older audience of Paul Simon fans loved it.

Don't see it if I found it soothing but dull. One lonely ballad after another, without much humor, drama or excitement. Hot stuffy theater.

50
Mildly entertaining, Unexceptional, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if u want to hear a Paul Simon devotee adeptly cover a handful of Simon & Garfunkel & solo Simon songs in a graceful yet unexceptional concert.

Don't see it if you expect any true insight or analysis of the revered singer's relationship with Art or the art of songwriting.

Also There must be 50 ways to celebrate Simon. This cursory, modest one-man... Read more Read less

89
Resonant, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like Paul Simon's lyrics and would like to hear them played with heart by a musician who discovered him not long ago interspersed w/info

Don't see it if you are looking for a play or know everything about Paul Simon and are looking for something new.

82
Biographical, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Talented Brit musician tributes folk songwriting legend, Rhymin' Simon, through musical journey of story, song,and projection in cellar bar.

Don't see it if A man and his guitar standing very still for his near Kodachrome flash moment.

Also Mr. Jones has a recording career outside of impersonation.

85
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Paul Simon music, with good singing and music.

Don't see it if Dislike Paul Simon musics, or looking for a biography or action.

21
Lazy, Cheap, Unoriginal

See it if You want to see a performer play 10 or so Paul Simon songs exactly the way he played them

Don't see it if You are looking for something original. If you are expecting to learn something new about Paul Simon you will be disappointed

Also There was nothing good or original about this entire show. I’m not a b... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a Paul Simon fan or just want some fun entertainment.

Don't see it if If you don’t like to have a great time claustrophobic spaces.

85
Captures the mood, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if Obviously, if you love Simon's music. You grew up with S&G's music in the background You are old enough to have children who appreciate it

Don't see it if You do not care for Paul Simon's music. You do not like to hear others sing his music.

Also A really enjoyable time listening to an avid PS fan tell tales of the ... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if A very enjoyable evening of Paul Simon music with this talented artist, Gary Edward Jones. Gary took us down memory lane and back again.

Don't see it if You don’t like Paul Simon music then you can skip it.

91
Delightful, Dated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Paul Simon's music. Gary does an amazing job of singing his songs. This is more a performance than a show.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show, this is a musical performance.

88
Intelligent, Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a talented singer/guitarist pay tribute to one of our greatest singer-songwriters. A lovely, simply-staged performance.

Don't see it if you don't like Paul Simon's songs. They, plus a small amount of background information make up the show. But they are so good, come anyway!

70
Great music, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to hear Paul Simon’s music played very well and sung okay.

Don't see it if You want new music or revelations. All of the talk between the songs has been known to Simon fans for years.

71
Nice musical biographic, Troubled water bridged, Hearts and bones

See it if You like Paul Simon & would enjoy his music admirably performed, with no fanfare and a bit of video in the background. Memory lane.

Don't see it if You dislike Paul Simon or one man shows.

78
Romantic, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like shows about one of the icons of the music industry, the story behind his songs, how life events and politics affected his lyrics

Don't see it if You do not like shows with music weighs in more, not a fan of Paul Simon, or Simon & Garfunkel.

Also One of the best entertainment I have had in a long time

95
Must see, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Paul Simon fans: don't walk, run to this show! Gary Edward Jones really gives marvelous renditions of Simon songs and tells unique stories.

Don't see it if you don't like Paul Simon and his songs.

Also My husband and I had a wonderfully nostalgic evening at Gary Edward Jo... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful performance by Gary Edward Jones honoring Paul Simon with storytelling and playing many of his hit songs throughout the years

Don't see it if Can't really think of a reason not to see this production unless you really dislike Paul Simon

Also I've seen Paul Simon countless times throughout the years and it was a... Read more Read less

90
Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if A pure British talent that portrays gorgeously the story of an American music idol.Gary's voice&mesmerizing Simon's songs made you believe*

Don't see it if you don't like Paul Simon's songs like: "Sound of Silence","Homeward Bound" or albums like:"Graceland"&"Bridge Over Troubled Water"REALLY?

Also *that the little guy of NJ had never left the 1981 Central Park concer... Read more Read less

85
Nostalgic, Mellow, Great music, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Paul Simon and his music; you would enjoy hearing stories about Simon w/ performances of his songs by a talented performer.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows, do not like Paul Simon music, do not want to hear about Simon's experiences told by a fan

Also The show was short, music was pretty and mellow, great for fans of the... Read more Read less

85
Calming, Relaxing, Nostalgic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear a great singer play his guitar and sing memorable songs by Paul Simon. WE loved it and wanted to sing along to all tunes

Don't see it if You don't want to sit back and relax and listen to a solo performance. Not a play, more like a concert.

85
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if One man show, great singing - presented parts of Paul's Simon's life in relation to his music. Reminiscent of good old times.

Don't see it if You want to see a real musical and stage sets

95
Delightful, Nostalgic, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy good singing and excellent acoustic guitar playing and Paul Simon music. Gary Edward Jones has a better voice than Simon. Enjoy!

Don't see it if You are looking for great acting Or staging. This is simple and Beautiful and he is Very talented.

70
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear solid covers of Paul Simon's songs.

Don't see it if You want more than a P.S. concert not sung by PS. Visuals aren't interesting and the bits about PS's life are not particularly insightful.

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You love Paul Simon and appreciate great singing in general. No one will come out of this show disappointed. A great musical tribute concert

Don't see it if You're not into Paul Simon.

Also I loved Mr. Gary Edward Jones's performance. Mr. Paul Simon couldn't h... Read more Read less


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