A NEW show celebrating the life and musical talent of legendary American singer songwriter Paul Simon is heading to Bolton this month, prior to its run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Something About Simon comes to The Albert Halls in Bolton on April 27, the performance starts at 7.30pm.

Liverpool singer songwriter Gary Edward Jones takes to the stage to tell the unique story of one of his idols, combining visuals, stage design, storytelling and, of course, that iconic music and incredible songs.

Something About Simon was recently premiered in Liverpool, where it enjoyed a successful two-night pilot run at the Epstein Theatre in Autumn 2018. Initially promoted as one performance, a second date was added due to popular demand.

The show received 5-star reviews – and now producers are keen to take this new revised version of the show across the region, starting with Bolton. The show has successfully secured a place at the prestigious Assembly Rooms throughout August at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Gary weaves together songs and stories that cross the Atlantic, from New Jersey to the North West of England. He traces the sometimes-poignant moments in Paul Simon’s life and career, that occasionally mirror his own.

Gary said: "We thoroughly enjoyed the creative process for Something About Simon, taking the show from paper to rehearsals to stage. We were completely overwhelmed by the audience response, and now we cannot wait for the next phase in the show’s development – first stop the Albert Halls in Spring."