Dan Haynes & Pete Richards boast consecutive EdFringe sellouts with Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years! We get to know Pete a little better...
We both count ourselves very lucky to be able to tour the show and perform the songs we love and we hope we truly do them the justice they deserve.
Tell us about yourself....
I grew up with the music of Simon & Garfunkel, my Dad would play their albums on long car journeys down to Cornwall or France so their music has become the soundtrack to my childhood holiday memories. As a teenager I began learning their songs with my close friend from school Dan and later into our mid twenties we decided to create a show to celebrate the music of our favourite icons from the 60’s. We both count ourselves very lucky to be able to tour the show and perform the songs we love and we hope we truly do them the justice they deserve.
Do you come here often?
Yes! This will be our third year at the Edinburgh Festival and we have even been lucky enough to perform in the beautiful Festival Theatre and have been invited to perform there again next year. We love the city and look forward to living in Edinburgh for a month each August.
Early to rise or late to bed?
Early to rise, so much to see and do in Edinburgh!
What’s your favourite Edinburgh bar or restaurant?
We love Ciao Roma on South Bridge, great pizza and their own home made ‘Martone Ice Cream’, difficult not to eat there every night!
Do you have an attraction to Edinburgh?
Absolutely, we spend so much time there each year that it has started to feel a little like a second home, I love running over Holyrood park each day to work off the pizza I’ve eaten in Ciao Roma!
Are you monogamous to EdFringe, or do you date other festivals?
We only date one other festival, the Brighton Fringe although only for a one nighted!
Show name: Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years
Production company: Seventh Avenue Promotions
Venue: [email protected] Hall
Dates & Times: 5th - 14th and 16th - 27th August
Twitter Handle: @sandgtribute
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/simonandgarfunkelbybooke...