Press Release - April 18, 2016
September Seventh Entertainment Presents
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up
8PM, Sat May 28th, Theatre Aquarius
Tickets for Art Garfunkel and the Hamilton Music Awards
On Sale 9AM, Thursday April 21st at the
Theatre Aquarius Box Office and www.theatreaquarius.org.
HAMILTON, CANADA (April 19, 2016): September Seventh Entertainment Limited is proud to announce Art Garfunkel, of legendary duo Simon and Garfunkel, will be giving a rare and intimate performance in celebration of the Hamilton Music Awards weekend at 8PM, Saturday May 28th in the 750-seat Theatre Aquarius, in Hamilton. Tickets go on sale Thursday April 21st at 9AM at www.theatreaquarius.org and the Theatre Aquarius box office. The concert is being billed as Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up. Tickets for the Hamilton Music Awards which take place at 6PM on Sunday May 29th also go on sale this Thursday.
Hamilton Music Awards Producer, Jean-Paul Gauthier, stated, “We are overjoyed to have Mr. Garfunkel joining us to help usher in this year’s Hamilton Music Awards and celebrate our local music scene.”
Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His "beautiful countertenor," as Neil Strauss described Art's voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.
Simon & Garfunkel started performing at the height of the folk music boom in late-1963 and within a year were signed to Columbia Records, who paired them with producer/engineer Roy Halee. From 1964 to 1970 they recorded a groundbreaking string of classic albums (Wednesday Morning 3 A.M., Sounds Of Silence, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, The Graduate, Bookends, and Bridge Over Troubled Water) and an equally impressive body of songs, many of which became pop standards, among them; "The Sound Of Silence," "Homeward Bound," "I Am a Rock," "Kathy's Song," "April Come She Will," "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," "At the Zoo," "A Hazy Shade of Winter," "America," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "Mrs. Robinson," "The Boxer," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Cecilia," "El Condor Pasa," and "My Little Town."
In 1972, Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits was released, remaining on the charts for 131 weeks in the US and a staggering 179 weeks in the UK. The album has since sold 14 million units - the largest selling album of all time for a duo. In 1990, Paul and Art were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Garfunkel has released 12 solo albums which include hits such as "All I Know", "I Only Have Eyes For You", “Looking For The Right One" (background vocals by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Steven Bishop), "Rag Doll" and “99 Miles From LA.”
The Hamilton Music Award and Industry Award nominees, Festival schedules and additional ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fans, artists and members of the music industry are reminded to cast their votes in seven People’s Choice categories at www.hamiltonmusicawards.com. The voting deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday May 6th.
The Hamilton Music Awards were established in 2004 to promote and recognize Hamilton’s vibrant music community. The Music Awards are broadcast nationally each year and have featured appearances by Monster Truck, Daniel Lanois, Arkells, The Reason, Ian Thomas, Lighthouse, Eugene Levy, Crowbar, Jackie Washington, Garth Hudson, Teenage Head, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Whitehorse and many more. To date, over 650 awards have been given to local artists and industry. The festival takes place over two nights in venues throughout Hamilton’s downtown core.
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Art Garfunkel: In Close-up
SATURDAY MAY 28 2016 AT 8:00 PM
The Hamilton Music Awards
SUNDAY MAY 29 2016 AT 6:00 PM