CELEBRATE more than six decades of Paul Simon’s eclectic song writing with Julie Dunn on vocals/percussion and pianist Philip Clouts at Bridport Arts Centre on Friday, July 5.

The dynamic programme features many well loved favourites such as You Can Call Me Al, The Boxer, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover plus some lesser known gems from Simon’s later albums.

Paul Simon’s fame and commercial success began as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel (originally known as 'Tom and Jerry'), formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair's songs including three that reached number one in the US singles charts.

The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three well received albums over the following five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music, which sold fourteen million copies worldwide on its release and remains his most popular solo work. In 2016, Simon released his thirteenth solo album, Stranger to Stranger, which debuted at number one in the album charts.

Singer Julie Dunn has released four albums, playing alongside Johnny Dankworth’s son Alec, and she has toured the country playing in prestigious venues such as the Vortex and the 606 Club in London. She has garnered widespread acclaim in the press, with Chris Parker describing her as “a class act – warm, compelling…impeccable” and Muse Magazine praising her as a “soulful songstress who effortlessly sings in her distinctively rich and smooth vocal style.”

Incorporating vibrant African rhythms, perceptively intelligent lyrics and hauntingly lyrical melodies, Paul Simon’s compositions will captivate on what promises to be a very special evening.

*Still Crazy After All These Years, Bridport Arts Centre, Friday, July 5, 8pm. Call the box office for tickets.