Nick Foresman & Jason Elsenheimer have been playing music together for over 26 years. Friends since the 7th grade, they began their musical careers by performing Simon & Garfunkel songs for family and friends at various social gatherings.
When Nick & Jason decided to put together a Simon & Garfunkel tribute show, it seemed so natural that they wondered why they hadn't thought of it sooner. They had already been singing these songs for over 25 years and that’s almost as long as the real Simon & Garfunkel.
So after a year of talk and nearly 2 years of rehearsing, refining the songs and working with some of most talented musicians available they were able to put together an amazing live show complete with a full 7 piece band; drums, bass, electric guitars, piano/keyboards and horn section. Nick was even able to locate and purchase the exact acoustic guitar model that Paul Simon used in the 1981 concert.
There is no other Simon & Garfunkel tribute show that even comes close. Old Friends pays ultimate homage to this amazing American duo in their most memorable performance ever and stays true to the beauty of their timeless songs. Nick & Jason's warm, blending harmonies, crisp guitar work and attention to every detail make Old Friends the premier Simon & Garfunkel tribute show.
As with most everything in the 80s, there were a few disappointments. Like finding out Milli Vanilli were frauds, Vanilla Ice "stole" music from other bands, and Elton John was gay...then he wasn't...then he was again. Keeping up with the traditions of disappointing 80s trends, The Mega 80s Band, although talented musicians, exposed the fact they couldn't play all the instruments needed to complete the songs. Mysterious keyboard rifs and backing vocals appeared from nowhere. They couldn't cover an entire song without breakin' into another. A long ass medley or compilation.
All in all, extremely entertaining if you want to set back and reminisce about the times you can't remember.
Time machine on stage. Let these young guys take ya down memory lane, one rif at a time. These guys remind me of every wanna be rocker that cruised the halls in high school back in the 80s, and I say that with the up most respect. A little rough around the edges, but the choice of songs make it work. Enjoy the mix of 80s & 90s rock Trixy spits out at ya and always remember to rock out with your wallet out.