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LEIGH music fans can enjoy a blast from the past and help a charity at the same time later this year.

The Epiphany Trust is hosting the highly-acclaimed ‘The Sounds of Simon’, one of the UK’s leading Simon and Garfunkel tribute bands, at Haydock Park Golf Club on Saturday, May 7.

The duo, from the New York folk scene of the 60s, became an influential singer-songwriter team although Paul Simon did all the writing.

Hits such as Mrs Robinson from the hit film The Graduate, Homeward Bound (said to have been written on Widnes railway station) and Bridge Over Troubled Water, one of the best selling albums of all time, which established Paul Simon as a top songwriter will be performed at the show.

And the two-hour show covers more than 25 hits - from over four decades.

All proceeds will go to the disadvantaged and disabled children and young adults within the seven schools in Burma which the Epiphany Trust supports.

Ben Bowden and Steve Green, who play the duo on stage, have been described as the leading Simon and Garfunkel tribute band and are keen to return to the north-west and support the charity.

Ben, who plays Paul Simon, said: “The Epiphany Trust do an amazing job supporting disadvantaged and disabled kids around the world.

“We are really looking forward to being back in the north-west.”

Tickets are priced at £20, including a hot pot supper, and are available from the Epiphany Trust on 01925 220999 or by emailing gill@epiphany.org.uk

The Trust is also hosting a curry night on February 15 at the Eastern Revive indian restaurant in Newton Lane, Lowton. Tickets are £15.