2020 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN, NOT A BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE
“…a show that every Bob Dylan fan should see!” Louder Than War
Following festival appearances this summer including Isle Of Wight, John O’Connell’s Simply Dylan will be back in 2020 for a brand new headline tour across the UK.
As straightforward as the title suggests: No frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
It is the band’s precise playing and high energy renditions of Dylan’s work that has gone from a modest project recognising Dylan’s 70th Birthday in 2011 to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK and igniting a new wave of passion for one of the world’s most prodigious song writers.
John O’Connell, formerly of Groundpig who leads Simply Dylan, has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool’s music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
Sun 12 Jan 2020 Cardiff Glee Club
Thu 16 Jan 2020 Nottingham Glee Club
Sat 18 Jan 2020 Liverpool The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena
Fri 24 Jan 2020 Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
Sun 26 Jan 2020 Birmingham Glee Club
Fri 31 Jan 2020 Gateshead Sage 2
Wed 12 Feb 2020 Salford Lowry Quays Theatre
Sat 15 Feb 2020 Glasgow St Lukes
Quotes about Simply Dylan:
“…the night belonged to SIMPLY DYLAN and the genius of John O’Connell. Together, they marry the extraordinary range and beauty of Dylan’s lyrics with a joyous and exuberant, celebratory sound.” Alan Bleasdale (Playwright)
‘The aim of the band is to play Bob Dylan’s back catalogue as well as possible without falling in the trap of doing a carbon copy of his recordings.…a show that every Bob Dylan fan should see!’ – Louder Than War
“John is a very talented singer songwriter who travelled with me on tour. He captivated audiences with his excellent voice and guitar playing…” Stephen Bishop
“I went to see Johnny O’Connell playing Simply Dylan at the Cavern Liverpool and it was absolutely stunning. Johnny is one of the most talented musicians I have come across and his Dylan set is effortlessly brilliant.” Peter Hooton, The Farm
“Simply Dylan … this guy is different, he’s not an impersonator, more an interpreter and an accomplished musician and singer to boot. “ John Baldwin, Desolation Row
“A local musical phenomenon” Gerry In Music
“This was a great night of music which had something for everyone, from the more casual listener to the Dylan ‘die-hards’. Great songs performed by musicians at the top of their game, with O’Connell assembling a highly entertaining and show which had something for everyone.” The Reviews Hub.