Marines take Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Sound of Silence’ to the another level

The Bands of HM Royal Marines

The Royal Marines are making a splash on the internet with an amazingly soulful performance of the classic hit song Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel.

The performance featured Band Lance Corporal Sam McIndoe and Musician George Gissing on vocals, backed by the Royal Marines Band. Band Lance Corporal Sam McIndoe’s harmony was on point when she joined in.

The band takes many creative liberties in their rendition of the popular 60s hit song but these improvisations only serve to heighten the emotion of the original song.

The Royal Marines Band

Performed in Royal Albert Hall at the Mountbatten Festival of Music in front of the royal family, the video has gone viral on Youtube with over 1.6 million views and 21K likes.

George Gissing begins the performance with some pristine vocals backed by only a piano and a harp. Band Lance Corporal Sam McIndoe soon joins in with impeccable harmony and the two of them take the song to an unbelievable place.

The festival is organized and hosted by the Royal Marines Charity and features 57 Royal Marines musicians, the Fanfare Team, and the world-famous Corps of Drums.

The Royal Marines are known for playing classic songs such as this one from legendary artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, and many more. Their Youtube channel has loads of similar performances.

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