Tonight’s the night for a date with Hot Legs Rod
CELEBRATING the music of Rod Stewart has turned out to be an unexpected career highlight for Rob Caudill.
The American musician has spent the past two decades paying tribute to the British rocker, to whom he bears a striking resemblance.
Before that Caudill had a successful career in his own right, firstly with the Memphis rock band The Breaks and then later as a session musician playing with everyone from Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Lynyrd Skynyrd and John Entwistle (The Who) to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But making a living as an impersonator had never crossed his mind until Walsh pointed out Caudill’s likeness to Stewart and musicianship were a winning combination.
“Joe said I had the big nose and head of hair, so why not just sing some Rod Stewart too?” Caudill told the ahead his last visit to our region in October, 2016.
“I try to make it as believable as I can. I want it to be right, I want people to walk away and say ‘wow’.
“I've got the greatest job in the world, making a living doing something I love”.
Caudill is back in the country with this Forever Rod Tour, which plays Twin Towns tonight. Fans can expect to hear faithful renditions of some of Stewart’s biggest hits, from
Maggie May to Tonight’s The Night, Hot Legs and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.
He’s supported by Australian Idol alumni Ashley Toole, who pays tribute to Cher.
The Forever Rod Tour plays Twins Towns tonight. For more information go to twintowns.com.au.
I try to make it as believable as I can. I want it to be right, I want people to walk away and say ‘wow’.
MUSIC: Rob Caudill as Rod Stewart returns to Australia for the Forever Rod Tour, which hits Twin Towns on Saturday, January 5.