Tonight’s the night for a date with Hot Legs Rod

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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’.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MU­SIC: Rob Caudill as Rod Ste­wart re­turns to Aus­tralia for the For­ever Rod Tour, which hits Twin Towns on Satur­day, Jan­uary 5.

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