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People stop Rob Caudill in airports for autographs. They stare at him in restaurants. And when he struts on stage, women scream themselves hoarse. Why? Because Rob Caudill is a dead-on Rod Stewart Impersonator.
He's got the high-definition jawline, the shock of spiky blonde hair, but most importantly, he has the nose. Vocally, his distinctive, naturally-raspy voice sounds like the legendary Stewart, and his range easily nails every high note from Stewart's younger days. So it's no surprise this singer has carved out a career 'recreating' Rod Stewart. From kicking out soccer balls to spinning mic stands, to belting out all of Rod Stewart's hits - Caudill's high energy show is a must-see event for people of all ages.
When Rob Caudill was just seventeen, people started telling him he looked like Rod Stewart - a phrase Rob Caudill would hear repeatedly from almost everyone he met for the rest of his life. He began his musical career after graduating high school and moving to Memphis, Tennessee to study music. While in Memphis he began playing bass for local bands around town and doing session work. As bass player for a band called "The Breaks" Rob Caudill got his first major opportunity when they were signed to RCA Records. "The Breaks" first single, "She Wants You", was played in heavy rotation on MTV Music Television which caught the attention of Bugle Boy Clothing, who used "The Breaks" for their first commercial on MTV.
After a few years, "The Breaks" disbanded, so Rob put together a group called "The Willys" that included the legendary guitarist Shawn Lane. They quickly became Memphis' hottest bands. Rob also began doing session work with Joe Walsh of The Eagles and jammed with many others such as John Entwhistle of The Who, along with members of Cheap Trick, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Survivor and Red Hot Chilli Peppers just to name a few.
In 1996, Rob realised he couldn't escape the remarkable natural resemblance to Rod Stewart so he heeded the advice of Joe Walsh and began his tribute career. He put down his bass, bought some wild clothing and diligently studied lots of Rod Stewart's videos, vocals and mannerisms.
Now, more than 15 years later, Rob Caudill is still spinning his mic stand and kicking soccer balls out to audiences everywhere.
Rob travels the world regularly in his role as Rod Stewart, he has also been working with the world famous Legends in Concert show out of Las Vegas for the past 15 years and claims "I've got the greatest job in the world, making a living doing something I love”. He is armed with a Rocking Live Band, a repertoire of more than 100 Rod Stewart songs (covering everything from the beginning years of The Faces to The Great American Songbooks) and a wardrobe of loud, mostly custom made suits that match Rod Stewart's attire to a tee.
Joining Rob Caudill on stage is Ashleigh Toole .
Ashleigh Toole made it into the top 12 of Australian Idol in 2009 and wowed the judges .
Ashleigh Toole is a unique and rare young performer, Marcia Hines said, “I love your attitude, I just love that bullet proof seventeen year old. It’s fantastic. You’ve got one of the finest, strongest voices I have heard”.
Ashleigh has honed her likeness to Cher. “Cher has many idiosyncrasies that include in my show,” she said. “It’s a lot of hard work but a lot of fun at the same time.”
Together they create a show that is not to be missed, the very best of Rod and Cher with world class performers.
“…No doubt about it. This is one impersonator that will make you do a double take. He is that good”
Joe Walsh of “The Eagles”
“…Rob's voice and look is unbelievable. It is like looking at Rod Stewart himself”
John Entwhistle of “The Who"
|Friday 14th October, 2016|
GLASSHOUSE, PORT MACQUARIE
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TWIN TOWNS SERVICES CLUB, TWEED HEADS
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|Friday 21st October, 2016|
ANITA'S THEATRE, THIRROUL
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|Saturday 22nd October, 2016|
BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB
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|Friday 28th October, 2016|
DOYALSON-WYEE RSL CLUB
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ROYAL MOTOR YACHT CLUB, BROKEN BAY
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|Friday 4th November, 2016|
TAYLOR'S LAKE HOTEL, MELBOURNE
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THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE
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