To mark Rod Stewart’s 70th birthday, the brand new ‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ theatrical production is set to take Llandudno by storm on 26th November 2015.
For the first time, UK fans will be treated to a new musical show celebrating the career of one of rock’s greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker to international superstar.
The new musical show ‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ charts Rod Stewart’s career chronologically and highlights some of the significant strokes of luck which helped the rock legend during his stellar career. It could be argued that Rod Stewart’s luck started even before he was born. Just half an hour before he was born on 10th January 1945 in Highgate, North London; a German doodlebug made a direct hit on the local police station.
Paul Metcalfe delivers both an authentic and charismatic performance as Rod Stewart; from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that has made Rod one of the most loved performers of all time.
“I have really enjoyed every part of creating this brand new musical production. Rod Stewart’s life has been peppered with significant strokes of luck along the way and I’ve picked out some of these as key moments in the new show. A great script, brand new set and timeless Rod Stewart classics…..what more could fans ask for?!”
Rod reflected himself years later: “I’ve always thought that I was very lucky because that bomb fell just a stone’s throw from where I lived.”
The beginning of the show depicts how a young Rod Stewart was lucky enough to be discovered in his busking days by Long John Baldry, a major player on the 60s blues scene. This stroke of luck early in his career, helped Rod build both his musical knowledge and confidence (see Editor notes).
Fans are then taken on a journey of the key moments of luck in Rod’s life as he manages to establish two parallel careers: one with the band ‘The Faces’ and one as an increasingly successful solo artist. Few international artists can boast such tales of simultaneous success. The next significant episode in Rod’s career in 1971 is perhaps the luckiest of all. The track ‘Maggie May’ which was nearly missed off Rod’s third album was actually a B side, but was accidentally played by an American DJ as an A side. Six weeks later, the song stood at the top of the American charts and a week later it was No. 1 in the UK.
‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ is guaranteed to delight fans with its quality musical production. After a dynamic opening featuring short snippets of Rod Stewart classics together with an acapella version of ‘Gasoline Alley’; the show’s first full song is a full rendition of the autobiographical ‘Can’t Stop Me Now’ about Rod’s ambitions and the inspiration his father gave him. The show of course features songs from the wild days of ‘The Faces’ in a special unplugged section including favourites ‘Stay with Me’ and ‘Twistin the Night Away’. The second half of the show is a full concert production of Rod Stewart’s big hits including Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing and You’re in My Heart.
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