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April 8, 2015


The Rod Stewart Story to go on tour in the UK

posted by Mike Walton

Marking Rod’s 70th birthday year in 2015 a brand new theatrical production celebrating his career is set to go on tour for the first time in the UK.

The brand new ‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ theatrical production featuring Paul Metcalfe will tell the story of Rod from street busker through to international superstar,

Paul says:

“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?!”

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.

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.

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.

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.

We all make our own luck, but some guys really do have it all!

For full tour dates and ticket information go to
More dates to follow

Paul Metcalfe is an accomplished entertainer with over 25 years' experience and on stage he effortlessly slips into the persona of Rod. Paul’s existing show involves the same swaggering showmanship, audience participation and sheer sense of fun that has made Rod Stewart one of the most popular performers of all time.

Paul's band are all highly experienced and talented musicians who have an impressive string of credits between them including Chris De Burgh, George Michael, The Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Level 42, Go West, The Manic Street Preachers and Curtis Mayfield.

© 2019 SMILER Magazine

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