‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ celebrates the career of one of rock music’s greatest icons at Salisbury City Hall on Friday, February 8, at 7.30pm.
The theatrical production tells the story from Sir Rod Stewart’s days as a street busker to international superstar.
In two halves; the first follows a story format which charts Rod’s beginning up to the mid-70s and includes all his early hits with dialogue between songs.
The second half of the show is a concert with all the big hits and the audience can get involved, singing and dancing.
“It’s just a big party, the second half,” star of the show, Paul Metcalfe said.
Paul has done tributes to Rod for about 20 years, but it was not until 10 years ago he got the idea of a theatre show.
“After a bit of research, I realised that nobody was doing it,” Paul said.
“I thought a theatre audience would be the kind of age group that would appreciate Rod, so I started to get people interested in promoting it for me, but nobody was.”
Paul finally found a promoter five years ago, and when the show hit the theatres a year after that, it took off straight away and is now selling out venue after venue.
“My hunch was correct, we haven’t looked back since,” Paul said.
Paul always tries to see the audience after the shows and has met fans who have seen him six or seven times.
Paul was a teenager when he first heard Rod’s ‘Maggie May’ and saw his unusual look with the spiky hair.
“It was one of those life-changing moments: you think ‘what is that!? That’s amazing’. I bought his album and just played it to death.”
Paul went on to university, got into playing in bands at pubs and clubs, introduced a few Rod Stewart songs here and there, and people told him he sounded just like him.
“That’s how I got involved with it, and I also discovered going out and performing as Rod seems to come naturally to me,” he said.
The Stewarts apparently agree, as one of Rod’s brothers said “he loved the show,” and his sister Mary has seen it three times.
‘Re-live your youth’, is the message from Paul: “It’s an evening where people should forget their troubles for a couple of hours, bring their dancing shoes and their singing voices: just get involved with us.
“It’s a night of good fun, nothing too serious, hear some great Rod songs, hopefully delivered in an authentic way.”
To book tickets visit www.someguyshavealltheluck.com, http://www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk/index.php?page=1903 or call 01722 434434.