THE ROD STEWART SONGBOOK
“If you can’t afford my tickets go see these guys…..
they’re just as good and half the price!!”
– Rod Stewart
The Faces broke up in 1975 and Rod Stewart started his own band. One of the most influential guitarists in this line-up was Jim Cregan. Now, more than 40 years on, Jim, together with four outstanding musicians, performs that well-loved heritage music under the name 'Cregan & Co'.
Best known for his work with Rod Stewart, Jim co-produced, co-wrote and was Rod's musical director for nearly 2 decades. His songs have also been recorded by Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Russel Watson amongst many others, and he has played on stage with guitarists Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Pete Townsend and Chuck Berry. Oh yes and Tina Turner, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Katie Melua.
He has received over 40 gold & platinum records, and his guitar solo on Cockney Rebel's "Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)" is still a highlight!
From 1976 to 1994, Jim co-wrote the hits, recorded the albums, and toured throughout the world with Rod Stewart writing and performing songs included You’re in My Heart, I was Only Joking, Baby Jane, Blondes Have More Fun, Forever Young and D’Ya Think I’m Sexy.
Singer/guitarist Ben Mills teamed up with Jim and Cregan & Co in October 2011. An accomplished singer/songwriter in his own right, Ben reached the final of UK X Factor in 2006 (the year Leona Lewis won), and launched a successful solo career on the back of it. He’s “having a blast” singing Rod Stewart’s back catalogue, with the man who co-wrote the songs, and he’s enjoying putting his own stamp on the hits that everyone knows and loves.
Making up the rest of the band are Drummer Harry James (Thunder, Magnum, Steve Harley, Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes), Bass player Pat Davey (Tom Robinson Band) and Keyboards Sam Tanner (Alexander O’Neil, Nate James & Duffy).
The Rod Stewart Songbook is simply the best of Rod Stewart performed with some of the world’s TOP musicians, including Rod’s Musical Director of nearly 2 decades, playing the music that has formed the soundtrack to many of our lives for over 30 years.
This show will most definitely keep you….Forever Young!