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Globetrotting, ‘Atlantic Crossing’: A Rod Stewart tribute concert with the look, the voice, and the moves is making its way to the Whitsundays’ ‘Sailing town’ in early January

Direct from America, ‘Forever Rod’, a Rod Stewart and Cher Show is coming to The Pub for two free shows on Tuesday, January 3, and Wednesday, January 4.

Helmed by Rob Caudill as Rod Stewart and Ashleigh Toole as Cher - two world-class performers – this tribute act is a high-calibre affair not to be missed at the Airlie Beach Hotel as the very best of both artists is on display.

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?

Well, ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’, Rob Caudill amongst them; he is an absolute dead ringer for Rod Stewart.

There’s the high-definition jawline, the shock of spiky blonde hair, but ‘Hold On’, this is the kicker: He has the nose.

And if that weren’t enough, Rob has Rod’s naturally raspy voice, which sounds like the legendary Stewart, even allowing him to easily nail every high note from the singer’s younger days.

He has Rod’s repertoire of favourites down pat: Maggie May, Hot Legs, Rhythm of My Heart, Forever Young, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Tonight’s the Night, Do You Think I’m Sexy, and so many more – and it’s taken him all over the world, mesmerizing crowds with his amazing vocals and high energy portrayal.

And his credentials backup his looks: He’s been a part of the longest running Las Vegas based tribute show, ‘Legends In Concert’, for 15 years.

“I’ve got the greatest job in the world, making a living doing something I love,” Rob said.

In fact, those Las Vegas shows have left “no doubt about it”, with some famous faces attending over the years – take it from Joe Walsh of ‘The Eagles’: “This is one impersonator that will make you do a double take. He is that good.”

And John Entwhistle of ‘The Who’ had some kind words to say, too: “Rob’s voice and look is unbelievable. It is like looking at Rod Stewart himself”

Adding to the excitement is who Rob will share the spotlight with at The Pub.

Ashleigh Toole – a storied songstress who made it into the top 12 of Australian Idol in 2009, wowing the judges – will show off her honed likeness to Cher, embodying the famed singer as If I Could Turn Back Time and a young Cher is back on the Bar-Top Stage.

“Cher has many idiosyncrasies that I include in my show,” Ashleigh said. “It’s a lot of hard work but a lot of fun at the same time.”

Don’t miss their combined shows – the fun, the electricity – when it arrives at the Airlie Beach Hotel in the New Year for absolutely free.

What: “Forever Rod”, Rod Stewart & Cher Show

When: 2.00pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday, January 3, and Wednesday, January 4

Where: The Airlie Beach Hotel

Two Rod Stewart Tribute performances of epic proportions are coming to the Airlie Beach Hotel in January

Rob Caudill, who has the uncanniest resemblance to Rob Stewart, helms the free shows

Joining him is Ashleigh Toole, who will take on the role of Cher in the double feature

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