"If you can't afford my tickets, go see these guys.... they're just as good and half the price!!"
What an accolade! A recommendation by the Rock Legend himself! The Rod Stewart Songbook pays tribute to Rod’s numerous iconic hits spanning the past 50 years.
- ROD STEWART
This incredible Theatre show features JIM CREGAN, who is best-known as Rod Stewart’s guitarist, musical director, co-writer and co-producer of the many hits that Rod is renowned for, including Maggie May, You Wear It Well, You're In My Heart, Baby Jane, Da Ya think I'm Sexy and many, many more that became instant rock classics.
Now, more than 40 years later, Jim, together with four outstanding musicians and fronted by X Factor finalist Ben Mills, have formed Cregan & Co.
With Rod Stewart’s blessing, they have worked tirelessly to create 'The Rod Stewart Songbook'!
Best known for his work with Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan joined Rod's new band in 1975, after The Faces disbanded. Jim became an influential guitarist and over the years, he has gained over 40 Gold and Platinum records and his guitar solo on Cockney Rebel’s “Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)” is still a career highlight!
Jim has collaborated and performed on stage with some of the World’s best-known music legends, including Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Katie Melua, Russell Watson, Kid Rock, Frank Zappa, Willie Nelson, Chuck Berry and Pete Townsend!
Throughout their careers and from 1976 to 1994, Jim and Rod doubled up and toured around the world writing and performing songs such as You’re in My Heart, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Forever Young, I was Only Joking, Baby Jane and Blondes Have More Fun.
Singer Songwriter and guitarist Ben Mills,
who reached the final of X Factor in 2006, teamed up with Jim Cregan in 2011. Ben’s rock & soulful voice lends itself perfectly to Rod Stewart’s back catalogue and working alongside the man who co-wrote the songs is a bonus! Ben is enjoying putting his own stamp on the hits that everybody adores.
The rest of Cregan & Co is drummer Harry James,
who worked with UK rock band Thunder, Steve Harley and many others; Bass player Pat Davey
who has worked for years in the Tom Robinson Band, and Keyboard player Sam Tanner
who has worked alongside Alexander O’Neal, Nate James and Duffy.
This phenomenal show features the very best of Rod Stewart and is performed by some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Jim Cregan, Rod’s Musical Director.
Hire The Rod Stewart Songbook and listen to the music that has formed the soundtrack to our lives for over 40 years!
Now touring across the globe to outstanding 5 Star Reviews, The Rod Stewart Songbook pays homage to the UK’s most iconic classic rock legend Rod Stewart!
“I wasn’t around to see Rod Stewart in his hay day, but this, I think, is as close as I am going to get!”
“Jim Cregan smashing out those classic Rod Stewart songs that he co-wrote, played on and produced.”
“Heads up goes to Ben Mills on vocals. This man is the real deal. What a set of lungs!”