DIRECT from the West End, Some Guys Have All the Luck celebrates the career of one of rock's greatest icons, Rod Stewart.

With singer Paul Metcalfe delivering what is said to be "both an authentic and charismatic performance as Rod Stewart", the show charts the star's career chronologically and highlights some of the significant strokes of luck which helped him on his way.

The show also features songs from Stewart’s time with The Faces as well as a full concert production in the second half of the show with classic hits including Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing and You’re in My Heart.

It's been 40 years since his hit Do Ya Think I'm Sexy topped the charts in the UK and brought his distinctive vocals and swaggering showmanship centre stage.

Paul Metcalfe is an accomplished entertainer with over 25 years' experience and on stage he is said to "effortlessly slip into the persona of Rod".

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

He says of the show: “I absolutely love it and I feel very lucky that other people seem to love it as well. When I’m onstage I go into another world and do things I wouldn’t normally dream of doing. The show has come on massively since we started. The music, the lighting, the set and the video backdrops have all come on a lot. Fortunately, the audience seem to agree.”

He addes: "I think Rod’s music brings back a lot of memories for people, and everyone can remember the first time they heard Maggie May. Rod has such an amazing back catalogue of songs and such variety as well. Wonderful ballads, joyful upbeat songs and some great rockers as well.”

Some Guys Have All the Luck returns to the Towngate Theatre, in St Martins Square, Basildon on Saturday September 8 at 7:30pm, following a sold out show at the same venue last year.

Visit or call the box office on 01268 205 300 for booking.