The ESSENCE of ROD
Rod has called his show ‘The Essence of Elvis’ as he does not want to be known as an Elvis Impersonator, rather as a singer/guitarist who pays tribute to Elvis Presley - one of the greatest performers of all time.
Rod is a seasoned musician with an exceptional voice, who has taken his act to many parts of Australia. He has been performing Elvis songs since he was a mere 15 years old. Rod performed regularly on the Gold Coast in the 90’s before moving to Moruya in 2000, where he collaborated with other local musicians before again going solo. He now calls Tasmania home.
Rod appeared at the PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL for over 10 years and after spending 3 months every year touring Tasmania decided to call this wonderful state home
Rod traveled to the USA in May 2016 where he was the special guest for the 'Elvis & The Southern Sounds' 2016 tour to Memphis, Nashville, Vegas and more. It was a tremendous success and Rod's special performance at the Crown Plaza in Memphis sure was a night to remember. Tour members as well as other guests from all over the world enjoyed a wonderful, fun filled night of music and dancing. And just to make the night even more special, it was held right across the road from where Elvis lived as a young lad with his parents.
The current ‘Essence of Elvis’ show includes all of the Elvis’s favourites from throughout his career, as well as songs from his movies, beautiful gospel numbers and a few that aren’t as well-known as Elvis songs that may surprise you. He even throws in a bit of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and a few other non-Elvis songs for a bit of variety.
The costumes are replicas of the real thing and are custom made in the USA and Rod’s light hearted manner on stage as well as his guitar work and those classic ‘Elvis moves’ makes for a great show.
Media & Interviews
Rod was interviewed by reporter Jessica Moran as part of ABC's 'Faces of Tasmania' series. Click the buttons below to read the interview and watch the news feature.
Rod is available for all types of celebrations,
from weddings and birthdays to corporate functions and beyond
Rod is very versatile and can adapt his show to suit any venue, from a lounge bar in a club, to a full show in an auditorium