Rod Stewart Tribute

Doug Varty as Rod Stewart

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Touring the globe and sharing the stage with rock legends such as Tina Turner, Rush, Bob Seger, Meatloaf, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer and Roy Orbison, life-long Canadian musician, songwriter and recording artist, Doug Varty, has made it his mission to give people what they’re looking for in live entertainment.

“When my band and I used to play Rod Stewart covers in pubs, people would often ask me if I was lip-syncing to a track because of the striking similarity between myself and Mr. Stewart’s voices”, says Doug.  “When I assured them that it was really me, they’d insist that me doing a Rod tribute show would be a big hit.  Though a little reluctant at  first to wear the wig and the shiny suits, I started out in the tribute biz about twenty years ago and quickly learned to embrace the opportunity to become someone else, just for a while.”

“As some of the live music audience gets a little older, they want to go to something they know and understand will be a good night out. They want to go to a sure thing.  A well-reviewed tribute act is just that. They may not know who Doug Varty is but they know what they’re going to get when they see me as Rod Stewart. You don’t have to convince them to have a good time.”

Doug has been performing his Rod Stewart Tribute show for over 20 years and taken it to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Las Vegas and throughout North America.  “I started New Year’s in Bermuda, went to the Cayman Islands, Arizona and a lot of other fun and sunny destinations. It’s been great,” he said.  And for the last year or two, Doug has also been performing his Rod Stewart Tribute in front of the full horns and vocal sound of the POWERHOUSE Band.

Maggie May – 1971

This Old Heart of Mine – 1975

Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) – 1976

Hot Legs – 1977

You’re in My Heart – 1977

So Ya Think I’m Sexy? – 1978

Young Turks – 1981

All Right Now – 1984

Infatuation – 1984

Some Guys Have All the Luck – 1984

Forever Young – 1988

Dynamite – 1988

Have I Told You Lately – 1991

Sweet Soul Music – 1991

Having a Party – 1993

Only Have Eyes For You – 2003

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – 2003

…and many more