Rod Stewart Tribute with Doug VartyTouring 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.
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