Rocking Rod - The One Man Band

Rocking Rod,the One Man Band is a solo entertainer who showcases a unique performance utilizing four instruments at one time:- guitar, bass, drums,and harmonica




A bit of Rod’s history in music - Rod started playing drums at age 12. Over the years he has played and helped back various bands and artists with different styles ranging from Country, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock ‘n roll and Cabaret.

As a drummer, Rod has backed and gone on tour with some of the following artists: The Drifters – renounced for their world hit “Under the Board Walk”; Col Joye - 60’s star; Maria Dallas; Pat Gabbie and his fashion show; International Star – Jade Hurley.

Some of the other local and show bands that Rod has worked with over the years are: Tribute Bands:- The Buddy Holly Show; Elvis Memories
Country Band:- Midnight Express (who in the 80’s won Best Country Band at the Queensland Music Awards.)
Rock n’ roll:- Quick Silver (as their bass player).
Cabaret Rock:- Donna and the Jets
Rock Bands:- Plum Loco; Nightshift

Rod has experience with session and studio work on other peoples C.D.’s and has written, composed, arranged and produced his own Instrumental C.D., Childrens’ C.D. and Gospel C.D.

Rod’s newest venture is his One Man Band Show in which he plays a minimum of 3 instruments at once while he sings, at times adding the harmonica in as a 4th instrument.

His repertoire covers a wide range of music styles including 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Soul Music and provides a unique style of entertainment for your gig.

Setlist

  • I’m Giving
  • So Far Away
  • Save the Last Dance For Me
  • Stand by Me
  • Candy Man
  • Sorrow
  • You’re Sixteen
  • Kansas City
  • Chains
  • It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
  • Rock around the clock
  • Rip it up
  • Peppermint Twist
  • That’s all right a Momma
  • Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog
  • All shook Up
  • Teddy Bear
  • Have you ever Seen the Rain
  • Old time Rock and Roll
  • Be Bop Alula
  • Wipe out
  • Evil Ways
  • Gimme Some Lovin’
  • Jail House Rock
  • Shake Rattle and Roll
  • Achy Breaky Heart
  • Route 66
  • Rocking all Over the World
  • Johnny be Good
  • Green River
  • Unchain my Heart
  • Mean Women Blues
  • Land of a Thousand Dances
  • Nut Bush
  • Hold on I’m Coming
  • Walking the Dog
  • Hard Days Night
  • Sunshine of Your Love
  • Mustang Sally
  • Keeping it Live
  • Oh Boy
  • It’s so easy
  • The Good News
  • Ooby Dooby
  • Proud Mary
  • The Letter
  • Good Golly Miss Molly
  • Heavens Door
  • Treat her Right
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • I Feel Good
  • Walk in the Room
  • Grapevine
  • Eagle Rock
  • April Sun in Cuba
  • Smoke on the water
  • Black Night
  • R Factor
  • Hippy Hippy shakes
  • Another working day
  • Don’t be cruel
  • On The Dance Floor
  • He’ll have to go
  • Shake Your Booty
  • Time to make a change
  • The Quest
  • You need a Friend
  • It’s a Long Way to the Top
  • Summer Time Blues
  • Before You Accuse Me
  • The Shape You’re In
  • Long Tall Sally

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