Singer/ Songwriter/ Entertainer
A world class singer, Rick St. James performs the music of Rod Stewart and brings down the house with his salute to American and British rock, Motown, Soul and Rhythm and Blues Classics. Rick’s strong renditions of The Great American Songbook standards are another example of his unique versatility. A true singers's singer, he has toured and recorded extensively all over the world.
Rick is the only Rod Stewart Tribute Artist chosen by Rod Stewart's drummer Carmine Appice as lead singer for a revival of the 1970's, 80's touring and recording Rod Stewart Group
The show features alumni of Rod Stewart's own touring band: Legendary drummer Carmine Appice, Danny Johnson and Jimmy Crespo, with Alan St. Jon on Keys, and Kenny Aaronson on bass.
Rick does not use the term: Rod Stewart Impersonator
Some performers are Rod Stewart Impersonator's, meaning they try to copy all of Rod's moves and attempt to sing with a rasp they don't naturally have, making their show a parody vs. a tribute. Rick uses his own natural singing voice and his own interpretation, giving his show a more authentic feel. Perhaps this is why audiences are calling his show 'The world's best Rod Stewart tribute'
Rick has toured and worked with artists such as:
Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Walsh, Davy Jones and Peter Tork of The Monkees, Jason Bonham, Darlene Love, Carmine Appice, Grammy award winning drummer for Adele and Tony Braxton, Derrick Wright and his great Grammy nominated producer and saxophonist Chris Laybourne. Along with esteemed powerhouse vocalist Perrita Kitson as well as members of the cast of Broadway’s Rock of Ages and Joan Jett's bass player Hal B. Selzer, plus many others.
Some live concert venue appearances
The Hard Rock , BB Kings Blues Clubs NYC & Florida, Carnegie Hall-NYC, The Paradiso-Holland, The King Center-Florida, The Paris Hotel & Casino-Las Vegas, New York New York Hotel & Casino-Las Vegas, Felt Forum Madison Square Garden-NYC, The Troubadour Los Angeles-CA