Rus Anderson morphs into Elton John, not only through his costumes, music and song selections, but also through the incredible energy, enthusiasm, subtle Elton John nuances and not so subtle mannerisms he brings to his performance. We spent a fantastic evening in our community which no one wanted to end. A standing ovation performance! To summarize in one word- WOW!
Meanwhile, onstage with my live 'Rocket Man Show', I strive to be the biggest, most flamboyant & most authentic Elton tribute in the world. I painstakingly recreate an early Elton concert – wearing gorgeous, colorful & spectacular costumes (many actually owned by Elton) including iconic boots, glasses & jumpsuits from 1973, as well as a sparkly Swarovski tuxedo from 1984!
I'm a regular feature across the country at House of Blues, Hard Rock Live, Caesar's, Legends In Concert, BB King's, Universal Studios & Walt Disney World. It's hard to go wrong when you have this much experience onstage at your venue.
My hand picked band of merry crackerjack musicians are the best in the business & our act is 100% live in both vocals & instrumentation. Absolutely no tracks or lip syncing so no worries there!
My performance is an extremely sincere, intense & magical musical journey. Audiences laugh, cry, sing & dance as they recall the highs & lows of Elton's epic career. There are ballads & driving rock songs - plus I'm 35 years old so this is Elton in his prime & the people go nuts!
In summary, the key to success when hiring a band is knowing how professional they'll look, act & perform when they arrive. My authenticity was recognized by Elton himself, when he picked me to play his younger self for his farewell world tour promo video!
In the past year alone I've performed in over 30 States - all 4 corners of the USA. With hundreds & hundreds of shows under my belt, from theaters to rock clubs, from cruise ships to concert halls, from festivals to casinos, from city events to weddings & from country clubs to biker bars, I play the role of Elton down to the finest detail.
I've spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on costumes & have a 5 star rating on many of the USA's elite talent rating platforms. I'm an ASCAP member, Disney verified & fully licensed & insured.
You're ok with me. The man himself thinks so too!
Again, browse my photos & videos.
What you see is what you get & that's entertainment.
See you at the show!
Rocket Man live performances include the following songs:
The Bitch Is Back
I'm Still Standing
Madman Across The Water
All The Girls Love Alice
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Bennie & The Jets
Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Take Me To The Pilot
Made In England
Lucy In The Sky
Candle In The Wind
Kiss The Bride
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Don't Let The Sun Go Down
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters
Written In The Stars
Step Into Christmas
Sixty Years On
and many more......
The band can provide all backline, PA, instruments (incl. grand piano), stage and lighting effects.
Further technical details including rider information are available on request.
My Rocket Man show features several elaborate and colorful costumes!
Each costume has been professionally designed and tailored to exactly match iconic looks from Elton's early decades on stage.
(Clients can select their favorite costumes from a catalogue for each performance!)
Generally a show includes 3-6 costume changes.
Show duration is usually 60 mins to 120 mins.