Sir Rod Stewart surprised commuting fans with live performance from his upcoming album

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 9:01AM

Imagine walking through a train station, focused on finishing your Christmas shopping or getting home after a long day and bumping into Rod Stewart and Jools Holland!

That's exactly what happened for commuters at Kings Cross St Pancras station in London earlier this week.

Rod and Jools set up in the station with an 18-piece band to perform songs from their upcoming Swing Fever album which will be released February 24. 

Talking about the album, Rod said, "I'd already started making a swing album, but it didn't turn out how I wanted it.

"It was more Frank Sinatra than it was Louis Prima, let's say. So I cancelled that, and then I realised the guy I should go to is Jools. Also, our fanatical model railway enthusiasm bonded us together. So we started recording."

Jools added, "I was just packing up to go away for Christmas, and you rang me. We hadn't really spoken at any length before. I thought 'I love Rod, how exciting,' and you said 'I want to do a record'.

The full tracklisting of Swing Fever:

  1.  1. Lullaby of Broadway
  2.  2. Oh Marie
  3.  3. Sentimental Journey
  4.  4. Pennies from Heaven
  5.  5. Night Train
  6.  6. Love Is the Sweetest Thing
  7.  7. Them There Eyes
  8.  8. Good Rockin' Tonight
  9.  9. Ain't Misbehavin'
  10. 10. Frankie and Johnny
  11. 11. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  12. 12. Almost Like Being in Love
  13. 13. Tennessee Waltz

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