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Jay Gates

Jay Gates


There are many amazing Rod Stewart classic hits which are enjoyed today, by virtually every generation of music fans. Who wouldn’t remember “Maggie May,” a rousing melody that always gets people on their feet, dancing and singing?  The ROD STEWART TRIBUTE featuring Jay Gates will do precisely that!  An exceptional impersonator, Jay has it all when honoring “Rod the Mod”, including the looks, clothes, style – even the nose!  With a signature raspy voice and a four-octave range, Jay Gates gives a sensational performance from his repertoire of over 40 classic Rod Stewart hits.

National and International Performances

14-300x248 Jay GatesJay’s exceptional talent and performance style earned him the respect and admiration of audiences around the world.  He has dazzled audiences and entertained throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  Jay is as comfortable entertaining for audiences in large rock concert hall venues, Las Vegas casinos, and in clubs, as he is for performing to guests of an intimate private birthday or anniversary party.

The Master

rodstewartanddonnasummer-300x300 Jay GatesThere are many good musical impersonators, but few have the talent, charisma, and audience connection that Jay Gates has.  He is truly a master of his trade.  If you love Rod Stewart, Jay’s tribute is one performance you will not want to miss.  Tribute shows are extremely popular with music fans, and Jay has performed in many shows with other stars.  Recently Jay starred in a sizzling performance with Rainere Martin in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the Donna Summer/Rod Stewart Tribute.  The audience was thrilled with Jay’s presentation of their favorite Rod Stewart songs and the atmosphere was alive with electricity.

Preserving The Memories

24-232x300 Jay GatesJay is one of those unique individuals with the ability to transport his fans back in time to when they were listening to the Rod Stewart song he is singing.  He puts smiles on their faces, revs up their heartbeats, and connects with each listener in a powerful way.  Not only does Jay preserve the memories of original Stewart fans, but he also introduces a new generation to the classic sound with his masterful performance.  From the swagger, to the look, to the gestures, and the voice, Jay presents a tribute performance the audience will never forget.

Social Media and Scheduled Performances

There is a plenty of social media buzz around the dates and locations of ROD STEWART TRIBUTE featuring Jay Gates, and Jay ensures everyone is up to date with the latest show dates on his Facebook page.  Jay Gates lives in Boston, the heart of New England, and is a favorite for event planners, private parties, booking agents, and music lovers of all ages.

For up-to-date information on scheduled performances, check out the ROD STEWART TRIBUTE featuring Jay Gates Facebook page or his events calendar on Gigmasters.com.

Education And Career

72-300x240 Jay GatesJay’s talent and charisma landed him acting roles in I Hate You Dad, from Columbia Pictures and Wall of Fire, from Connecticut Public Broadcasting.  He was also written up in the 2003 Rolling Stone Magazine article, “Living the Rock Dream.”  Jay received his Bachelor of Music Degree (magna cum laude) in 1988 from the Berklee College of Music and received his Master of Music from the New England Conservatory in 1998.

If you’re a fan of Rod Stewart’s music, you will fall in love with ROD STEWART TRIBUTE featuring Jay Gates, a wonderful salutation to the timeless rock star and his mega hits. He and Donna Summer Tribute Singer Rainere Martin perform throughout the mid-Atlantic seaboard from Boston to Philly and beyond,

Gates Expansion

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Photo courtesy of Twin River Casino

Since the publishing of this article, Jay Gates has added to his repertoire as a world-class impersonator.  Along with Rod Stewart, Gates has gained legions of new fans, aka “Fanilows”, as Barry Manilow.  Gates contemplated for years over the decision to begin impersonating Manilow.

“Our vocal ranges and timbre are identical,” Gates stated.  The issue wasn’t the sound, it was the look; Gates didn’t feel the audio and the visual synced.  “My first few attempts at impersonating Barry left audiences somewhat confused”

Gates was fortunate enough to connect with fellow impersonator and make-up artist Eddie Edwards.  By teaching him a few make-up tricks, which added to the wardrobe, lighting and sound, Gates was able to construct a Barry Manilow that his Fanilows would adore.  Rapidly this show has become a must-see.


  • […] When enthusiastic audiences listen to Rainere’s tribute to music legend Donna Summer and hear the songs of the bygone era, they are transported back in time by Rainere Martin’s amazing talent.  Her energy and vitality draws her fans into the performance as they move with the music.  Rainere has remarked that her connection to Donna’s songs lives deep inside and makes it possible for her to honor the life and re-create the performances of the beloved singer.  Watching Rainere sing captivates the audience as they recognize the extraordinary resemblance to the voice, technique, poise, and musical passion of Donna Summer.  Each performance is a tribute to the outstanding contributions Donna Summer made to the music of the 70s.  Rainere Martin often performs with other tribute singers including Jay Gates of the ROD STEWART TRIBUTE. […]

  • From professional soccer player to singer to actor, this guy has done it all. Much respect for good `ole Rod.

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