Who is the real Toby Keith??
I have a good friend, Mike Sugg. He’s just a typical great guy and local carpenter. It just so happens that he looks just like Toby Keith without even having to try. He’s been approached at Home Depot while he’s working. Jeans, flannel shirt, ball cap, curly hair…that’s Mike, but it’s also Toby Keith!
After years of hearing that and having so many people simply not taking “no, I’m not really Toby” for an answer, he took singing lessons and learned some Toby songs. He already knew how to play guitar, but he took it to the next level and now he is a Toby Keith artist & lookalike with his own band, Toby Keith Tribute. He performs gigs at local events, shows, graduation parties, fairs, etc. Mike is available for your parties or even your wedding. On top of being on stage, he is an ordained minister as well.
This past February we gathered a large group of people, including Mike and his wife, Mary, and vacationed down in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We were even lucky enough to be at the Cabo Wabo Cantina when Sammy Hagar and Toby Keith put on a surprise concert. Wow Mike and Toby in the same bar!
Sammy & Toby put on an amazing show. Thank you to Jorge Viana, manager at Cabo Wabo, for introducing us and taking photos. It was truly an amazing experience for our Cabo Crew as we partied before, during and way after the show in the VIP area. As Mike walked up to the VIP area, everyone was yelling “Toby, Toby” and asking for pictures. Of course, Mike told everyone he was not Toby Keith, but nobody believed him until the real Toby took the stage. I even saw two woman crying and shaking while taking a photo with him. Even as he tells people he is not Toby, they don’t seem to care. To see their excitement is awesome!
At the end of the show, Mike and Toby took a photo together and Toby’s wife even seemed a little freaked out by the resemblance.
Mike is headed out to Nevada this fall to perform at Harrah’s in Laughlin and Reno, NV. He will be part of a Country Artist Tribute with Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney impersonators. We have a crew going out to Vegas in the fall to watch him perform at his opener!
If you love Toby and country music, check Mike out at www.tobytribute.com/