At a recent session with SiriusXM‘s The PulseRob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) showed love to Sir Elton John with a moving cover of “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”. The song has long been a fixture in Thomas’s live performances, and it’s no mystery as to why—the award-winning singer and songwriter does an absolutely uncanny Elton impression. Watch Rob Thomas put his own reverential spin on the classic Elton John tune below:

Rob Thomas – “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” [Elton John cover]

[Video: SiriusXM]

Check out this video of Elton John performing “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” in 1972 to hear just how closely he nails Elton’s uniquely soul-soothing tone and delivery:

Elton John – “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” [Live, 1972]

[Video: Philip Anness]

Elton John has been all over the music newswire in recent months. In addition to pushing the coming release of his new memoir and continuing to circle the globe on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road final tour, John has been on the promo circuit creating buzz for the new biopic, Rocketman, which hits theaters on May 31st.

Rob Thomas is also having a busy 2019. In April, he released his highly awaited new solo record, Chip Tooth SmileIn support of the new release, Thomas is preparing to head out on an extensive tour of the U.S. and Australia that will keep him on the road through November. For a full list of upcoming Rob Thomas tour dates, head to his website here.