Gig: Classic Clapton – The Cavern, Liverpool – 28 May 2011
Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2011
On Saturday 28 May CLASSIC CLAPTON will be making a welcome return to the world famous CAVERN CLUB.
Eric Clapton has been a major international star since the mid 1960’s, when he revolutionised electric guitar playing, with his virtuoso performances in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
He has won an incredible 19 Grammies and is the only triple inductee into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of both The Yardbirds and Cream and also as a solo artist).
The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term “tribute band” was invented, and named themselves ”After Midnight” after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit. Their ability to re-create Clapton’s electrifying stage performances, really caught the audience’s imagination. In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, the band possesses a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!
Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu).
CLASSIC CLAPTON are now acknowledged as The World’s Number 1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band.
The band comprises 4 excellent musicians:- Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar), Paul Warren (keyboards/backing vocals) and John Forster (bass guitar/backing vocals). John played in a band with John Miles when they were both up-and-coming musicians. New drummer Neil Cochrane joined the band in January 2011.
In the past 25 years CLASSIC CLAPTON have become something of a rock institution.