CLASSIC CLAPTON are the World`s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band.
The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term tribute band` was invented. 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).
In 2001 they embarked on an extensive tour of UK Theatres. They called the tribute show `CLASSIC CLAPTON`. Since then, they have continued to perform throughout the UK and Europe including concerts at The Royal Festival Hall, London and a triumphant appearance at Glastonbury Festival in 2002. In the past few years they have performed numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland and France.
In 2009 they appeared at St Andrews Auditorium in Mumbai. A 10,000 mile round-trip for 1 concert, but it was a great experience. They were honoured to be invited back for 3 more concerts in India in 2016. On the final night of the tour Classic Clapton performed in front of 3500 people in Mumbai. On 18 March 2017 they appeared in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
You can see a photo album plus videos from the Indian & Sri Lankan tours on our Facebook page:- www.facebook.com/classicclapton
In the past 32 years CLASSIC CLAPTON have become something of a rock institution. They have released three albums.
CLASSIC CLAPTON comprises 4 excellent musicians.
They perform authentic versions of all the popular Clapton Classics including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, Lay Down Sally, I Shot The Sheriff, Sunshine of Your Love, Cocaine and of course Layla! The whole of Clapton’s illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years. There is even an UNPLUGGED` segment.
NEARLY 2 HOURS OF CLASSIC CLAPTON
Eric Clapton tribute band
Other Info: In 1999, front-man Mike Hall won a national look-alike competition held at Madam Tussauds in London.
TYNE TEES TELEVISION were so impressed, they made a programme about them, called `COVER THEIR TRACKS`. They filmed the band`s concert at Newcastle Opera House in front of 600 ecstatic fans. It was shown in August 2000 and received rave reviews, leading to national recognition.
Mike was filmed by Japanese TV for a documentary about Slowhand`s classic song Layla. The programme was shown on BS Fuji TV Japan in January 2013.
Last updated: 27/06/2017
Upcoming Gigs:Friday, 27th October 2017 CLASSIC CLAPTON at Durham Gala Theatre
CLASSIC CLAPTON the World`s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band return to Durham Gala Theatre. Start 7.30pm. Tickets Tel: 03000 266600 www.galadurham.co.uk
All of EC`s hits incl Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff and Layla! There will even be an â€œUNPLUGGEDâ€ segment.
NEARLY 2 HOURS OF CLASSIC CLAPTONwww.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/classic-clapton/
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