CLASSIC CLAPTON / About
CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front man Mike Hall, who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! Throughout 2020 they are performing a 35th Anniversary UK Tour.
CLASSIC CLAPTON were formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the home-town of The Animals, Mark Knopfler and Sting. This was long before the term “tribute band” was invented. The band originally called themselves “After Midnight” after EC’s first solo US 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!
In 1999, Mike won a national look-alike competition held at Madam Tussauds, London. Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu). They are now acknowledged as The World's Number 1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band.
TYNE TEES TELEVISION were so impressed, they made a programme about them, called 'COVER THEIR TRACKS'. It was screened in the UK in 2000 and received rave reviews, leading to national recognition.
Eric Clapton reached the milestone age of 70 in March 2015. His recent tours unfortunately have visited only a limited number of large UK venues. If fans want to hear all of his hits performed in more intimate surroundings, they really should attend a CLASSIC CLAPTON concert.
They will be performing 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 will be covered including Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years. There will even be an “UNPLUGGED” segment.
NEARLY 2 HOURS OF CLASSIC CLAPTON