CLASSIC CLAPTON 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! 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). In 2001 the band were honored to perform at Eric Clapton's Fan Club Convention in London.
For this unplugged concert, Mike & Adam will both sing & play acoustic guitar. Their show is based around Slowhand's multi-million selling album ''Eric Clapton / unplugged'' - Eric's best-selling album ever, winning numerous Grammies and being responsible for his resurgence as a world superstar in the 90's.
CLASSIC CLAPTON unplugged will include many of the best tracks from Eric's unplugged album, including Tears in Heaven, Before You Accuse Me, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, Running on Faith, Alberta, Old Love and of course Layla. The concert will also feature new acoustic versions of other Clapton Classics such as Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally, Promises, Change the World and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.