Slowhand was formed in 1994 in Fairborn, Ohio. The name of the group came
from the 1977 album Slowhand, and is also the nickname made famous by Eric
Clapton. Rick, who performs the role of Eric Clapton as Lead
Guitarist/Lead Vocalist, has long been influenced by Eric Clapton. This passion led to the formation of
Slowhand. Seeking out a musical group to
establish this Eric Clapton Tribute, Rick recruited four outstanding musicians
who could also provide the harmony vocals to make this show sound authentic. These musicians consist of Ray on Keyboards
& Vocals, Daniel on Guitar & Vocals, Kevin on Drums, Percussion &
Vocals, and Don on Bass Guitar & Vocals.
From the look, the specially painted guitars, to the entertaining song
selection, every detail is covered in this family friendly show. As quoted by fans, the only thing missing is
Slowhand is a MUST SEE show for all music fans, and especially for every
Eric Clapton Fan!
Slowhand past performance credits include many satisfied venues with repeat
appearances. Here is a brief listing of performances live onstage, on
radio, and on television:
Slowhand performed 2-½ hours at the Lock 3 Live Amphitheatre in
Akron, Ohio to a crowd of nearly 3,000 ecstatic fans. As the
featured artists, Slowhand was broadcast live on WONE radio.
to Lock 3 Live in both 2009, and 2010 to capacity crowds of 5,000
people who sang the words to every song.
Slowhand performances at the City of Mason Summer Concert Series have
second largest crowds of the series for both 2008 and 2009. In
2010, despite a 30 minute rain shower prior to our performance time,
Slowhand was able to start on time and a great crowd was in attendance
to enjoy the music.
In 2010, Slowhand returned to The Fraze Pavilion and performed two
hours of Eric Clapton music as the only entertainment for the evening.
Slowhand had previously performed two consecutive years at The
Fraze Pavilion as part of "That 70's Show"
Slowhand performed in 2010 at the Atlanta Chili Cook Off at Stone Mountain Georgia. The event was attended by 10,000 people
who sang, and danced to the music of Eric Clapton. Other tribute
bands from both Alabama, and California performed also for a very fun
Slowhand performed at The Ohio State Fair; the largest state fair in the USA.
Rick performed his Eric Clapton Tribute for a New Years Eve show along with
other Tribute performers from California and New Jersey. The
show included other tribute acts such as:
The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin, and Ed
Sullivan. The show was held in the main auditorium at the Soaring Eagle
Casino in Michigan, and was attended by several thousand people.
Time Warner Television recorded Rick performing a solo “Eric Clapton Unplugged”
session. Time Warner selected Rick’s performance as
their featured artist, and broadcast his performance to over 250,000
Rick performed live during WTUE Radio’s live broadcast for an Eric Clapton
Pilgrim CD Release party.
Slowhand performed during WTUE Radio’s live broadcast of their “Legends”
performance from Gilly’s in Dayton, Ohio.