Slowhand

Bio


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 the cigarette! 

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- hours at the Lock 3 Live Amphitheatre in downtown Akron, Ohio to a crowd of nearly 3,000 ecstatic fans.  As the featured artists, Slowhand was broadcast live on WONE radio.  Slowhand returned 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 been the 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 show.

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 viewers.

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.