Mel Botes will be at Triggerfish Brewing, Paardevlei, performing his Eric Clapton Tribute, on Saturday November 4, at 8pm.
Me and Mr. Clapton is a show that covers the career of one of the few artists to have a catalogue of music that stretches from the swinging 60s up to the present day.
From his early appearances in bands like John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith, to extensive solo work, Eric Clapton has managed to mix the sounds of the blues, rock and pop music in a masterful manner.
Songs range from the hard-rocking Sunshine of your Love and Layla to the laidback Running on Faith and Wonderful Tonight, to the country-tinged Alberta.
The band will also present tracks where Clapton collaborated with other artists: JJ Cale and the great bluesmen Robert Cray and BB King.
Taking centre stage, acclaimed guitar maestro, Botes’ valve-driven electric guitar and virtuosic acoustic guitar playing is complemented by legendary keyboard player, Simon Orange’s piano and organ.
Doors open at 5pm. Book at www.quicket.co.za, and for more information, call 021 851 5861.