The Claptomaniacs are Sunshine Coast based musicians who perform mainly Eric Clapton and Cream numbers as well as a range of other material, notably Joe Cocker covers.
Back in 2013, David Zuric who plays guitars in the band, decided to revive an old passion of his, performing the music of Eric Clapton to the multitudinous Clapton fans, wherever and whenever he could.
Having worked with Alan Lander on drums, in previous bands and well aware of his versatility and experience, he had no hesitation in bringing him along for the journey.
Jon May on keyboards was a logical choice due to his amazing finger-work and knowledge of the material, not to mention his reputation as one of the handiest piano men on the Coast.
Jon Brown on bass completed the rhythm section, also a former jamming partner and fellow band member of David's.
Kenny Gamble, who has the uncanny ability to sound both like Clapton and Cocker, was finally invited to join as lead vocalist.
Although the musicianship of this group is highly commended, it is the vocal harmonic mix that often surprises listeners with its sweetness, in support of Kenny's virile lead vocals.
If you can't help but turn up the occasional Clapton song you hear on the radio, enjoy a range of styles from psychedelic rock to blues and country, don't mind a bit of good old rock 'n' roll without having your ear-drums butchered, then The Claptomaniacs are for you.
Catch them at Tewantin Noosa RSL on Friday 8th January in the Diggers Bar from 8pm. Tickets are free for members or $10 for non-members and are available from reception or dial n charge on 5447 1766.
Tewantin Noosa RSL, Tewantin
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