Artist: Eric Clapton
Watched Perform: 2004, 2009
Eric Clapton is, in my opinion, an absolute legend. His guitar riffs are spectacular to witness and the second time I saw him perform I was sat front row, dead centre and I was just overwhelmed by the whole thing.
My dad was a massive fan of Eric and I’m gutted he never got to chance to see him perform with me, I have many fond memories of us singing along to Slowhand’s greatest hits during the long journeys to visit my grandma. When I was 7 years old, dad presented me with an acoustic guitar and said that when I was as good as Eric he would buy me an electric one. Sadly after he died I could no longer face playing and stopped my lessons, but maybe one day I shall pick it up again.
My favourite song has to be Layla, for the fantastic opening riff but a close second is Wonderful Tonight… it’s a beautiful song. I normally prefer studio albums to live ones, but I think Eric’s songs truly shine when they’re performed in front of a crowd which is why Backtrackin’ is my favourite album as it contains a good mix of both.