The Claptones - playing the blues-rock of BB, Albert, and Freddie King, Clapton, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, and many others.
Re-established in 2013 and now in 2022 better than ever, the Claptones were formed at the very end of 80's and performed in clubs and at events around the Durham - Raleigh - and Chapel Hill NC area through the late-90's. The name was given to them at an early party performance because they did so much music of ... guess who?
Al Dawson: - vocals, guitar
played with Weeds, US Welfare Band,, Windfall;
now with The BilliTones.
Jay Cunningham - vocals, bass
played with Windfall;
now with the Durham Mandolin Orchestra, KneeDeep, Janet Stolp and the Best Kept Secrets
Rick Parks - guitar
played with The Hip Movers
David Anderson - drums
played with Ed's Bush Band, US Welfare Band, Weeds, and Southwing
Brian Murray - drums
Tim Nicholson - drums
Mike Gallimore - bass Gone but not forgotten