As Eric Clapton began building his legendary status as a great blues guitarist, the slogan,

 "Clapton Is God" appeared on many walls throughout London in the late sixtie's.


Searching for something clever to call the show, Godfrey and the band came up with this play on words...

After hearing Godfrey jamming on some Cream tunes in a club one night,

Eric Clapton's guitar tech, Lee Dickson commented to John Entwistle of The Who,

"This guy's got Clapton down better than Clapton!" ... much so that Jack Bruce (bassist/vocalist/songwriter of Cream),

has been recruiting Godfrey and his band to back him up for the past 8 years.



Jack Bruce and Godfrey Townsend

Wolftrap Filene Center / Vienna, VA

(A Walk Down Abbey Road 2002 tour)


"In the sunshine of your lo-o-o-o-v-e"

Wolftrap Filene Center / Vienna, VA

(Hippiefest Summer tour 2008)


Jack & Godfrey at

B.B. King Blues Club, NYC

(Hippiefest Summer tour 2010)




A decade of success that stands the test of time...




A view from both sides of the marquee in Times Square...


Godfrey and his band have been performing to sold-out crowds at B.B. King's Blues Club

in New York City's Times Square with their tribute to Eric Clapton for the past 10 years.

It is the longest running successfully on-going show B.B.'s has ever had.




"Let's go to the videotape..."







Special thanks to Bob Mantin for posting these video clips to YouTube




The songs...



Spanning 4 decades of Clapton's amazing career, Godfrey and his band maintain a large repertoire of material

constantly adding and switching up songs from different era's for a fresh musical experience every time.



After Midnight – Eric Clapton

Anyday - Derek & The Dominos

Bad Love - Journeyman

Badge - Cream

Before You Accuse Me - “Unplugged”

Bell Bottom Blues - Derek & The Dominos

Blues Power - Eric Clapton

Can’t Find My Way Home - Blind Faith

Change The World - “Unplugged”

Cocaine - Slowhand

Crossroads - Cream

Easy Now - Eric Clapton

Further On Up The Road – E.C. Was Here (live)

Got To Get Better In A Little While - Dominos

Had To Cry Today - Blind Faith

Holy Mother - August

I Feel Free - Cream

I Shot The Sheriff - 461 Ocean Boulevard

I’m So Glad - Cream


It’s Too Late - Derek & The Dominos

Lay Down Sally - Slowhand

Layla - Derek & The Dominos

Let It Grow - 461 Ocean Boulevard

Let It Rain - Eric Clapton

Little Wing - Derek & The Dominos

NSU - Cream

Peaches & Diesel - Slowhand

Politician - Cream

Presence Of The Lord - Blind Faith

Pretending - Journeyman

Running On Faith - Journeyman

Sea Of Joy - Blind Faith

Sleepy Time Time - Cream

Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream

Tears In Heaven - “Unplugged”

Tell The Truth - Derek & The Dominos

White Room - Cream

Wonderful Tonight - Slowhand





The band...



Not just another cover band...No tribute band look-a-like actors here...

Godfrey and his band of "world-class" musicians authentically capture

the essence of a musical evening with Eric Clapton.




Backing up many of Rock music's royalty for the past 15 years...

...touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Godfrey Townsend and his band have performed behind:








Ann Wilson

of Heart














Chuck Negron


Three Dog Night



Country Joe McDonald




Dave Mason

of Traffic




David Pack

of Ambrosia




Denny Laine

of The Moody Blues/Wings



Eric Carmen


The Raspberries



Felix Cavaliere

of The Rascals




Flo & Eddie

of The Turtles














Jack Bruce

of Cream




Joe Lynn





Joey Molland





John Entwistle


 The Who








Mark Farner

of Grand Funk Railroad



Mark Lindsay

of Paul Revere

& The Raiders













Micky Dolenz


The Monkees



Mitch Ryder / Detroit Wheels














Sal Valentino


Beau Brummels








Terry Sylvester


The Hollies



Tiny Tim










Len Barry


The Dovells



Cub Koda





Pat Upton


Spiral Staircase



Eric Burdon


The Animals



Mitch Weissman





Kip Winger





Dennis Yost


Classics IV



Kenny Vance


The Planotones



...and 60's pop groups



Becoming...The "Project"


In 2003, Godfrey and his band were personally requested by Alan Parsons to become his "touring" Project

and have circled the globe several times in the past 8 years as The Alan Parsons Live Project.

A live DVD features the band and a crowd of over 10,000 in Madrid, Spain.



"Eye 2 Eye – Live in Madrid features an outstanding performance and for many fans this is the first opportunity to see Alan Parsons' touring band. The musicians’ performances are superb throughout, and this could well be the definitive band line-up that Alan has toured with. An added treat is Alan singing lead vocals on three songs as well as all band members sharing the lead vocal duties."


"The Eye 2 Eye DVD/CD features most of the Projects’ best known hits – Don’t Answer Me, Prime Time, Games People Play – with vocals not only from Parsons himself, but also PJ Olsson and hugely impressive drummer Steve Murphy – filling in for the array of vocal talent the APP have utilized in the past."



Tools Of The Trade...


Creating the authentic tones of Clapton's guitar playing is made possible

by using instruments as close to the original specs of  Eric's own.

A visual vibe is also created with these replicas of vintage instruments.

Last but not least, almost 40 years of shedding riff after riff of Clapton's

playing style gives a natural "feel" to the performances.





The Cream era: Gibson SG Standard

with psychedelic paintjob nicknamed "The Fool"...

Godfrey uses his replica of  "The Fool", to get those authentic "Cream" tones.



The Dominos era: 1956 Fender Stratocaster

in two tone sunburst nicknamed "Brownie"...

Godfrey plays his 50's Reissue

"Brownie" Sunburst.



Fender Signature Series Clapton Strat

modeled after his most used strat, "Blackie".

Godfrey's plays a "Blackie" model.



Godfrey uses a Gibson J-45 acoustic with

custom paintjob of the Layla album cover

artwork for the "unplugged" material.



Psychedelic hand painted Danelectro DC-59

used during the Blind Faith rehearsals/recordings.





So, in a nutshell...


Godfrey Townsend and his band are also available

in several different formats to fit your venue and budget...

Full 4 piece band, trio, duo or solo (acoustic or electric)...


As a result of having performed with so many of

rock and pop music's artists, they have a wide repertoire

of Classic Rock music as well as 1960's Pop music.

From The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and more...

To The Monkees, The Turtles, The Rascals, The Grassroots,

Paul Revere & The Raiders and more.


They can rock as hard and heavy as the crowd wants or

lighten up the atmosphere with 60's dance-able pop & ballads.


Depending on your budget, (and artist's availability)

they can perform with one or more name artists at your special event.




For bookings and more info, please contact:

Godfrey Townsend /