About After Midnight
After Midnight were formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne, taking their name from one of Eric Clapton's hits. In the past 35 years they have become one of the best-loved bands on Tyneside. Throughout 2020 they are undertaking a 35th Anniversary UK Tour.

Their ability to re-create Clapton's electrifying stage performances really caught the audience's imagination. In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, the band possesses a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!

For the first 17 years After Midnight performed at most of the pubs and clubs in the north east, building up a loyal following but playing a variety of covers including Free, Cream, Dire Straits and of course Eric Clapton. In 2000 the band began concentrating on tribute concerts devoted entirely to Slowhand's music. However they still occasionally perform gigs as After Midnight covering songs by Free, Dire Straits, The Beatles, Steely Dan, JJ Cale and many other rock & soul classics from the 60’s & 70’s.

TYNE TEES TELEVISION made a programme about them, called 'COVER THEIR TRACKS'. They filmed the band's concert at Newcastle Tyne Theatre, in front of 600 ecstatic fans. It was shown in August 2000 leading to national recognition.

In 2001 they embarked on an extensive tour of UK Theatres. They called the tribute show "CLASSIC CLAPTON". Since then, they have continued to perform throughout the UK, Europe & the world including concerts at The Royal Festival Hall, London and a triumphant appearance at Glastonbury Festival in 2002. The band have toured Ireland, Scotland and Wales numerous times. In the past few years they have performed several concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland & France. In 2009 they appeared in Mumbai. A 10,000 mile round-trip for 1 show but it was a great experience. They were invited back for 3 more concerts in India in 2016. On the final night of the tour Classic Clapton performed in front of 3500 people in the open air sports arena in Mumbai. In 2017 they appeared in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

You can see a photo album plus videos from the Indian & Sri Lankan tours on our Facebook page:- www.facebook.com/classicclapton

After Midnight have released three albums.

After Midnight comprises 4 excellent musicians:- Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar), Danny Davison(drums) and Dave Robson (bass guitar/backing vocals). Steve Hutchinson has recently re-joined the band on keyboards & backing vocals. He was a member of The Animals for 6 years during the 1990’s alongside original members Hilton Valentine & John Steel. He previously played with After Midnight from 2003 - 2005.

After Midnight continue to perform their CLASSIC CLAPTON concerts around the UK & Europe.
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