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After Midnight

After Midnight are the world's No1 Eric Clapton tribute band, also known as Classic Clapton. Frontman Mike Hall not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like h

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AFTER MIDNIGHT (aka Classic Clapton) are the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be appearing at a venue near you soon!

The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term “tribute band” was invented, and named themselves ''After Midnight'' after Eric Clapton's first solo hit. 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!

In 1999, Mike won a national look-alike competition held at Madam Tussauds in London. Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu).

TYNE TEES TELEVISION were so impressed, they made a programme about them, called 'COVER THEIR TRACKS'. They filmed the band's concert at Newcastle Opera House in front of 600 ecstatic fans. It was shown in August 2000 and received rave reviews, 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 and Europe including concerts at The Royal Festival Hall, London and a triumphant appearance at Glastonbury Festival in 2002. In the past few years they have performed numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland & France.

In July 2009 they appeared at St Andrews Auditorium in Mumbai. A 10,000 mile round-trip for 1 concert, but it was a great experience. They were invited back for 3 more concerts in India in 2016. This included performing in front of 3500 people in an open air sports arena in Mumbai. On 18 March 2017 they appeared in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

AFTER MIDNIGHT comprises 4 excellent musicians. In the past 29 years they have become something of a rock institution.

Eric Clapton's recent tours unfortunately have visited only a limited number of large UK arenas. If fans want to hear all of his hits performed in more intimate surroundings, they really should attend a CLASSIC CLAPTON concert. They will be performing authentic versions of all the popular Clapton Classics including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, Lay Down Sally, I Shot The Sheriff, Sunshine of Your Love, Cocaine and of course Layla!

The whole of Clapton's illustrious career is covered including Cream, Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years. There will even be an “UNPLUGGED” segment.

NEARLY 2 HOURS OF CLASSIC CLAPTON

Key Facts

Band Size 4-piece
Line-up guitar, bass, keyboards, drums
Male Vocals Yes

Area Served

Carlow
Cavan
Clare
Co Antrim
Co Armagh
Co Down
Co Fermanagh
Co Londonderry
Co Tyrone
Cork
Cumbria
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Donegal
Dublin City
Dumfriest & Galloway
Durham
East Riding of Yorkshire
Fingal
Galway
Kerry
Kildare
Kilkenny
Laois
Leitrim
Limerick
Longford
Louth
Mayo
Meath
Monaghan
North Tipperary
North Yorkshire
Northumberland
Offaly
Roscommon
Scottish Borders
Slig
South Ayrshire
South Dublin
South Tipperary
South Yorkshire
Tees Valley
Tyne & Wear
Waterford
Waterford City
West Yorkshire
Westmeath
Wexford
Wicklow
International

A blinder of a concert. This tribute act (After Midnight) formed 28 years ago and this was their first time playing in Christchurch and only their second appearance in Dorset. Lead guitarist/vocals Mike Hall has an uncanny resemblance to Clapton and has clearly studied the great man’s stance as well as his music. The band kicked off with ‘After Midnight’ (written by the late JJ Cale ). The classics flowed like a river: ‘Lay Down Sally, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, ‘I Feel Free,’ ‘Little Wing,’ Wonderful Tonight’. Superb and seemingly effortless guitar playing, great harmonies and an appreciative full house made this an evening of solid sound to remember. Mike and the band produced an epic play out of ‘White Room’ (Cream) to end the first half. The best of the best continued through the second set, ‘I Shot the Sheriff,’ ‘Cocaine,’ ‘Sunshine of Your Love and an audience who proved they could sing a good chorus line too. My only seed of doubt was whether or not they could pull off the all time great ‘Layla,’ but their version was slick. Thanks Mike! He also took time out to meet his fans after the show. If you love Clapton, this is a must-s

Janine Pulford, Mags4Dorset

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After Midnight
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    Mike Hall

    Gosforth
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne & Wear
    NE3

    Mobile: +44 (0)7860 510 948

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