After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 16 December 2022. The venue will again be Cluny2
at 34 Lime Street, Ouseburn. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm. Tickets are £12 (subject to booking
fee), available in advance from The Cluny – Tel: 0191 230 4474 Visit the venue’s website:- www.thecluny.com
After Midnight have chosen Cluny 2 because it is one of the best and most intimate small theatre spaces in the north
east. The Cluny has deservedly acquired great reputation for championing live music.
NB: This will NOT be an Eric Clapton tribute gig although one or two of Slowhand's songs will be covered, along
with music by Free, Dire Straits, The Beatles, Steely Dan and many other rock classics.
After Midnight performed their first gig in December 1985 at The Cumberland Arms Byker. Since then there have
been many highlights, including support slots with Doctor Feelgood, Steve Marriott & Jethro Tull. In the past 37 years
After Midnight have become one of the best-loved bands on Tyneside.
After Midnight comprises 4 excellent musicians:- Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar), Danny Davison (drums) and Dave
Robson (bass guitar /backing vocals). Dave is a former member of chart band Geordie. In fact he was with them at
the time Brian Johnson left to join AC/DC. Steve Hutchinson (keyboards & backing vocals) was a member of The
Animals for 6 years during the 1990’s alongside original members Hilton Valentine & John Steel.
TYNE TEES TELEVISION made a programme about After Midnight, called 'COVER THEIR TRACKS'. They
filmed the band's concert at Newcastle Opera House, in front of nearly 600 ecstatic fans. It was shown in 2000 leading
to national recognition.
For the past 22 years, the band has concentrated on their Eric Clapton tribute concerts under the name CLASSIC
CLAPTON. During that time they have performed throughout the UK and Europe including concerts at The Royal
Festival Hall, London and a triumphant appearance at Glastonbury Festival in 2002. They have performed
numerous gigs in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland and France.
In 2009 they appeared in Mumbai. They were invited back for 3 more concerts in India in 2016. On the final night of
the tour they performed in front of 3500 people in Mumbai. In March 2017 they performed in Sri Lanka.
After Midnight have performed sold-out gigs at most north east venues but in December 2010 they made their first
ever appearance at Newcastle City Hall. 800 people travelled from throughout the UK to help the band celebrate their
25 th Anniversary. They performed a SOLD OUT 30 th Anniversary Concert at Sage Gateshead in December 2015.
The band has released three albums. Firstly “THE MUSIC OF ERIC CLAPTON” contains brilliant cover-versions
of 17 Clapton Classics. Their second album is a live double CD ''CLASSIC CLAPTON Unplugged'' recorded at
Belfast Waterfront Hall. In 2005 they released their third album “CLASSIC CREAM” – featuring 20 songs by the
sixties supergroup. All three albums will be available for purchase at The Cluny.
The band continues to perform it’s CLASSIC CLAPTON tribute concerts throughout the North East. They will be at
Playhouse Whitley Bay on Sunday 8 May and Customs House South Shields on Saturday 25 June 2022. Tickets
are now on sale. Fans are advised to book early!
Should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact:-
Telephone The Cluny:- (0191) 230 4474
Venue web-site:- www.thecluny.com
After Midnight’s web-site:- www.after-midnight.org.uk