The Cluny presents:

After Midnight Xmas Party


  • Date: Fri 20 Dec 2024
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £15.00
  • Doors: 7:30PM
  • Age restrictions: 18+

After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 20 December 2024. The venue will again be Cluny2 at 34 Lime Street, Ouseburn. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm. Tickets are £15 (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 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 39 years After Midnight have become one of the best-loved bands on Tyneside.

After Midnight comprises 4 excellent musicians:- Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar), Gregg Strettle (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.

From 2000 to 2023, the band performed their Eric Clapton tribute concerts under the name CLASSIC CLAPTON throughout the UK and Europe including concerts at The Royal Festival Hall, London and a triumphant appearance at Glastonbury Festival in 2002. They 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 and in December 2010 they made their only appearance at Newcastle City Hall. 800 people travelled from throughout the UK to help the band celebrate their 25th Anniversary. In December 2023 the band performed their Farewell Classic Clapton Concert at Sage Gateshead (now called The Glasshouse).

Mike continues with CLASSIC CLAPTON unplugged shows and the occasional gig by the ”After Midnight” band such as this Christmas Party. It will be a very rare chance to see these local legends. Fans are advised to book early!

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