Classic Clapton
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Classic Clapton

Friday 22nd March 2019 @ 7.30pm

performed by After Midnight

The World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band are making a welcome return to The Phoenix Theatre in March after a gap of 4 years.  Most of their previous visits sold out so fans are advised to book early.

The band features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!  They were formed in 1985 in Newcastle and named themselves ''After Midnight'' after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit.  In the past 34 years they have become one of the best-loved bands in the north east.  In 2001 they began playing further afield so they called the tribute show “CLASSIC CLAPTON”. 

Tyne Tees Television were so impressed they made a programme about them, called 'COVER THEIR TRACKS'.   It was screened in 2000 and received rave reviews, leading to national recognition.

CLASSIC CLAPTON comprises 4 excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand's electrifying stage performances.  The whole of EC's illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years.

The band has toured throughout the UK including numerous sell-out shows.  They have appeared at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival where they were a major success.  In the past few years they have played numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland & France.  In 2009 & 2016 they toured India. In March 2017 they appeared in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The show is a 2-hour journey through the music of Eric Clapton including all of his hits - Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and even an Unplugged segment.