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Classic Clapton at Sage Gateshead

The Classic Clapton band performed their Farewell Concert at Sage Gateshead (aka The Glasshouse) on 2 December 2023.  Thank you to all the people who attended including those who had travelled from all over the UK.


Classic Clapton Farewell Concert

It was a very special occasion.   The sold out crowd at Sage Gateshead gave the band a fantastic reception!


Classic Clapton Farewell Concert

The Farewell Concert was amazing.   It was exactly 38 years since our first ever gig and was the fifth time Classic Clapton has played at this wonderful venue.


Classic Clapton at MK Stables

The Classic Clapton band performed at Milton Keynes Stables Theatre on 3 November 2023.  The sold out crowd of 400+ gave the band a fantastic reception!.


Mike Hall & Gregg Strettle

Mike Hall and drummer Gregg Strettle at Milton Keynes Stables Theatre on 3 November 2023 

(above 2 photos by Sue Strettle)


Classic Clapton at Howden Park Centre

The final Scottish concert by the full Classic Clapton band was at Howden Park Centre, Livingston on 29 July 2023.  However, Mike will continue to perform Classic Clapton unplugged shows with his acoustic guitar.


Classic Clapton line-up July 2023

At Howden Park Centre we were joined by new drummer Gregg Strettle (far right) who did a sterling job. Gregg will be with us for the remaining Classic Clapton shows at Milton Keynes and Sage Gateshead.

(above 2 photos by Helen Love)


Classic Clapton at Hexham Queens Hall

Our 2023 UK began with a fantastic sold-out concert at Hexham Queens Hall


After Midnight Christmas Party 2022

The After Midnight Christmas Party at The Cluny, Newcastle

Friday 16 December 2022




Classic Clapton unplugged 2022

Mike and Adam rounded off the 2022 tour with two excellent unplugged shows in Scotland. This is from Harbour Arts Centre Irvine. 


Classic Clapton unplugged 2022

Another great photo from Classic Clapton unplugged at

Harbour Arts Centre Irvine. 


Alnwick Playhouse 2021

Following a break of 20 months because of the pandemic After Midnight performed a very special sold out concert at Alnwick Playhouse on Friday 12 November 2021.  Our next two shows at Milton Keynes Stables and Barnsley Lamproom Theatre also sold out. 


Alnwick Playhouse unplugged 2021

The capacity crowd at Alnwick Playhouse gave the band a fantastic reception. They especially enjoyed the unplugged set. 


Colombo Concert 2017

After Midnight performed an amazing sold out show at Park Street Mews, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday 18 March 2017 . 

To see photos & video from our Sri Lanka trip - Go to Colombo

You can see more photos & videos on our Facebook page here:-


Charity Gig in Aid Of St Cuthbert’s Hospice

This was the poster for our concert in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 


Charity Gig in Aid Of St Cuthbert’s Hospice

A Charity Gig was held at Durham Gala Theatre on 21 February 2017.  It featured two great bands - The Fix & After Midnight. Over Three Thousand Pounds was raised  for St Cuthbert's Hospice.


Hexham Queens Hall

The Classic Clapton unplugged concerts in November 2016

were a great success. More unplugged shows are planned for 2018.


Willingdon concert

On 10 November 2017 Mike and Dave performed an acoustic gig at The Launch Party for The BBC Look North Weather Calendar which was televised.


35th Anniversary Tour

After Midnight's 35th Anniversary Tour 2020/2021. The tour was delayed for 19 months by the pandemic, but was finally completed in Autumn 2021.

Gate of India January 2016

Our 2009 concert in Mumbai was a fantastic experience. We were honoured to be invited back for 3 more shows in January 2016.

You can see more photos & videos from the trip on our Facebook page here:-


Willingdon concert

We played 3 shows in India. The final concert on 17 January was in front of 3500 people at Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana, Mumbai. This is a large open air sports arena. It was one of the best gigs of our 30 year career.


Mike unplugged in Mumbai 2016

There was a huge video screen on the stage behind us. It was another amazing experience in the history of After Midnight.


30 Anniversary Concert, Sage Gateshead 5 Dec 2015

Our 30 Anniversary Concert at Sage Gateshead on 5 December 2015.

400 people from all over the UK helped us celebrate.


Hexham Queens Hall

Mike & Danny on stage at Rothes Halls on 10 October 2015.

Photo by Karen Watson.


Lyme Regis 2015

This photo was taken at Marine Theatre Lyme Regis on 11 September 2015. You would never guess that we had just spent 8 hours driving from Southend!


jack bruce

Mike went to see Sting perform in Cordoba, Spain on 12 July 2015. It turned out that Sting was staying at the same hotel as Mike. Sting and his excellent band gave an amazing performance to a huge crowd in Cordoba's bull ring. The next morning Sting kindly agreed to have his photo taken with Mike. What a gentleman!


Dave Robson & Mike Hall

Mike and Dave took time off from the UK Tour to perform a Classic Clapton Unplugged gig in Groesbeek Holland on 27 December 2014. It was a great success. They will also be performing another acoustic gig of non Clapton material in Tynemouth England in July or August 2016.

Hexham Queens Hall

Dave & Mike perform an acoustic number at Rothes Halls, October 2015.


Adam Howell painting

This painting was done by our friend Adam Howells while we were performing Tears in Heaven at Durham Gala Theatre on 26 September 2014.


Hexham Queens Hall

Another photo from Rothes Halls on 10 October 2015.


jack bruce

Very sad to hear the news of Jack Bruce passing. The greatest bass player who ever lived. We dedicated all our Cream covers to him at our gigs in October/November 2014. Mike was honoured to meet Jack backstage at Tynemouth Park Hotel in 1987. Jack cheered up a bit after giving a brilliant show. RIP Jack Bruce

The Last Waltz Show

Mike was asked to perform Further On Up The Road with The Last Waltz Show at Newcastle Tyne Theatre on 19 Sept 2014. We have put a video of the song on YouTube; to watch it go to our Videos page. You can also see photos from this gig on our Facebook page here:-

Outside Chateau de Lacoste August 2014

After Midnight outside Chateau de Lacoste, France
following our gig there on 2 August 2014. You can see photos from our trip on our Facebook page here:-

Belladrum Festival August 2014

After Midnight live at Belladrum Festival
near Inverness on 9 August 2014

Mike Hall

Mike Hall

Live at Alnwick Playhouse

After Midnight live at Alnwick Playhouse
19 April 2014.

Mike Hall at Alnwick Playhouse

Mike Hall at Alnwick Playhouse

Mike, Dave & Danny

Mike, Dave & Danny playing Crossroads - Customs House March 2014

Paul had gone off stage for a rest during this song.

To watch a video of this song on Youtube go to:- Crossroads

Outside The Cavern June 2012

After Midnight outside The Cavern Liverpool
1st June 2012.

Live at The Cavern 2012

After Midnight live at The Cavern
1st June 2012.

Recording Cover Their Tracks for TTTV

Filming Cover Their Tracks for Tyne Tees Television at Newcastle Opera House - June 2000. For more details....

Go to TV News

Mike on stage Orkney

Mike Hall on stage in Orkney - 28 April 2012.

(photo by Tom O'Brien, The Orcadian)

To read a review of this concert go to:- Orkney Review

Newcastle City Hall 25 Anniversary Concert

Thank you to everyone who came along to our 25th Anniversary Concert at Newcastle City Hall on 11th December 2010. 800 people from all over the UK made the hazardous journey to Newcastle so they could sample a piece of "real Geordie culture". A tremendous time was had by all.

To see photos & video from the City Hall Concert - Go to Newcastle City Hall


To see photos & video from our 2009 Mumbai trip....

Go to Mumbai


After Midnight Live on stage in Mumbai.

Mike in Mumbai

Mike on stage in Mumbai July 2009


To see photos & video from our 2009 Holland gig....

Go to Holland

Mike in Spain 07

Mike Hall - Spain 2007

To see photos from both of our Spanish trips - Go to Spain

classic clapton 2004 estonia

Live on stage in Estonia - - - 10th July 2004

To see more photos from our two visits to Estonia (2004 & 2007)....

Go to Estonia

Caricature of Mike

Caricature of Mike drawn by Jim Clark of Cumbernauld.

Irish tour

To see photos from our numerous Irish Tours....

Go to Irish Tour


During the Irish Tour, Mike did an interview on Breakfast TV. For more details....

Go to TV News

Glastonbury acoustic stage 2002

After Midnight on the Acoustic Stage, Glastonbury Festival, Saturday 29 June 2002

We have uploaded videos of Sunshine of Your Love & Layla from our Glastonbury performance onto YouTube. To watch them click on the following link:-


Dave Robson

Dave Robson

Steve Hutchinson

Steve Hutchinson

Danny Davison

Danny Davison

Mike in Lyme Regis

Mike on stage in Lyme Regis February 2013

Mike with 335 at The Customs House

Mike using his Gibson 335 at The Customs House 2014.

Mike playing his Martin

Mike playing his favourite Martin 00028EC Acoustic.

Live Theatre unplugged

The first completely unplugged gig at Newcastle Live Theatre - February 2003


Mike & Mark Knopfler - approx 1989

Kermit the Frog "Unpigged"


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