Gig: Classic Clapton – Skipton – 04 Oct 2008

Posted on: Monday, Sep 29, 2008


Mart Theatre, Skipton – Saturday 4th October

CLASSIC CLAPTON The World’s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band, featuring front-man Mike Hall will be making their first ever appearance in Skipton in October.

The band will be performing at The Mart Theatre, Cargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire on Saturday 4th October.  Doors open at 7.00pm.  Band on stage at 7.30pm.  Tickets priced £12 are available from the box office at Craven College – Tel: 01756 791411 and also on-line at   Fans are advised to book early.

They will perform all of EC’s classic songs including Layla, Badge, Bell Bottom Blues, Cocaine, I Shot The Sheriff, Crossroads, Hoochie Coochie Man, Hideaway, Motherless Children,  San Francisco Bay Blues and many more.
There will even be an “UNPLUGGED” segment.


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.  In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, they have a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!

Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu).

In 2001 CLASSIC CLAPTON embarked on an extensive tour of UK Theatres.  They called the tribute show “CLASSIC CLAPTON”.  Since then, they have performed all over the UK including The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival.  The band have toured Ireland, Scotland and Wales numerous times.  They headlined an international music festival in Estonia in 2004 and were invited back for another successful concert in 2007.  They also appeared at the prestigious Sotogrande Blues Festival in Spain in 2007 and were invited back to perform in Madrid in January 2008.

CLASSIC CLAPTON comprises 4 excellent musicians:-  Founder members Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar) and Vince Mason (drums).  John Forster (bass guitar/backing vocals. On keyboards/backing vocals is Paul Warren.

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