Gig: Classic Clapton – Victoria Hall, Settle – 14 Apr 2012

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 7, 2012

Mike Hall (Classic Clapton) 


Settle Victoria Hall – Saturday 14th April

The Cavern Club, Liverpool – Friday 1st June

CLASSIC CLAPTON the World’s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be making their first ever appearance in Settle in April, and they will be making a welcome return to The Cavern in June.

The band will be performing at:-

Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire on Saturday 14 April. Doors open at 7.30pm.  Band on stage at 8pm.  Tickets priced £13 are available from the box office – Tel: 01729 825718.        This is the band’s first ever appearance in Settle.

The world famous Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool on Friday 1st June.  Doors open at 8pm.  Band on stage at 8.30pm.  Tickets priced £10 are available from the box office – Tel: 0151 236 4041.    The band’s previous appearances there in 2010 & 2011 were a great success.

Fans are therefore advised to book early for both gigs.

They will perform all of EC’s classic songs including Crossroads, Sunshine of Your Love, Hideaway, Hoochie Coochie Man, Cocaine and of course Layla!  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!

In 1999, Mike won a national look-alike competition held at Madam Tussauds in London.  Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu).

TYNE TEES TELEVISION were so impressed, they made a programme about them, called ‘COVER THEIR TRACKS’.  It was shown in August 2000 and received rave reviews, leading to national recognition.

In 2001 they embarked on an extensive tour of UK Theatres.  They called the tribute show “CLASSIC CLAPTON”.  Since then, they have continued to perform all over the UK & Europe including concerts at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival.  In the past few years they have performed numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia and Holland.

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