Eric Clapton tribute band based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They own the trademark to this name in the UK. www.after-midnight.org.uk www.after-midnight.freeserve.co.uk www.myspace.com/aftermidnightgroup AFTER MIDNIGHT were formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They are the UK's leading Eric Clapton Tribute Band. The band was formed in 1985 long before the term “tribute band” was invented, and named themselves ''After Midnight'' after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit.