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Houghton Comrades Club
Pear Tree Place
Houghton Le Spring

Telephone: 0191 584 1123

Friday Rocks!

See here every week for the latest news from the home of the Herd at the Rock of the North, with lights & smoke & Rock'n'Roll.

The Rock Club convenes in Houghton Comrades Club, the full address is: Houghton Comrades, Pear Tree Place Houghton Le Spring DH4 4AT. The clubs phone number is 0191 584 1123, the Rock Club can be contacted via the usual email address here.

Well, we sorta guessed it would be busy on Good Friday, 18th April - folk have been off work all day, Rock Solid are on up at the Comrades, it's too cold to sit outside etc. But nothing prepared us for the avalanche of fans who turned up on the night to see the band. It was also a charity fund raiser for leukemia with the optional fancy dress. The band entered the spirit of the evening and came dressed to thrill, CJ singing with the mask on didn't last long even with that budgie stuffed down his pants to help him reach the high notes. You could see folk do a double take as they walked through the doors and saw half the room done up in fancy dress as the Herd came together to Rock. AC/DC, Deep Purple, Ozzy, Y&T, Priest, MSG, UFO and Thin Lizzy had the place jumping. There was no place left on the dance floor so the danced in the aisles and even on the stage, the room was as full as I've seen it this year and the bar staff were working like Trojans trying to keep up with scores of thirsty punters. Rock Solid's show was wonderful, the kind of performance that sees them fill venues wherever they perform - and generous to a fault as well, donating part of the fee to the charity which raised over £200 on the raffle and the cash was still coming in after the band were finished. A brilliant evening, roll on the next time.

Next Show:

Friday 25th April
The Grumpies
The Grumpy Old Men, universally known as The Grumpies return to the Comrades on 25th April bringing the their rock/blues show back to the Herd. Playing everything from the Stones to Pink Floyd with some ZZ Top and Robin Trower thrown in the Grumpies will tackle songs that other bands will shy away from as being too difficult to nail properly. Axeman Graeme has been voted the guitarist of the year by other guitarists in the North East in the past which goes some way to illustrating his talent, if you want to see and hear one of the top bands in the region in their genre, be here tonight.

£2.50 Entry

(If anyone is in a photo & wants it removed from the site, just let me know)

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Coming Soon

To our sister venue,Houghton Kepier Hall DH4 4DN

Saturday 26th April 7.30 - 11.30
£4.00 on the door.


If anybody has taken photos of either the bands, or of general revelry taking place on at Buffalos, by all means send them to me for display on the website.

Any evidence of indecency will be thoroughly examined, then deemed as perfectly acceptable behaviour.

Please send the photos as email attachment to

As a reminder - contrary to popular belief, it is fine to dance any time you like.
No restrictions & any musical requests, give us a shout.

Bar and dancing till Midnight.


Welcome to Buffalos, the home of the most excellent rock venue in this little corner of England.

Every Friday, Buffalos hosts a great band and rock tunes.

Bar till midnight, stocked with cold beverages at very appealing prices, you'll have a great night without breaking the bank.

Doors open 7:00pm, Band onstage around 8.30pm, offstage 11:00pm - Friday.

Rock Choons till Midnight.


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