See here every week for the latest news from the
home of the Herd at the Rock of the North, with lights & smoke
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.
Local legends, Messenger
played for the Buffalos Rock club on Friday 18th July, bringing
their bluesy Rock show to the Herd. When I first saw these guys
last year I was absolutely blown away by their tight, professional
style and magnificent playing. Undoubtedly the finest exponents
of their genre doing the circuit at the minute, Tony Ions guitar
work has the kind of passion and texture that makes people pick
up the guitar and try and play in the first place. An absolute master
of his craft - and he makes it look so easy. I know Stu and Fred
on the bass and drums have worked together for years - and it shows.
Nothing showy or flamboyant, just a solid underpinning of every
track they play on and their vocals are better than many a solo
frontman that we've seen on the stage here at the club. Tracks from
ZZ Top, the late great Johnny Winter (who passed away this week),
JJ Cale, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher and the Doobie
Brothers made for a great evening. Magic Marty was there as well,
bringing light to the dark side and keeping the kit gaffer taped
together as the set went on. Great bunch of guys, always a pleasure
to work with.
Another new band for the Herd, Big
Ted are part Holy Diver, part Hocus Pocus and although we've not
seen them as Big Ted, we've seen most of the band in one form or
another in various line ups here at the Comms before. All I know
at the minute is that they play 'Classic Rock', more news when we
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taking place on at Buffalos, by all means send them to me for display
on the website.
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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
Rock Choons till Midnight.