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Rock Nights

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.

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.

Next Show:

Friday 25th July
Big Ted
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 get it!
£2.50 Entry

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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 - Friday.

Rock Choons till Midnight.


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