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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.

The penultimate gig at the 'Home of the Herd' saw 'Diamond Dogs' grace our stage for the first time, and the lads served up a set full of classic tunes enjoyed by a healthy and appreciative crowd, plenty of sing-a-long songs and foot stompers were included, which had the dancers up doing their stuff from early on. Golden oldies by the Who, the Beatles and the Stones, were in the mix in with punk/new wave numbers from the Undertones, the Clash, and the Pistols, all held together with plenty of brilliant Bowie tracks (which kept this particular punter well happy!), all played with gusto and energy, backed up by appropriate stage wear/make up, and a very impressive lighting display, top marks for your efforts all round boys, sets us up nicely for the last blast next week, see ya there . . . .

Last Show:

Friday 24th April
The Mudsharks

The Mudsharks have become regulars here at the Buffalos in the last 3 or 4 years, playing that far South of the river, their noses bleed when they're on stage, their hard Rock set goes down well with the Herd who love their mix of popular classics from the like of AC/DC & Thin Lizzy to the more eclectic Buck Cherry and Five Fingered Death Punch. In between there'll be stuff from Ozzy, UFO, Foo Fighters, G'n'R & The Cult. Twin lead guitars and a no-nonsense approach to their craft normally brings in the punters. As this will be the last ever Buffalos Rocks gig for both bands and punters alike, we're expecting a few in to celebrate the end in style. Join us, be able to say "I was there"
£2.50 Entry

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

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Important Notice:

Regrettably, The Buffalos Rock Club will be having the last gig in The Comrades Club on Friday 24th April.

After 7 years or more, people are not turning out to see live music in sufficient quantities to make keeping it going a viable option. The Mudsharks will be the last gig.

I personally would like to thank all the bands and fans who came along to both the original Buffs venue and the later Comrades club.

Our thanks also to both clubs for their support as well, both were prepared to take it on the chin on the weeks we didn't bring the punters in, taking the long view that other weeks they'd more than covered their costs.

In Rock we trust, we move on to the future.


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.


© Copyright Alan Bambrough