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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.

When we were looking through the local gig guide, we spotted that there were 4 bands on within a 2 mile radius of the Comrades, this is never a good situation, but last night the punters voted with their feet and cam out in droves to hear The Force. I don't think I've seen so many people in the room before, certainly it was standing room only, we'd ran out of seats well before the band came on. Recently the Force acquired a singer in the form of Bill Hornsby who added a new range to the bands' material, however, last night Bill went down with a throat infection, so the band were back to the original 4 piece line-up. A few quick checks for who sang what parts and the gig was away, Tunes from Rush, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Joe Satriani, Thunder, UFO, AC/DC, The Foo Fighters & Thin Lizzy were greeted with rapture, the dancers were up from the off. An excellent show with folk having travelled many a mile to see them. Still a Force to be reckoned with.

Next Show:

Friday 6th February
Another new band for us, playing 'classic Rock' from the likes of Motorhead, UFO, G'n'R, Y&T, and other well known acronyms.
£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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