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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.

Another new band, Zen, and a somewhat diferent style was on show at The Buffalos on 20th March. A 70's - 80's tribute band, Zen played a brilliant gig to a decent crowd who turned out to hear songs from the decades fashion forgot. Kicking off with Duran Duran's 'Rio' Zen ran through tracks from Tears for Fears, Billy Idol, Gary Numan, Gary Moore, Spandau Ballet, A-Ha, Cutting Crew, Madness, Robert Palmer & Cockney Rebel. Each song performed with precision and attention to detail. The room was singing along, the dancers had a great time, even the bar staff were throwing shapes behind the pumps. Highly recommended for any venue.

Next Show:

Friday 27th March
The Rising
The Rising just keep getting better, outstanding vocals & musicianship always bring good numbers out to see them. Expect tracks from Whitesnake, the Scorpions, Thunder, Python Lee Jackson & Thin Lizzy performed with the highest precision. Late course wire - Fresh from the Riffs web-site: "John Foottit has joined The Rising. John has played with original bands Change of Heart and Mai Rouge, and more recently joined Heavy Metal outfit Chrome Molly who have toured with bands such as Ozzy, Alice Cooper and Saxon. John is a great addition to The Rising and I hope you will join us in welcoming him to the band!" Even more reason to mark this one in your diary.
£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