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.
Well, we sorta guessed
it would be busy on Good Friday, 18th April - folk have been off
work all day, Rock Solid are on up at the Comrades, it's too cold
to sit outside etc. But nothing prepared us for the avalanche of
fans who turned up on the night to see the band. It was also a charity
fund raiser for leukemia with the optional fancy dress. The band
entered the spirit of the evening and came dressed to thrill, CJ
singing with the mask on didn't last long even with that budgie
stuffed down his pants to help him reach the high notes. You could
see folk do a double take as they walked through the doors and saw
half the room done up in fancy dress as the Herd came together to
Rock. AC/DC, Deep Purple, Ozzy, Y&T, Priest, MSG, UFO and Thin
Lizzy had the place jumping. There was no place left on the dance
floor so the danced in the aisles and even on the stage, the room
was as full as I've seen it this year and the bar staff were working
like Trojans trying to keep up with scores of thirsty punters.
Rock Solid's show was wonderful,
the kind of performance that sees them fill venues wherever they
perform - and generous to a fault as well, donating part of the
fee to the charity which raised over £200 on the raffle and the
cash was still coming in after the band were finished. A brilliant
evening, roll on the next time.
The Grumpy Old Men, universally known
as The Grumpies return to the Comrades on 25th April bringing the
their rock/blues show back to the Herd. Playing everything from
the Stones to Pink Floyd with some ZZ Top and Robin Trower thrown
in the Grumpies will tackle songs that other bands will shy away
from as being too difficult to nail properly. Axeman Graeme has
been voted the guitarist of the year by other guitarists in the
North East in the past which goes some way to illustrating his talent,
if you want to see and hear one of the top bands in the region in
their genre, be here tonight.
(If anyone is in
a photo & wants it removed from the site, just let me know)
Look for us on Facebook
- search 'buffalos rock'
Due to unseen and unavoidable circumstances, Borderland's
gig at The Kepier has had to be cancelled. We apologise to both
the band and their fans for this unfortunate late change and look
forward to seeing them again later in the year.
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.
send the photos as email attachment to email@example.com
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.