In 2007 2 guys sat
in the old RAOB club in Houghton-le-Spring, reminiscing about the
days when there were half a dozen venues in the immediate area with
excellent bands on every week. Being the kinds of guys who did more
than talk about it, they set up The Buffalos Rock Club in the RAOB
and kicked off with local lads 'Blue Diamond'.
The club was an immediate
success with both bands and punters alike. The bands soon learned
they'd always be paid and be treated with respect by guys who loved
their music. The punters found they'd be welcomed to a safe venue
where there'd be no bingo or meat draw and wher dancing was not
only acceptable, but positively encouraged.
When the original
Buffs club closed down in 2010 and the building became a Wetherspoons,
Houghton Comrades welcomed the Rock Club up there where the bands
much appreciated the MUCH easier load in (the original Buffs load
in was horrendous) and we punters still had our weekly Rock fix.
And the bands played on.
But nothing lasts
forever, with falling numbers of bums on seats, we made the decision
at the end of April 2015 to call it a day - in Rock we trust - the
music never dies.
have been forged on that anvil of Rock that was Buffalos Rock, people
met their future wives or husbands and families were re-united.
those who Rocked - we salute you
the years many photographs have been taken of both the bands and
the audiences, we intend to display as many of them as possible
until this site expires towards the end of 2015.
send the photos as email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
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listings for news of bands on in the Comrades.