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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.

Twin lead guitar outfit Balls of Steel came out on a bitterly cold night to play for the Herd in Houghton Comrades on 12th December. Featuring ex-Venom guitar player Jim Clare plus son Sam the band played through a selection of classic rock favourites, kicking off with some Thin Lizzy and including tracks from Gary Moore, ZZ Top, Free, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Kinks & T Rex. The dancers were up from early on and stayed on the floor for much of the night, genuinely nice guys and a pleasure to work with.

Next Show:

Friday 19th December
Deep Purple in Rock
Featuring old friend Micky Kerrigan on drums, you've got a pretty good idea what you're gonna get from these guys. On their website they say: We are the UKs best classic era Deep Purple tribute band, dedicated to accurately recreating the music of Mark II and III Deep Purple. We may not look like the members of Deep Purple, we sure as hell sound like them! The band contains members of classic NWOBHM band "Blitzkrieg", and former members of Maiden England (Iron Maiden tribute) and WhyeAyeZed (Rush tribute). Watch them in action here performing Perfect Strangers from the classic 'Burn' album filmed in 'The Office' in Shields.
£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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