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Back On Track With Miss Clara

26 October, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Sunday 26th October 2008. An explosive late afternoon return to much more than normality at the re-launch of gigs at The Clarendon in Sunderland. We had a full-house with loadza Clara peeps and rock/punk gods from 1977, The Diamond Dogs, The Creepers and The Glammed. Jeff, running the show from behind the bar, was his […]

The Blyth Spirit

11 October, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Nikhs Bar, Blyth, Saturday 11th October 2008. More like a nite-club than a pub so the place had a really different feel about it. Nicky, the owner, greeted us at the door and explained that the bar’s name came from her car registration N1 KHS. We met loads of new people and some old friends […]

Hotter Than Hell Mill House

21 September, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Heart ‘n’ Soul Rally 2008

19 September, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Friday 19th September 2008, Heart ‘n’ Soul Rally, Silver Ring Bar, Gosforth Racecourse. What a great night! The only bad thing about it was missing all the other bands on the bill while being on stage. Tubesnake kicked off at God knows what time, and played ’til God knows what time to to an unbelievable […]

Hearts Of Oak Attack

12 September, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

From the first gig at The Lambton Hounds, Pity Me on 12th September 1992 to this gig at The Hearts of Oak in Peterlee 16 years have passed and we’re now on our ninth line-up! We’ve had some excellent nights at The Hearts in the past and this gig was no exception. The venue is […]

Give ‘Em Enough Rope

5 September, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Friday 5th September 2008 at The Ropery in Sunderland. Despite the heavy rain and flood warnings across the North-East we still had an excellent night with a good crowd in, supplemented by a spill-over from a 21st birthday party going on upstairs. Chris commented that his night was … “made even better by having one […]

Turned Out, Tuned Up & Trashed

28 August, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Thursday 28th August 2008 at The Beamish Mary Inn, Stanley. This venue has hosted hundreds of bands over the years and we were gagging for it after three weeks off. Another classic gig at the Beamish was had by all. We ain’t played a Thursday night there since 31st May 2005 and thanks to all […]

Sleepy Hollow

1 August, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Good crowd in at Sleepers, East Boldon, tonight, Friday 1st August 2008. Fullest we’ve seen the place. Good gig, good workout, sure I lost a couple of pounds and Woody, who was particularly drenched, gained a free, dry t-shirt from behind the bar. Thanks to everyone who filled those seats! … Lenny

White Heat

27 July, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Sunday afternoon 27th July 2008 at The Beamish Mary, Stanley. Great return to The Beamish on what must’ve been one of the hottest days of the summer.


19 July, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Saturday 19th July 2008 at The Lambton Hounds in Pity Me, Durham. Tremendous night at the pub where the very first Tubesnake gig took place on Saturday 12th September 1992. I’m the sole survivor from that originating line-up which was a five-piece with two guitarists in those days. Looking at the set list for that […]

Toon Raiders

21 June, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Brilliant night at The Star Inn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 21st June 2008. Been wanting to gig here for ages. Plenty of space on the stage, new backdrop, new lights and basically, apart from a few recognisable faces, a brand new audience. The pub was well full and everyone seemed to really get into the gig. Plenty […]

Howls, Bangs & Riffs

1 June, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Sunday 1st June 2008 at The Clarendon, Sunderland. Another excellent afternoon/early evening gig with plenty of peeps having a good time. The Creepers performed a storming set for an hour before we hit the floor at around 5.30pm. We used their P.A. and most of their gear (Cheers!), added a couple of floor lights, set […]

Metal Market

23 May, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Friday 23rd May 2008. The Market Tavern in Chester-le-Street. The bods were packed in and the vibe in the room was excellent from song one. Stephen Wakefield ‘Waka’, from The Glammed, was on drums again while Woody partook of his last night in Spain. No new songs but we’d shuffled the set about which gave […]

No Sympathy Por El Diablo

26 April, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Saturday 26th April 2008 at The Derwentside, Consett. As the Tubesnake tour bus pulled up I realised that we’d actually played here once before (archives revealed that it was Thursday 22nd July 1999!). We were barely out of our teens back then but hey, time moves on. This gig was like a coming together of […]

Get A Grip

13 April, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Sunday 13th April, 2008 at The Clarendon, Sunderland. Yet another throbbing gig was had at ‘The Clara’. After very little deliberation we have decided that we love this venue. It’s got a similar vibe to the Beamish Mary Inn in Stanley which has been a long time favourite for some of us in Tubesnake. Something […]


29 March, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Crook F.C., Saturday 29th March 2008. Basically a hometown for Chris and Tom and it was a great night. A dancing birthday girl and her friends got down on the floor midway through the first set and gave us the sort of stuff we’re used to. People having a good time. Great atmosphere with low […]

Shamrox Rocks

22 March, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Shamrox, Durham City, on Saturday 22nd March 2008. This was a gig we were really looking forward to and what a blinder of a gig it was! We ain’t played there since 18th December 2004, when it was known as O’Neils, but it felt like “a blast from the past”, to me and Woody anyway, […]

Wild In The Country

24 February, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

This afternoon, Sunday 24th February 2008 at The Weardale Inn, Ireshopeburn. Out of nowhere a horde of people turned up as if ushered in as extras on some Hollywood film set. The function room did indeed resemble the grand hall in some gothic castle with a balcony up in the lap of the gods and […]

Easy Street

21 February, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Thursday, 21st February 2008, at Easy Street in Chester-le-Street. Despite a few gremlins in the “electricals” this was a good gig with lots of people in the house. The first set rocked but the gremlins caused us to take an extended break in the middle while Chris and Tom tried to sort out what was […]

Mill House Blues

17 February, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

The Mill House, Birtley, Sunday 17th February 2008. Freezing cold outside but snug as a bug indoors due to a really good turn out. Countless times we’ve played here before in front of the window with no floor space whatsoever so this time it was great to set up at the end of the room […]

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