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21 July, 2011 | Trivia


First Of May

1 May, 2011 | Tubesnake News

Tonight, Sunday 1st May 2011, we’re playing at The Stables Bar, in the grounds of Beamish Hall. Been a great day so far with all this sun and blue sky but if you fancy rounding it off with a bit of Tubesnake Boogie in some very impressive surroundings then we’ll see ya later. Gig starts 8.30pm.

Easter Sunday Crook-Rock

20 April, 2011 | Tubesnake News

Crook FC Rock Fest 24 April 2011You’ve got free entry to the Crook FC Mini Rock-Fest on Sunday 24th April 2011.

The event opens at 5pm and features three bands who will perform inside the clubhouse.

First up … Propa-Ganda

Next … The Bandits

Finally … Tubesnake



Tubesnake Step Out For Brothel Creepers At The Clarendon

11 April, 2011 | Tubesnake News

Our planned gig at The Clarendon in Sunderland on Sunday, 17th April 2011 has had to be cancelled due to Chris on bass receiving rather a large number of stitches in one of his playing hands. Tom, from Tubesbake, has filled the gap with his other band, The Brothel Creepers. They play an eclectic mix of pumped-up cheese apparently and the gig kicks off around 4pm so why not go check ’em out.

Buffalo Comrades

8 April, 2011 | Tubesnake Gigs

Buffalos Rock Night. We had a class gig at The Comrades Club, Houghton-le-Spring tonight, Friday 8th April 2011. The Rock Night has been re-sited to The Comrades from Buffs Social Club, also in Houghton, and has lost none of its’ appeal as a cracking night out. Thanks to the guy who joined us on stage for a number with his blues harmonica. Great atmosphere and a very appreciative crowd! … Lenny


22 March, 2011 | Lyrical Snippets


Comfortable flats and broad brimmed hats
Beach women bask beneath azure skies
Young girls shimmer in silky poses
Some wear shells from the deepest seas
You can see Africa on a clear day

Strange tongues whispering on the breeze
Dead bird bones bleach in the midday sun
Shabby old men sit smoking with
Faces like the bark of old olive trees
Ancient mountains watching over

Stepping over scorching sands
Seeking shade from the relentless sun
Vivid blue meets earth on the horizon
Hungry eyes dine on the visual feast
This is a land of ancient beauty

Gentle breeze comes in off the water
Birds swoop and dance while the
Patient fisherman stands alone
This is a land of ancient beauty
You can see Africa on a clear day

… Lenny 8th June 2007

Waiting For The Sun

22 February, 2011 | Fotografía

Tubesnake: Stormin’ The Castle, Friday September 3rd 2010.

Stormin’ 2010 (photo by Craig Hay)

Expresso Bongo

27 January, 2011 | Tubesnake News

Due to Woody undergoing treatment on one of his drumming arms, tomorrow’s gig at The Three Tuns, Friday 28th January 2011, will see Waka (The Glammed) taking the stage as our stand-in drummer for the night. This is a role he’s helped us out with on quite a number of occasions now so business as usual. Gig starts 9pm.

Femme Fatale

24 January, 2011 | Fotografía

Ride The Snake

The Doors: Touch Me

18 January, 2011 | Video

Touch Me (1968)

One of The Door’s most famous television appearances is their performance of Touch Me on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour along with the single’s B-side, Wild Child. The taping date was December 6, 1968 with air date of December 15th. During the performance, Jim Morrison missed his cue for the lines “C’mon, c’mon” and Robby Krieger could be seen with a black eye. Krieger stated in several interviews given after Morrison’s death that Morrison had given him the black eye during a confrontation; ironically, Krieger’s original title for the song was “Hit Me.” The group is backed by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, plus Curtis Amy duplicating the saxophone solo he also performed on the studio version.

Happy New Year 2011

1 January, 2011 | Tubesnake News

Happy New Year 2011

Star Of Wonder, Star Of Light

17 December, 2010 | Tubesnake News

Like the three kings of Orient, follow yonder star and catch Tubesnake this Sunday afternoon 19th December at The Star Inn, Newcastle for some pre-Christmas cheer. The gig starts at 4pm and feel free to come bearing gifts just like those guys.

Holidays In The Sun

6 November, 2010 | Tubesnake News

No gigs until Saturday 11th December when we’ll be making a return to The Royalty in Sunderland. That’s four weekends ruled out due to other committments and one band member sailing off on another world cruise. Time to update the ipod and catch The Doors Alive at The O2 Academy on the 27th November.

Tubesnake: Sweet Jane (Live)

2 October, 2010 | Video

Sweet Jane (2010)

TUBESNAKE Ninth Line-Up: Lenny (Vocals), Woody (Drums), Chris (Bass), Tom Atkinson (Guitar)

Recorded live at The Grand, Bishop Auckland, Saturday 2nd October 2010.

thanks to Alan Walton for this video

Big Jugs On Full Display

17 September, 2010 | Tubesnake Gigs

Friday 17th September 2010 at The Big Jug, Claypath, Durham City. Class night at a venue Tubesnake ain’t played for over ten years. In that dark and distant past the band line-up and the venue itself looked a tad different. Packed pub for the first half and a good sized audience was retained for the second, even though some of the original punters moved on to sample the delights of the bars around The Gala Theatre during the middle break. Some fresh bods ventured in for the second set and the floor space freed-up after the initial crush meant that those dancing girls (and blokes) could let loose and start kicking out in a sweaty swaithe of self-expression. Have to say thanks to the street performer guy who came up to the mic in the middle of the first set wanting to join in with his accordian. After discussing what he had in his repertoire we, and the audience, provided him with the vocals for his short rendition of ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, following which, he placed a 50p piece on the floor in front of us and left. You couldn’t write the script. Excellent night! … Lenny

Tubesnake: When The Music’s Over (Live at Stormin’ 2010)

3 September, 2010 | Video

When The Music’s Over (2010)

TUBESNAKE Ninth Line-Up: Lenny (Vocals), Woody (Drums), Chris (Bass), Tom Atkinson (Guitar)

Recorded live at Stormin’ The Castle, Witton Castle, Friday 3rd September 2010.

thanks to Auld Rock Chick for this video

Stormin’ The Castle 2010

3 September, 2010 | Tubesnake Gigs

Stormin’ The Castle Friday 3rd September 2010 (photo by magic marty)

Pity Me Woodstock II … It Rocked! You Missed It!

29 August, 2010 | Tubesnake News

Pity Me Woodstock IIFollowing on from The Lambton Hounds Open Air Rock Festival on the bank holiday weekend of August 2009, which became affectionately known as Pity Me Woodstock, the pub has decided to re-host the event this year on a slightly smaller scale.

Last year featured Ha’Waysis, Bad Lashes and Victims of The Fury who each played on a trailer in the car park. Due to the ensuing torrential rain, Diamond Dogs and Tubesnake played their sets indoors.

This year, various acoustic players will perform in the beer garden over the course of the afternoon. If the weather fails, this will occur indoors. The evening will be filled by two live bands playing inside the pub. Durham band, Sabotage will kick off around 6.30-7pm for an hour and a half playing covers from the likes of Kasabian, Primal Scream, Stone Roses, The Strokes and more. Tubesnake will then perform two full sets from 9pm until late.

The whole event begins at noon on Sunday 29th August 2010 and also features a selection of Real Ales, BBQ, a Cupcakes stall and bouncy castle for the kids.

Tickets at £5 are available from the pub or you can pay on the day (kids free).

Coming Up For Air

14 August, 2010 | Tubesnake Gigs

Saturday 14th August 2010. Our first visit to Bubbles in Ashington. Canny drive out since we’re from Durham and Crook but that passed in no time. Great feel to this venue with the blacked out stage in the corner adorned with a range of spot lights and appropriate framed rock shots hanging on all the walls. We had a great gig and were well appreciated and the numbers attending continued to rise throughout the night since a rock DJ takes over after the band and plays on til 2am. Good mix and age range in the crowd too with plenty dancing girls / ladies dressed in all their finery. Playing somewhere new often leads to an extra buzz and this night was no exception. Great venue! Great crowd! Thanks to everyone who joined in.

Stormin’ The Castle 2010 Main Stage Line-Up

1 August, 2010 | Tubesnake News

Stormin’ The Castle 2010The full line-up of bands for the 20th Anniversary Stormin’ The Castle is now sorted.

On the Main Stage, Friday 3rd September, Mother Earth open the proceedings, followed by Tubesnake, then The Force and closed by head-liners Powerage.

On the Main Stage, Saturday 4th September, the opening act is Radge Against The Machine, followed by Voodoo Six, then The Pistoleros and finally this year’s main head-line band The Stranglers.

For ticket information check out the Stormin’ website:

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