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Tenth & Current Line-Up: Lenny (Vocals), Woody (Drums), Chris (Bass), Martin Craggs (Guitar)

The Grand, Bishop Auckland, Saturday 29th July 2017.
Thanks to all that came to see Tubesnake last night, also thanks from the band who said the fantastic audience and atmosphere gave them that extra buzz. Tubesnake have played some good gigs here but last night was beyond excellent. Again thanks for all of you that came and I am booking them again so they will be back soon … Derrick
Was brilliant! … Valerie Dunn

The Black Horse, Monkseaton, Sunday 16th July 2017.
(Stuart Dawson on bass depping for Chris)
Great gig! Excellent crowd. We loved it! … Tubesnake
We certainly did. U were cookin x … Fiona Davison
As usual x … Jan Hall
You never fail! … Jayne Layburn
Cracking gig! … Paul Hughes
Fabulous night, loved it. XXX … Linda Goodman Bowden

The Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 8th July 2017.
Tubesnake tonite … Outstandin. Just outstandin. Crackin gig maan! … Fiona Davison
Another great night, thanks guys x … Veronica B. King

The Station, Killingworth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Friday 28th April 2017.
Great night at The Station! You guys rock! … Mandy Howland

The Three Tuns, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, Friday 7th April 2017.
I bought my first Doors album back in 1968 and have them all so Tubesnake are an obvious must see for me and my mate. Tubesnake, however, are much, much more than a tribute band. The brilliant sets include music of such variety it is like looking into the best record collection, ever. I have seen the band many times, the last being at the now defunct Duke of Cumberland, but last night’s gig at The Three Tuns tops them all. Three musicians of genuine quality led by the best frontman around ensures a great night of classic music. Thanks for another great night! … Terry Harbron

The Cluny, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunday 19th March 2017.
If you’ve not seen them before, get yourself along. You won’t be disappointed! … Lesley Hudspith
You guys were huge up there, great set x … Jules Gilroy
Top band. Love them. Tubesnake are just awesome! … Magicmarty Lightingmush
Tubesnake are always awesome! … Steve Gilroy
Yup… great band… enjoyed em … Alan Dacre
What a fantastic night out photographing Tubesnake and The Dirty south at The Cluny … Angi Wallace

The Fat Ox, Whitley Bay, Saturday 4th March 2017.
(Stuart Dawson on bass depping for Chris)
Wow! What a gig! Lots of things spring to mind but Fanfuckintastic should do it! Tubesnake. If you haven’t seen them, please do! … Steve Cockburn ‘Cosy’
Excellent night out with good friends and Tubesnake! … Deborah Ann Pollington
Just had a wondrous night rockin away. Why the hell not? Life’s too short. Band TUBESNAKE were excellent! … Jayne Dryden
Loveeeeeeee them xxxxx … Eileen Peacock
Fab band and fab night … Jayne Layburn
Gr8 band! … Gr8 vibe!!! … πŸ˜€ … John Parkin
Absolutely fabulous band and great gig … Gary Mason
Tubesnake were on top form and blew the roof off The Ox! … Linda Goodman Bowden

The Duke of Cumberland, Felling, Gateshead, Friday 24th February 2017.
Thank You Tubesnake for a Brilliant Gig last night! … Amanda Bland
They were awesome πŸ™‚ … Ruth Miriam Bradley
What a brilliant performance. I have seen the band many times but this was the first in my local. The DUKE was legendary before the brewery changed everything but it looks to be fighting back. As there are so many venues cancelling gig nights it would be great if the DUKE got back to its best and booked the best, like Tubesnake.
All the best and thanks for a great night … Terry Harbron

The Black Horse, Monkseaton, Sunday 6th November 2016.
(Stuart Dawson on bass depping for Chris)

The Black Horse, Sun 6th November 2016 (photo by fiona davison)
A room full of like minded people. A band with a front man who’s a born entertainer. Throw in some booze, guitars and drums. What do you get? One absolutely tremendous evening of Live Music. Tubesnake were brilliant. Lenny you and the guys owned that room tonight! … Steve Cockburn ‘Cosy’
Best gig seen by Lenny and Tubesnake. Fantastic friends and one great night! … Gary Mason
Ab-Fab night, Tubesnake did the biz! πŸ˜πŸ‘ … Stephen King
Tubesnake at da Black Horse tonite ……OUTSTANDING. Lenny Mustarde and da guys just OUTSTANDING! … Fiona Davison
Best nite in there, superb! … Dianne Stewart
Fantastic night. x … Eileen Peacock
Brilliant night. Love that band. XXX … Linda Goodman Bowden
Loved it tonight. Lush mates too! … Sheila Morrison Collins
Local gig of the year so far for me – fucking awesome! … Terry Brown
Gr8 band! … magic vibe in there t’nite! πŸ˜€πŸΊ … John Parkin
Magic! … Jayne Dryden
Definitely one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen Tubesnake do in the 10-12 years since I first saw them at The George Stephenson Inn – the place was jumpin’, company was superb & the drink was flowing AWESOME night!!!!!! … Jan Hall

The Queens Head, Sun 16th October 2016 (photo by linda goodman bowden)The Queens Head, Cullercoats, Sunday 16th October 2016.
Wow Tubesnake!!! totally rocked the place tonight, was wondering after seeing them at Stormin’, where they were amazing by the way, whether they would live up to what they did there, but didn’t need to worry, they were that and more – totally blown away! My new fave band. Great lads and superb musicians. Absolutely owned the place. Have to say one of the best bands I’ve seen and I’ve seen them all! … Linda Goodman Bowden
Loved Tubesnake. Think they’re on at The Black Horse soon? 🎡 … Sheila Morrison Collins
Yes, our first ever gig at The Black Horse in Monkseaton takes place on Sunday 6th November 2016 from 6.30pm … Tubesnake

Stormin’ The Castle 2016, Witton Castle, Saturday 3rd September 2016.
What a cracking set Lenny – excellent mate! … Stephen Dawson
Top set mate. Sounded great! … Mark Evans (Sticky Fingers)
You were great guys! Fab set as always! … Lisa Reefer
Amazing Lenny. Brill set xx … Caz Middleton
You were great, really enjoyed it! … Paul Hughes
Yuz were Xcellent! Few hadn’t seen u b4, luvd da set. Xcellent πŸ˜€ … Fiona Davison
Excellent performance Len, loved every minute of it! … Steve Cockburn ‘Cosy’
Our thanks to the Sound Guys: Always a pleasure. You were awesome … as ever πŸ˜€ … Stevie Wright
Our thanks to the Sound Guys: Absolute pleasure guys! Was great working with you, THANK YOU πŸ˜€ … Ashley Hawthorne Bell

Wallsend Labour Club ‘Private Party’, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 30th July 2016.
I just wanted to thank you all for Saturday, I know you played longer than required. You all obviously enjoy playing in a band otherwise you wouldn’t do it but it is work at the end of the day and parties are not always the easiest to do. So thank you. Everyone has mentioned that they were really impressed with you all and loved the music that you played. I obviously do anyway otherwise I wouldn’t come to see you so often and I have met so many wonderful music friends by coming to see you so you were the obvious choice for me. I hope you all enjoyed it as well but you couldn’t have possibly enjoyed the night more than me!!!! xxxx πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ … Jan Hall

The Grand, Bishop Auckland, Saturday 16th July 2016.
Let’s face it, Tubesnake are a very good band. “When the Music’s Over” was truly great … Paul Lloyd
Great version of Eleanor Rigby. Nice to see The Grand packed for a band. Onwards and upwards … Alan Walton

The Angel, Durham City, Saturday 16th April 2016.
Really good last night, the crowd was buzzing x … Susan Marie Clough

The Rosehill Tavern, Fri 8th April 2016 (photo by christine watson)The Rosehill Tavern, Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Friday 8th April 2016.
Fab night with Tubesnake. Come back again soon Guys xxx … Jan Hall
Love them, always have, hope they get another gig soon x … Sandra Wright
First time I’ve seen them … Won’t be the last. Tremendous! Their Pink Floyd (Another Brick In The Wall) just rounded my night off … Stephen Parker
Best bit! πŸ˜€ … Christine Watson
Fab band … Derek Ash
We have been re-booked for Friday 16th September 2016. See you all there! … Tubesnake

The Anson, Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 26th March 2016.
(Stuart Dawson on drums depping for Woody)
Tubesnake at The Anson. How flippin gurd! … Fiona Davison
Great nite! … Dianne Stewart
Thank you guys I had fab night. Look forward to seeing you again soon x … Veronica Malia
Lenny and the guys were flippin great, as usual. πŸ˜€ … Steve Cockburn ‘Cosy’

The Penny Gill, Sun 20th March 2016 (photo by bob brown)The Penny Gill, Spennymoor, Co. Durham, Sunday 20th March 2016.
Cracking afternoon at The Penny Gill. Tubesnake you were awesome! … Stephen Dawson
Great gig. Give my thanks to all the boys. You definitely made me wait for ‘Paint It Black’ today! … Jan Adlington
Great gig at The Penny Gill. Thanks to you Lenny & the rest of the lads. πŸ˜€ … Bob Brown
Great afternoon at The Penny Gill. Huge thank you to Lenny Mustarde and the guys from TUBESNAKE for another awesome show! … June Woz (The Penny Gill)
A great big ‘Thankyou’ to The Penny Gill. We’d like to say how pleased we were to be given the opportunity to fill this cancellation at such short notice. Cheers! … Tubesnake

The Conshies Club, Wheatley Hill, Durham, Sunday 28th February 2016.
Fabulous day at The Conshies, enjoyed every minute. πŸ˜€ x … Sandra Martin

The Star Inn, Sat 20th February 2016 (photo by paul smith)The Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 20th February 2016.
Absolute brill gig at The Star Inn with Lenny Mustarde and Tubesnake tonight! Chocka block from the onset and loads of folk, oldies and newbies, having a great time! Bowie, Doors, REM. Great sound. Good company. Top night! … Davy Potter
Brilliant gig tonight guys, excellent tunes all night. πŸ˜€ … Steve Cockburn ‘Cosy’
Loved your set tonight. πŸ˜€ … Diane Mayes
Thanks guys. Had brill night and hope to see you soon x … Veronica Malia
What a truly awesome night. You were magnificent. One of the best birthdays I’ve ever had! … Karen Collier

The Plough Inn, Mountsett, Burnopfield, Friday 30th October 2015.
Was a quiet night but a great gig as usual. Even drummed along with drumsticks at the bar. Love every song you guys do and you do them brilliantly. See you next time you are up this way … Beryl Evans

The Queen Vic, South Shields, Saturday 29th August 2015.
Brilliant rendition of L.A. Woman as usual after being badgered by my hubby to include it! Fantastic gig as always with some new numbers … Anne Cauwood

The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 22nd August 2015.
Excellent gig guys, our crowd enjoyed it … Angi Wallace
Great gig mate! … Glenn Richardson
Went up the Toon last night to see Tubesnake. Never seen them for yonks. Got soaked twice, both inside and out. Damn good band, beer and company. Thanks chaps! … Colin Anderson

Trillians, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Friday 31st July 2015.
This is getting to be a habit. Fab night. Can’t believe you have not been there before! Love you all xxx … Auld Rock Chick
Awesome nite at Trillians. Thanx to Tubesnake for keeping the music class! … Lorraine Sampson
Had fab night … Veronica Malia
I really enjoyed The Doors last night … Kayleigh
Great gig last night, thank you … Angi Wallace
We had a blast too! … Glenn Richardson
Yes. TUBESNAKE totally rocked Trillians! … Davy Potter

The Tavern, Blyth, Northumberland, Saturday 25th July 2015.
A superb set tonight at the Tavern. Thankyou, guys! … Joan Hewitt

The Lochside, Red Hall Drive, Cochrane Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 18th July 2015.
Great gig! I had a fab birthday bash and the band were spot on as normal. Thanks for a brill night … Alan Gordon
Excellent night at The Lochside! Thanks Guys! x … Mandy Howland
A fabulous night with Tubesnake at The Lochside! … Auld Rock Chick
Had a cracking night oot with Lenny n’ the Tubesnake lads. On top form as per! … Davy Potter

Comment received: 28th May 2015.
Seen Tubesnake twice now. Once at The Plough, Dipton and The Star, Newcastle. Always enjoy them. The frontman is mesmerising … Alan Cawthorne

The Heather Lad Inn, Sat 23rd May 2015 (photo by kevin close)The Heather Lad Inn, Quarrington Hill, Durham, Saturday 23rd May 2015.
(Stuart Dawson on guitar depping for Martin)
Many thanks for a fantastic nights entertainment at the Heather Lad. A great night and everyone I spoke to after your gig thoroughly enjoyed themselves and said what a really great band you are. So from the ‘Suzuki Owners Club North East Centre’ a very big THANK YOU! … Kevin Close
Well said Mr.Close. I thought they were fab x … Sue Wood
Great band Kev, good choice! … Ian Wilson

The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 2nd May 2015.
Brill night at The Bridge Hotel guys and a new song in the set I noticed (Here Comes The Sun). πŸ˜€ … Auld Rock Chick
Saw you last night at The Bridge Hotel and also last Saturday at The Star Inn. Fantastic. Love all The Doors and Bowie tracks you do. Can’t wait to see you play again … Lindsey Forder
Massive thanks to Tubesnake for an absolutely amazing gig at The Bridge last night … The Bridge Hotel

The Moorcock, Peterlee, Friday 1st May 2015.
Fabulous night. Loadsa beer & a cracking band! Love Tubesnake me. Ziggy Stardust makes my world go round! … Angella Shaw

The Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 25th April 2015.
Great night! … Michelle McClure
Fab gig as usual! … Lorraine
Fab night as always boys x … Auld Rock Chick
Ace gig and packed to the rafters! … Brian Baty
One of the best Tubesnake gigs to date! … Flamini Flancakes
Second time I’ve seen you and you always deliver. I actually enjoyed you more than UFO across the road!! (at the O2 Academy). Great dark frontman … Alan Cawthorne
Great band. About time they got recognised! … Glenn Richardson

The John Duck, Fri 17th April 2015 (photo by harriet thomson)The John Duck, Claypath, Durham City, Friday 17th April 2015.
Had a really good night tonight, went to the John Duck to see Tubesnake, absolutely fabulous, great songs and a great sound as well, really enjoyed it. Now home having a cheeky vodka and coke and hopefully my ears will stop ringing. x … Pat
Fabulous night spent watching an amazing gig by Tubesnake, thanks guys you were awesome! … Harriet

The Penny Gill, Spennymoor, Co. Durham, Sunday 29th March 2015.
Brilliant set lads – thoroughly enjoyed yesterday in the Penny Gill … Miranda Oliver-Brown

The Station, Fri 20th March 2015 (photo by mandy howland)The Station, Killingworth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Friday 20th March 2015.
What an awesome night with Tubesnake, Auld Rock Chick and the gang! … Mandy Howland
Fab night, always a pleasure to see you’s play. I think we danced from the first song to the last song. x … Auld Rock Chick

The George Stephenson Inn, West Moor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 14th March 2015.
Fab to see you on Saturday – as spectacular as always. x … Helen Buchanan

The Three Tuns, Sheriffs Highway, Gateshead, Friday 6th March 2015.
You’s were Mint at The Three Tuns last night! … Peter Lancaster

The Lambton Hounds, Pity Me, Durham, Friday 13th February 2015.
Very very good!!! Amazing night! … Joel Langford
Lovin’ the new set list. x … Tracy

The Butchers Arms, East End, Sunderland, Sunday 1st February 2015.
Great entertainment at the Butchers yesterday. Thanks lads! … David Lynas
They were brilliant, as ever! … Alyson Wardle

The Conshies, Sun 11th January 2015 (photo by susan cotton)The Conshies Club, Wheatley Hill, Durham, Sunday 11th January 2015.
(photo shows Joe Balmforth on harmonica for ‘Roadhouse Blues’)
Brill night lads! … Liz Bell
Fantastic once again! … Janet Bradshaw
Get them back soon, Susan. Brill! … Christine Carr
Definitely, Christine. They are one of my faves! … Susan Cotton
Yes, a big thanks to the lads for another great day … Gordon Cotton

The George Stephenson Inn, West Moor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 3rd January 2015.
Thanx to all the fab folks who rocked up for Tubesnake. Two tables rocking all nite to one band-class. xx … Lorraine Sampson
Great night! Really enjoyed the gig at the George Stephenson! … Mandy Howland

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

The Pemberton Arms, Cold Hesledon, Seaham, Friday 18th April 2014.
(Stuart Dawson on guitar depping for Tom)
Just back in from The Pemberton Arms after watching one of the finest bands in the North East. TUBESNAKE put on an excellent performance from the outset, shame there wasn’t more people in. Lenny is one of the finest frontmen I’ve seen. Jim Morrison’s nephew. Ha! Ha! … Johnny Roppa
Great band, Great pub, Perfect match. πŸ˜€ … Pooltable

The Beamish Mary Inn, No Place, Stanley, Saturday 28th December 2013.
(Tony Cawson on guitar depping for Tom)
Tubesnake were fantastic at the Beamish Mary. Tony Cawson was so good on lead guitar he blew the electrics on the second off last song. (Actually our extension reel overheated and blew a fuse … Tubesnake). Sat in a packed room, in the dark with only a few candles, listening to an awesome drum solo. Atmosphere was amazing! … Joel Langford

The Moorcock, Peterlee, Friday 4th October 2013.
The first time that I have had a chance to see Tubesnake and as they appeared at one of the best venues in the North-East I thought why not. This band was brilliant. Loved the stuff they did from David Bowie, The Doors, The Rolling Stones etc. Some great stuff and very well performed. I was most impressed by ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ (Bowie) and ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (The Beatles). The young guitarist, Tom, was fantastic. Great skills and great voice to which he took over a few numbers. Singer – great stage presence and vocals were excellent. Would be an asset to any rock band as he could sing anything. Bass – Chris. Very experienced player. That showed in his playing. Drummer – Great solid player with some great style. πŸ˜€ … Taffy

The John Duck, Durham City, Friday 24th May 2013.
(Steve Gilroy on guitar depping for Tom)
Thanks for a fab night. We just knew you were gonna be good but turned out you’re much better than good! πŸ˜€ … Sioux

The Angel, Durham City, Saturday 9th February 2013.
If you can’t remember The Angel on Saturday night, you weren’t there! … Darrin Banks

The Moorcock, Peterlee, Friday 8th February 2013.
It has been a while since Tubesnake played at the Moorcock and they still have a good following. The pub was full to the rafters enjoying a night of quality Classic Rock with Lenny and the boys! … Joseph T Moss

Annie McCarthy’s, South Shields, Saturday 5th November 2011.
Had a totally fab nite. Will check gig list for next gig in our vicinity. Cheers x … Joyce

The Fat Ox, Whitley Bay, Friday 8th July 2011.
Tubesnake are the best band I have ever had the pleasure to watch at The Fat Ox. If you have never watched this band please go and see them. They have the best front-man ever, and a band that know how to play & enjoy themselves. I had a fantastic night. Thanks to all members of Tubesnake. Fecking Fantastic Band, Set and Guys! … John

Sleepers, East Boldon, Friday 17th June 2011.
Just watched you at Sleepers. Awesome. Different class. Will be seeing ya as many times as possible! … Dave

The Stables Bar, Beamish Hall, Beamish, Sunday 1st May 2011.
Great night at The Stables Bar Beamish. You guys had that place jumping, excellent!! … Denise Ayres
Great tonight guys. In all honesty, I think some of your covers are better than the original tracks! … Derrian Everett

Buffalos Rock Night, Comrades Club, Houghton-le-Spring, Friday 8th April 2011.
Had a brilliant night at The Coms thanks to the fabulous band Tubesnake. I owe Lenny Mustarde a big kiss. πŸ˜€ Should’ve taken the opportunity at half time. Next time Lenny. Had the best Friday night I’ve had in ages thanks to you and the great atmosphere! … Fiona Phillips
Well there was I thinking it would be a bit subdued after last week’s great performance from Black Rose. WAS I WRONG!! Tubesnake blew the roof off, literally. They’ll need to rearrange a ceiling tile after Lenny finished with it. Ha! Ha! The Tubesnake lads stepped it up a notch last night and had the crowd eating out of the palms of their hands. There was a great atmosphere and a great crowd in. One of them got on the stage with his harmonica and toilet roll wrapped around his head. Was very funny, especially after he was stopped from decorating the room with it! We even got The Hunter! What more can you ask for? Great band. Great crowd. Great night. I’m in Heaven again! πŸ˜€ … Dizzy
A special kind of band. I saw their set list and obviously heard what they played and there was a significant difference. Playing what the audience wanted to hear, not necessarily what they, the band wanted to play. Tubesnake lived up to their well deserved reputation as one of the most entertaining bands on the circuit! … Dave Doubledecks

Stormin’ The Castle 2010, Witton Castle, Friday 3rd September 2010.
Tubesnake were a fantastic change of style with their retro 60’s early 70’s brand of classic rock with lots of Bowie, Doors, Stones and others of that ilk. Len rose to the occasion and strutted and posed like there was no tomorrow! … Rockermouth
Caught the end of Tubesnake – fantastic! Filled the stage! … Bad Bob Bates
For me, TUBESNAKE took the roof off. You couldn’t move while they were on! … Paul Smith
Tubesnake, not a band I’ve seen before but will definitely be seeing again, what a band! The front man strutted his stuff as the band played their hearts out. Tom fuelled by a bottle of Bacardi that seemed to disappear a bit quick! … Totalguitar
Oh My God! Saw you guys an’ I loved you. Tom is awesome! Me an’ my friend got a pic with him. LUSH! πŸ˜€ … Caroline
Great stuff at Stormin’ mate. The band rocked! … Graeme Wall
Possibly one of the best Tubesnake gigs I’ve ever seen! … Davey Allen
Your set was brilliant Lenny. The best of the gigs I seen there! … Ron Smith
What a night that was. IMO, Tubesnake were the best band in the main tent. We thought that anyway! … Paul & Julie
Always said Tubesnake were a criminally underrated band! … Paul Sinclair
Currently listening to Tubesnake in my living room! Sounded crystal clear from The Castle to my house. My whole street’s been rocking out. Sounded awesome! x … Lucy Ward

The New Inn, Hetton-le-Hole, Friday 6th August 2010.
Wow! You livened up The Inn. What a night/great band/brilliant tunes! … Blondie

The Masons Arms, Easington Village, Saturday 26th June 2010.
It wasn’t half a good nite! We love seeing them. You’re always guaranteed a good nite with them … Nannanetty

The New Tavern, Concord, Washington, Friday 26th March 2010.
It was quite a relaxed little show until the lads started their second set. As the band ripped into an awesome version of Moonage Daydream it was almost as if the audience suddenly crossed the horizon between having a nice relaxed drink and being β€˜up for it’ as, out of the blue, their reactions became much more animated and the level of applause grew audibly louder. Follow this on with excellent Doors covers including a ballsy Roadhouse Blues, add a showstopper nod to Cream with White Room and you have one happy audience, while a dip into the Stones back catalogue for a barnstorming encore of Sympathy For The Devil finished a very nice show! … Paul Sinclair

The Daisy Hill, Sacriston, Friday 30th October 2009.
Loved the new Stones number (Play With Fire). Cracking turn out. Ziggy, tonight, was the best I’ve ever heard it! … Paul Smith
Tubesnake rocked the house, and brought many followers, you were amazing boys. Come back soon. Lounge Lizard Lenny I’ve never heard you in such great voice! … Moz

Comment received: 4th October 2009.
There are things known and things unknown and in between there is Tubesnake! … Kath Smith

The Mill House, Birtley, Sunday 27th September 2009.
Saw you guys play for the first time tonight and I can tell you it won’t be the last, you were amazing. And Tom, WOW! Such a talented musician, tons of charisma, and only 19! I look forward to seeing you all play again! x … Sarah

The Red Star, Seaham, Friday 31st July 2009.
Went down to watch Tubesnake on Friday Night and was totally blown away! These guys were fantastic and the song selection just ooooooooozzzzzzzzzed sleaze appeal. The only down side was the lack of punters, but this is a new venue. Tubesnake were total professionals and played an absolute blinder. Thanks guys for a class night! πŸ˜€ … Nicko Bamba

Byers Green Club (Private Gig), Saturday 25th July 2009.
I was at that private do and you lads were AWESOME!!!!! Sympathy For The Devil was summat else. Don’t think I’ve heard anything as good as that before and probably never will again … until the next time you play it that is! … John Hutchinson

Buffalos Rock Night, Buffs Social Club, Houghton-le-Spring, Friday 10th July 2009.
Great gig at the Buffs Marra. Your Doors stuff is nailed on! … David Palmer
Class vocals on The Doors numbers. Any band playing a load of Doors songs and doing them well gets a big thumbs up in my book! … Chris of Mirkwood

The Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street, Friday 26th June 2009.
Top gig. Even got a bit of dancing in at the end, which I haven’t done for a while! Loads of Doors numbers too! Another excellent show from the boys. One of my favorite bands at the mo! … Wino Grasshopper

The Lambton Hounds, Pity Me, Durham, Sunday 3rd May 2009.
The gig was absolutely awesome and there was a fantastic atmosphere. You have a great set of musicians and Tom, your guitarist, is in a league of his own. Looking forward to the next one! … Simon Carey

The Daisy Hill, Sacriston, Friday 1st May 2009.
A blisterin’ show by Tubesnake. Guitar thrown around and drums leveled and knocked to shit. Great end to Sympathy! … John

The Old England, Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street, Saturday 4th April 2009.
Nice gig at The Old England. All of the guys, including my American friends, thought your band were brilliant! … Kev

The Hearts Of Oak, Peterlee, Friday 6th March 2009.
What a great night! My mates had never seen Tubesnake before but they were well impressed and are now totally hooked. Very entertaining performance and, in my opinion, faultless from start to finish! … Kaz
Another full house and a wild crowd in. There was even some dancing on the tables going on! Tubesnake were brilliant and a couple of new tunes were thrown in. I thought they were great but I think everything Tubesnake do is great! Thanks for another brill night lads! … Blondy

The Royalty, Sunderland, Friday 30th January 2009.
Fab set! Especially “Walking The Dog”, never before had the pleasure of The Tubey’s version. Milly loves you’s more than a hitcher loves the highway! … Milena

Comment received: 9th November 2008.
Wild website Lenny, probably the best I’ve visited. Must pop along to one of your gigs! … Jav

The Moorcock, Peterlee, Saturday 1st November 2008.
Cracking gig at The Moorcock fellas. Closed my eyes and thought Jim Morrison was singing in a pub in Peterlee! … Tim Ward

Nikhs Bar, Blyth, Northumberland, Saturday 11th October 2008.
Great show. Great sound. Best yet. The Doors and Bowie covers are great and are a must-hear for any fan! … Paul & Jo

The Ropery, Sunderland, Sunday 5th October 2008.
Saw the guys at The Ropery in Sunderland on Sunday for about the 100th time. Just as good as ever like … see you all at the next gig. Keep rockin’! … Rob Haswell

The Hearts Of Oak, Peterlee, Friday 12th September 2008.
Thanks Tubesnake for a brilliant gig at The Hearts. The place was packed and everyone loved the show, you always give 100%, what more could we ask for. Keep on rockin’! … Paula & Andy

The Mill House, Birtley, Sunday 20th July 2008.
Fantastic show guys! Look forward to seeing you again soon! πŸ™‚ … Paul Sinclair
Good to hear a few different ways of putting over some of my fave tracks, in a kind of laid back but totally happening way! The second spot seemed like it was never going to end. Turned out to be a very good Tubes gig! … Paul Smith

The Lambton Hounds, Pity Me, Durham, Saturday 19th July 2008.
Tubesnake were on fire at The Lambton Hounds. They had to play every song they knew because the crowd wouldn’t let them stop, they were still playing at 12.25am when our minibus came. What was the “Crumbliest, Flakiest Chocolate!” about? We just joined in! Great night, well done to Tubesnake! … Blondy

The Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 21st June 2008.
(Stephen Wakefield ‘Waka’ on drums depping for Woody)
Happened to go to this pub on the off-chance during a night out in Newcastle and because I enjoyed this band ended staying all night. First time I’ve seen Tubesnake and I was impressed. I thought the stuff they played was refreshing. They did a good job of the Bowie songs and played some other interesting numbers by the likes of Radiohead, Nirvana, Rolling Stones all to a high standard. Even though I’m not a big Doors fan I still enjoyed The Doors stuff they did. The singer and the rest of the lads also looked like they were really enjoying themselves. The singer communicated with the crowd well and I thought guitarist Tom is one of the best on the circuit with a nice clean sound. The bass player sound had a nice tone as well. Praise goes out to the guy who was the dep drummer who did not put a beat wrong! … Holmesc1
I had a cracking time. The band were spot on, as was the Guinness. Was a cracking night. Come back soon! … DeeGee
Let’s hope they come back to The Star again! … Heedbanger

The Victoria Inn, Cassop, Durham, Saturday 14th June 2008.
Hello Lads. Just wanted to say what a cracking time I had at the Vic on Saturday Night. You were all superb and the atmosphere generated was electric, especially as it was just a small venue. Sadly I missed the whole set but what I saw, I was well impressed. Looking forward to seeing you again soon at the Vic. Brilliant stuff lads and thanks for a great night! … Ian

The Clarendon, East End, Sunderland, Sunday 1st June 2008.
Ooh! U boys were amazing, another pretty piece of playfulness from The Toobies has left this young birdy ovawhelmed n charmed. Thanku so much for your Howls n Bangs n Riffs. Milly loves ya’s more than eyeliner x … Milena
Your gig at The Clarendon was the BEST Goddamn gig I have ever seen. Ladies if u like all out sex appeal this band has it all, Lenny’s bod is second to none shadow’d only by the sheer brilliance of Toms bottom! Keep up the good work guys! … Hayley

Comment received: 28th April 2008.
Hiya Lads! I didn’t know you were still gigging until I seen a link to your impressive website following a random search for my Durham Snooker Club. It’s really pleasing to know your’e still knocking about and I will definitely pay a visit to your next gig in the Durham area. Look forward to seeing you all again. It’s a shame that it’s no longer appropriate for me to put the bands on, as we all really enjoyed the Tubesnake nights. See you all soon! … Eddie Rhodes, Durham Snooker Club

The Clarendon, East End, Sunderland, Sunday 13th April 2008.
Saw you at The Clarendon yesterday, myself and my friends thought you were absolutely fantastic, what a set list. We rocked our socks off! Can’t wait to see you again at The Mill House. Loadsa Love x x … Laura
Well I must say, you’s were fantastic yesterday, on top form baby! Wicked little boozer that mind, great atmosphere, was like being in ya own front room! … Lizard Queen
Thanks so much for today. I’m in shock. Didn’t realise how amazing you boys are and that’s the opinion of all who witnessed the gig! The set list is God’s jukebox. It’s delivered to perfection. Please get me a copy of your version of Sweet Jane. You lot have adorable stage presence and are addictive viewing but come on Len, your guitarist is an android! Young boys can’t be that good, it’s unreal! Anyway, pleasurable day. Thanks x … Milena

Sleepers, East Boldon, Friday 4th April 2008.
Hi guys. I enjoyed the gig tonight at Sleepers, nice one. What was the one by the Stone Temple Pilots called please as that was a new one to me but I really liked it? (Crackerman) I like your new guitarist Tom, he was good! Very best wishes guys and I hope to catch your act again soon! … Terry Vee

Shamrox, Claypath, Durham City, Saturday 22nd March 2008.
Fantastic gig. Loads of great covers perfectly played. Lead guitar MAD, seemingly destroyed a guitar on stage. Tight, loud and VERY popular. Shamrox was packed. First time I’ve ever seen a queue outside to get in! Band held the audience well and satisfied to the full. Great to meet Lenny from Tubesnake tonight! Favourite has got to be The Stones, ‘Paint It Black’. Pub bounced! BRILLIANT! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Definitely seeing these guys again! … Katey
Just saying how chuffed I am to FINALLY be genuinely impressed + excited by a rock covers band up here … would be surprised to see many better ones in the North East!!! Will be spreading the word for sure. Regarding Woody … Keith Keith Keith Mooooooooooooooooooooooon!!! This guy is the dogs danglies!!! … Ali
What a BITCHIN nite last nite was! A truly excellent performance! Thanx 4 a fab nite!x x … Strawberry Girl

The Ropery, Sunderland, Sunday 9th March 2008.
Managed to get from The Gateshead Guitar Show to The Ropery through match traffic and dragging my son by his ear, kicking and screaming to a long promised venture to Tubesnake World. After trying to suss out who was in the band and who played what, I totally got it wrong, apart from the vocalist whose presence was ‘creepy’ but very entertaining. But what a chanter. I loved him. I know this is no great news to most people but just thought I had to get it off my hairy chest. Music fab. Band fab. That’s it! I will disappear into the void. Ta! Ta! … Bearbum
First time have seen Tubesnake and won’t be the last, absolutely cracking band. Did a really good mix of tracks, particularly enjoyed The Doors, Nirvana and Bowie stuff. Excellent rendition of People are strange! You boys ROCK! … Lizard Queen

The Masons Arms, Easington Village, Saturday 2nd February 2008.
Once again, I don’t think the lads wanted to go home, playing over an hour-long second spot and doing a different set again. For anyone who hasn’t seen Tubesnake in a while, it’s a must! … Paul Smith
We had a great night at The Masons on Saturday, you lads were on fire!! The place was packed out. Loved the changed setlist, much rockier. Hope the drum-kit and guitar have survived the Keith Moon/Pete Townsend treatment. Ha! Ha! One of the best nights we’ve had in ages. Thanks! Can’t wait for the next gig! … Paula & Andy

The Ox Inn, Stanley, Saturday 26th January 2008.
Len was sorting a ‘slide show’, providing a back-drop of Stones, Doors, etc. It was very HOT and the girls standing with me could hardly contain themselves, all six of them. The second spot started about 10.40 ish. Looked like it was going to be an early night, NOT! I’ve never seen the band play with so much ENERGY. They played on and off ’til gone 12 … Paul Smith

The Clarendon, East End, Sunderland, Sunday 13th January 2008.
Aye! Top gig this. Thoroughly enjoyed it. First time I’ve seen Tubesnake. Will definitely be back! … Mutant Agent

Sleepers, East Boldon, Sunday 16th December 2007.
Last night was cracking. A mixed bunch in last night: Rob (The Whole Hog), Mick Bennison (formerly Geordie & Tubesnake) and lead guitarist & singer (Alcatraz House Band) as well as the locals. Really liked the Nirvana and Stones stuff! … Paul Smith

The Beamish Mary Inn, Stanley, (+ support The Glammed), Saturday 1st December 2007.
Last night was a bit of a race against time for both bands. Things were always going to be a bit hectic & rushed beforehand (& in the change-over!) so consequently the sound was never going to be perfect for either band cos there just wasn’t the time, but all things considered I thought both bands pulled it off on the night. We were very pleased with the reception the mainly Tubesnake crowd gave us so we do have to thank them for that! And, of course, we have to thank Len, Woody, Chris & Tom for letting us play at what was really THEIR gig, hence allowing us the opportunity to play our stuff to a different audience to our normal one! … Stephen Wakefield ‘Waka’ (The Glammed)

The Pemberton Arms, Seaham, Friday 23rd November 2007.
Tom, you definitely have the X factor. I bet all bands will be queuing up for you in the future, great musician. I had a great night, great numbers. The lads have still got it together, but better. LLLLLLLLenny! hubba! hubba! what a front man. Looking forward to the next Gig. Well Done! … Peachy
It’s been a while since we have seen Tubesnake and it’s the first time with their new guitarist, Tom. What can I say? this lad has talent. Not only can this lad play he moves like he’s loving every minute of it, sometimes falling to his knees giving it what for, great harmonies as well!Β Woody’s drums came across the best I’ve ever heard them and Chris on bass was his usual superb self, couldn’t be faulted, and last but not least, LLLLLLLLLLLenny. WOW!! What a performance. His vocals were spot on and the sound was great, he is so fit, we got plenty of, bending, stretching, hip thrusting and sexy dancing. They have added two or three new numbers to the set. It’s nice not knowing what’s coming next and they kept the crowd in all night which is rare these days for The Pem, and asking around during and after the gig the crowd loved it. Didn’t hear one negative comment. Great night, great crowd, great atmosphere and great band!! Can’t wait to see them again! … Blondy
I am sure all the girlies wanted to be: a) Len’s mike stand b) Len’s towel. LOL. Loved the new numbers in the set. As for Tom OMG how good!! Don’t want to think how good this lad will be by the time he’s 21. The Loverly, Luscious Len is THE best front man! … Fishnetxxx

The Golden Fleece, Sunderland, Wednesday 31st October 2007.
Excellent gig tonight fellas. Peace Out! … Andos

The Ropery, Sunderland, Sunday 7th October 2007.
Thoroughly enjoyed this band, they were a bit good. Not arrf. Tom on guitar was the dogs bollocks. How old is he???? 17? 18? Christ, he must have started playing when he was in utero then. Jesus he was good. Drummer and bassist good lads, well done. Hmmm, think I may have forgotten someone? Wonder who that could be??? Ahhhhh of course, how could I forget the luscious LLLLLLLLLenny???? Well, boy oh boy, this singer certainly knows how to “work it baby”. What a voice, and ladies, LLLLLLLLLeather pants that left nowt to the imagination!!!! Nice bit of eye candy, brightened my Sunday afternoon up a treat. Oh aye, back to the mewsic. They played a very rocky set, with a sprinkling of bluesy numbers, some I knew, some I didn’t, but highlight for me had to be G.L.O.R.I.A. Just love this number. The Alligators do it well but Tubesnake did it with bells on. Bliddy brilliant!!!! This band are mint! … Minxy
Really impressed with Tom, the lad showed no nerves and looked like he was really enjoying it. Len was on fine form, good to watch someone getting well into what they love to do!! The bass and drums were spot on an aal!! Really funny when a lass got up and started to undress Len as he was chanting. The look on his face was priceless!! A new look Tubesnake to watch and in my opinion a very heavy feel to the band!! … Marky (Sticky Fingers)
I’ve seen Tubesnake a handful of times and always enjoyed it, but first time with Tom playing lead. Cracking good guitarist. Loved every minute of both sets! … Paul Smith

The Clarendon, East End, Sunderland, Sunday 30th September 2007.
Just thought I’d say you were excellent at The Clarendon. Eleanor Rigby is a classic! … Tom (The Glammed)
Just wanted to let you know I saw you play at The Clarendon yesterday and you were brill!!! Totally fantastic, definitely gonna catch you all again real soon, I’m hooked!!!!!!!! … Julie

Comment received: March 2007.
We here at The Glammed H.Q. would like to extend our thanks to Len from Tubesnake for not only helping us out with the P.A. last Saturday 3rd March at our gig at The George in Rickleton but also for enhancing our performance further by joining us on stage for the latter half of the second set and taking lead vocals for some 70s classics! Those there all agreed it was a rare treat and rounded off the evening magnificently! … Stephen Wakefield ‘Waka’ (The Glammed)

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Eighth Line-Up: Lenny (Vocals), Dave Lunn (Guitar), Woody (Drums), Chris (Bass)

The Mill House, Birtley, Sunday 27th August 2006.
Ya should have been there Sunday! The band’s rendition of ‘G.L.O.R.I.A.’ would have blown your head off! … Jules

Comment received: 4th May 2006.
Worked at The Rock Bar in Easington a few years back in 2002. Always a good gig. Always asked for my favourite ‘White Room’ before they left, usually got my own way. Lol. Visited Easington last year to find that the Rock Bar had been demolished! Very upsetting, had some great times in there! I wish all the lads (especially Len, he does something to me!) all the very best in their future ventures. Love to all x … Karen

Washington F.C., (Three band Rock Fest), Sunday 16th April 2006.
Caught up with you lot again at Washington Football Club. You were brilliant! Been a few years since I saw you and you’re still fantastic! … Reaver

Comment received: March 2006.
Been to several gigs now, each one a brilliant performance by the band members, energetic, unique and enthusiastic are just a few words to describe this progressive rock band xx … Susan Blackett

Springwell W.M.C., Springwell Village, Gateshead, (Mandy’s 40th), Saturday 4th february 2006.
Thanx for Saturday. Brilliant. Everyone enjoyed themselves! … Mandy and Colin

The Beamish Mary Inn, No Place, Stanley, New Year’s Eve Saturday 31st December 2005.
The band are amazing. I really enjoyed the whole performance. Len you are sexy and your eyes say it all! … Julia

Sleepers, East Boldon, Friday 9th September 2005.
Another cracking gig this evening guys at Sleepers, just kicking myself for not going to Stormin’ now! … Ainsley Wills

Stormin’ The Castle 2005, Witton Castle, Friday 2nd September 2005.
Stormin’ with Tubesnake featuring our very own “Lizard King” opening to over 2000 punters. A great band who well deserved this honour. More of the same please! … Cheap Trick

The Mill House, “Marquee Rock Fest”, Birtley, Monday 29th August 2005.
Fantastic gig at the Mill House festival. The guys went down a storm! … Raquel

The Office, South Shields, Friday 7th January 2005.
A marvellous start to 2005 with a great gig from TUBESNAKE. They must be one of the most underrated bands around, and I can’t understand why only small crowds turnout to see them at this venue. Those that weren’t there missed a treat. From start to finish the band rocked along playing songs from The Doors, Bowie, Lou Reed, and even The Beatles. If you’re sick and tired of hearing ‘Paranoid’, ‘All Right Now’, ‘Can’t Get Enough’ etc… Get yourselves along and see TUBESNAKE! … Davy Potter