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Tubesnake Birds Of Prey 2019

1 January, 2019 | Tubesnake News

Birds of PreyWelcome to the New Year. 78 gigs under our belt in 2018, our biggest number of gigs yet in one year and we’re already booked for over 70 gigs in this new year. “The early bird catches the worm” they say and, as far as bookings are concerned for 2019, we ain’t been hanging around. There ain’t no point in running around like headless chickens. Tubesnake. Birds of prey, flying high.

Facebook Poll Secures First Gig At The Schooner For Tubesnake

13 October, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

The Schooner, Gateshead, Saturday 13th October 2018.

photos taken 13th October 2018 at the schooner by bruce barlow, collage by lennyThe Schooner, hidden away on the leafy banks of The Tyne on the Gateshead side, a venue we’d been aware of for years. We’d asked about possible gigs in the distant past but it seemed that our style of music didn’t really suit the genres they favoured at the time. Anyway, management changed and the style of music on offer at The Schooner opened up. On 14th Feb 2018 The Schooner posted the following on their Facebook Page.

“Right folks, here’s the plan. Can you suggest bands who haven’t appeared at The Schooner yet who you’d like to see. Can you give the name and a bit of background info please. We will look at every sensible suggestion and get the gig on. I get about 6 requests per day from bands/musicians, and with the best will in the world, can’t check them all out. Over to you. Cheers.”

We shared this post to everyone who knew us, asking for their support. This resulted in a flood of posts to The Schooner page recommending Tubesnake to the venue. Ten days later … thanks to you and the massive response in our favour, The Schooner got in touch with us and gave us our first ever gig there on Saturday 13th October 2018. ¡Excellente!

thanks to Bruce Barlow for these photos

Tubesnake: Love Street (Live)

29 July, 2018 | Video

Love Street (2018)

TUBESNAKE Tenth & Current Line-Up: Lenny (Vocals), Woody (Drums), Martin Craggs (Guitar), Stuart Dawson (Depping on Bass)

Recorded live at The Welcome Tavern, Sunderland, Sunday 29th July 2018.

Love Street is a song by The Doors. It appears on their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun.

thanks to The Welcome Tavern for this video

Stanley Burning Rock Festival 2018

1 July, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

Stanley Burning Rock Festival 2018

Saturday 11th August

Now in its third year, we have been invited to play the Stanley Burning Rock Festival. A one day music festival featuring six live bands playing in a huge marquee fully covering the stage and audience. TUBESNAKE will perform an hour long set starting at 6pm. Tickets are available at £5 from the venue itself and Tubesnake also have a bunch to sell. Failing that, pay £6 at the gate on the day.

Let’s Play

8 June, 2018 | Tubesnake News

Tubesnake are back on the road after a five-week break. Select Gig Dates from the Site Menu on the right to see the full list of all our gigs.

The Void Between The Ox’s

6 May, 2018 | Tubesnake News

Class gig at The Fat Ox in Whitley Bay last night. Excellent venue and again, the crowd really makes the night. Now we embark on a five-week break, our longest break since 2007. I’ve lined up ten nights in Torrevieja in Spain, two nights in York and two nights in The Lakes to help pass the time. So, from one Ox to another, our next gig is at The Durham Ox in Coundon on Saturday 9th June. Tubesnake – “Between The Ox’s” … lenny

April 2018 Chase Your Pleasures Here

1 April, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

The Sin - Franz Von Stuck 1893Sun 1 April @ 4.30pm
The Tap & Spile, Battle Hill, Hexham, NE46 1BH

Sat 7 April
Peterlee Catholic Club, SR8 2LR, £3 c.c.

Fri 13 April
Murton Colliery Club, SR7 9AN, £1.50 c.c.

Sat 14 April
The Golden Fleece
Silksworth, Sunderland, SR3 2AJ

Sun 15 April @ 4.30pm
The Conshies, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH6 3JW
£2 c.c.

Fri 20 April
The Big Jug, Claypath, Durham City, DH1 1RG

Sun 22 April @ 8.30pm
St.Peter’s Social Club, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 2AB

Fri 27 April
The Queen Vic
Victoria Road, South Shields, NE33 4NL

Sat 28 April
Byers Green Club, Spennymoor, DL16 7PU, £2 c.c.

Sun 29 April @ 4pm
The Crook Hotel, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Starry Eyed

24 March, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

Get an eyeful of Tubesnake at The Star Inn

March 2018 What’s Occurring?

1 March, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

One of three double-headers this month (image by lenny)Fri 2 March
The Crook Hotel
Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Sat 3 March
The Angel
Durham City, DH1 4PR

Sat 10 March
Hetton Lyons C.C.
Hetton-le-Hole, DH5 0HF, £2 c.c.

Fri 16 March @ 8.45pm
Steels Social Club
Sunderland, SR4 6LQ

Sat 17 March
The Lochside
Cochrane Park, Newcastle, NE7 7LJ

Sat 24 March
The Star Inn
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SQ

Sun 25 March @ 8.30pm
The Dalton Park Inn
Murton, Seaham, SR7 9NG

Thu 29 March
The Three Tuns
Gateshead, NE9 5SD

February 2018 On The Road

1 February, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

Tubesnakemania (image by lenny)Sat 3 February
The Black Bull, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 4JJ, Tickets £5

Fri 9 February
The Station, Killingworth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE12 6RA

Fri 16 February
The John Duck, Claypath, Durham City, DH1 1RG

Sat 17 February
The Brewery Tap, Wellington Road, Dunston, NE11 9HS

Sat 24 February
Byers Green Club, North Street, Spennymoor, DL16 7PU, £2 c.c.

January 2018 First Footing

1 January, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

Covering classic & obscure tracks by The Doors, Bowie, Stones, REM & more (image by lenny)Sat 6 January
The Fat Ox, Whitley Bay, NE12 8AE

Sat 13 January
The Ship Inn, Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE12 8AE

Sun 14 January @ 4pm
The Penny Gill, Spennymoor, DL16 6QE

Fri 19 January
The Moorcock, Burnhope Way, Peterlee, SR8 2HW

Sat 27 January @ 8.30pm
The Old Fox, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0HQ

Tune In For A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

24 December, 2017 | Tubesnake News

This is Rock 'n' Roll Radio (image by lenny)

December 2017 Our Christmas Services

1 December, 2017 | Tubesnake Gigs

The Scream - Edvard Munch lithograpgh 1895 (image parody by lenny)Sat 9 December @ 8.30pm
Blackhall Mill Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE17 7TN, £3 c.c.

Sun 10 December @ 6.45pm
The Queens Head, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, NE30 4QB

Fri 15 December
The Queen Vic, Victoria Road, South Shields, NE33 4NL

Sat 16 December
The Lochside, Cochrane Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7LJ

Sun 17 December @ 4pm
The Crook Hotel, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Fri 29 December
The Big Jug, Claypath, Durham City, DH1 1RG

Sat 30 December
The Turf, Front Street, Consett, DH8 5AB

November 2017 Remember, Remember …

1 November, 2017 | Tubesnake Gigs

Putting Out Fires With Gasoline (image by lenny)Sun 5 November @ 4pm
The Crook Hotel, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Fri 10 November @ 8.45pm
Steels Social Club, Sunderland, SR4 6LQ

Fri 17 November
The Crown, Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE16 4DT

Sat 18 November @ 8.30pm
Dunston UTS F.C., Wellington Road, Dunston, NE11 9JL

Sun 19 November @ 4.30pm
The Conshies, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH6 3JW, £2 c.c.

Sat 25 November
The Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SQ

Brandon Rocks 2017

1 August, 2017 | Tubesnake Gigs

Brandon Rocks One Day Music FestivalBRANDON ROCKS One Day Music Festival

Saturday 16th September

Brandon Cricket Club
Brandon Lane
Tel: 0191 378 9288

A one day music festival held in the grounds of Brandon Cricket Club featuring tribute & covers bands performing inside The Outfield Marquee and on The Pavilion Stage.

11 main acts in total, plus more. Starts 1.30pm til 11pm.

NO ALCOHOL allowed through turnstiles and NO CAMPING.
Food & Drink will be available to purchase on site.

TUBESNAKE will perform an hour long set on The Pavilion Stage starting at 8.25pm.

Tickets £15available from:
Brandon C.C. Clubhouse
Open every evening and day time Saturday/Sunday.
and Online: @ Skiddle
Or … Pay on the day £20

The Outfield Marquee left-side of poster
Bon Jovi Forever … headline

The Pavilion Stage right-side of poster
Fu Fighters … headline

Tubesnake: Sympathy For The Devil (Live)

19 March, 2017 | Video

Sympathy For The Devil (2017)

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

Recorded live at The Cluny, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunday 19th March 2017.

thanks to Jules for this video

The Cluny (Supporting The Dirty South)

1 March, 2017 | Tubesnake Gigs

The Dirty South with special guests Tubesnake (poster by steve gilroy)The Dirty South with special guests Tubesnake

Sunday 19th March

The Cluny
Lime Street

5pm Doors Open
6pm Tubesnake perform an hour long set
followed by main act The Dirty South

The Dirty South
Southern Rock tribute band based in Tyne and Wear
with a set list based heavily in the golden era of
Southern Rock featuring many bands including Lynyrd
Skynyrd, Allman Bros, Blackberry Smoke and more.

Tickets £7 … available in Newcastle from:

The Cluny
RPM Records

One Year On

10 January, 2017 | Music News

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016.

10th January 2017 One Year On (artwork by lenny)

artwork by lenny

Day Of The Doors

4 January, 2017 | Music News

Day Of The Doors - 4th January50 years to the day of the release of their debut album, January 4 will be proclaimed “Day Of The Doors” in the city of Los Angeles. The proclamation will be made by Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign.

The Doors are quite possibly the most legendary Los Angeles band of all time. Formed in Venice, The Doors went on to become the definitive sound and voice of the 1960s and influence countless generations to come with classic songs such as “Light My Fire,” “Break On Through” and, of course, “L.A. Woman.” The Doors are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017, as their eponymous debut album was released on January 4, 1967 and is still considered to be one of the all-time-great rock and roll debuts.

“Venice is a place where many have chased their pleasures or dug their treasures. It is a place that birthed The Doors and taught us all to cherish the funky, weird, and world-renowned vibe that Jim, Ray, Robby, and John helped make famous,” said City Council member Bonin. “I am very happy to be amongst the feast of friends celebrating The Doors’ 50th anniversary, and I thank the band, their management, and the Venice Chamber of Commerce for making this celebration possible.”

… extract posted by Eric Garcetti at

All The Best From Tubesnake

1 January, 2017 | Tubesnake News

Happy New Year 2017 (image by lenny)

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