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Live Lounge Lizards

27 September, 2020 | Tubesnake Gigs

photo video-still by david lynas

Excellent gig at Live Lounge on Saturday. We had a full house with a very enthusiastic audience. The design of the venue itself is pretty amazing with a good sized stage, great lighting and a mega in-house sound system. This gig felt very special and the atmosphere was charged and exciting. Thanks to owners Tony & Lorraine and all the staff who helped us settle in.

See our Gig Dates page for up-to-date information regarding our bookings under the ever-changing Coronavirus restrictions.

Wake Me Up When September Ends

22 September, 2020 | Tubesnake Gigs

Live Lounge, Sunderland, Saturday 26th September, first gig since March (by lenny)

Live Lounge, Park Lane, Sunderland, Saturday 26th September 2020, 7.30pm.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we’ve been unable to gig for six months and this will be our first gig since 14th March. This place looks pretty amazing inside, judging by the photos and video-clips we’ve seen on social media, and today we’ve been asked to fill a cancellation slot this coming weekend. We jumped at the chance and we’re certainly looking forward to playing at this recently opened venue.

Coronavirus: Closed

20 March, 2020 | Music News

photo by Shutterstock

Closure of all UK Pubs & Clubs from midnight 20th March 2020 so all gigs cancelled for the foreseeable future. “¡Dios mío!”

Tubesnake: Roadhouse Blues (Live)

11 January, 2020 | Video

Roadhouse Blues (2020)

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

Recorded live at The Blue Bell, Jesmond Vale, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 11th January 2020.

thanks to Jim Wright for this video

2020 Vision

1 January, 2020 | Tubesnake News

If you’re waiting for the gift of sound and vision in this new year then take a look at our Gig Dates page. Over 70 dates already booked for 2020.


16 November, 2019 | Tubesnake Gigs

photos by christine watson (2019) & fiona davison (2017), composition by lennyYet another class Saturday night gig at The Star Inn on Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Proper crowd! Proper venue! 😎

CrookFest 2019

5 May, 2019 | Tubesnake Gigs

photos by lenny & michael mustardeOur first appearance at this annual May Bank Holiday Weekend Rock Festival featuring Tribute & Covers Bands across 3 stages. The whole event took place inside The Millfield Ground, home of Crook Town AFC. Tubesnake played an hour and 5 minutes starting at 4.25pm. This was an exciting event and we had an excellent turnout in the marquee for our slot. Great day out.

El Toro Negro

2 February, 2019 | Tubesnake Gigs

artwork by lenny, band photo by julie lisleThis was our second visit to The Black Bull in Blaydon having made our first appearance there exactly one year earlier on Saturday 3rd February 2018. It’s a ticketed event and all tickets had been sold so we had a full room. Both gigs were excellent. Great stage, great audience, great atmosphere. Just how all gigs should be.

Birds Of Prey

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. 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.” … Adrian Marley

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.


6 May, 2018 | Tubesnake News

Class gig at The Fat Ox in Whitley Bay last night. Excellent venue with a crowd that really made the night. Now we embark on a five-week break, our longest break since 2007. Moving from one Ox to another, our next gig is at The Durham Ox in Coundon near Bishop Auckland on Saturday 9th June … lenny

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

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.

Tune In To Tubesnake In 2018

1 January, 2018 | Tubesnake Gigs

Tune In to Tubesnake in 2018 (image by lenny)

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

A Winter’s Tale

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

Putting Out Fires

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

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