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Big Jug Cancelled Again

29 September, 2020 | Tubesnake Gigs

The Big Jug, Durham City, Friday 2nd October 2020, 7.30pm.

It was an advisory, now it’s the law. From Wednesday 30th September only people from the same household or in a social bubble can socialise together at tables in any indoor setting.

The Big Jug does not have the capacity to accommodate this so Friday’s gig is now CANCELLED.

Initially we were booked for 18th September at The Big Jug in Durham City but following the announcement of tighter restrictions for the North East on 17th September the gig was cancelled. After consultation and clarification with the Local Authority, gigs will now continue at The Big Jug from Friday 25th September and our cancelled date has been rescheduled for Friday 2nd October. The gig will start at 7.30pm, playing two sets and finishing by 9.30pm. Under the new rules the venue will close at 10pm. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis with table service only.

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.

Wake Me Up When September Ends (1st Gig Since March)

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.

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’ve jumped at the chance and this will be our first gig since 14th March. We’re certainly looking forward to playing at this recently opened venue.

See our Gig Dates page for extra information about our current bookings under the new lockdown restrictions and to check the current situation regarding our other bookings.

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

Sound And 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.

Stargazers

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! 😎

By Hook Or By Crook

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. We thoroughly enjoyed the gig and had an excellent turnout in the marquee for our slot. Nice One!

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. 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.” … 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.

Let’s Play

8 June, 2018 | Tubesnake News

Tubesnake are back on the road after a five-week break.

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 Foot

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

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