Giroscope, Big River, Skatoons

An extra night of live music this week, thanks to the Bank Holiday:

Tuesday 20th – Caprae Caput MCC bike night, all welcome.

Wednesday – Buskers with Russ Tippins.



Friday – Giroscope, Tuns regulars (ELO, Genesis, Sparks and more).



Saturday – Big River .



There’ll be something for everyone, since this band state their influences as The Eagles, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blackberry Smoke, CSNY, Pure Prairie League, Tom Petty, The Georgia Satellites, The Allman Brothers, Poco, America, The Steve Miller Band plus many more West Coast, Southern Rock and Country Rock bands. 

Sunday – SkaToons, another Tuns favourite. Guaranteed to start the Bank Holiday with a party atmosphere and a great range of Ska classics. £3 on the door.



All gigs start around 9pm and are free unless stated.

FM & Marty Craggs

Lots going on in the Tuns this week.

Tonight Monday 12th @9pm – Professor Paul’s dead clever quiz.


Tuesday @7:30pm – Caprae Caput MCC night. Pool, tunes, snacks. All welcome.

Wednesday – Buskers with Russ Tippins/Dan.

Friday @9pm – FM. All your favourite classic rock songs.


Saturday @9pm – Marty Craggs and his Unexpected Visitors. Irish and Geordie Folk Rock.



Sunday – Jam With The Band, hosted by Michael Rolf. Come along, get up and join in.

Maiden UK

This Friday, 9th August, the fantastic Maiden UK will be live in the Tuns. These guys are one of the best Iron Maiden tribute bands in the country, so they’re not to be missed.

Also this week, we have our regular Wednesday buskers’ night with the truly talented Russ Tippins And, of course, we’ve our Sunday night Jam with the band, with Michael Rolf.

Live music across two venues

Well, it’s FM at The Schooner or Maiden UK at The Tuns tonight. Two superb classic rock bands – FM start at 8:00, Maiden at 9:20.

Punk Rock from 4pm til late at The Schooner this Saturday, with Mike Memphis and his Memphis Belles at The Tuns.

Sunday, it’s the brilliant Panic Report after Sunday lunch at The Schooner, then up to the Tuns for Jam with the band.

Why not come along to a gig and help us keep live music in Gateshead.

This weekend in the Tuns and the Schooner

Good bands at both The Tuns and the Schooner this weekend. Tonight I’ll be at the schooner from six watching the Happy Cats’ Marty Craggs and his unexpected visitors, then off to the Tuns to see the brilliant Romeo’s Pistol.

Tomorrow it’s Bessie and the Zinc Buckets at eight for me at the Schooner (outside stage), then up to the Tuns to see the brilliant Prism Pink Floyd.

Sunday it’s 50s Rock n roll outside the Schooner with the Doggone Daddies at five, then up to the Tuns at eight for the awesome Michael Rolf and his jam with the band.

Come and keep me company people.

Paul X

Romeo’s Pistol & Prism

Here’s what’s coming up this week in the Tuns.

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Tonight and every Tuesday – CAPRAE CAPUT MCC open night. Beer, pool, music and bike craic. Come along and say hi, 7:30pm.

Wednesday – Russ Tippins’ (sometimes Dan’s) Buskers.

Friday – Romeo’s Pistol. Rock, Pop. Indie, @9:pm. They have good reviews, check them out.

Saturday – Prism, the fantastic Pink Floyd Tribute band. Not to be missed, 9:00pm.

Sunday Evening – Jam With The Band. Come along have a beer, or get up and join in.