Marty Craggs

This week’s live music in the Tuns (and a gig in the Schooner):

Wednesday 11th – RUSS TIPPINS’ BUSKERS

Thursday 12th (at the Schooner) – SKINNY MOLLY ACOUSTIC. 8pm, £5.

Friday 13th – MARTY CRAGGS’ LITTLE BAND JAM.

Saturday 14th – BRIAN SHELDON’S 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY. This will be a top night with quality live music. Look out here or on Facebook for more details.

Sunday 15th – JAM WITH THE BAND, with the lovely Michael Rolf.

Oxjam, Russ Tippins, The Straits

We’ve a week packed with live music!

Monday @ 9pm – Quiz time. Just £1 entry and there’s free food.

Tuesday, from 7:30pm – Caprae Caput MCC bike club. Tunes, beer and pool, all welcome.

Wednesday, from around 8:30 – Buskers with Russ Tippins/Dan Grey.

Thursday @7:00pm – OXJAM CHARITY presents Metaljam, featuring Ten Ton Friday, Vulgar Dissection, By Your Leave and Incantus. A lot of music for just £3. And it’s for a good cause.

Friday @9pm – Russ Tippins show. A Tun’s favourite.

Saturday @ 9pm – The Straits, probably the best Dire Straits tribute act in the country.

Sunday Evening.. Get up and Jam With The Band hosted by Michael Rolf.

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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.