STOP PRESS - 08-July-2012
From this date onwards The Daisy Hill will no longer be putting on bands. All bands booked for July/August have been cancelled.
The Daisy Hill pub, at Heugh Edge, near Sacriston, Durham, presents live bands on two Friday nights per month.
The pub is owned by Kevin Willis who is very keen to promote live music at this venue.
A good musical cross-section of bands are booked, suiting most musical tastes. Music ranges from hard rock, blues rock, r'n'b, to rock'n'roll, 60s to present day.
Bands usually start at 9pm, playing two 45 minute sets. Only a minimum cover charge is asked for (usually £1).
A major change is a late bar licence for the concert room, enabling customers to obtain a drink whilst the band are in the latter stage of the 2nd half performance.
Bands to have played here include
Tubesnake - The Whole Hog
The Poorboys - 101
FM - Gerry Gillard
Floyd 2 - The Poor Boys
Acoustic Beatles - Messenger
Amy Holford - Under the Radar
Beckett - Skinfint
Beer Monkeys - The Suspects
Uncle Gilbert - Happy Cats
The Force - Feed the Bear
The Revolutionaires - The Kicks
Tumblin' Dice - Blue Diamonds
....to name but a few
The venue (previously a working men's club) is able to offer a substantial, large music room with bar, large stage with basic lighting & dressing room.
A good sized, well ordered, appreciative & discerning regular crowd has steadily built up and bands will be assured of a warm reception.
The venue can hold up to 120 seated, usually averaging 50-60. There is no similar live music venue in this area of Durham.
Band rehearsal facilities are also available at a very reasonable charge, just ring the pub to enquire about availability. A number of well known local bands rehearse here regularly, including The Suspects, Zep-Free-Cream, The Whole Hog.
The music room is also available for hire at very reasonable rates.
To contact the pub about live music or to book your band - tel. (0191) 3710288 & leave your details (e-mail & tel.), You can also e-mail Gig Organiser, John, & we'll get back to you - it is preferred that communication is via e-mail, found on Contact page, for all potential gig bookings if possible.
This is John (below), who has done so much to put The Daisy Hill well and truly on the music map over the last 6-7 years. He stepped down at the end of 2008 from promoting the bands, but he has been hosting the bands once again since September 2010.
Pub location: Heugh Edge, nr. Sacriston, Co. Durham, DH7 6AU
A map can be found at Contact Us
Owner, Kevin, with Barkin' Billy