HISTORY
TJ'S, CLARENCE PLACE, NEWPORT, NP9 0AE, UK
tjs@tjs-newport.demon.co.uk

Outside TJ's (with some fat bloke stood in the way)

TJ's first started life 28 years ago, half it's size and christened CEDARS REST, a restaurant specialising in steak and seafood before it turned into a burger bar with the name of THE PITTSBURG DINER. It was around this time that John bought the property next door joined them together and renamed it EL SIECO'S... before he eventually decided on TJ'S DISCO which has survived albeit in abbreviated form for the last 12 years.

What does TJ'S stand for? Quite simple - Trilby and John (Trilby was John's late other half; a remarkable, feisty, character who once boxed the Iron Maiden's ears when they happened upon the club and tried to have an impromptu jam on stage.

Kurt Cobain's been here (as John likes to tell everyone) so has Rik Mayall, who was a very nice man and got all the bar staff pissed at his expense. Richey Edwards used to hang out here at the weekends before he went missing.

The club was featured in the Dec 97 issue of FHM as one of the top '50 Big Nights Out' in the world!

WE'RE HERE * JOHN * INSIDE * MENU

WHO'S PLAYED HERE?
Add N To X, Alice Donut, Arab Strap, Babes In Toyland, Bikini Kill, Bluetones, Boss Hog, Brainiac, Buzzcocks, Catatonia, Catherine Wheel, Chumbawamba, Cornershop, Cranberries, Dickies, Down By Law, Echo & The Bunnymen, Elastica, Fish, Fugazi, Girls Against Boys, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Green Day, Groop Dogdrill, Hole, Huggy Bear, Jesus Lizard, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Lemonheads, Man Or Astroman?, Manic Street Preachers, Mansun, Mercury Rev, Misfits, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, My Life Story, Nation Of Ullyses, New Bomb Turks, New Model Army, NOFX, No Means No, Nova Mob, Oasis, Offspring, Pecadiloes, Pop Will Eat Itself, Primal Scream, Rancid, Redd Kross, Rocket From The Crypt, Royal Trux, Salaryman, Scarfo, Scott 4, Selecter, Shed Seven, Shellac, Skunk Anansie, Snuff, Supergrass, Test Department, Therapy?, Urge Overkill (with St Etienne DJing), Urusei Yatsura, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Wedding Present