We've just sent our 2nd Edition Snake Davis gig listing brochure to the printers. It takes just over a week to be printed, folded, stapled and returned to us. At that point, all on the Snakey team are drafted in to help print envelopes, stuff, seal and haul the brochures to the post office. 

They should be landing on door mats in about 2 weeks time. If you don't get a copy and would like one, let us know email here or if you'd like more than one copy.

If you're happy to see a digital version, it's available now - just click on the "Brochures, Posters and Leaflets" page of this website.

We look forward to welcoming you to a gig soon.

We have a fantastic collection of wonderful venues that we return to year after year, that's just the way we like it and long may it last. Then every now and then we discover new ones, two in a row this weekend. We played Bramham Village Hall and Glusburn Arts Centre. Both in Yorkhire, and both villages i'd never been to before, even though i lived in Yorkshire for over 20 years. It's a big county! Sometimes we discover new venues when you guys suggest them, we always welcome a 'why dont you come and play at xxxxx?' We'll then give it a go! We'll always give it a go.

I did a rain dance a couple of days ago because my Acers were looking SO thirsty and my pond was shrinking. It worked, the rains came, but the blessing was mixed, some of the rain fell on trees and ponds, some came through the house roof and dripped into the kitchen. Never mind eh!

Had a quick trip to Japan at the end of March, just 5 nights, 2 shows, with Swing out Sister. What lovely folks they are, I worked with them loads in the 90s, this was like a reunion, more reminiscing than playing. We caught the very start of the Cherry blossom season, massive deal to the Japanese, a photo of the first sighting made the national papers. Our UK blossom has seemed more impressive than ever to me this year, or is it that i'm finely tuned to it after Japan?

Lovely tour of Village Halls and arts Centres with BOP3 after that, part tour part walking holiday we joked, as we climbed lovely Blencathra in Cumbria and walked a beautiful short coastal section of the Cleveland Way over near Scarborough.

Then a gig over Easter that i could walk to, my buddies the Mons Wheeler Band played the Nags Head in our village and i blew along with them all night. Sweet-voiced Mons hails from Co. Armagh and his fine musicians are from Glasgow. 'Give snake a big cheer, he's doing this for nothing' quipped the quick-witted Mons. A good time was had.

Online ticket sales for BoP3 at Thirsk Town Hall on Friday 4th October are now available. You can also buy them at the upcoming BoP3 gigs over the next two weeks (pease bring cash or cheque if you wish to purchase at gigs as we do not have a card machine). Tickets will be available locally soon.

Thirsk tickets online sales:- 

Snake returned from a week in Japan with Swing Out Sister - performing at a couple of festivals. With his ever increasing knowledge of Japan, the time off soon became trips out with Snake San Tours. Once back in the Uk he was straight into rehearsals for his monthly Ropewalk Sax on Sunday sessions at Barton upon Humber. This months guest being Gareth Moulton; a packed house and a fabulous set  - next months guest is Helen Watson and Pat McCarthy will be the guest on the 26th May. (See gigs page for further details)

 Thursday sees the start of a mini BoP3 tour with Snake, Helen Watson and Dave Bowie - not many tickets left for these shows, so act quickly if you want to secure a seat.

Snake joined Instagram this week SnakeDavisSax - it'd be great if you followed him. If you already follow him on twitter, you'll know that you get sneaky Snakey peeks to life off stage .... and his a pretty good photographer too.

Lots of work is going on behind the scenes for the first ever Horn Camp. If you know a trumpet player who might be interested in a week in Grenada learning with Snake and the incredible Johnny Thirkell, point them in this direction (see details on the Horn Camp page). Saxophonists welcome too of course!

Snake fans have been given a special privilege of early access to tickets for the Snake Davis Band performance at the FEVA Festival in Knaresborough. Details on the gig page or click here for the link.

Snake has been busy with recording sessions in the last two weeks as well as working with music students at Huddersfield University. We met lots of new people last Saturday at the show in Goole Junction and hope we'll see them at another gig before too long.

This week Snake will be locked into rehearsals for a short trip to Japan with Swing Out Sister, performing at a couple of festivals. The Classic Sax Solos show rolls into Middlesbrough on Friday and then a mix of Classic Sax Solos and the Snake Davis Band return to Halifax on Saturday. Only 3 tickets left for that show.


Louth is a favourite destination and we’re really happy to have 2 very different visits new in the diary, the Trio play St James Church in May then Snakey guests with Steve Walkers Big Swing Band in June at The Riverhead. If you’ve never visited Louth, or even Lincolnshire, this is a charming market town with historical buildings, unique shops and is situated on the Lincolnshire Wolds at the edge of Hubbards Hills - perfect for foodies, walkers, historians, explorers and of course Snakey fans!

 

It's been a variety packed weekend of shows. The new trio with Johnny Thirkell and Mark Creswell in the warm and intimate venues at Terrington and Wakefield. Travelling to Clitheroe for the Classic Sax Solos show on Saturday with yet another packed house. Finally to Barton for the duo with fabulous Simon Goulding on Sunday, what an amazing night. Lots of requests to do the duo line up again and great to hear Snake play so many pieces on flute too. We hope you all got home safely in the thick fog that descended.

Snake is back on the road with the 4 piece at "Junction" in Goole on Saturday 9th March. The sound is always spot on in this venue, with great seating and lovely staff...... click here for info.

The greatest gift for the musicians and back room staff is when we hear some of the lovely comments that are sent our way. This made us smile today and makes it all worthwhile.

"Thanks Snake and your mates for Friday evening at Wakefield...it was wonderful to be transported to a different world outside of work for a few hours"

Forthcoming Events

  • May 24
    Kirkby In Cleveland Church Hall,  Kirkby In Cleveland
     
  • May 25
    Queens Mill,  Castleford
     
  • May 26
    Ropery Hall,  Barton upon Humber
     
  • Jun 7
    Riverhead Theatre,  Louth
     
  • Jun 8
    Riverhead Theatre,  Louth
     

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