Up and running.. 

Started the year in a quiet peaceful way with a couple of weeks working on the Relaxation CD ‘Frog on a Lily Pad’ (aiming for an April release)

Now, as I write in early Feb, live shows are underway again, Helmsley Haworth Barton Andover Maidstone, Birmingham, Soho and Torrington, all completely different from each other and all wonderful. I still enjoy live concerts best out of all I do but the travel bit can be grim.. Crawling around the M25 in heavy traffic or battling through Storm Ciara on a 5 hour…

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Website changes 

Not many people really like change. The Snake website has been hosted very successfully by HostBaby for many years but this month see's a switch to Bandzoogle. Hopefully it won't affect anyone looking for information or posting in the guestbook. We're optimistic that if anything, we might be able to make the website better - only time will tell.

In the meantime, if you spot anything out of place, not working or just looking odd; do let us know and we'll try and fix it. 

Fingers crossed!

Sally at Snake Davis

Japan tour rolls on.. 

Great to be out of Tokyo, first port is Toyama, West Coast, ‘Gateway to the Northern Alps’ There are indeed fine mountains to be spotted beyond the urban sprawl. And the air is clearer.
‘Production rehearsals’ today, ie in situ at the first venue, an imposing cold 12,000 seater ‘gymnasium’ with the sound and lights all set up.

I love my walk to work and back. Couple of miles, down a river, and although it’s flowing through urban sprawl it has interesting foreign looking ducks and grey and white heron.

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From Japan 

Landed in Tokyo a few days ago and now full steam ahead with rehearsals. Except today, we got an extra day off, grid-locked roads due to The Emporers Parade, Half hour trip in an open top car, no-one can get to work around here. Shows coming up in Toyama, Sapporo, Sendai, Hamamatsu, Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo. Looking forward to new discoveries. Even though I’ve been  here many times there’s always something fresh. And old favourites,  temples, gardens, Ramen noodles and Sushi. Here's todays Ramen..

psyching up and packing 

Japan looms again, off i go to join the band of a big Japanese Rock Star. I do love Japan and it's always exciting to tour there but i don't like this build up period. As i type my passport with work visa is late back from the embassy, and every day i'm receiving changes to the set list. Plus working out how to transport my saxes. Each year i think i might come up with a more cunning way. His shows are BIG! Watching the rugby last weekend, at Yokohama Stadium, half way through the match i remembered that…

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Apple pie? 

I'm starting to think about my next solo show, at my lovely 'local' Ropery Hall... completely solo that is, although i bring my whole family of instruments, 12 of em if i've counted correctly, to keep me company.. The newest one is an unusual beastie, a Hand Pan. For once something i dont blow, its a multi-pitched metal drum. Quite unusual looking, its been likened to a wok, or a spaceship. Couple of days ago i was playing for some lovely primary school children, one of them stuck his hand us.. 'Mr…

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camping out helicopters farewells and matinees 

We played Shrewsbury folk Fest a week ago, as BOP3 with Dave and Helen. I've played loads of festivals but never camped over before. Always 'in and out' usually by car, although having arrived at Alton Towers with a police escort we then left by helicopter. I borrowed a small tent from a neighbor and packed a sheet and a blanket. 'Surely it wont get cold overnight in August' i thought. the others laughed at my naïvety and lent me a sleeping bag. I was very glad of it. That was our biggest BOP gig ever…

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Variety ....... 

The summer months often see theatres close their doors for a summer recess, however this doesn't mean it all goes quiet for musicians. Snake joined the Woman to Woman tour for their last few dates including the finale in Cardiff. With a fabulous vibe backstage, he enjoyed catching up with Beverley, Julie, Jude and fellow musicians.

The Halifax performance with the Steeton Male Voice Choir was a resounding success - everyone saying what a thoroughly entertaining evening it was. Another couple of duo shows…

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Swing Band to Northern Soul 

Last week Snake joined the fabulous trumpet player, Steve Walker, for two nights at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth with his Big Swing Band. A truly entertaining evening (Steve is a bit of a legend with his jokes) the band were on top form and the closing rendition of Wonderful World was a real highlight of the show - beautifully performed.

The Blackpool Northern Soul Festival is this weekend. Snake is busy with the last pieces of homework before he joins the rest of the musicians in rehearsals. It's…

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New Brochure Out Now 

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…

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Forthcoming Events

Snake Davis Band Tour (4 piece)

Abraham, Martin & John