The Snake Davis Trio

Snake, John Thirkell and Mark Creswell


We're absolutely delighted to bring you this trio. Snake is joined by long time friends John Thirkell and Mark Creswell. John Thirkell is one of Britain's top trumpet and flugelhorn players. Since the 1980s he has played on hundreds of pop, rock, and jazz recordings, appearing on 22 No.1 records. He was on at least one album in the UK charts continuously for more than 13 years and in 2009 he had 2 consecutive UK No. 1 singles with Pixie Lott. Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" was his 22nd UK No.1. His tours have included Swing Out Sister, Lisa Stansfield, Jamiroqui and Buddy Rich. 

All three met at Leeds College of Music and have been friends ever since.

Mark Creswell, virtuoso guitarist makes a welcome return to the Snake family playing Spanish guitar in this line-up. You may have witnessed Mark performing with some of Snake's other line ups and he's also a successful song writer.  The three together play beautiful tunes, soulful, jazzy, emotional, moving. The choice of material reflects their collective love of strong and moving melodies. Expect Brazilian jazz, Miles Davis and some well loved tunes such as Time after Time and Wichita Lineman.


Forthcoming Events


Snake Davis Band

Helmsley Arts Centre, Meeting House Ct, Helmsley, Yorkshire

Raked seating and lovely separate bar area. Traditional market town in beautiful countryside.


Sax on Sunday Snake with Helen Watson

Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire

The warm intimate Ropery Hall affords the perfect opportunity for a duo show, Helen singing and playing guitar. A diverse range of material from jazz to folk to pop classics, banter and stories plus Q+A if you want it!

Snake Davis Band Tour (4 piece)

Abraham, Martin & John