Snake Davis

Snake Davis is on his own tonight, an informal acoustic evening of music and chat in two parts.
 
Actually not really on his own, because...
in Part 1 he’ll have his musical instrument family with him, the whole range of saxophones plus flutes, whistles, steel handpan, didjeridoo and the Japanese Shakuhachi.
Relaxed and intimate, questions are encouraged. 
 
Part 2 ‘My greatest hits’ 
Snake has a dual career. He tours and releases music as himself, and he operates as a hired gun, a session player. On the session-man front he’s been at no.1, top of the charts twice over the last year, with Olly Murs and Shania Twain.
Tonight he’ll perform some of his best known sax solos, including Take That’s ‘Million Love Songs’, M-People’s ‘Moving on up’ + ‘Search for the Hero’, Lisa Stansfield’s ‘Change’ Klingandes ‘Jubel’ Faul ‘Changes’ and the theme tune from ’The Office’. He’ll play them in context and give us a few words on how they came about.
 
Snake solo

He is one of the most in-demand saxophone players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”, M-People’s “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”, Klingande’s ‘Jubel’ and Take That’s “A Million Love Songs”.  He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. 
As a session player to the stars he plays arenas and stadiums, recent clients include Olly Murs and Shania Twain, later this year he’ll tour Japan playing arenas, but his greatest love is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favourite musicians.
Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and vocals, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in. 
www.snakedavis.rocks
 
“A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH
 
Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while”  TIME OUT
 
Snake is a joy to work alongside.  His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird”  DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)
 
Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it continue.”  HEATHER SMALL
 
“He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN
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