The Snake Davis Band
Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser
Date: Friday 24th April 2020
The Snake Davis Band
A Class Act making their only appearance in Cornwall!
Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield's “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up” and Take Thats “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. Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe. He was on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.
His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favorite musicians. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.
The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’
The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi and is completed by Keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums.
Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies.
The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the 'Classic Sax Solos' repertoire.
Photo Credit : Steve Clark
“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
Well established as one of the UK's leading saxophonists, Snake Davis has played with the likes of James Brown, Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan, His live show delivers superb dance music with flavours of soul, reggae and dance. 'A virtuoso saxophonist' (The Daily Telegraph) 'Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches... 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 of Eurythmics) 'Snake has been a friend and inspiration for many years and continues to be so because of his exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it continue' (Heather Small).
See 2 tour dates featuring Snake Davis
St. Austell Arts Theatre
- 87 Truro Road
- St. Austell
- PL25 5HJ