Snake Davis in town at Chapel Arts Centre Bath October 2nd

Written by  on September 21, 2015

From Baker Street to Respect; legendary saxophonist performs classic tunes with breathtaking skill.

How did Snake Davis get his name? It was coined while watching him perform on stage. It perfectly describes the way he moves; glides with and around the music he creates. He becomes one with his instruments, his enthusiasm is inspiring and infectious. Snake Davis’s performance moves people, it’s passionate, emotional soulful.

Starting out busking and in student bars in Leeds, he quickly became known as the saxophonist with “Zoot and the Roots” and the much loved “Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes”.

After briefly setting up home in Brooklyn getting tuition from hot players he started his long career as a solo artist and session musician. To date, Snake Davis has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists and the list keeps growing. His tours include Lisa Stansfield, M-People, Eurythmics, Swing Out Sister, B-Witched and (the Japanese rock idol) Ekichi Yazawa.

Last year Snake had success with two of his students in the finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year. He was the featured artist on three European chart hits with the dance groups Klingande and Faul & Ad Wad as well as touring in the UK, France and Japan.

The New Classic Sax Solos tour see’s Snake Davis step into a 5 piece band (keys, drums, bass and Cutting Crew’s Gareth Moulton on guitar and vocals.

So many people love the sound of a great saxophone solo and for good reason. In the right hands sax is so emotional, so passionate; it sings, screams, whispers. An instrumental solo can break hearts, lift spirits, even change lives.

 

 

http://www.chapelarts.org/index.php?main_page=product_ticket_info&cPath=14&products_id=704&zenid=113ee7b98f793929c446fe8575a16a44

Snake performs a myriad of classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Still Crazy after all these Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfields “Change”. What’s more, he also tells you a bit more about them, fascinating facts and insights into the music we already love.

Imagine a room full of the saxophone greats; Junior Walker, King Curtis, Clarence Clemmons, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and more. Snake can deliver them all; challenging – yes, but he completely nails it. Sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax, this show has it all.

Rosy playing All The Time In The World at her son’s wedding reception

Written by  on September 7, 2015

rosy and guitarist

Rosy after a little persuading played saxophone alongside a guitarist the wonderful Louis Armstrong song ‘All The Time In The World’ at her musician son’s James wedding reception.Well done her!!

The healing power of music to unlock memories with dementia – the Sax and song

Written by  on September 7, 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-33787628
and heres a photof playing sax and the songs getting my mum to sing and engage in her 90th year and me dad to grin too.
playing to folks

latest sax gigs to see from sept 2015

Written by  on September 7, 2015

Sax Gigs from sept 7th2015

7 September The Slackers The Fleece, Victoria St., Bristol
http://thefleece.co.uk/events_category/touring-shows/

12 September Madness County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol  
http://www.madness.co.uk/live/

13 September Get the Blessing The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol
http://www.theblessing.co.uk/
Kevin Figes Hen & Chicken, Bedminster, Bristol
http://www.kevinfiges.co.uk/live-dates/

15 September Alan Barnes New Inn, Westerleigh http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com/gigs.html

19 September The Dualers Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=7694

23 September Andy Sheppard The Bell, Walcott Street, Bath https://beta.ents24.com/bath-events/the-bell-inn
Ben Waghorn The Mall Pub, Clifton http://www.fringejazz.com/gig-list.html

24-26 September Loose Tubes Ronnie Scott’s, Soho https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2015/september

30 September Andy Sheppard The Mall Pub, Clifton http://www.fringejazz.com/gig-list.html

2 October Snake Davis Chapel Arts, Lower Borough Walls, Bath http://www.snakedavis.com/tourdates.asp

4 October Mutter Slater Band Chapel Arts, Lower Borough Walls, Bath http://www.chapelarts.org/index.php?main_page=products_all

5 October Snarky Puppy O2, Frogmore St., Bristol https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/snarky-puppy

10 October Baila La Cumbia (Craig Crofton) Bocca Bar, Glastonbury https://bailalacumbia.wordpress.com/gigs/

11 October Barrence Whitfield & the Savages Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/

12 October Simon Spillett Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham http://www.simonspillett.com/forthcomingliveappearances.htm

13 October Andy Sheppard St George’s, Bristol http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/events/2015-10/?mcMonth=2015-10

14 October Iain Ballamy The Mall Pub, Clifton http://www.fringejazz.com/gig-list.html

18 October Grandmothers of Invention Fleece, Victoria Street, Bristol http://thefleece.co.uk/events_category/touring-shows/

22 October Kevin Figes Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://www.kevinfiges.co.uk/live-dates/

23 October Craig Crofton (+Pete Gage Band) Cellar Bar, Devizes http://www.petegagemusic.com/#!gigs/c1c5j

26 October Alan Barnes Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham http://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/

11 November Monkey Chuckle Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://monkeychuckle.co.uk/

12 November The Beat The Fleece, Bristol http://thefleece.seetickets.com/event/the-beat/the-fleece/854642
Dakhla The Grain Barge, Hotwells Road, Bristol http://www.dakhlabrass.com/gigs/

13 November Maceo Parker Under the Bridge, Chelsea, London http://underthebridge.co.uk/events/
Joshua Redman Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, London http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events

14 November Maceo Parker Under the Bridge, Chelsea, London http://underthebridge.co.uk/events/
Courtney Pine Globe Theatre, Bankside, London SE1 http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events
Kamasi Washington/Gogo Penguin Barbican, London http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events

19 November Bobby Wellins (Under Milk Wood) ArtsDepot, Nether Street, London N12 http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events

20 November Ben Waters Band Chapel Arts, Lower Borough Walls, Bath http://www.chapelarts.org/index.php?main_page=products_all

21 November Average White Band/Kokomo Royal Festival Hall, London http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events

29 November Tower of Power Koko, Mornington Crescent, London http://www.koko.uk.com/listings/tower-power-29-11-2015

4 December Jean Toussaint Victory Club, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham http://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/

5 December Blockheads, The Fleece, Victoria Street, Bristol http://www.thefleece.co.uk/shows/

9 December Selecter Komedia, Westgate Street, Bath http://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/music/

17 December Dakhla The Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://www.dakhlabrass.com/gigs/

18 December The Beat Cheese & Grain, Frome http://cheeseandgrain.ticketsolve.com/shows/873528529

20 December Blockheads Komedia, Westgate Street, Bath http://www.theblockheads.com/page/live
Superskas Chapel Arts, Lower Borough Walls, Bath http://www.thesuperskas.com/upcoming-gigs/,