Snake Davis is one of the jazz world’s best kept secrets. He's a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who's played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades.
It wasn’t until he reached the age of 20 that he picked up his first saxophone. He enrolled on the diploma course in jazz and light music at Leeds College of Music, funded by busking and gig money. It was here that he met and made many of his life long friends and gained the great experience of disciplined ensemble playing. The much loved “Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes”, the nine piece soul band were formed, playing 60’s soul music with the sax taking the vocal parts.
After college, Snake spent several years travelling, playing on cruise boats, and briefly setting up home in Brooklyn, getting tuition from hot players and visiting some of the best jazz clubs in America.
Back in England, he joined the soul revue band “Zoot and the Roots”, started his long career as a session musician and first met Lisa Stansfield.
To date, Snake Davis has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists and the list keeps growing...
“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
“A virtuoso saxophonist” Daily Telegraph