Davis has played on the records of the following artists and many others notably the M People, as well as Lisa Stansfield, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Culture Club, Hamish Stuart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Paul Hardcastle, Take That, Cher, China Crisis, Beyoncé Knowles, N-Trance, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Swing Out Sister, Dave Stewart, Paul Young, Mark Morrison, Pet Shop Boys, Soul II Soul, Robert Palmer, Tanita Tikaram, Acoustic Alchemy, Motörhead, Primal Scream, Calvin Harris, Spice Girls & Boy George, and he has also worked on numerous television adverts in the UK and abroad.
Snake Davis is renowned for his skill and expertise in playing both the saxophone and the flute and call play in any number of genres when asked upon from the smooth jazz to soul jazz. He released his first solo album in 2001 called “Snakebites”. Subsequently he toured with his band Snake Davis & The Charmers.
He has subsequently released other albums including, Hysteria, Adder Lessons, and Talking Bird, the latter of which was commended for its blend of chillout, soul, and oriental themed music, which included his first recorded works of him playing the ancient Japanese instrument, the Shakuhachi.
He has toured with Jim Diamond as The Blue Shoes, “The world’s smallest band” as well as one of the four members of the band ironically called The Burden of Paradise (Snake Davis, Helen Watson, Mark Creswell and Dave Bowie).
Davis also performed the theme music for the iconic 1980s television show Jimmy’s, a fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring the lives of staff and patients at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.
See him at Nantwich in an appearance with his fantastic Soul band The Suspicions