Snake’s set to sizzle

Snake Davis, saxophonist, promo photography by Marco Pozzi
Snake Davis, saxophonist, promo photography by Marco Pozzi

TOP jazz and soul sax man Snake Davis’s visit to the HX7 jazz club promises to be the funkiest yet when he appears with his band on March 24.

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 That’s “A Million Love Songs”, Snake has recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Paul McCartney and played live with dozens more.

Snake’s quartet, which also features Paul Birchall on keyboards alongside drummer Bryan Hargreaves and bassist Neil Fairclough, will be playing some old favourites as well as music from new album “Live” when they appear at the club, based at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holme Street.

Audiences are used to an entertaining, uplifting musical treat and they certainly won’t be disappointed with this superb quartet, feels club organiser Dave Nelson.

“You don’t see it very often at jazz gigs, but I think there’ll be dancing in the aisles at this one. Snake Davis has always been really popular at the Trades Club, and he has played to many a packed house there over the years. I’d advise people to get there early if they want a seat!”

HX7 Jazz takes place monthly on a Thursday. Appearing on April 28 is ex-Loose Tubes sax player Rachel Musson with her quintet “Skein”, and on May 26 there’s a Continental feel to the jazz with the Tommaso Starace Quartet.

The doors open at 7.30pm with live music starting at 8pm, and the headline band starting at 8.30pm. Phone the club on 01422 845265 to book advance tickets which are £12, and £9 for concessions and members.