Snake Davis performing at Fibbers, York, March 2014
|Birth name||Christopher Davis|
Davis has played on the records of the following artists and many others notably 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, Jack "big richo" Richardson, 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 can play in any number of genres when asked upon from smooth jazz to soul jazz. He released his first solo album in 2001 called Snakebites. Subsequently he has 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).