Archive for March 10th, 2010

Snake Davis – Live

Simply called Live this album hits all the right buttons. The band line up is Snake Davis (saxes, flute, whistle, shakuhachi), Paul Birchall (keys), Bryan Hargreaves (drums) and Neil Fairclough (bass).

The album is particularly poignant and personal. On the cover, Snake writes “Recorded on January 24th 2009. My father died that day.” The performance was at Durham Town Hall. It was the first time he had played in a city that he’s always been fond of. The whole evening was surreal with only the band and crew knowing the events of the day.

They played their hearts out that night, underneath the gentle illumination of the stained glass windows in the impressive hall, watched over by portraits of past Mayors of the Cathedral City.

The album is magical. It truly captures the life and soul that was heard that night. Somehow it has that extra special something that’s so hard to describe. However you describe it, the album is a joy to hear and a must for any Snake music fan. Ending with Snakes rendition of the John Lennon classic “Imagine”, one fan commented “we should really all light a candle, it’s so moving”. Music from the soul now at CDBaby.

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