A rare outing for this Northern Soul spectacular and a long overdue return to the Shire Hall.
Twenty plus years ago, in the student bar of Leeds Polytechnic, "Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes" were born . A soulful unit playing sax versions of Stax, Motown and Atlantic classics. They went on to be embraced by the Northern Soul scene. They lit up the Astoria Ballroom and Central Station, Leeds as they played to some of the most passionate and committed music-loving crowds anywhere in the world. The passing years have scattered the individual Band members to various parts of the world but the nucleus of, Snake, Bass man "Dangerous" Dave Bowie and Guitarist, Mark Cresswell come together every year or so to back visiting American soul stars. Several years ago the three decided to re form the SUSPICIONS (a storming 8 piece with Brass and girl singers ) and take to the road doing their OWN show again for the first time in many a moon!
Snake - Saxes Dave Bowie - Bass Mark Cresswell - Guitar Bryan Hargreaves - Drums Paul Birchall - Hammond/Keys Bob Taylor - Trumpet Doreen Edwards - Vocals Sue Quinn - Vocals Come and see what all the fuss is about . expect to be dancing, swaying or slithering in your seats as they storm through Wigan classics and beautiful Soul ballads.
Snake Davis has appeared live with M-People, Eurythmics, Lisa Stansfield, Acoustic Alchemy etc. etc. as well as numerous tv appearances. His unique sax sound has found it's way onto many classic hits such as, M-People's "Moving On Up" and "Search For A Hero", Take That's "A Million Love Songs" and Lisa Stansfield's "Change" See Less