Snake Davis, Johnny Thirkwell and Mark Creswell


Snake teams up with long time cohort and best buddy Johnny Thirkell and their mutual friend, guitarist Mark Creswell, for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with jazz soul and pop.

Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”; M-People’s “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”; and Take That’s “Million Love Songs”.
He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney to The Eurythmics and Amy Winehouse.

Johnny Thirkell is one of the UK’s top trumpet and flugelhorn players. He has played on hundreds of pop, rock, and jazz recordings (including 22 No.1 records) and at one stage was on at least one album in the UK charts continuously, without a break, for over 13 years!
In 2009 he had two consecutive UK No.1 singles with Pixie Lott, and his credits include Level 42, George Michael, Jamiroquai, Grace Jones, UB40, Cher, Tina Turner, Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister and Lisa Stansfield.  In 2015 he scored his 22nd No.1 with Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”

Mark Creswell is a virtuoso exquisite sensitive guitarist who studied at Leeds college of Music with Snake and Johnny. Mark is well known for his work with Tanita Tikaram, The Suspicions and Burden of Paradise.

Expect beautiful music, fascinating tales, banter and opportunity for question and answer and challenges.

“Johnny Thirkell is maddeningly talented; funny, clever, handsome, the best damn trumpeter I ever heard, and the only man I know who can wear a beret without making you want to move to another carriage” – Hugh Laurie

“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while”.  TIME OUT.

“A virtuoso saxophonist”.      DAILY TELEGRAPH

“A brilliant sax player who could wail like the best American players, but was at his best weaving around slow ballads, won deserved acclaim”  BLUES + SOUL

“He doesn’t mess about”                 THE GUARDIAN

“Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird.”             DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)




Show Details

Date of event:

21st November 2020

Event details:

7.30pm £15

How to book

In person at The Ropewalk

Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.

By telephone 01652 660380

Please pay by credit or debit card. An additional charge of £2 is applied to cover customer not present transaction cost and postage.

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