Who do they think they are?
THE SHORT ANSWER :
The Snakes are a London based rock band formed in 2002. They have made 3 albums.
THE SLIGHTLY SILLY ANSWER :
The Snakes were most probably formed on a Tuesday afternoon in 2002, London, England.
Of the original lineup, Simon Moor is the only known survivor, bassist Alex Culpin having fallen into a vat of cider after the first album. Drummer Dan Tilbury left England for Wales, before leaving Wales for Denmark, only to leave Denmark for Wales again. He will never play the Dane. Geography is not his best subject, but he is very good at woodwork. You may think his favourite country is Wales, but it is in fact Wiltshire.
guitarist Richard Davies left the band to pursue a unicorn rampant on figs, with an almost imperceptible limp.
He is now pursuing legal action based on a short poem.
Sometime soon, acoustic guitarist Peter Smart is pursuing Richard in the nearly new small claims Court next door.
Thus far, three albums have been released by the Snakes, Songs from The Satellites (2006 Holiday Disaster Records), Sometime Soon...(2010 Red Eye Music) and The Last Days of Rock & Roll (2013 Bucketfull of Brains Records). They would have released more, but they didn't. Some say it's because they are lazy. Perhaps. Or stupid? Could be.
But mostly, it's just about the money, where is all the money, they say? Do you know?
Despite all this, and almost miming to the words of their song 'The Band Played On',
the band did indeed and played on, leaving a trail of bodies and empty bottles...
They have recently returned from a successful season in the Short Back & Sides Theatre production of Aladdin, on Nuneaton Pier, each member of the band alternating the part of Widow Twanky for two shillings sixpence a quarter.
In 2016 the Snakes hope to bring about World Peace or alternatively to become Ultimate Fighting Champions at the up coming event this year in Barnet, (although some of the boys have also been seen drinking with Texan fridge magnet Tommy Hale). There has been some gossip that the band are planning to form a Fleetwood Mac tribute act for a tour of the Far East, but the lads dismissed this as just Chinese Rumours.
At present, Tommy Hale remains unconvicted.
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Eamon Korner (East Totteridge Chronicle)
THE LONGER LESS SILLY ANSWER :