Sat 17th Dec 2022- The Snakes + The Snakeoil Rattlers & Danny Jones! What’s Cookin, LEYTONSTONE SOCIAL CLUB, Harvey Road, Leytonstone E11 3DB.

So, the line up for The Snakes is Simon Moor, Richard Davies, Johnny O & Dan Tilbury.

Johnny & Dan are also playing with the Snakeoil Rattlers for this gig (It's Christmas!)

Our good pal Danny Jones will be opening the show. This show was supposed to have happened last xmas, but it got covid cancelled, so, it's been a long time coming! Click link below to get tickets :

Get your tickets here!

Sat 8th October 2022 - The Snakes at Level III, 73 Commercial Rd, Swindon SN1 5NX Swindon.

This is a charity event called Fatfest. Lots of acts on the bill including Dan Reed Trio


Revival Black

and more to come….

The Snakes play at 4.30pm

CANCELLED : Weds 22nd Dec 2021

Sorry Folks, this gig is not happening. Hopefully it will be rescheduled for the New Year sometime. Watch this space!

It's a Xmas Special, featuring : 

The Snakeoil Rattlers, The Snakes & Danny Jones at our favourite venue,

What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone Social Club, 2 Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3DB.

Tickets available at :

And there's more info on Facebook :

You probably already know The Snakeoil Rattlers from previous outings. Barry Warren and his band have been familiar faces around the kitchen and beyond for many years, but now they have finally finished their debut album and will be flogging copies of it on CD at the gig, so bring some extra cash with you!

The Snakes don't have a new album to sell, but they will be attempting to sell whatever they can (CDs, house hold appliances, vital organs, etc). The line up will be Simon Moor, Richard Davies, Dan Tilbury, Johnny O & long time Snakes producer Nick Beere, (hereafter referred to as the 'classic' lineup).

Danny Jones is a great friend of ours and a regular member of the audience down at What's Cookin', however, this will be his debut performance at this venue! Danny will be playing some folk & traditional songs as well as his own material.

Sat 27th Nov 2021 - Richard Davies & the Dissidents along with Bucketful of Brains label mate Trent Miller at What's Cookin', Leytonstone Social Club, 2 Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3DB.

Sat 18th Sept 2021 - Special Fund Raising Event :
Being For The Benefit of Cat
The Fox, Newfound, Oakley, RG23 7HH
Doors@4pm Blind Falcon - 5 - 5.30 Seventeen80 - 5.40 - 6.20 The Snakes - 6.30 - 7.10 The Buster Cornelius Quartet - 7.25 - 8.15 Richard Davies and the Dissidents - 8.30 - 9.20 Redhead - 9.35 - 10.35

Fri 24th Sept 2021 - Richard Davies & The Dissidents / Mark & the Clouds / Dreamytime Escorts at The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3BL. £9 in advance, £10 on the door.

Past Gigs (ah, the good old days, a simpler time) :

Sunday 27th Oct 2019 - The Snakes at The Abbey Arms, 31 Wilton Road, SE2 9RH London, United Kingdom.
On stage about 4.30pm. 
The Snakes line up will be Simon Moor, Richard Davies, Dan Tilbury, Johnny O & Nick Beere.
(It's the 3 guitar version, as seen at the Borderline in July!)

More Info from What's Cookin' :
What's Cookin' presents : The Last Day of Summer.

The Line up & Stage Times :
12.00 : DJ
1.30  : Simon Stanley Ward
2.30  : JC's Hopeless Sinners
3.30  : The Thumping Tommys
4.30  : The Snakes
5.30  : Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band
6.30  : The John E Vistic Rock'n'Roll Soundsystem
7.30  : Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind

Friday 26th July 2019 : The Last Hurrah : A Tribute to Barry Everitt.
Orange Yard, Manette St, London, W1D 4JB.

This is a very special night featuring 
Compered by BEX



Wednesday 12th Dec 2018 - The Snakeoil Rattlers, Foghorn Leghorn, Marco Magnani. It's the Snakeoil Rattlers' Xmas show at the Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Highbury & Islington. Get down and get with it.

Thursday 13th Dec 2018 - Mark & The Clouds, Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park (opposite the tube) Free Entry.

Sun 11th Nov 2018 - DEAN FEST at The Albion, 121 Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 0QL (near Olympia).
Simon & Johnny will be appearing at this special event celebrating the life and music of the late great Dean Hall, leader of Limozine (Johnny's punk band!) Doors open 3pm, free entry, free CD of Limozine's 7th album Limo-De-Lux for everyone and a free drink's token. There will be cake, vinyl DJ, live music from the remaining members of Limozine plus special guest vocalists (like what Queen did for Freddie Mercury, only in a pub!)
It's all happening!

Weds 18th July 2018 - Hot Snake Time Machine 
at The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3BL.

The Betsey Trotwood presents a night of indie rocking, psych & pop goodness featuring:

Hot Snake Time Machine, Art Theefe and Suspicious Objects.

Doors 7.30pm. First band on at 8pm sharp - just £5 on the door.


"Yesterday's songs at today's prices for tomorrow's people" - former members of cult band The Snakes play obscure and lost psych and pop nuggets as well as a smattering of Snakes classics.


A Betsey debut for Oxford 3-piece described as "A dash of Kinks kitchen sink drama and wry, quintessentially English humour, a touch of classic singer songwriter such as Dylan and Mike Scott, a smooth Steely Dan vibe and even some Van Morrison Celtic rock mystique and you have a fantastic slice of power-pop, slightly Paisley psych and bluesy-rock all rolled into one" - A&R Factory


Anglo-Italian Krautrock-courting collective, bound by Lou Reed's velvet spit and the raucous swell of 90s indie fuzz guitar. With lyrics that bite and bait as motorik minimalism mutates into swaggering psych-jams.

Weds 2nd May 2018 - Tommy Hale & The Magnificent Bastards at What's Cookin', Ex-Servicemen's Club, Harvey Rd, Leytonstone, E11. Free entry with whip round.

Direct from Dallas, Texas, Tommy Hale will be returning to London for one show only. His band, The Magnificent Bastards (UK line-up) are Simon Moor on guitar, Johnny O on bass, Dan Tilbury on drums & Nick Beere on guitar & keyboards.
Support act will be Hot Snake Time Machine (Simon, Johnny & Dan, doing their thing!)

Thursday 12th Oct 2017 - Hot Snake Time Machine at The Priory Tavern, 250 Belsize Rd, Kilburn, NW6 4BT. A short walk from Kilburn High Rd Train station. Nearest tube is Kilburn Park (Bakerloo line), less than 10 mins walk.
The gig is The Devout Sceptics monthly residency at The Priory Tavern. They will be playing a full band line up, opening and closing the night. Hot Snake Time Machine will be Simon Moor & Johnny O in semi-acoustic mode, pedal steel, etc, playing some of their favourite songs (including the odd Snakes classic, Tommy Hale tunes and obscure gems from 60s / 70s era). 
FREE ENTRY! Kicks off about 8.30pm

Sat 30th Sept 2017 - Hot Snake Time Machine at What's Cookin', Ex-Servicemen's Club, Harvey Rd, Leytonstone, E11. Free entry with whip round.
Yes, the lads are back! This time it's for a headline spot (back by popular demand?!) Simon Moor on guitar and vocals, Johnny O on bass & backing vocals, Dan Tilbury on drums, playing songs from The Snakes, Tommy Hale & the Magnificent Bastards and a choice selection of unknown classics from yesteryear!
Support comes from Dark Globes. Things kick off about 9pm. Cheap bar!

Sat 2nd Sept 2017 - Hot Snake Time Machine at What's Cookin', Ex-Servicemen's Club, Harvey Rd, Leytonstone, E11. Free entry with whip round.
The headline act are : The John E Vistic RocknRollSoundSystem

Hot Snake Time Machine, as some of you will know, are mostly Simon Moor & Johnny O from The Snakes, playing a selection of obscure cover versions from yesteryear, days of yore and that, but this gig will include the magnificent Dan Tilbury on drums! 
They'll be some covers, some Snakes songs and some Tommy Hale songs too, possibly.

Featuring : Tommy Hale - Vocals
Simon Moor - Guitar & backing vocals
Johnny O - Bass & backing vocals
Dan Tilbury - Drums
Nick Beere - Guitar, Keyboards & backing vocals

Friday 14th April 2017 - EXMOUTH : The Grapevine Brewhouse, 2 Victoria Rd, Exmouth, EX8 1DL (plus Not The Cowboys)

Saturday 15th April - SWINDON : The Rolleston Arms, 73 Commercial Rd, Swindon, SN1 5NX. Plus support band Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival, (featuring Pete Smart, Richard Davies, Chris Jones & Time Emery).

Sunday 16th - BRISTOL : The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Rd, Bristol. This is an afternoon show, with the first act on about 3.30pm. Support comes from Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival, plus special guest Mark J Lee.

Tuesday 18th April - GUILDFORD : The Star Inn, 2 Quarry St, Guildford, GU1 3TY. Support act is Hot Snake Time Machine (Simon Moor & Johnny O doing their duo thang).

Thursday 20th April - HASTINGS : The Albion, 33 George St,Hastings, TN34 3EA. The pub is in the Old town sea front area. (plus support act Anna Page)

Friday 21st April - LONDON : The Staggs Head, 55 Orsman Rd, Hoxton, London, N1 5RA. Support acts are firstly, Snakeoil Rattlers' Barry Warren, opening with an acoutic set, followed by Trent Miller.

Saturday 22nd April - YORK. The Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Rd, York, YO10 4EX. Support comes from Boss Caine.

Sunday 23rd April - EDINBURGH : Bannerman's, 212 Colgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ