So, there's a few things happening.

The main news is TOMMY HALE related.

Tommy's new album (that we've been working on since...well, you know) will be released on 12th April 2024. It's called ALL AT SEA and reviews are coming in as we speak.

To promote the album in the UK, Tommy is coming over from Texas to play a few gigs. It will be Tommy Hale & the Magnificent Bastards (the full UK version of the band, featuring Simon Moor, John O'Sullivan, Dan Tilbury & Nick Beere)

The dates are :

Thursday 11th April 2024 - The Beehive, 55 Prospect Hill, Swindon, SN1 3JS. 8.30pm

Friday 12th April - The Gifford Arms, 64 Victoria St, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NX

Saturday 13th April - Aces & Eights, 156-158 Fortress Rd, Tufnell Park, London, NW5 2HP

Tommy Hale & the Magnificent Bastards + Boss Caine + Rich Ragany 7.30pm

You can find more info on the GIGS page.

Meanwhile, Richard Davies has been very busy. Not only has he finished his second solo album (as Richard Davies & the Dissidents), he has been guitar slinging for Mark Valentine. Mark is playing a load of dates all over the place (UK, Europe & USA) so, keep a look out for that.

Not Only but Also...
The first album by The Snakes, Songs From The Satellites, is finally being released on all those modern streaming things! When it came out (2006?) there wasn't any of that kind of nonsense, you just had to buy the CD (vinyl was still missing presumed dead at the time). So look out for that, we'll let you know when it goes 'live'. Stand by yer beds!

Old News :

Back at The Betsey!
It's our own Richard Davies & the Dissidents at The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon, London, Friday 24th September! Also on the bill are Mark & the Clouds (who are launching their new album! Johnny O from the Snakes is a member of Mark & the Clouds, so there'll be Snakes all over the place!)

SATURDAY, SEPT 18th, 2021 AT 4 PM  – 11 PM
Being for the benefit of Cat and Steve.
The Fox Inn, Andover Rd, Newfound, Oakley, Basingstoke, RG23 7HH.
Come on down for a boogie and a beverage all in aid of raising some cash for our dear friends!
All welcome!
Expect musical delights from our eclectic selection .... from 60’s- 70’s covers , Rock n Roll, Pop-rock, Americana and some heavier stuff thrown in!
Doors @16:00
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

Update : Thanks a million to everyone who attended this gig or made a donation to the cause. The gig was a sell out show! Thanks to all the bands, the staff at the Fox and all you lovely folks who got involved.

In the Studio...
It's all happening! Richard Davies and the Dissidents have  started recording their 2nd album (as of May 2021)! And, hot on the heals of Rich & the boys, Tommy Hale and the Magnificent Bastards have been in the very same studio in Wiltshire for a week long session for Tommy's next album. Once again the usual suspects were rounded up : Simon Moor, Johnny O, Dan Tilbury & Nick Beere. 
Not only, but also...Simon, Johnny & Dan will be back in the studio in August to continue work on their album.
We'll keep you posted!
Anyone for Spotify?
We have a new link to The Snakes:
Click HERE and hold your breath...

New Single From Richard Davies - Out Now!
Hot on the heals of the recently released album, Human Traffic, Richard Davies and the Dissidents have a new download single Echo Road. Check out the Facebook page for more details : 

New Album From Richard Davies - Out Now!
Snakes lead guitarist, Richard Davies, has released his first solo album! The album is called "Human Traffic" by Richard Davies and the Dissidents. It was released on 12th June 2020 on the fantastic Bucketful of Brains label (who also released The Last Days of Rock & Roll). The reviews have been very good all round!
Check out a track on our Videos Page (click on 'Videos' above), Richard Davies and The Dissidents - "Lay Me Low".
In the meantime you can order Richard's album on CD now by clicking the button below (please select correct territory from drop down menu). 
Human Traffic - Richard Davies CD ORDER NOW inc p&p

Older News...

Snakes Alive, Sunday 27th Oct 2019!
Big Thanks to everyone who came down to see us at the What's Cookin' Last Day of Summer event at The Abbey Arms, especially Steve, Ali & Chris (for the sound!) Cheers! There's a video of "Turn Back The Clock" from the gig on the Videos page if you wanna take a look...

We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who came along on Friday 26th July 2019 at The Borderline for the special tribute to Barry Marshall-Everett.
Great to share the stage with Danny & The Champs, the Alan Tyler Show, Bex Marshall & Tom Matchett. Great to see so many friends too. We were very honoured to be a part of it! Thank you everyone!

Some people were asking "So, is this a one off gig?"
"Will The Snakes play more gigs, make a record?" they say on Hong Kong Phooey "Could be!" Watch this space!

Hot Snake Time Machine!

Thanks to everyone who came down to see Simon, Johnny & Dan on Weds 18th July 2018 at The Betsey Trotwood.

Big thanks to everyone who came down to What's Cookin on Saturday 30th Sept to see Hot Snake Time Machine play their first headline show.
Special thanks to Becs for spinning the discs and Paul Docker for stepping in at short notice to take care of everything else!

For anyone interested, the set list was :
Big Blue Bus (a Simon song),
Never Ever (a classic by The Action)
Homecoming Mum (from Tommy Hale's recent album Magnificent Bastard),
I'll Be Around (from the first Snakes album)
Maisy Jones (a song by 60s band Nimbo)
I must be in a Good Place Now (by Bobby Charles),
Back Burner (from Tommy's album again),
King of the New York Streets (by Dion)
The Last Days of Rock & Roll (Snakes 3rd album).
Libertine (from Tommy Hale's 2nd album)

encore : 
The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas (the title track from Nick Garrie's 'lost' classic album from 1969)
The Band Played On (from the Snakes' 3rd album)

Hot Snake Time Machine were :
Simon Moor (vocals & guitar)
Johnny O (bass & backing vocals)
Dan Tilbury (drums & backing vocals).
The support act was Dark Globes.

Thanks also to everyone who came down to the previous What's Cookin' Hot Snake Time Machine gig. 
The set list was :
Big Blue Bus (a Simon song),
Homecoming Mum (from Tommy Hale's recent album Magnificent Bastard),
Back Burner (Tommy's album again),
I must be in a Good Place Now (Bobby Charles),
Turn Back The Clock (Snakes 1st album)
Maisy Jones (a song by 60s band Nimbo)
The Last Days of Rock & Roll (Snakes 3rd album).

Music to look out for!
Apart from the fantastic Tommy Hale album (see below), there have been a few other releases of late featuring Snakes : Johnny plays pedal steel and some bass on the new album by James McArthur & the Head Gardeners (the album Burnt Moth came out in January 2017). Johnny again is also all over the new Mark and The Clouds album, Cumulus. It was released by Mega Dodo Records in February 2017 on vinyl, CD (first issue of the CD comes with a free live album) & download. 
Look out also for an album by Anna Page called Stars & Rockets, which features Johnny, Dan & Nick Beere.
CD copies of Limozine's album "Limo De Lux" became available in Nov 2018! Featuring Johnny O (aka Johnny Zero) on guitar!

The New Tommy Hale Album is Out Now!
You remember Tommy, our pal from Texas?

Well, the album was released late September 2016 and is titled Magnificent Bastard (see photo) and The Snakes are all over it!
Simon Moor produced the album and played guitar, Dan Tilbury played the drums, Johnny O played bass, pedal steel, electric & acoustic guitars and backing vocals and engineer Nick Beere played keyboards, theremin, slide guitar, etc.  All songs (except one cover) are credited to Tommy, Simon & Johnny.
We expect to play some shows in April 2017.
Reviews are coming in at the moment and have been very good :
And the title song was selected as one of the best tracks of the week by Classic Rock Magazine!
More news later on.

Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival
Pete Smart has started a new band! Yes, that's not a typo, he's formed a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival (hence the extra Revival!) Pete is joined by fellow Snake alumni Richard Davies on guitar & Chris Jones on drums, with Tim Emery from Case Hardin on bass. The guys supported Tommy Hale & The Magnificent Bastards in Swindon & Bristol on the recent Tommy Hale tour (something of a mega Snakes reunion, with Simon, Johnny, Dan, Richard, Pete, Chris & Nick Beere all in the same room).

Q Here...
Three *** Review in Q Magazine.

In the Studio...Autumn 2021

Richard Davies and the Dissidents have been back indoors recording more tracks for the 2nd album. And, hot on the heals of Rich & the boys, our Texan friend Tommy Hale has been in the very same studio in Wiltshire for a week long session in November for Tommy's next album. 
Once again, the usual suspects were rounded up : Simon Moor, Johnny O, Dan Tilbury & Nick Beere. A jolly good time was had by all!
They'll be more fun to had before it's all finished, but we'll keep you posted on progress.
And speaking of unfinished concept albums (yes, I know we weren't), Simon, Johnny & Dan will be back in the studio in the new year to continue work on their mantelpiece...I mean masterpiece.
Keep 'em peeled!


It's a bit old now, but there's a nice big feature on The Snakes in Bucketfull of Brains No.82 (the one with Danny & The Champs on the cover).
And not only but also, a great half page piece in R2 Magazine as well (the one with Robert Cray on cover).

The Snakes are back in Vive Le Rock, this time with a cracking album review. 8 out of 10 for The Last Days of Rock & Roll.
It's in the issue with Sisters Of Mercy on the cover.
Hope you also got your copy of the CBGBs issue of Vive le Rock Magazine. The Snakes had a song on the cover CD!

The latest album by The Snakes :

8/10 Highly Recommended - Vive Le Rock
3 * - Q Magazine
8/10 - Americana UK

Released on the legendary Bucketfull of Brains label, the eclectic new album sees the band expanding on their established Alt-country repertoire from Stonesesque country swagger through soulful Celtic folk to the dirty rock & roll of Mott the Hoople and Mink Deville, sharing a bottle of bourbon with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along the way. 

THE LAST DAYS OF ROCK & ROLL is also the first Snakes album to feature a cover version, with the enigmatic ‘The French Girl’, a long lost gem discovered via Gene Clark.


Available Now on CD & Download From 
And Others,

Maybe Even Your Local Record Store?!

Downloads available from GOOGLE PLAY


Contact The Snakes here.

of the Last Days album :

Review from Blabber and Smoke

Review from Beat Surrender


If you're looking at this website on a Smartphone, why not try the new Snakes App? It's got some of the info here but in a more phone friendly size, gigs, photos, videos, music. Find it at :


The recording the Snakes did for Never Records art project is now on Soundcloud. It's a cover of Never Going Back (John Stewart song covered by Lovin Spoonful).
Check it out :