Our new studio album, "Second Skin" will be released on May 12th, but in the meantime, please enjoy the first song and video from the album, "That Kind Of Love". Check it out and let us know what you think on our social media platforms.
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Snakecharmer’s sophomore album, Second Skin, will be released on May 12th. The British hard rock supergroup was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high calibre musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath live), and Chris Ousey (Heartland). The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and musically the record showed a finely crafted hard rock style mixed with blues and melodic overtones, akin to Micky and Neil's former band and Bad Company, with hints of early Foreigner as well. Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support of the album’s release and built a solid fanbase in the UK and Europe. In 2016, Moody left the band and was replaced by the Irish-born Simon McBride on lead guitar. Second Skin is the hotly anticipated second effort from Snakecharmer and brings the listener straight back to the good old days of real rock n' roll played with heart and soul. Slightly harder edged compared to the debut, but with roots still firmly planted in the classic hard rock vibe with a hint of late '70s AOR, this new record sounds fresh and crisp. Bassist Neil Murray says: “It’s been a rather long journey, but finally I’m very pleased to announce that Snakecharmer are soon to release our new album, Second Skin. The band has now found its own unique musical identity and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey have contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock distinctive trademarks. The band works in a very democratic and collaborative way, which means that sometimes there is a lot of discussion before decisions are finally made, and it was great to have a more objective viewpoint from producer Gary Stevenson, who also fired the band up with his ideas, enthusiasm and sonic skills. We can’t wait to get out on tour and play some of the new songs, together with the best of our established classics, both Snakecharmer and Whitesnake, and showcase our new virtuoso guitarist, the brilliant Simon McBride.”
UK tour dates May 2017 5 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe 7 - Bingley, UK - Bingley Arts Centre 10 - Hull, UK - Fruit 12 - Sheffield, UK - The Plug 13 - Tavistock, UK - The Wharf 14 - London, UK - O2 Academy Islington 18 - Glasgow, UK - 02 ABC2 19 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - 02 Academy 20 - Alva, UK - Scotland 24 - Preston, UK - Guildhall 25 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Stables 26 - Frome, UK - Cheese And Grain 27 - Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome
Snakecharmer have built up a strong following in recent years with their classic blues-rock sound and with a live set comprising material from their critically-acclaimed 'Snakecharmer' album, coupled with classic Whitesnake numbers. Snakecharmer bring you classic twin-guitar based rock as it should be played.
Following Micky Moody’s departure, guitarist/vocalist Simon McBride has joined Snakecharmer, and brings fresh energy and fiery guitar playing to the band alongside Chris Ousey (Heartland), Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Gary Moore), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath) and Harry James (Thunder, Magnum).
The list of world-class bands and musicians that the members of Snakecharmer have collectively played with runs into literally hundreds, and they deliver powerful, exciting rock of the highest calibre.
Snakecharmer are currently writing and recording the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, due for release Spring 2017.