STEETON Male Voice Choir is performing with top saxophonist Snake Davis and talented teenage singer Sally Clements. The award-winning choir will welcome guests to two separate concerts this summer in Skipton and Halifax.

First up is Christ Church on Saturday June 29 at 7.30pm when 17-year-old Sally will perform alongside grandmother Angela Clement. Sally is the granddaughter of Bernard Clement, a member of the choir’s First Tenor section who died last year after only a short time as a member.

Sally has been singing since the age of six, and performed with the Steeton choir at Christ Church almost 12 months ago. She has just completed her A levels at South Craven School and hopes to go to Edge Hill University to study Creative Writing and Film Studies.

She recently gained a distinction in her Grade 8 classical singing recital exam and has studied the piano up to Grade 6 level.

Email or call 01943 817341 or 07704 123176 to book tickets, which cost £8.

Steeton Male Voice Choir will be at the Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax on July 13 at 7.30pm to perform with Snake Davis. The concert promises something for everyone with blues, swing, popular favourites and traditional male voice choir items.

Snake, who has provided his iconic sax sound for a host of famous pop singles, is a regular performer in the locality including gigs in Haworth and Glusburn. He provided saxophone solos for Take that’s A Million Love Songs, M People’s Moving On Up and Search For The Hero, and Lisa Stansfield’s Change.

A spokesman said: “Snake is one of the world’s most respected and in-demand saxophone players, working with some of music’s biggest artists such as Eurythmics, George Michael, Cher and Beyonce.”

Call 01422 349422 to book tickets for the Halifax concert. The concert will raise money for the Parkinson Society.

“During his career Snake has toured the world with Lisa Stansfield, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart and played with James Brown, Paul McCartney and Tina Turner.”

Snake wrote the saxophone solo on Take That’s hit record A Million Love Songs, earning £18 for his contribution as a session musician even though the single is regularly voted one of the most romantic love songs of all time.

Snake first picked up a sax at the age of 20, taking a diploma course in jazz and light music at Leeds College of Music funded by busking and gig money.

He formed a nine-piece band, Snake Davis And His Alligator Shoes, playing 60s soul music with the sax taking the vocal parts.

After college, Snake spent several years travelling, playing on cruise boats then briefly setting up home in Brooklyn, getting tuition from hot players and visiting some of the best jazz clubs in America.

Back in England, he joined the soul revue band Zoot and the Roots and started his long career as a session musician. He has now recorded more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists.