SNAKE Davis will play just what you want to hear when he returns to Glusburn Community and Arts Centre.

The popular saxophone player has titled his April 27 show Classic Sax Solos and it will feature just what it says on the tin.

Snake and his band will perform 25 classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Respect and Yakety Yak.

There will also be the solos he played himself for chart stars on the hit singles A Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfield’s Change.

A spokesman said: “Sax is the favourite instrument for many folk, and for good reason. Saxophone, in the right hands, is so emotional, so passionate; it sings, screams, whispers.

“Keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and sax, sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax, this show has it all.”

Snake Davis is one of the world’s most respected and in-demand saxophone players, working with some of music’s biggest artists such as Eurythmics, M People, George Michael, Take That, Cher, Tina Turner and Beyonce.

He has also worked with Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Culture Club, Hamish Stuart, China Crisis, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Swing Out Sister, Motörhead, Primal Scream, Pet Shop Boys and the Spice Girls.

In the 1980s Snake fronted York band Zoot and the Roots. He released 27 his first solo album in 2001 called Snakebites, and toured with his band Snake Davis & The Charmers.

He subsequently released other albums including Hysteria, Adder Lessons and Talking Bird,

and toured with Jim Diamond as The Blue Shoes.

He is one of the four members of the band Burden of Paradise, along with Helen Watson, Mark Creswell and Dave Bowie.

Call 01535 630223 to book tickets.