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7th March 2017


Snakecharmer will release their sophomore album, 'Second Skin', on May 12th 2017 through Frontiers Music Srl.

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) and Chris Ousey (Heartland).

The band's debut self-titled debut 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. Simon was hailed "among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world" by Guitarist Magazine and has built up an impressive resume playing with outstanding rock, soul, and blues artists.

'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 tells us:

"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 found its own unique identity since originally being put together to play mostly Whitesnake songs, and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey have contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock identity, even after the departure of founding member Micky Moody.

"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."

Strong, passionate, rocking, and blues-laden, 'Second Skin' is quality British hard rock at its very best.

1. Sounds Like A Plan
2. That Kind Of Love
3. Are You Ready To Fly
4. Follow Me Under
5. I'll Take You As You Are
6. Hell Of A Way To Live
7. Fade Away
8. Dress It Up
9. Punching Above My Weight
10. Forgive & Forget
11. Where Do We Go From Here

Snakecharmer are:
Chris Ousey - vocals
Laurie Wisefield - guitar
Simon McBride - guitar
Adam Wakeman - keyboards
Neil Murray - bass
Harry James – drums


UK Tour Dates:
May 5th: Cardiff, The Globe
May 7th: Bingley, Bingley Arts Centre
May 10th: Hull, Fruit
May 12th: Sheffield, The Plug
May 13th: Tavistock, The Wharf
May 14th: London, O2 Academy Islington
May 18th: Glasgow, 02 ABC2
May 19th: Newcastle upon Tyne, 02 Academy
May 20th: Alva, Scotland
May 24th: Preston, Guildhall
May 25th: Milton Keynes, The Stables
May 26th: Frome, Cheese And Grain
May 27th: Holmfirth, Picturedrome

Tickets for most venues are available right here.


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