Snakecharmer: S/T

Written by on April 25, 2013 in April 25, 2013, CD / DVD Releases, Music and DVD Reviews, Music Reviews - Comments Off on Snakecharmer: S/T

(Frontier Records)


What started as just a group of rock veterans getting together as tribute band playing songs from their glory days. Has evolved into their own powerful rock and roll band. Snakecharmer is powered by, Whitesnake members Micky Moody on guitar and Neil Murray on bass, Laurie Wisefield on guitar, Harry James (Thunder/Magnum), Adam Wakeman on keyboards and Chris Ousey (Virginia Wolf/Heartland) on vocals. Musically, Snakecharmer is everything one would expect from musicians with such resumes: a finely crafted Classic Rock album with Blues and Melodic overtones, that will remind many of Whitesnake’ s Blues era, Bad Company and with hints of early Foreigner thrown into the mix. The band’s tight chemistry is evident from the get go with, “My Angel”, a mid-tempo mover that is catchy and will have you singing along in no time flat. The lead off single, “Accident Prone”, is s melodic gem powered by Ousey’ s smooth vocal delivery. Then there is, “Falling Leaves”, a bluesy ballad that will tug at the heart string. Every track, 12 in total are all rock solid. No fillers here. Let’s clear the air Snakecharmer is not Whitesnake. I am tired of reading the comparisons. This band has it’s own sound and can stand toe to toe with any rock band out right now. Having been a fan of the band members previous works, I had a hunch that I would like Snakecharmer. Not only am I completely satisfied, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this album to anyone who loves rock and roll music. I for one can’t wait to hear what Snakecharmer comes up with next! Cheers Gents for a job well done.