This Friday: The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet

This Friday sees us taking a break from the festival circuit and heading back to a lovely venue we enjoyed playing way back in the year 1BC (Before Covid). It’s a not-for profit community hub/arts venue housed in a former high street bank that promotes sustainability, creativity and social cohesion for the local community.

The building is home to the Rubbish Art Project, commisioning local artists to recycle our rubbish into – well, art that is anything but rubbish (as said)

And there’s a cafe with great food and a bar stocking craft ales and local cider. – What’s not to like?

Plus who knows, maybe after we can break into Shepton Mallet Prison and relive our time spent there with Johnny Cash (you know the story by now…)

See you down the front sSsx

Upcoming festivals! Green Scythe, Pitfest, Godney!

We’re looking forward to a nice run of gigs in the coming months including some of our favourite festivals.

The Green Scythe Fair (Sunday June 12th) is a festival unlike any other and if you haven’t been before you really should come along. More than just music, it is an event created to “raise environmental awareness through creative activities”. As well as a kids activities area, you’ll find traditional crafts, demonstrations and workshops, local and community produce stalls, a debate tent, and, of course, music all day on two stages. Plus the scything competiton itself!
It’s a great day out and highly recommended. Tickets have to be booked online in advance and are available here

Pitfest is a proper little village music festival with a brilliant atmosphere. With great music all day on two stages, plus ales for the adults and activities for the kids, there’s plenty to keep the whole family happy.

The Godney Gathering has established itself as one of the best music festivals in the area. With plenty of household names on the line up of music stretching across 4 stages (not including the silent disco or the kids area) it has something for everyone. It usually sells out too – so get your tickets now!

Check out the full list of dates for our other appearances in the coming months. We’re adding more all the time!

See you down the front


This Sunday Afternoon – Live at The Three Horseshoes, Bradford On Avon

This Sunday we’ll be venturing into the foreign lands of Wiltshire and Bradford On Avon! Home of Will Carling, Jesus Jones and the inventor of the Shrapnel Shell.
We’ve heard lots of great things about The Three Horseshoes and they certainly have loads of excellent bands play. We’re looking forward to making our snakey debut there. We’ll be on 3-5pm – just the right time for you to come and dance off that Sunday dinner/Saturday night hangover. Come shake a leg – and maybe an egg!

See you down the front

Live! April 9th – The Riflemans Arms, Glastonbury

Yes! Looking forward to this very much – back to one of our favourite haunts, The Rifes in Glastonbury. Proper scrump on tap, an audience always up for a dance (and probably a wannabe wizard out the back who’ll do you a tarot reading for an ounce petouli oil) Glastafari!

Here’s a video of us performing ‘Bowie’ from a previous visit to The Rifleman’s Arms…

Come and shakeSHAKEshake with the legendary snakeSNAKEsnake

See you down the front!


Back to Burrow Hill! Harvest Celebration, Saturday 11th September

In June we had the immense pleasure of playing in the beautiful orchards at Burrowhill Cider Farm, home of the Legendary Cider Bus.
The location was lovely, the weather wonderful, the cider superb and the atmosphere amazing. So we are really excited to have been invited back to help them celebrate the start of their harvest this Saturday afternoon (11th September).
Cider Bus at Glastonbury Festival

We’ve often described our sound as ‘Burrow Hill-Billy’, having drunk a fair amount of the good stuff in our formative years at The Rose & Crown/Eli’s in Langport. So this feels a bit like a homecoming.

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Bank Holiday Weekend – Sand Cider festival nr Wedmore and The Brewers Arms in South Petherton

This Saturday 28th August we’ll be appearing at the Sand Cider Festival in Wedmore.

As well as us, the line up includes lots of other local live favourites like Sarah Eden Winn, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents and The Bad Cowboys as well musical comedy cabaret from Ray Guns Look real Enough. There’ll be children’s entertainers, fun dance classes, live cooking demos, bouncy castle assault course, children’s face painting, pilates classes, bbq/hog roast, wood fired pizza, vegan/veggie food stand, ice cream van, tea & coffee station and so much more!

Looks great and the weather forecast is good too. But if it turns, don’t be put off by the Great British weather as there is a large marquee if it rains! A donation of the profits from the festival will be made to the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance!

Tickets are still available from the Old Jollop cider page, here. Note that to the popularity of the festival in 2019 they are only selling PRE-SOLD TICKETS ONLY and tickets numbers will be limited. So get in there quick!

Then on Bank Holiday Sunday (29th) we’ll be heading back to one of our favourite pubs, The Brewers Arms in South Petherton to play at their Live Music Weekend. It’s always great fun here and we can’t wait to get back.
As a reminder, here’s a video from when we were there BC (Before Covid).

See you down the front!

sSs x

Friday 6th August – Fine Tuned Brewery Beer & Music Festival, Somerton – TONIGHT!

Always ready to answer the call ‘who would like to play at a beer or cider festival?’, The Legendary snakeSNAKEsnake have been drafted up to play Fine Tuned Brewery‘s Beer & Music Festival TONIGHT!

We hope everything is OK with the band Strange Folk who have had to cancel and we are stepping in for, and we look forward to bringing the snakey party.

It’s free entry and it’s TONIGHT. Did I mention it was TONIGHT? What are you doing tonight? Come along – it’s TONIGHT!

See you down the front (tonight)