The Snakes are:
Mark Bresnahan – Vocals/Harp
Mark has fronted many bands during the last 20 years, including; Serious Business, Crawling Kingsnakes, Melting Pot & Loose Bazooka.
Always an engaging front man, Mark delivers a strong vocal performance which is backed up by his tuneful blues harp playing and good natured interaction with the audience. He draws from the influences of Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dr Feelgood.
Jed Browne – Bass/Vocals
Jed has appeared in a number of local bands over the years, and continues to hold it down with his passion and solid sense of groove. He enjoys using fine equipment, and likes to escape from the world as we know it by performing.
Nick Croft – Guitar/Vocals
Nick has been in a great number of memorable local acts, spanning almost 30 years. His reputation as a guitar slinger precedes him, and he doesn’t disappoint. He has played with; Rat Salad, Bo Diddley, The Groove, Leroy and the Rats, In the Red, Amsterjam, and Tangleweeve; and has recorded with most of those as well as with The Mix and John Paul Young.
Grub – Skins
Grub has been a fixture on the local and national scene for longer than many of us cares to remember. He has played with the legendary Rat Salad who toured nationally backing Bo Diddley, as well as Leroy and the Rats, and countless other outfits. He loves pounding the skins and fiddling about with knobs on the side….. (on the mixing desk)
His solid drumming and energetic nature add an exciting element to the rumbling Mighty Kingsnakes engine.
Warren “Pig” Morgan – Keys/Vocals
Pig is somewhat of an Australian music icon. Firstly, as a founding member of “Chain” which evolved out of W.A. in the late 60’s and went on to become one of Australia’s most memorable blues acts. Eventually he left chain and was replaced by Matt Taylor. Then, in 1970 Pig joined Melbourne’s “Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs” – Sunbury days. When the Aztecs folded in late 1974, he went on to tour with Stevie Wright and another two members of the Easybeats; George Young and Harry Vanda. Further Stevie Wright tours involved The All Star Band which had evolved from previous members, including Pig. John Paul Young was a support act at the time, but went on to perform with The All Star Band, which is still going today. Pig has also performed and toured with; Billy Thorpe, Slim Dusty, Pete Wells and Ian Moss, as well as composing and recording songs for Chain, The Aztecs, John Paul Young, Daryl Braithwaite and Sherbet, and recording with Flash and the Pan and Ted Mulray. He has also recorded two personal CDs since moving to Lake Macquarie in 1988.
The “Snakes” cocktail of youthful enthusiasm and a dash of treachery ensures an extraordinary experience of grinding rhythm and blues, on a sunny Sunday arvo gig, or a hard edged Fri/Sat night, make no mistake, The Mighty Kingsnakes will rock you!