IT became the theme tune of Southampton born comic Benny Hill.

Yakety Sax was the pop-jazz instrumental which accompanied those saucy slapstick routines in the iconic Benny Hill Shows.

It was voted an all time number one, beating the famous theme tunes to News At Ten and Downton Abbey.

Yakety Sax rounds off the latest album which will be showcased by superstar saxophonist Snake Davis when he brings his five piece band to Eastleigh’s Concorde Club on Friday.

The Stoneham Lane club is not far from the milk round where Benny spent his working days before becoming a household name.

Other tracks on the Classic Sax Solos album include Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Respect and Born to Run.

Snake says: “Yakety Sax was the Benny Hill theme tune and we thought it would be an easy, fun one to finish the album.”

One of the world’s most respected and in demand saxophone players, he has played with the best in the business during a career spanning three decades.

So far Snake has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists and the list keeps growing.

It includes Paul McCartney, M-People, George Michael, Ray Charles, Boy George, Lisa Stansfield, Lemar, Cliff Richard, Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Amy Winehouse, Will Young and Calvin Harris.

Snake has been in the top 40 pop charts several times with solos on Lisa Stansfields’ Change, M-Peoples’ Moving on Up and Search for the Hero as well as Take That’s’ A Million Love Songs.

He also appears on leading Russian songwriter Alexander Shulgin’s The Shulgin’s Songbook.

The saxophone star has worked live with Ray Charles, Eurythmics, Swing out Sister, M-People, The Three Degrees, Lisa Stansfield, Eikichi Yazawa and many more. Live appearances have included Tonight with Jonathon Ross along with James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, Wet Wet Wet, Massive Attack and Mark Almond.

Snake was 20 when he picked up his first saxophone. He enrolled on the diploma course in jazz and light music at Leeds College of Music funded by busking and gig money.

It was here that he met and made many of his lifelong friends and gained the great experience of disciplined ensemble playing.

The much loved Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes, the nine piece soul band were formed, playing 60’s soul music with the sax taking the vocal parts.

After college Snake spent several years travelling, playing on cruise boats briefly setting up home in Brooklyn getting tuition from hot players and visiting some of the best jazz clubs in America.

Back in England, he joined the soul revue band Zoot and the Roots started his long career as a session musician and first met Lisa Stansfield.

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