Snake Salvador is Darryl Hocking and Kevin Tutt. They formed in 2001 and are based in Auckland, New Zealand. Their music is inspired by an eclectic range of genres; from nu-jazz, trip hop, twisted 80s synth, gospel and old school funk. Snake Salvador released the album ‘Live at the Oyster Bar’ (Punchy Wah) in 2007, followed by their second album ‘Ultra Classic’ (Punchy Wah) in 2013. These received considerable airplay across a range of student and commercial stations in New Zealand and Australia, with ‘Live at the Oyster Bar’ acknowledged as CD of the week on Auckland station George FM. Their latest 'All-Star Resort' is due for release early in 2016. All albums, as well as some early demos, can be downloaded via the links above. If you are interested in purchasing manufactured CDs, please use the email below, or visit iTunes, CD Baby or Amazon. ". .. . a well-crafted concoction of styles and sounds, and a rather pleasant surprise. Highlights are the nu-soul of Drive Time and bluesy Delta and I can confirm that there are no real duds included. Worth your time and money." Jeff Neams (Waikato Times) "Local chill pillers Snake Salvador release their debut album and it's a beauty. From the Germain-esque Delta to the gospel appraisal of He's a Wonder , it's all good, very good." Black Magazine If you have any enquires please email You can also check out Punchywah Records at