Nicky T and The Snake Charmers

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Nicky T and The Snake Charmers
Background Information





Years Active

2019 - Present


Nicholas Tabarias - Guitar, Vocals
David Krammer - Vocals
Peter Berg - Drums
Frankie Lee - Bass
Andy Szymanski - Keys, Organ


Nicky T and The Snake Charmers From L-R: Frankie Lee, Andy Szymanski, Nicholas Tabarias, David Krammer, Peter Berg

Nicky T and The Snake Charmers are a stone cold blues band with a contemporary edge. The band consists of all former members of one of Detroit’s premier blues bands and Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, The Alligators.

On vocals is David Krammer. David was the founding member and leader of The Alligators for 34 years. His powerful voice and stage presence has made him a highly respected member of the Detroit blues community.

The rhythm section of The Snake Charmers consists of Frankie Lee on bass and Pete Berg on drums. Frankie was a member of The Alligators for 12 years. He is also a member of Blue Cat and the Zydeco Hepcats and is one of the go to bass players in the Detroit area. Pete Berg has a long, illustrious career as a blues drummer going back to his early days with Red, White, and Blues Band, Progressive Blues Band, The Alligators, The Boa Constrictors, Harmonica Shah and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Billy Davis.

Andy Szymanski is a consummate blues keyboardist who plays in the style of Otis Spann and Pinetop Perkins. Andy has worked with The Butler Twins, Front Street Blues Band, and has shared the stage with The Alligators as well a number of well known blues artists in Detroit.

Nicholas Tabarias AKA Nicky T, who is the namesake of the band, is the protege of Ronnie Earl and has recorded on his last 5 albums as well as performing with The Broadcasters. Nick has spent the last 7 years as the guitarist for The Alligators and is a devout traditional blues guitarist.

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