Snake Eye started life as Red Dirt in 1970. The band already had an album released on the Fontana label. After playing several dates in London the band Red Dirt was picked up by Peter F Amott and Ivan Mant who, at the time, worked with the John Sherry Agency and Miles Copeland. Miles Copeland chose the name "Snake Eye" for the new line up.
Snake Eye played with many of the top artists at the time including the likes of Free, Marc Bolan, The Kinks, Status Quo, and The J Geils Band and they were described by Manfred Mann as being 'one of the best bands' he had seen.
Snake Eye could be best described as a cross between King Crimson, The Allman Brothers and Wishbone Ash.
Snake Eye have been reformed by Ron Hales and are now performing once again.