Big Fat Snake
Big Fat Snake is a Danish
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 music group that was founded in 1990.

Peter Viskinde and Anders Blichfeldt first met in 1988 for the recording of a demo tape for the band "The Werners" that later changed name to "Verners Verdensorkester" ("Verner's World Orchestra"). The band soon fell apart due to lack of audience. They later formed a new band named after the lyrics of the Bob Dylan
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 song "Wiggle Wiggle"
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 and released their first album "Big Fat Snake" in 1991. Throughout the 90s, they released several records and built up an devoted audience in Denmark.

In 1997, the band's original bass player, Jacob Perbøll, quit the band and was replaced by Asger Steenholdt. In 2003 they recorded a live album, "One Night Of Sin", together with the original Elvis Presley TCB Band
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 and The Sweet Inspirations
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On March 3, 2009, it was announced that Peter Viskinde had left the band due to disagreements with the other bands members; in particular, lead singer Anders Blichfeldt. Viskinde then released the album Reel 1 under the Big Fat Snake name, claiming he owned the rights to it. A period of media war ensued, during which there existed two bands with the name. On June 16, 2009, the band name was given to the original band members in an out-of-court settlement, where Viskinde agreed to use another name for his new band. He chose the name Sheriff.

Current members

  • Anders Blichfeldt (1990-) vocals and guitar
  • Pete Repete (1992-) keyboard
  • Jens Fredslund (1992-) drums
  • Asger J. Steenholdt (1997–2009) bass (2009-) guitar
  • Morten Jay Jakobsen (2009-) bass

Former members

  • Peter Viskinde (1990–2009) vocals and guitar
  • Jacob Perbøll (1990–1997) bass
  • Holger Kølle (1990–1992) drums


  • Big Fat Snake (1991)
  • Born Lucky (1992)
  • Beautiful Thing (1994)
  • Midnight Mission (1995)
  • Fight for Your Love (1996)
  • JBL Power Performance (1996) (published by JBL/Harman Group as a promotion for their sound systems)
  • Big Boys In Red & White (1996)
  • Flames (1997)
  • BFS Forever (1998) (only released in Asia)
  • (1998)
  • Recycled (1999) (compilation)
  • Running Man (2000)
  • Live (2001) (live album)
  • Play it By Ear (2002)
  • One Night of Sin (2003)
  • More Fire (2004)
  • Between the Devil and the Big Blue Sea (2006)
  • NU (2007)
  • What is Left is Right (31 August 2009)
  • Come Closer (2011)

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