Venus & The Snake is a South African hard rock band, formed in Cape Town in 2017
Formed in 2017 as Southern Ground, a blues-rock band, the group went through multiple line-up changes, renamed themselves as DRIVE, broke up and reformed. By 2019, they had named themselves Venus & The Snake.
The band’s first show as Venus & The Snake took place on 20 October 2018, at Ellingtons Saloon.
Following another line-up change, involving their vocalist being replaced and the addition of a second guitarist, the band now comprises of new vocalist St John Calitz, lead guitarist Jordan Schouw, added rhythm guitarist Innes Linder, bassist Kheno Schouw, and drummer Tara Campbell.