About BabaJack

Becky Tate

News News News... We WIN again!  2016 
BabaJack have collected more British Blues Awards this year.  Becky is 'Instrumentalist of the Year' for the fourth time (2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016)  and Trevor is a runner up as 'Harmonica Player of the year'. They have been finalists for 'Best Acoustic Act' and the Rooster Album was runner up for 'Best Album of 2012'.  On top of this they were finalists at the European Blues Challenge 2012.  

AND... Becky Tate made honorary member of the UK Blues Federation!
Becky has been asked to join the UK Blues Federation as an ambassador for blues music and to support the federation in developing the genre in and outside the UK in all it's forms and genre.  We are very proud to be part of this and in great company!   www.ukblues.org

BabaJack have proved their worth many times over at festivals and venues across Europe. They have recently appeared at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Their unique blend of styles - described by CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE as ‘an intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music’ - makes for a great show. The combination of passion, energy and great musicianship never fails to win over new fans and the band are always welcomed back wherever they play. 
Their last studio album RUNNING MAN brought them attention at the top of their field. Launched at the end of 2013, Running Man is considered one of the finest albums of its genre to be released in recent years, and won coveted slots in the top ten albums of 2013 for Classic Rock, Classic Rock Blues and Guitar and Bass Magazines. And their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014 was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 2, bringing them ever greater media attention.

Always resourceful and ever comitted they have built their own studio in the wilds of beautiful Herefordshire, and with the help of the great Paul Long, are recording a new studio album.  To be released....?  Keep you posted!
BabaJack are:  Becky Tate - percussion and vocals    Trevor Steger - guitars and harmonica   Tosh Murase - drums   Adam Bertenshaw - bass

Trevor Steger

The Live Album

BABAJACK LIVE started life as ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’... Originally recorded at The Royal Albert Hall by the BBC for broadcast on Paul Jones’ show, it was due to be released as an album in May 2015. By the end of April it had all fallen apart. A dispute ongoing between the BBC and RAH meant that the tracks could no longer be licenced to the band and all the work, time and money invested in the album seemed to be all for nothng. However, Paul Long, the BBC Producer who had done the RAH recording, came to the rescue! He pulled out all the stops to come and record BabaJack again, this time in their home town of Malvern. And so ‘BabaJack Live’ was born again!
For BabaJack and their fans, this album is long overdue. Here you have the real deal. BabaJack live and kicking and proving that they really have it all: the creativity and talent to create a great studio album, and the passion and energy to deliver a great live show!

Tosh Murase

And it all began...

Becky Tate and Trevor Steger are the songwriting core of BabaJack.  They work closely togethercombining Becky's love of rhythm and groove with Trevor's unique guitar and harmonica style, and their mutual love of early blues and roots.
They released their album 'The Maker' in December 2009 as a duo, and then quickly followed it with 'Exercising Demons' (both out of print).  These two acoustic albums were the fertile ground from which they have honed the very distinctive BabaJack sound.
The ' Rooster ' album (released in March 2012) attracted great acclaim with the blues music community.  It came second in the 'Best Album' category in the British Blues Awards, and Becky won 'Instrumentalist of the Year' for 2 years running.  This was the start of their move away from the acoustic duo into the band that BabaJack is today.
It was the ' Running Man ' album (released October 2013) that introduced Tosh Murase and Adam Bertenshaw .  The addition of Tosh's rock infused drumming and Adam's funk and jazz style bass was what Becky and Trevor  needed to create the unique Babajack roots fusion sound.  

The Running Man album brought them to greater media attention and propelled the band on to the European and UK festival scenes.  Since then they have been touring  relentlessly, honing the sound and now they have their first live album: 'BABAJACK LIVE' is due to be released on 10th October.


Adam Bertenshaw