‘One of the most exciting blues, roots, folk outfits in the UK’ BLUESMATTERS
‘The best blues acoustic act in the UK’ SCARBOROUGH BLUES FESTIVAL
‘Mesmeric groove, seriously atmospheric’ CLASSIC ROCK ‘Terrific Blues, not for the
faint hearted’ R2
AWARD WINNING BLUES with a difference...
BABAJACK is fast becoming one of the most sought after bands on the Blues/ Roots/
Acoustic circuits in the UK and Europe. Their brand of blues is contemporary, powerful
and acoustic. They combine great musicianship, passion, energy and charismatic performance
to create a different kind of blues and a great show.
Becky Tate and Trevor Steger are the song writing core of BabaJack. They have already
released 3 albums since 2009, each one getting greater attention from the media and
the music loving public. Rooster (released in March 2012) placed 2nd as Best Album
in the British Blues Awards 2013.
Their latest Album RUNNING MAN is set to put them at the top of their field. Due
for release on 7th October 2013, this album has been completely funded by their fans,
through a PledgeMusic Campaign and pre-sales. This album has already attracted a
great deal of attention from the media including Radio 2, bringing new management,
agency and a substantial distribution deal.
What sets BABAJACK apart is their approach to blues: their music is recognisably
infused by early blues, but by no means bound by it. Becky brings roots/ funk/African
rhythms and her beautiful lyrical voice, and Trevor brings his own flavour of punk
meets Ry Cooder! to his slide style and harmonica. In the tradition of the early
blues, they make their own instruments: Trevor’s homemade growling ‘WineBox’ guitars
and Becky’s cajon (box drum) and stomp. For the Running Man album they have been
joined by Tosh Murase on drums, Adam Bertenshaw on bass and Julia Palmer Price (cellist
for Nigel Kennedy) on cello.
Award winners! BABAJACK are British Blues Awards Winners (2012/2013) This year they
were nominated 5 times and were runners up in 3 categories including Best Acoustic
Act, Best Harmonica Player, Best Album (Rooster), and Becky has won Instrumentalist
of the Year for two years running!
They represented the UK at the European Blues Challenge, placed 5th. They were Bluesmatters!
Magazine Band of the Year 2012, and Becky was one of 3 nominated Instrumentalist
of the Year for the FATEA Folk Roots Awards.