Press Release: Babajack at Milford Blues Night: Fri 24 Jan

 

The next Blues Night at Milford-On-Sea Community Centre on Fri 24 January will feature the talented duo, Babajack. This will be the third in the highly popular series of blues concerts at Milford.

 

“One of the most exciting blues, roots, folk outfits in the UK”   (Blues Matters)

 

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. http://www.babajack.com

 

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.

 

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.  

 

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.

 

Supporting performances will be provided by local blues duo, The Rezzonators (Mike Shipman and Peter Gabony) http://www.rezzonators.co.uk and the talented, young blues singer, Elsie Franklin, appearing in Milford for the first time.

 

For details of the venue and ticket sales see http://www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk  Tickets are £9, available in advance (avoid disappointment) or on the door (subject to availability). The show will be hosted by local bluesman, Bob Long. Enquiries: long.boblong@gmail.com

 

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