Winner of Best Acoustic Act – UK Blues Awards 2023
Trevor Babajack is an English musician, raised listening to his mother, a club singer and the only two records in his parents record collection, Johnny Cash and Rory Gallagher. So, in the late seventies his own musical adventures began by playing bass in a local punk band.
In 1981 a friend dragged him reluctantly along to see Nine Below Zero, the day after he bought himself a Sonny Boy Williamson record and a blues harp and he was hooked.
Living and working in the 90’s with the Shona people in Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe, Trevor’s first son, Jack was born. Shona custom is that the father takes his son’s name, so Trevor was known as ‘Babajack’. (The Father of Jack).
His music is influenced by his acquired passion for early rural Blues, mixed with the sounds of rhythmic African roots, in what can only be described as his own genre of original and seemingly improvised music, that makes him a thrilling and unique artist. His travels have taken him the length of the UK and across Europe, headlining Blues and Roots festivals and from little French cafés to The Royal Albert Hall.
Trevor has always been a hard working musician, thrilling performer (and woodworker, making his own instruments) earning himself nominations and recognition as one Britain’s best acoustic Blues artists, harp player, slide guitarist and song-writer.
After the success of his 6 previous co-written albums, his first solo album, Sawdust Man, (2018) received amazing reviews with radio play in the UK and across The USA, Canada and on BBC Radio 2.
Followed up by The Solemn Truth and Barefaced Lies, released during Covid in (2020) which was nominated for the Blues and Roots Radio Best Album.
Trevor has veered from his musical path by combining the deliciously soaring violin playing from Jo Chambers and the energetic and driving percussion of Jesse Benns, creating a fresh and exciting new sound that is now the
‘Trevor Babajack Trio’ . The third album ‘Not Far To Go’ was released in November 2022, has been the most successful to date, chart topping the IBBA charts and Album of the month, airplay on Radio 6.
Trevor is proud of his brand new collection of self-penned, original songs reflecting on life, lust and disappointment, which will perhaps make you laugh out loud or simply cry but certainly tap your feet.