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No blues for rising musical stars

Malvern Editorial 18th Oct, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE RELEASE of their new fan-funded album and a hometown gig this week is beating away the blues for one Malvern band.

Relishing in attention across the UK and throughout Europe, Babajack have been spreading the message with their contemporary, powerful and acoustic blues.

Founded by songwriters Becky Tate and Trevor Steger, the band has just released Running Man – an album which has been completely funded by their fans through pre-sales and a PledgeMusic campaign, an online scheme which sees listeners donate in exchange for access to new music and exclusives which can include VIP show tickets or signed vinyls.

Attention from the likes of Radio 2 has meant new management, a new agency and a new distribution deal but BabaJack will be returning to what they know on Thursday (October 24) with an appearance at ReCon on Church Street, Great Malvern, at 8pm.

The gig will give fans the chance to hear for themselves why the band represented the UK at the European Blues Challenge, coming fifth, and were awarded Bluesmatters! Magazine band of the year last year.

“What sets BabaJack apart is their approach to blues, their music is recognisably infused by early blues, but by no means bound by it.

“In the tradition of the early blues, they make their own instruments. 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.”

Tickets costing £8 for the gig are available at www.wegottickets.com/event/243370, from ReCon or from Carnival Records, Church Street. Visit www.babajack.com for more information about the band.

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