Folk and roots band Babajack will gig at the Arlington Arts Centre on Thursday, March 2.
The group has enjoyed great success over the last few years, with their last studio album, ‘Running Man’, sailing high in the independent music charts and featuring as one of Classic Rock magazine’s albums of the year.
If awards and nominations are anything to go by, Babajack must be at the peak of their powers.
The British Blues Awards would seem to agree. Lead vocalist and percussionist Becky Tate has won the Instrumentalist of the Year award four out of the last five years and was a runner up on one occasion.
Her songwriting partner in the band Trevor Steger, on lead guitar and harmonica, has been runner-up Harmonica Player of The Year on four occasions, no mean feat while playing lead guitar at the same time.
The band are also no strangers to performing in the south of England, where they have gigged more than any other places.
So what keeps bringing them back to the south of the country?
“We toured the UK relentlessly for the first five or six years and time and again found ourselves getting a great response from the audiences in this area,” Becky said.
“It was after that we pretty much decided to make sure that we would try and get a gig here on every tour.
“It never ceases to amaze me the warmth and generosity of spirit of the audiences.
“Performing live is in my blood, it’s in the very fabric of me and the song writing partnership that I have with Trevor really works.”
She added: “We’re very much not a traditional blues band at all but saying that there’s a very strong seam or theme of blues about our music, but I come at the genre from more of a world music direction but it’s more about the musicianship and energy.
“And if we try to take anything from the blues it’s the passion and emotion that’s allowed it to thrive for over 100 years.”
The gig starts at 8pm and tickets cost £14.
Visit arlingtonarts.ticketsolve.com for more details.