"He has an immediacy and charisma that draws you close to the music ... He makes music that I want to listen to." ~ Alan Pearce, editor of Blues Matters
"Trevor Steger puts teeth in the blues with Sawdust Man ~ Liz Aitken, Blues Doodles
Trevor Babajack Steger was raised on listening to his mother - a club singer in the sixties - and the only two records in his parents’ record collection, Johnny Cash and Rory Gallagher. In the late seventies his own musical adventures began by playing bass in a number of local punk bands.
One night he went to a local venue to witness a band that would both change his thoughts and start him on the road of musical discovery. Nine Below Zero were the band, and blues the hook. The day after he bought himself a Sonny Boy Williamson record and a blues harp. Years of practice and honing of skills took him across Europe and Africa.
In the early 90's, Trevor was in Zimbabwe, living and working with the Shona people in Mashonaland East. During this time Trevor's first son Jack was born. According to Shona custom, the father takes his son's name, so from that day forwards, Trevor was known as 'Babajack': the father of Jack.
The multi-award winning band Babajack, of which Trevor was founding member and co-songwriter, brought him to the forefront of the British Blues scene. Now Trevor lives on his narrow boat, stepping out on his own to perform his own brand of Blues, drawing from his love of early rural blues, punk and world music and using slide guitar, harp and stomp box to create his unique sound which is both exciting and real.
His first solo album, Sawdust Man, received amazing reviews with radio play in the UK and across the USA, Canada and on BBC Radio 2.