Steve Ajao Blues Giants
Steeped in the Blues and Jazz all his life, Birmingham guitarist Steve Ajao and his Blues Giants (Mike Hatton – Bass, and former Au Pairs drummer Pete ‘Washboard’ Hammond) have been amazing audiences for nearly 30 years and Steve is regarded by many as one of the hottest Blues guitarists in the UK. Despite being widely known in the midlands, in a broader national and international context, he remains one of Birmingham’s undiscovered talents and as far back as the 1980s, legendary Blues man and broadcaster the late Alexis Korner was hailing Steve as a huge talent with an international future. Close your eyes one moment and you’d think you were listening to a band direct from the Mississippi Delta, and the next, to Jimi Hendrix. Few players around offer this kind of guitar genius and this powerhouse three piece remains an absolutely must-see act, especially when the band wander off, New Orleans marching band style, and mingle with the crowd while playing Number Nine!