PEPE AHLQVIST (born April 4, 1956), a member of the European Blues Union, is an internationally known and respected blues musician. In his forty-year career, he has performed with numerous legendary bluesartists.
Pepe Ahlqvist's magnificent and successful recordings as well as over 5,000 gigs thrown over the years have guaranteed steady popularity over the years.
Pepe Ahlqvist is considered to be a talented and personal singer-songwriter, guitarist and chef.
Pepe started his career at the turn of the 60s and 70s by playing in a school party in Lahti-Nastola.
axis. In the mid-1970s, collaboration with CHICAGO OVERCOAT began under the legendary Love Records, which led to fruitful collaboration with Fazer / Warner. In the late 80s and early 90s Pepe and his band at that time H.A.R.P. recorded several great albums.
The band's albums have been released in addition to Finland.
in the other Nordic countries and Central Europe. The latest of Pepe's three most important bands, THE ROLLING TUMBLEWEED, ended in 2003. Founded in 2002, SF BLUES (Suomi-Finland Blues), together with Heikki Silvennoinen, will continue to perform in the future.
There will be various types of luminous artists as visitors.
Pepe Ahlqvist has been making trips over the years. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia,
The United States and Canada and have been invited to perform at many major concerts as a special guest. Last B.B. KING's concerts at the Helsinki Ice Hall in 2004 and 2006.
Pepe Ahlqvist is currently working with various configurations for solo gigs at big band concerts.
A Distinguished Member of the European Blues Elite,
PEPE AHLQVIST (born on 4th of July 1956) is an internationally known Finnish blues artist. During his 40-year-long career he has frequently performed with many legendary blues artists.He has managed to maintain his popularity through the years by presenting fabulous and successful recordings with various bands and giving over 5.
000 gigs and concerts.
Pepe Ahlqvist is considered a talented and personal singer-guitarist-harmonica player with individual style who also writes his own songs.
Pepe began his career in the turn of the 1960's and 1970's. CHICAGO OVERCOAT, his band in the 1970's, thrived under the shield of the legendary Love Records,
wherefrom Pepe moved on to collaborate with Fazer/Warner Music for a good period of time. In the late 1980's and early 1990's PEPE AHLQVIST H.A.R.P. recorded several indispensable albums.
Besides Finland, the Pepe Ahlqvist albums have been released for instance in the other Nordic countries and in Middle Europe.
The last one of the three most important Pepe Ahlqvist bands, THE ROLLING TUMBLEWEED recorded four albums that represent the absolute cream of Finnish blues.
Pepe's most recent project, SF BLUES (Suomi-Finland Blues) started in 2002 with singer/guitarist Heikki Silvennoinen . So far there's been featuring top guests, and more is to come.
Pepe has been touring in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Luxemburg, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, USA and Canada. He has also performed as a guest soloist in a large number of concerts by international blues legends in Finland, for example for B.B. King in 2004 and 2006.
Nowadays Pepe Ahlqvist works as a solo artist from acoustic gigs to big band concerts.