The Band

Bernard SELLAM : vocals, guitars
Joël FERRON : bass
Olivier TREBEL : drums
Stéphane BERTOLINO : harmonica

With 8 albums and 18 years' experience behind them, Awek have acquired a strength and maturity worthy of their peers on the other side of the Atlantic. Their musical style is an explosive cocktail, mingling classicism and originality.

In addition to performing across Europe, Awek has also performed in many venues in North America, including the infamous Antone’s in Austin, Texas and the Montreal Jazz Festival.  Awek was honored as a finalist at the 2008 International Blues Challenge and in 2011 Stephane Bertolino won the prize for best harmonica player.

In 2009, Awek was elected band of the year by Cognac Blues festival, and opened for BB KING.

Following  recordings in Austin and awards in Memphis, Awek's American adventure continued further west to Greaseland Studios in San Jose, California, where the band recorded their 8th CD, "Rich & Famous"in November 2011.

Guest musicians, in the studio include Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty, Kid Andersen, Fred Kaplan, Derek O’ Brien, Kaz Kazanoff, Bob Welsh, and Nick Connely.

"Awek sound great and play what I like ... real blues"  Sugar Ray Norcia
"Awek's music here only gets better with every play"  Art Tipaldi, Blues Revue Magazine

Festivals :

Cognac Blues Passion - Bagnols Blues - Cahors Blues Festival - Playing with Fire (Omaha/US) 
Festival Jazz à Vienne - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Québec) - Blues sur Seine (Paris)
Garde'n Blues (Marseille) - Salaise Blues Festival - Sur la route de Tullins - Buis Blues Festival
 - Grésiblues Festival - Sathonay Country & Blues Festival - Blues & Jazz in Vaison 
Blues à Gogo - Blues en Retz  - "Vache de Blues" - Sierre Blues Festival - Festival Jazz à Goult
 - Rallye du Luxembourg - Jazz sur son 31 (Toulouse) - Festival de Tremblant (Québec) - 
Blues autour du Zinc - Blues à Tremblay - Jazz en Touraine - Lam' du Blues - Jazz dans le Bocage
 - Montereau Confluences - Bougy Blues Festival - Blues en V.O. - Festival Blues Nou Barris (Barcelonne) 
- Festival Autour du Blues (Binic) Festival Le Passage - Festival "Auprès du Blues" -  
Sam Blues Festival - Real' Croche - Lam' du Blues - Bonjour India - Festival "le Pic Sonne" 
- Festival De Jazz De Munster - Lax'n Blues - Blues Festival St Izaire - Metiv' Son 
- Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre - 7 nights to Blues Festival - Blues à Senart - Festival Trieux Tonic Blues - 
Eden District Blues - Festival Blues de Jarnioux - Jazz & Blues Léognan - Volcanic Blues Festival - Enghien Jazz festival - Blues en VO - Black Music Festival - Blues à Gogo - Blues in Chédigny
 - Festival du Rythme en Cévennes - Country Roque Festival - Festival de Curbans - Oudon Blues Festival - 
Beautiful Swamp Blues Festival - Festival Blues des 2 rivières - Festival du Creusot - 
Festival de Ségoufielle - Festival "Cordes sensibles" - Festival Blues Jarnioux - Blues à Fenouillet - 
Blues Festival St Nicolas Lez Arras - Blues en Retz - Festival Bain de Bretagne - Jazz Equinoxe Bastia - Rhino Jazz  Festival -