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 over 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 6.000 gigs and concerts.
Pepe Ahlqvist is a talented and personal singer-guitarist-harmonica player and a songwriter.
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.