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archive head blues 2010_October 2010_October_28_1

Blues News From Portsmouth October 2010 (Site Updates and NewGigs)

Here's and end of month update, some extra gigs have come in and 
also I've made quite a few upgrades to the infrastructure of my 

* Site News *

You may have noticed that there was a link "news page" to a news 
page on the home page of the blues section of my website, if you 
ever followed this you will have noticed that the last update was 
in 2003! This old page was built by hand and even though there have 
been many improvements and updates to the site since 2003 I never 
had the time to keep note of them on this old page. 

Enter the new news page system. 

This one is database driven and will be much easier to maintain. 
Some things (such as new additions to the giglist) are automated so 
I don't need to worry about adding the same info twice. There's a 
latest news panel in the home page of overall site which shows the 
most recent article. 

Also you can subscribe by RSS by clicking on the orange RSS icon on 
the main RSS page.  Here's a direct link to the RSS feed 


for a prettified version. 

Along with the news system comes a Blog page for longer articles, 
they will be mainly blues related but I may post on any subject so 
take a look from time to time to see what I'm ranting about! These 
mails will be automatically posted to the blog page, with any links 
etc. converted into proper checkable links . Again there is a RSS 

* Gigs *

A couple of interesting gigs have come in during the last couple of 
weeks so here's a quick update.
Friday 29th October
The Gun Room @ The R.M.A.. Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney
Crosby Tyler (USA) plus Walker Broad.
Admission £5.00 Doors 8:00pm

Crosby Tyler is touring the UK during 
October/November and asked us to join him for his Portsmouth date. 
We happily said yes and will be playing a set of our original folky 
jazz blues based music. The Gun Room will make an excellent setting 
for this.

Saturday 30th October 
The Fawcett Inn, Fawcett Road, Southsea.
Burnt Ice
Raw Funky, Contemporary Blues.

Friday 5th November 
Milkwoodjam, Swansea, Wales
Admission £6.00 see website for details

Andy Broad & Chris Shaw 

Were taking our  energetic brand of blues down to Swansea, going to 
be fun!

Friday 6th November
The Brass Monkey, Fareham
Burnt Ice
Raw Funky Contemporary Blues

Friday 7th November
The Florence Arms, Florence Road, Southsea
Andy Broad's Blues & Jazz Jam

The monthly Jam comes round again, all welcome to play or just 
listen and enjoy Gregs fine selection of cider and ales.  

That's all for now, see you at a gig soon!