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Welcome to this months newletter, slightly delayed in sending this out due a busy start to the month, followed by having to waste time doing the tax / accounts / receipt thing but lets not get into that, maybe I should write a blues about it... Lots happening in the second half of the month though starting with: * Mental Health Everyone's Business - Closing Concert * During this week a number of events have been held to celebrate World Mental Health day, centred arround a conference on the Monday. A theme running through the week has been the Walker Broad song Bordering On Bedlam (Will Slocombe,the author of the book of the same name gave a talk at the conference, and our song has been used on various radios shows etc publicising the weeks events). To cap it all off there will be a free to enter concert by Walker Broad tomorrow night (Friday 14th) with Madcap Han as support. This will be the first outing of the band version of Walker Broad, adding Simon on bass and Blackie on cahon to our acoustic guitar and piano. As I said admision is free to all, so come down and celibrate with us. The event is being held at the NBE CSA Club, in Onslow Road, Southsea, (just off Clarendon Road near the Florence Arms) * Andy Broad on Portsmouth Live TV * At the end of September I was very pleased to be asked to appear on Dave Allen's Pompey Pop show on Portsmouth Live TV, the show went out live but is now available to watch online. I've added a link to it from my solo webpage at http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/blues/main/acoustic.html . We talk about my influences, and the blues in general and I play three songs live in the studio. It was avery enjoyable half hour and I'm sure we could have filled a two hour show! * Live In France CD * I've been working hard on the recordings I got from my recent tour of France and have over 6 hours of recorded material mixed out. Now I have to choose the best tracks... I've also been hard at work developing ideas for the CD cover and you can get a sneak preview of a digital painting done for this in the gallery. http://webplus.broad.ology.org.uk/gallery/thumbgallery?dir=./__cat__0002/__cat__0001&directshow=0049 Also in the gallery are some photo's of the tour http://webplus.broad.ology.org.uk/gallery/thumbgallery.php?dir=./__cat__0007 * Gigs * Got some great gigs coming up this month, here's a summary: Friday 14th October Mental Health Everyone's Business Closing Event with The Walker Broad Band + Madcap Han The NBE CSA Club (aka Dockyard Club), Onslow Road, Southsea, PO5 2NH Free Admission. Doors at 8.00pm Sunday 16th October, 1pm till 5pm Restuarant 69, Palmeston Road, Southsea The Shawsax Quartet Wednesday 19th October, 7pm till 11pm Restuarant 69, Palmeston Road, Southsea The Shawsax Quartet Thursday 20th October The Blues Club @ The Poacher, Hartlake Road, Tudeley, Near Tonbridge, TN11 0PQ. Blue Graffiti (Andy Broad & Chris Shaw) Acoustic and Electric Blues Plus Sax (hoping to have the new CD by then) Friday 21st October The Thomas A Becket, Worthing The Shawsax Quartet Tuesday 25th October The Golden Lion, Southwick. Walker Broad Band plus guests. The jazzier side of Walker Broad in a new regular gig on the last Tuesday of the month, lets us know if you'd like to do a guest spot with us, or come down on the night and have achat about it. Thursday 27th October Blues at Browsers Cafe, 7 East Grinstead Road Lingfield Surrey RH7 6EP Blue Graffiti (Andy Broad & Chris Shaw) Acoustic and Electric Blues Plus Sax. Really pleased to have been asked to play this prestigious gig. Tickets available from http://www.bluesatbrowsers.com/ Friday 28th October, 7pm till 11pm Restuarant 69, Palmeston Road, Southsea The Shawsax Quartet Saturday 29th October The Fawcett Inn, Fawcett Road, Southsea Burnt Ice - Raw Funky Contemporary Blues. Sunday 6th November The Monthly Florence Jam * That's All for now, sorry it's been a longer email than usual, so much to tell! Hope you made this far and looking forward to seeing you at some of the above gigs!