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Blues News From Portsmouth - April 2012

Welcome to this months newletter. 

* Review In Blues In Britain Magazine * 

The March Edition of Blues In Britain featured a nice review of the most
recent Andy Broad solo gig at The Auckland Arms. I've just added a
'clipping' of it to the scrapbook section of the solo page.

Thanks to Bob Chaffey for driving al the way up from Plymouth to review the

More info on Blues In Britian here:

* First Walker Broad Studio Session and Site Player Update * 

The first studio session for the debut Walker Broad album went very well
with rhythm tracks being laid down for the first four tracks. Read more
about it on Sandy's blog at, whilst your there
if you are reading this on an iPad you should notice that the player now
works for you as the flash based player has been replaced with a shiney new
HTML5 one. 

* Watermelon Slim at The Bullfrog Blues Club *

I don't normally mention the Bullfrog directly on this list, but this one is
a bit special. Watermelon Slim is agreat american blues player, possibly
the best we've ever had at the club. If you only come to one Bulfrog this
year make it this one! Thursday 5th April @ The NBE CSA Club, Onslow Road,
Southsea. Support from Andy Broad. Tickets available online at only 8.00 in advance
10.00 on the door.

* GigList For The Month *

Thursday 5th April 
Watermelon Slim @ the Bullfrog Blues Club
The NBE CSA Club, Onslow Road, Southsea, P05 2NH

Saturday 14th April
Burnt Ice @ The R.M.A Tavern

Burnt Ice are rejoined by Matt Beckwith on Harmonica, and will be dealing
out their usual funky brand of contemporary blues. Everyone has been busy
with other projects, so this is the first time out for Burnt Ice this year,
it's going be a cracker! 

Tuesday 24th April 
Walker Broad Band @ The Golden Lion

Friday 27th April 
Walker Broad Band @ The Auckland Arms

We'll be nice warmed up from acouple more studio session so come out to one
or both of the freindly pubs and enjoy are latin tinged jazz folk.

Look forward to seeing you all at a gig soon!