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Welcome to the first newsletter for 2012, Happy New Year to you all and hope you had a great holiday over Christmas. 2012 is already shaping up to be a great year, with lots of things in the pipeline, including recording Walker Broad's first CD, a second tour of France and more as the year develops. * Walker Broad Recording * As we mentioned in a previous newsletter Walker Broad are currently busy doing test recordings of our material to fine tune arrangement ideas, before gong into the studio in a couple of months time. We posted a few photos of the latest session to our website, the link is in Sandy's latest blog, here is a short link direct to the blog article http://bit.ly/xe0awk * French Tour 2012 * Plans for my second trip to France in June are well under way, with re-bookings from both of the public venues on my last tour. It'll be great to see any of you that live over there or might be visiting at the time, keep and eye on my giglist at http://webplus.broad.ology.org.uk/giglist.shtml for more details as they emerge. If you can't make it over you can always catch a bit of the flavour of the last tour by buying the Live in France CD, available on-line from http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/blues/main/cd.html or at gigs. Anyone with ideas for venues in France (or anywhere else for that matter :-)) please get in touch! * Acoustic Guitar Heaven * The third of the Acoustic Guitar Heaven Tour concerts takes place at the start of Feb. (3rd) at the Phoenix Theatre in Bordon, the first two were very successful so we are looking forward to this one. There is a slightly changed lineup to last time, this concert will feature Mike Dawes, Tom Jannsen, Andy Broad & John Dignam. Tickets are only £10.00 and are available from http://www.phoenix-arts.co.uk/showdetails.asp?showid=308 £10.00 is a pretty good deal for 4 quality acts so please come along and take advantage of us... * Giglist * Hears a break down of the gigs and concerts coming up this month. Saturday 14th January The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road ,Eastney The West Side Blues Band Powerful electric blues inspired by the sounds of the west side of Chicago (Buddy Guy, Magic Sam etc.), featuring Andy Broad (guit/voc), Barry Leaney (harmonica), Tim Nowell (bass), Tim Peters (drums). Friday 20th January The Bent Brief, Lodge Road, Southampton Andy Broad Original Acoustic and Electric Blues. Saturday 21st January The Station Arms, Southminster, Essex Andy Broad Original Acoustic and Electric Blues. Tuesday 24th January The Golden Lion, Southwick Walker Broad Band Original Folk / Jazz featuring sandy Walker on Vocals and Piano, Andy Broad on acoustic guitar and Simon Tufnail bass, Alan Blackmore Drums. A lovely venue, with great food available. Friday 27th January The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, Southsea Andy Broad Original Acoustic and Electric Blues. Friday 3rd February The Phoenix Theatre, Bordon Acoustic Guitar Heaven Sunday 5th February The Florence Arms, Florence Road, Southsea Andy Broad's Blues And Jazz Jam All players welcome , listeners too to pur friendly no pressure jam. * And Finally * I added some new paintings to my art gallery on the site including a time-lapse video of a painting of The Cafe Dixieland in Verteuil sur Charente where I'll be playing on the 8th of June http://webplus.broad.ology.org.uk/gallery/thumbgallery?dir=. /__cat__0002/__cat__0001&directshow=0054 onwards.... See you at a gig soon!