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Blues News From Portsmouth - January 2012

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

* 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 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 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

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 

* 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


See you at a gig soon!