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Blues News From Porsmouth - May / June 2012

Welcome to this months newsletter.

The end May / beginning of June marks the start of an 
exceptionally busy season, with more recording of the Walker Broad 
album, a second tour of France, and more in the pipeline.

* Videos * 

Quite a crop of new videos since the last newsletter:

o Andy Broad playing Brownseville Blues @ The Rose & Crown

o Burnt Ice performing Black Cat Bone @ the R.M.A. Tavern

o Burnt Ice with their version of B.B. Kings "You Upset Me" 
  again at the R.M.A. tavern.

o And finally Walker Broad performing Kirsty MacColl's 
  "In these Shoes?" at the Auckland Arms, Southsea.

You can also watch the Walker Broad video on the new dedicated 
videos page on the walkerbroad website choose video from the menu.

* Walker Broad Recording *

We've been making good progress on the new album. 6 Rhythm tracks 
down with vocals and guitar of 4 of them, with another vocal and 
guitar session at the beginning of June. It's all sounding pretty 

* French Tour 2012 *

Now making final preparations for this years visit to France, 6 
great gigs booked in from 8th June through till the 21st. I will 
be revisiting both the venues I played last year plus some 
exciting new ones. Full details on my website. There a few dates 
free still over the time there, so anyone with suggestions for a 
last minute booking do get in touch. 

* Limited Edition Prints *

I now have some high quality prints of my painting of Muddy Waters 
and Lighnin' Hopkins for sale. Please get in touch if you might be 
interested. Prints will be priced at 15.00 plus p&p and ready for 
framing (sized just slightly smaller than A3).

* Gigs *

Tuesday May 22nd 
The Golden Lion, Southwick, Fareham
Walker Broad band. 

Our loveley regular gig at The Golden Lion comes round again. 
Great atmosphere here, great food too.

Tuesday May 29th
The Tuesday Lounge @ The R.M.A. Tavern
Walker Broad Band.

It's quite a while since we played at Dan Ogus' tuesday lounge, a 
laid back mostly acoustic night. This will be the first time there 
with the full Band.

Friday June 1st 
Walker Broad studio session.

Saturday June 2nd
The Portsmouth Hoy, Poole Quay, Poole.
Walker Broad Duo.

Last month we played at The Portsmouth Hoy for the first time 
after it being recommended to us by our good friend Adam Franklin. 
It went down very well and we are pleased to be invited back. It's 
lovely sea front venue, and well worth the trip down.

Sunday June 3rd 12:00 till 2:30
The Florence Arms, Florence Road, Southsea
Andy Broad's Blues & Jazz Jam. 

The regular Jam at the Flo, all welcome. Every month comes out a 
little different, so come down and put you own spin on it. It's 
mostly blues based but we don't object to the odd out of genre 

Sunday June 3rd 7:30 till 10:00 pm
Hobbits, bar & Restaurant Hythe

Andy Broad, solo Blues.

This will be the warm up for the french tour....

Friday 8th June
Dixieland Cafe, Verteiul-sur-Charente, FRANCE

Saturday 9th June
Le Pub Kennedy, Angouleme, FRANCE

Thursday 14th June
O'Sullivans, Bezier, FRANCE

Friday 15th June
Bar MaryJohn Lamalou-Les-Bains, FRANCE

Saturday 16th June
Bar Des Sports, Graissessac, Herault, FRANCE

Thursday 21st June
Mad Hatters Kitchen, Caunay, FRANCE

Andy Broad solo Blues.

Thursday 26th June
back in the UK for the next visit to The Golden Lion with walker 

See you all at a gig soon!