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Welcome to September! * French Tour Photographs * It took me a couple of weeks to get ot it but I have sorted through and posted the photographs from this years solo your of the Charente region of France. Here's a link to the middle of the set with an excellent sequence of photos taken by Le Gabariers residident photographer "Patrick Photo". http://bit.ly/17lsxDs * Walker Broad at The Square & Compass * The Square & Compass is a fantastic venue that I've been playing solo for many years, (after an initial introduction by King Rollo IIRC), and walker Broad played our first gig there as a band last Friday. The gig was very well received, with an attentive listening audience. You can read Sandy's blog about it here. http://bit.ly/15GUhFx * Two Brewers Roots & Blues Club in Kent * Just after getting back from France at the end of August I played at the Two Brewers Beers festival, the gig was well received, dispite the slow start due to the exceptionaly damp weather. I'm pleased to say that I've been invited back to play at thier Thursday Roots and Blues night, run by Eddie Armer. I played a few dates for Eddie when his club was at The Poacher so I'm looking fiorward to that. The only shame is that it's not till December 5th! * Gigs For September * Here's the listing for currently booked gigs for the rest of September. Friday 13th September The Walker Broad Band The Auckland Arms - Netley Road - Southsea Always a great gig, come down and enjoy the atmosphere provided Big Dave and Helene's hopsitiality and some great music. Friday 14th September Burnt Ice The Seahorse - Broadsands Drive - Gosport The first gig here with dep drummer Jerry went down a storm, now that Blackie's back we should tear the place apart ... Saturday 21st September - Mid afternoon The Walker Broad Band Portsmouth Summer Fair - Victoria Park - Portsmouth Walker Broad will be playing the acoustic stage between 1 and 2 pm (exact time TBC). Acoustic really does mean acoustic in this case, in fact the main "electric" stage will be running on bycycles and batteries.... http://www.portsmouthcan.co.uk/ Saturday 21st September - Evening Andy Broad Solo The Station Arms - Southminster - Essex. As soon as Walker Broad finish I'll be hitting the road to get to essex in time to play this great blues venue. It will be worth the rush, as you will know if you live in that part of essex, come down! Sunday 6th October - Lunchtime Time to jam at the Auckland again! Thanks for reading, check out the photo's and blog and see you at a gig!