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It's been a little while since I sent out the Blues News and there's a couple of busy months coming up, so I thought I'd better let you all in on the secrets.... * Radio Play * Seem to be having a little April shower of radio play at the moment, with airplay for Walker Broad in Swindon at the end of march thanks to Sean Hodgson on Swindon 105.5 , a couple of Walker Broad plays from Shep Woolley and Dan Ogus on Express FM, and coming up this weekend Phil Penny will be featuring a trck from the Burnt Ice EP on his show on Nottingham's Radio Trent this Saturday, and yet another spin from Dan Ogus for Burnt Ice on Sunday! Phil Penny's show will air between 10pm and Midnight on Saturday then is repeated a number of times through the week. http://www.radiotrent.co.uk/pages/progPP.html Dan Ogus will be on air between 4pm and 6pm Sunday afternoon. http://www.expressfm.com/programmes/scattering-the-roots/ * French Tour * Plans are moving ahead for this years tour of France and it's looking like it's splitting into two separate tours one in July and then back again for the first weekend in August. July 18th will see me playing Gabariers by the Charente again and also the new Bar MaryJohn where I recorded the 'Live In France' CD, plus more dates to be confirmed. August will see me playing for a private party near Bergerac, with possibly some additional dates in a local restauarant. * Guitar Lessons * Still have space for one or two more students. If you want to learn fingerstyle blues guitar then get in touch. Special offer of 4 lessons for £60.00 or £20.00 per lesson. Lesson times can be flexible but have to work round my gigging schedule. * Birthday Party * I will be celibrating my 25th birthday on Evening Sunday the 50th of May at the Auckland Arms in Southsea, there will be sets from a selection of bands I'm involved in, plus special guests. Do come down! * Gigs * Here's what's coming up this month. Friday April 11th Nottingham Blues Society The Trent Navigation Meadow Lane Nottingham Andy Broad - Original acoustic blues. Very pleased to be asked to play this one, it's going to be well worth the 400 mile round trip! Sunday April 13th The Seahorse Gosport Andy Broad - Original acoustic blues. This Sunday afternoon acoustic music session is buiding well, come down and help make it a long term fixture on the gig diary. Friday 18th April QD's Music Venue High Street, Gosport Walker Broad Band - Original Folk Blues and Jazz First booking for Walker Broad at this promising new venue in Gosport. Been hearing great things about the place, lookng forward to playing there. Sunday 20th April - Afternoon Session A Feast Of Easter Folk Masonic Hall. Clarence Road Gosport Walker Broad Band Last years Easter fest was a great success and Walker Broad are very pleased to be appearing again! A wide range of folk and roots music over 4 sessions on the Sunday and Monday. Tickets available from www.southseafolkfestival.co.uk Friday 26th April The Kings Head Wickham Burnt Ice - Raw Funky Contemporary Blues. Sunday 3rd May Brighton Foodies Festival Walker Broad Trio A three piece version of Walker Broad just for a change. Sunday 4th May - 12:00pm til 2:30 (ish) Andy Broad's BLues Jam The Auckland Arms We've had a good start to the jamming this year with some top class players turning up. We still welcome all players at all levels and ages, come down and join in or just listen. That's all for now. See you at a gig soon. Andy P.S. Did you spot the deliberate mistake?