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Welcome to this months newsletter. Lots been going on and a lot more to happen over the next month or so! *** French Tour 2014 *** This years tour of France went very well, split into two trips due to date conflicts, (with a trip to Wales in between!) I had the opportunity to play at 5 great venues. It was great to return to the new MaryJohn, the bar where I recorded my Live In France CD had moved just down to road to slightly bigger premises. All the gigs were great but one of the standout venues was the Eglise du Barry, Montpeyroux a restored chucrch with Roman origins, a fabulous venue for a concert. Here is a video from that event, the two stills at the beginning show what a great room it was... http://youtu.be/aHPd66l8Xko As I had taking the minidisc recorder over, I got a better more dynmic sound recording than relying on the camera mic, so it's worth a listen as well as a watch :-) *** Gigs & Festivals *** Lots of gigs and festivals coming up, including Burt Ice at Bentworth Blues on the 15th and Walker Broad at the Southsea Folk & Blues weekend on the 27th. Friday August 15th Bentworth Blues Festival Burnt Ice. The festival opens at 12:30 Burnt Ice will playing in the bar at 4:15. It's nearly sold out but there a number to enquire about availabilty here: http://www.star-inn.com/bluesfestival.html you might get lucky! Saturday August 16th 2pm Wickham Festival Fringe The Kings Head Wickham Square Andy Broad Solo. First of two gigs I'll be onstage at 2pm with my solo blues. Finish at 3 and off to.... Saturday August 16th 8:30pm The Station Arms. Southsinster. Andy Broad Solo Saturday August 23rd The Phoenix Duncan Road, Southsea The West Side Blues Band Saturday August 30th The Greyhound Broughton New Forest Burnt Ice. New venue run by an old friend, looking forward to it. Friday September 5th The Square & Compass Worth Matravers Andy Broad Solo Sunday September 7th 12:30 Andy Broad's Blues Jam The Auckland Arms Thanks to Alan Holloway for looking after the jam last month when I was on the second leg of the French tour. Looking forward to see all the regulars again and hope for some new faces, bring you guitar/bass/flute/harmonica/accordian/banjolele or voice! Don't bring a piano there one there allready!