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archive head blues 2015_October 2015_October_13_1

Blues News From Portsmouth October 2015 - Midlands Tour CD reviews and more....

Welcome to the mailout for October! 

Just added a bunch of emails from the paper mailing list form so welcome to
the list and sorry for the delay! 

** CD Review on Blues In The North West ** 

After the great surge of initial radio play, reviews are starting to come
in, I know of two pending that I won't tempt fate about by mentioning
before they are published, but the first past the post is a nice review by
Norman Darwen on Blues in The North West.

Really ought to get some gigs up that way. Suggestions venues and contacts

** Mini Tour of The Midlands. **

In a fortnights time I'll ne heading north, not all the way up to the
northwest, but as far as  Nottingham to play two solo gigs first on Friday
23rd for the Nottingham Blues Society at the Trent Navigation.  Then on
Saturday 24th I'll be performing at the Needwood Folk & Blues Club, at
Barton under Needwood.  (near Burton) Thanks to Bob Chaffey for putting me
in touch with the second of those. 

I say "solo" but in fact Sandy Walker will be joining me for the second set
of each of these gigs on keys, adding another dimension to teh sound and
allowing the songs that she features on on the new CD to be performed as

Playing out of area is always a bit more challenging on the publicity side,
so if you have any contacts in the Nottingham / Burton area please feel
free to forward this info on to them! All help greatly appreciated.

** Gigs **

Friday 16th October
The Bakers Arms, Winchester - 8:30pm start.
The Walker Broad Band -  Blues folk and jazz influenced originals and a few
chosen standards.

This is the first visit by the band to this venue, would be great to see you

Saturday 17th October
The Station Arms, Southminster.
Andy Broad - Solo blues.

It's rare to get two gigs a year at this venue so I'm really looking forward
to this second one!

Sunday 18th October - 7:30pm start
Hobbitts Restaurant & Bar
Andy Broad - solo

Friday 23rd October
Nottingham Blues Society
The Trent Navigation, Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Andy Broad + special guest Sandy Walker.

Saturday 24th October
Needwood Folk & Blues Club, Needwood under Barton.
Andy Broad + special guest Sandy Walker.

Sunday November 1st - 12:30pm 
The Auckland Jam

Gets better every month, come down early and make you self know if you want
to play.

Look forward to seeing you at a gig soon