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Welcome to this months blues newletter. **Cockerel Blues EP Released** Most exciting new this month is the release of my new colection of instrumental blues on the Cockerel Blues EP. The new EP brings together a selection of instrumentals, each with very different twists on the blues. starting with the exuberantly funky slide guitar driven title track. It then moves to a gentler jazzier sound on the acoustic guitar led "Mariachi Blues", drawing in the sounds of Mexico, then onto a solid soul shuffle with "Soul Shuffle Spread". "Ottoman Blues" brings in a distinctly Arabic sound, and the final track "Iceman" is very much a tribute to the great Albert Collins, though with a hint of Hendrix in there too! As well as myself it features Simon Tufnail on bass, and Alan Blackmore on drums. You can buy it from my website here http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/blues/main/cd.html#cock or if you'd prefer to buy downloads (available in various high quality formats) you can buy them here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/andybroad2 . **July's French Tour Videos** Beginning of July saw my yearly tour of France, a great time was had, though the shedule was quite tight this year, with 1600 miles of driving in 4 days... Here's some videos taken during the tour. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMN18oPBYFAhIYrc9tuN9edXfXo1adyD3 **Dates For Your Diary** Two longer range dates for you diary. On Friday September 30th I will be opening the evenings entertainment at Club V in Fareham, when Blue Touch Live present Zoe Schwarz's Blue Commotion plus Andy Broad, tickets wil be available from September onwars from http://www.bluetouchlive.com On Saturday October 8th Nine Below Zero will be appearing at The Wedgewood Rooms, and I'm pleased to be able to announce that Burnt Ice have been added as second on the bill with one further act to be announced. More info here: http://www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk/WhatsOn/TabId/90/ArtMID/1211/ArticleID/30/NINE-BELOW-ZERO.aspx Tickets are £15.00 and available now, please mention Burnt Ice when buying... **Gigs For August** Sunday August 7th - 12:30pm til 3:30pm (ish) The Auckland Arms, netley Road, Southsea The Auckland Blues Jam. All players and listeners welcome to this freindly jam. Saturday August 13th Private Party Fareham Walker Broad Band Invite only but do get in touch if you like any of our acts to play for you own party. Sunday August 14th Blues At The Red, The Red Lion, Stevenage Andy Broad - Original acoustic and electric blues, solo. Thursday August 25th The Wine Vaults, Albert Road Southsea. Burnt Ice - Raw Funky Contemporary Blues. Sunday August 28th The Wine Vaults, Albert Road, Southsea The West Side Blues Band - Bank Holiday Sunday Blues Special. Earlier in the year we played a last minute gig on the bank holiday sunday it went down an absolute storm, so they asked us back... come down for a real blues party.