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Wednesday 3rd August 2016 20:40:00

Blues News From Portsmouth - August 2016 - Cockerel Blues EP released...

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

You can buy it from my website here or if you'd prefer to
buy downloads (available in various high quality formats) you can buy them
here .

**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

Here's some videos taken during the tour.

**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

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:


Tickets are 15.00 and available now, please mention Burnt Ice when

**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.

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