Walker Broad | A Walk Abroad

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A Walk Abroad

by Walker Broad

Walker Broad defy being bound by genre, blending strains of blues, jazz, latin and folk into original witty and surprising songs with catchy lyrics, from mellow ballads and blues to bouncy latin inspired foot tappers.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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1. If Can Do
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2. No Words
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3. Play Me Some Blues
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4. In Your Eyes
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5. Rat Race Lament
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6. Pessimistic Optimist
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7. Pointless
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8. Sally Latino
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9. Pissing in the Dark
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10. Small Steps
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11. Bordering On Bedlam
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12. That Long Day
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13. Do It Alone
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14. Taking It Slow
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15. Jazz 'n' Blues Dinner
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sandy Walker and Andy Broad started writing together in early 2010. Sandy is a prolific lyricist with a good ear for melody and harmony and Andy has a wealth of chordal and rhythmic ideas.

Sandy's roots are Folky with an interest in Jazz whilst Andy is an established Blues performer also with a side line in Jazz. The resulting original music is a unique blend of all three, with lively Latin inspired foot tappers and Jazz tinged ballads and a couple of out an out Bluesers, every song with its own story.

After a year of working together they had upwards of 15 strong originals and the Walker Broad duo and started working on their first album, titled "A Walk Abroad" (all puns intended :-)) To this end they were joined by bass player Simon Tufnail and percussionist Alan "Blackie" Blackmore with whom Andy had worked extensively in the past.

The resulting album both captures the spirit and energy of their live performances and enabled Sandy to experiment vocally with layered harmonies.

They had some great feedback from the CD launch night on November 21st here's a selection....

"Excellent show, exceptionally executed. Just hope I can piece together a review that does it justice. Brilliant ..." - Alan Dominey (reviewer for EP magazine)

"Great gig Andy, thoroughly enjoyed it ..." - Chris Fossy Fosbrook (DJ on Angel FM and Flash1512)

"It was a great evening! Thanks." - Patsy Davis (author).

'What a night! Sandy Walker and Andy Broad were mesmerising!' - Lee Furber aka Poridge.

"A great night with superb music...good job guys!!" - John Jeffs


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Blues In Britain

Walker Broad A Walk Abroad
This is the first album from duo Andy Broad and Sandy Walker and based on the pun of their names theyve called it A Walk Abroad.

They got together in early 2010 and have been wowing audiences up and down the country ever since.

There are sixteen titles all self-penned with Sandy writing the lyrics and Andy creating the music. The album starts off with a bit of a smooth jazz feel to it, whereas on If Can Do the extensive experience of Andys Blues world comes to the fore likewise on Play Me Some Blues where Sandys vocals are double tracked to great effect. The Latin beat is featured in Sally Latino giving the whole album a wide and varied feel.

The cover states that the personnel are Sandy Walker, vocals and piano, Andy Broad, acoustic and electric guitars with a rhythm section of Simon Tufnail on bass and Alan Blackmore, cajon and various peculiar percussion. So you can youre in for an interesting overall sound.

Do It Alone has a prog. rock / folky feel and Jazz n Blues Dinner does just what it says. My favourite tracks are probably Play Me Some Blues and Pointless which has Sandy playing organ and sounding a little like Steeleye Span. This album is for you if you like gentle blues with jazz and Latin beats mixed in, accompanied with a little folk tinge and interesting songs.

Paul Stiles