Andy Broad | Every Penny of the Deal

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Every Penny of the Deal

by Andy Broad

Distinctive all original autobiographical blues with an acoustic bias, with a core of delta blues, drawing in a little jazz and a whole lot of soul. A must for guitar fans.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Woman I'm Loving
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2. Ain't Scared
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3. Paper (feat. Sandy Walker)
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4. This Crying Has to End
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5. Holding These Feelings (feat. Sandy Walker)
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6. One More Day
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7. Walk Outside
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8. Shake
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9. Too Late
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10. Every Penny of the Deal (feat. Sandy Walker)
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11. Mosquito Hunt
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12. Pretty Nose
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Every Penny Of The Deal - The 15th recording by blues guitarist singer Andy Broad features 12 original tracks
11 written by Andy Broad himself and 1 contributed by colleague Sally Strawberry.
Andy Broads music takes strong thread of delta blues and mixes in a few drops of jazz
and a little world music to create a powerful modern blues sound. Florid, rhythmic
guitar work and emotive vocals fill out some very personal songs written over the
past 5 years or so.

Seven tracks are performed solo, "live in the studio" with vocals acoustic guitar and
foot stomping, and Andy is joined by Sandy Walker on Hammond Organ for three
songs, with additional electric guitar on two of those. The twelfth bonus track was
recorded live in France at L'Eglise du Barry near Montpelier on Andy Broad's 2014
tour.

The following review appears in the December 2015 Edition of Blues In Britain Magazine.

Blues In Britain - Review by Bob Chaffey

The following Review featured in the December 2015 Issue, # 168.
ANDY BROAD : EVERY PENNY OF THE DEAL

Local Southsea Bluesman Andy Broad is well known as the public face of the Bullfrog Blues Club and for his regular gigs in the area, either solo or with his three different themed bands. That familiarity can serve to diminish the regard held for an artist's talents by those, seemingly all too prevalent in Portsmouth, who are not prepared to pay to see live music.

Andy is an accomplished and talented guitarist who has worked hard on his sonorous vocal timbre to produce a more nuanced steely edge that sits well on this fine release of predominantly original material. He begins in acoustic mode with a big rich fingerpicking tone and light stomp on a traditional 12 bar with that sonorous echoey vocal with advice on how to treat your woman, before taking up the slide, picking and stomp, on 'Ain't Scared' another fine Blues about romantic tribulations.

Sandy Walker's buzzing organ features on 'Paper', with a compelling singer songwriter vibe about the creative process, writing songs and surrounded by pieces of paper. 'The Crying Has To End' is another haunting 12 bar with a lovely emotive lyric about love as opposed to friendship, with empathetic accompaniment, both fingerpicking and stomp, and that nicely nuanced vocal.

'Holding Those Feelings' sees Andy take up his Les Paul for some fluid and articulate work redolent of Otis Rush, alongside warm pulsing organ and poignant lyric. 'One More Day' is a melodic and catchy return to acoustic with a plea from a lonely town for his lover to return his phone message.

More singer songwriter with a compelling riff before the lone cover, a nicely executed 'Shake' from Sally Strawberry. Back to the Blues with an up tempo and punchy 'Too Late' with a passionate heart felt vocal telling us not to delay in expressing our feelings to a loved one.

The excellent Bluesy title track follows with bobbing organ and more crying warm toned work on that Les Paul before an effective organ guitar interplay, "my feelings are real, go with me baby and I'll give you every penny of the deal".

An aptly named instrumental 'Mosquito Hunt' named in a fan competition, precedes the final bonus track 'Pretty Nose' recorded live in France. This is two numbers in one, with an evocative Spanish style Blues intro morphing into a love song with a simple poetic lyric. This is a very creditable release showcasing Andy's song writing talents in addition to his fine guitar playing and distinctive vocal timbre which deserves exposure to a wider audience. Wearing his heart on his sleeve, this is a splendidly executed series of personal songs played with a refulgent passion and certainly worth every penny of the deal.

Bob Chaffey - Blues In Britain Magazine

Blues Matters - Review by Tom Walker

The following Review featured in the February / March 2016 Issue, # 88.
ANDY BROAD : EVERY PENNY OF THE DEAL

This is my first time of hearing Andy Broad, despite his having had a career that most musicians would give their eye teeth for, with its longevity. You really don't stay the course of over a quarter of a century musically without ability, and this guy has more than his fair share of that.

His guitar playing is reminiscent of such luminaries as Robert Johnson with some overtones of Howling Wolf and even BB King. The opening track, Woman I'm Loving is as good a Delta representation as you're likely to get from someone this side of the pond.

The delicacy of his guitar playing hints at least six fingers on each hand as opposed to the standard five, such is the quality of his playing.

This is particularly so on track five Holding These Feelings, where his Gibson is featured in all its glory and he has support from Sandy Walker on the organ.

Lyrically these are all his own work too, with Sally Strawberry providing them on track eight Shake.

Track eleven Mosquito Hunt is an absolute cracker with the slide guitar work sounding exactly like the title, and having worked in Africa and India I know what a mosquito sounds like.

All the tracks on this, his third solo album, are clear, precise productions of Blues with a hint of Jazz and while his work probably won't make the top ten charts where anodyne pop bilge with boy bands predominate, it will appeal to the discerning listeners of the blues.

Tom Walker - Blues Matters Magazine

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