Andy Broad and Sandy Walker

Andy Broad and Sandy Walker
Andy Broad and Sandy Walker

Sandy Walker and Andy Broad got together in early 2010 to work on a couple of songs that Sandy wanted to perform at the regular jam that Andy was hosting. The jam went so well that they decided to get together again. This time Sandy brought along some lyrics she had been working on and Andy immediately found a chord progression that fitted.  Sandy is a prolific lyricist with a good ear for melody and harmony and Andy has a wealth of chordal and rhythmic ideas. Sandy soon threw her piano playing skills into the pot to add yet more spice to the mix.

Sandy’s roots are more folky with an interest in jazz whilst Andy is an established Blues performer 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 have upwards of 15 strong originals and the Walker Broad duo are working on their first album, working title “A Walk Abroad”.

Their live set includes a selection of their own songs plus a few blues and jazz standards, and one or two traditional folk numbers. If you’d like them to perform at your venue or private occasional (how about a house party with a difference?) give Andy a call on 02392 877 933, or listen to our music on ReverbNation.

Rat Race Lament

Freedom from the chains, Going back to work again
Can’t the ticking of the clock be stilled this time?
Alarm clock jangles on, inside feeling all wrong
So let’s throw the towel in, start a brand new life?

Fear fills the air, general feeling of despair
How to find the courage to carry on
Changing things today? There’s just no way
But soon I’ll tell a brand new story

Get up out of bed, same old same old boards to tread
Will the pastures be a bit more green today?
Misery for me, is this the way it has to be?
You can choose to walk a different path one day

Fear fill the air, general feeling of despair
How to find the courage to carry on?
Changing things today? There’s just no way
Will I ever tell a brand new story?

Pay day comes around, not a penny to be found
Can’t the taxman leave a bit behind for me?
Uncertainty and change, find the guts to rearrange
There’s no one will do it for you, only you

Fear fills the air, general feeling of despair
How to find the courage to carry on?
Changing things today? There’s just no way
Will I ever tell a brand new story?

Home at end of day, are we going out to play?
Just so tired trying to summon up the life
Dream on overnight, how to make things come right
Have the will and find the way they say

Change it, change it, c’mon baby rearrange it
Get up fore you’re dead, you’re dead and gone
Changing things today, you can find a way
It’s time to tell your brand new story

C’mon tell your brand new story.

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