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Audience Asked to Get Into The Swing

Audience Asked to Get Into The Swing

Who: Earthquacke Big Band
Where: Belmont Sportsmans Club
When: Saturday July 14, 2001

THE Earthquacke Central Coast Big Band will return to Newcastle this month to celebrate its first birthday.

The 18-piece big band will perform the sound from the swing era at the Belmont Sportsman's Club on July 14.

The group perform hits from artists such as Glenn Miller, Billy Strayhorn, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton and many more.

The group also appreciates audience feedback at its gigs.

By lodging their comments, patrons receive an Earthquacke dance card which provides them with free entry to every fifth show they attend.

Earthquacke bandleader and drummer Mark 'Quack' Milne says it is the only band of its kind on the Central Coast which is consistently performing.

We have a rapidly growing number of dancers and listeners in our audience who regularly attend our performances,' Milne said.

'I believe we should respond to the support shown by these fans who travel to our gigs in both the Hunter and the Central Coast regions.'

Milne says the group performs for the audience and wants more people to come along.

The group recently received a request to play the waltz and the group has now added the tune to its playlist.

The group also received a suggestion for a female vocalist in the group and are now in the process of fulfilling that request.

Latin, blues, swing, ballad and waltz are just some of the styles you can expect to hear from the big band.

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