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Make Sweet Mischief at Belmont 16s

Who: Sweet Mischief
Where: Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
Author: Jade Lazerevic
When: Friday January 18, 2002

IT'S rare to come across a traditional big band these days.

But this week one of Australia's most exciting new big bands will swing into Newcastle.

Nine-piece Sweet Mischief will perform at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club on Friday to promote the release of its self-titled debut album.

Vocalists Karen Strahan and Lisa McClelland possess smooth harmonies that encompass jazz, soul and dance music.

Sweet Mischief was formed in 1997, and with the help of jazz pianist John Black and bass player George Urbaszek, the band was ready to start performing.

Black and Strahan developed a strong writing partnership which resulted in a fusion of jazz, soul, blues and Latin that creates the original Sweet Mischief sound.

Sweet Mischief will travel throughout NSW after launching the album in Canberra.

'We're looking forward to performing in Belmont before heading to the Pearl Beach Jazz Festival,' Strahan said.

The band has performed at the Manly Jazz Festival and recently returned from an overseas tour where they headlined a show at the inaugural International Jazz Festival in Samoa.

Catch the original big band sound from Sweet Mischief at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club in the Lakeview Lounge from 9pm on Friday.

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