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The Stolen Sweets take their brand of 1930s acoustic vocal jazz to California

SOURCE: Published: 2005-10-18
Now that they have achieved local acclaim, Portland’s swing darlings The Stolen Sweets are ready to take their renditions of vintage jazz tunes on the road.

Contact: Jen Bernard jen@stolensweets.com 503-231-1423 www.stolensweets.com

October 18, 2005 – Portland, OR. The Stolen Sweets’ ability to transport audiences to the early days of jazz has earned them a very colorful fan base, from hipsters to golden-agers. The band has been performing the complex vocal jazz arrangements of the popular 1930s girl group, The Boswell Sisters, to rave reviews in its native Portland.

The Sweets’ double bass and tandem guitars dance through the Boswells’ arrangements with freewheeling dexterity, while the group’s vocalists execute complex three-part harmonies with verve and conviction.

The band features some of Portland’s most notable musicians. Guitarist Pete Krebs (Hazel) and vocalist Lara Michell (Dirty Martini) have been fixtures in the NW music scene for years.

Armed with two reliable cars and a vagabond spirit, the members of The Stolen Sweets are slated to arrive in Hollywood on October 28 to begin a short California tour. Their public appearances are as follows:

Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm: Tangier Restaurant (w/Bel Air Liberation Army) 2138 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-666-8666 www.tangierrestaurant.net

Saturday, October 29: Mercury 5871 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 805-967-0907

Wednesday, November 2 at 9pm: The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 415-647-2888 www.makeoutroom.com

When the Sweets return, they plan to begin production on what they describe as a “stylish and organic full length recording”. They are aiming to hold a CD release party in early 2006.

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