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This year Justine Clarke has been dividing time between motherhood, book writing and countless other opportunities, but this night will be all about the music for the Aussie performer. In a set that will make history as their first performance with a special guest, The Pinks take the stage with a slight twist in their bravado.

“It’s exciting for them to take the risk, it will definitely shake things up!” exclaims Clarke, whose jazz background could not have happened without one honourary Pinks member.

“Jonathan [Zwartz] is my longest standing relationship, he gave me my first jazz gig when I was in my mid 20s. We’ve always collaborated and he’s been an incredible support for me. He was the driving force behind this show, so I’m incredibly excited. To be a white girl singing the blues is also good fun,” says Clarke.

The Pinks’ gig at The Basement will be full of skilled guitarists and superb vocalists; Clarke will enhance a show which will highlight what she deems “the foundation of rock and roll.”

“I think it’s always nice to have a guest artist and it’ll be good for the band, they need a woman,” says Clarke.

“I’ll be the Julie Bishop of the show.”(CD)

Oct 3, The Basement, 7 Macquarie Pl, Sydney, $25-75+bf, 9251 2797,

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