Thank you to all the wonderful people who turned up at the Museum of Sydney on Sunday to see the truncated Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band with Greg singing the songs of the 1920s & 30s (some of them through a megaphone), Grahame Conlon on guitar & Darcy Wright on double bass.
The band’s first set concentrated on some obscure songs from the Great Depression including ‘I’m in the Market for You”, the hillbilly, “I Don’t Want Your Millions, Mister” and a song most people think came from the 50s, “16 Tons”.
The second Bakelite set, which closed the day of festivities at the museum, was music for dancing, and the band and the Swingtime Dancers drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. Oh, and we sold so many copies of our CD, The Phantom Dancer, that there’s now only 32 left. 5 of them are for sale on-line at CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/poppleton. So be quick if you want to grab one because I won’t be reprinting them
Please visit the band’s official website at http://www.gregpoppleton.com
PS: Though I took my camera along I couldn’t take a photo of the band or the dancers (no cameras allowed in the museum). So here’s a Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band pic from the archives…