Art & About 2011 Opening Night – Art Gallery of NSW


It was the opening night for Art and About 2011. Greg Poppleton’s Bakelite Jazz played 1920s and 1930s jazz and swing for the first night crowd at the Art Gallery of NSW. Here’s a short clip from the night. Had the camera been pointed the other way, instead of towards the Enquiry Desk, you’d see hundreds of people gathered to see the band (you can hear them at the end of this short taster…)

One of the Gallery’s current exhibitions is Mad Square, Modernity in German Art 1910 – 1937. The Gallery has put out a CD of 1920s and 1930s music as part of the exhibition. So I chose songs from that CD to include in the Bakelite Jazz set, including ‘Falling In Love Again’, which I sang for the very first time, performing the song made iconic by Marlene Dietrich in both German and English.

Greg Poppleton singing 'Falling In Love Again'
Greg Poppleton singing 'Falling In Love Again'. Bob Barnard plays trumpet

Greg Poppleton and Bakelite Jazz attracted a huge crowd who loved the show. In fact, I’ve been stopped in the street a few times by people who said how much they enjoyed the show. We look forward to playing for you soon. Visit the band website to see where you can see the band next or to enquire about the band for your occasion

Greg Poppleton singing  into a 1920s megaphone with Bakelite Jazz at Art and About 2011, Art Gallery of NSW
Greg Poppleton singing into a 1920s megaphone with Bakelite Jazz at Art and About 2011, Art Gallery of NSW
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