Photos Of Greg Poppleton & His Bakelite Broadcasters At The Blue Beat Jazz Club


Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters sang and played the music of the 1920s and 1930s at the Blue Beat Double Bay in February

Greg Poppleton now also leads the 11-piece authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, with musical director Geoff Power & Sydney’s Top Ten Sydney vintage jazz musicians

We were invited to share a double bill with celebrated 1940s noir singer, Jimmy Vargas and his muse, Liliana Scarlatta, with their Black Dahlias Band. The Vargas show is a must-see where ever you can catch it. Jimmy and Liliana have a rare connection on stage. They are two distinct performers who spontaneously improvise through song, gesture and dance as if they share the one mind. It’s quite astonishing. Go see for yourself. Check out the Jimmy Vargas website

Greg Poppleton is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s dance band singer. With him in the Broadcasters at the Blue Beat were Al Davey, trumpet and trombone; ARIA award-winning pianist, Tony Esterman; world top ten jazz double bassist, Darcy Wright; and internationally touring swing jazz drummer, Lawrie Thompson

Here are some pics of the night. The colour ones are stills from film I took. The black and white snaps are by photographer, Michael Kery. Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton singing with his Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat
Greg Poppleton singing with his Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat
Greg Poppleton with 1920s Megaphone. Photo by Michael Very
Greg Poppleton with 1920s Megaphone. Photo by Michael Very
Al Davey, trumpet, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Al Davey, trumpet, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat
Darcy Wright, double bass, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Darcy Wright, double bass, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat
Tony Esterman, piano with Darcy Wright, double bass and Lawrie Thompson, drums, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Tony Esterman, piano with Darcy Wright, double bass and Lawrie Thompson, drums, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Lawrie Thompson, drums, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Lawrie Thompson, drums, with the Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery

Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters at the Blue Beat. Photo by Michael Kery
Greg Poppleton, Sydney's only 1920s & 1930s Singer at the Blue Beat Jazz Club, Double Bay
Greg Poppleton, Sydney's only 1920s & 1930s Singer at the Blue Beat Jazz Club, Double Bay

Book Greg Poppleton & his duo, trio to 6-piece Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s – 1930s theme wedding, corporate function and Great Gatsby Party. Visit the Band’s Official Website www.bakelitejazz.com to make your booking, or just to hear our music. Happy Listening!

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