Sydney Jazz Club Concert – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Hello Bakeliters,

On July 10, a beautifully sunny Wednesday afternoon in Sydney, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, played their jazz from the 1920s to a harbourside room brimming with Sydney Jazz Club members in the Sydney Flying Squadron club.

The dance floor was full.

In the band: Greg Poppleton Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Al Davey trumpet and trombone, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon banjo, Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.

Pictures tell a thousand words about the event. Motion pictures a thousand more. Here are two YouTube clips of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters on 10 July playing St James Infirmary and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Enjoy and check out the band’s latest album, CD and download, on Bandcamp, Doin’ The Charleston


The lyrics I sing on St James Infirmary are different from the lyrics usually trotted out. I chose them from a treasure trove of verses I found printed as part of a 1920s published arrangement. I chose verses that have the most relevance to me, and I hope, you. They’re about loss as distinct from blokes in box back coats with gold coins covering their eyes. Who’s worn a box back coat down the local pub any day since 1899?


We’d love to play at your place, too, at your wedding, party or company function. Email me, Greg,


2 Replies to “Sydney Jazz Club Concert – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters”

  1. Hi there been listing to yr great music n show on tassie radio fm97 , 6 Late unfortunately , can u consider coming to HOBART way at all, love the music Taa

    1. Hello John, thank you for writing and for listening to The Phantom Dancer. Do you hear it overnight on Hobart FM? You can also hear it online any time at The archive link is
      The Bakelite Broadcasters would certainly love to come to Tasmania and I will be getting in touch with Hobart and Launceston Jazz Clubs and the Devonport Jazz Festival and others to put in a submission for their 2017 programs. If you have any suggestions as to who to contact that would be most welcome. If we are ever lucky enough to visit Tasmania, the gigs will be listed on the band website Best wishes, Greg.

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