Sydney’s Only 1920s Singer And Band Entertain Lavish Gatsby Party


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer and band,¬†played for a fantastic and lavish Great Gatsby theme birthday party last Friday night. The dance floor was full. Everyone had fun. The band wowed the guests.

Many guests commented on how the band (out of four at the event) was the only one to capture the spirit of the 1920s and was the only one that made the Gatsby theme of the party ring true. (“We were good value”, as one guest put it.)

I snapped some pictures on stage for you as the band filled the dance floor playing Duke Ellington’s Creole Love Call. The first two pictures were taken during soundcheck. Enjoy…

Greg Poppleton Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer, Al Davey trumpet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax, Geoff Power sousaphone, Paul baker banjo, Alex Inman-Hislop drums
Greg Poppleton Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer, Al Davey trumpet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax, Geoff Power sousaphone, Paul baker banjo, Alex Inman-Hislop drums
The room, before the 1100 guests arrived
The room, before the 1100 guests arrived

 

Paul Furniss on alto sax. He also played clarinet on the night
Paul Furniss on alto sax. He also played clarinet on the night

 

Al Davey, trumpet and trombone
Al Davey, trumpet and trombone

 

Geoff Power on sousaphone and Paul Baker, banjo
Geoff Power on sousaphone and Paul Baker, banjo
Alex Inman-Hislop, drums
Alex Inman-Hislop, drums

 

Greg Poppleton, Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer. Bakelite Broadcasters' band leader. Turning the camera on myself on-stage.
Greg Poppleton, Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer. Bakelite Broadcasters’ band leader. Turning the camera on myself on-stage.

Like us on Facebook. Visit the band’s official website www.bakelitejazz.com. Book the band for your 1920s theme wedding, corporate event, festival and party.

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