Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at 40th Birthday Bash


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the great pleasure of playing for Jules’ and Kate’s 40th on Saturday evening.

What a beautiful party.

The guests filled the large verandah where we played. Indeed, guests were standing right up to where the band was playing. And we serenaded everyone with uptempo swing and jazz from the 1920s and 1930s, without blasting. So everyone could talk easily while hearing and feeling the atmosphere created by the band.

As Sydney’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s singer, I always feel very honoured by the world-toured greats who want to play in the Bakelite Broadcasters.

In the party band, Paul Furniss, considered to be one of Australia’s greatest ever jazz musicians was on clarinet, Chuck Morgan who tours nationally and internationally with the great Janet Seidel was on guitar and Stan Valacos, who also tours nationally and internationally with the big names in jazz, was on acoustic double bass – no amp – sounded beautiful!

I took some pictures during a band instrumental before the sun set. I hope you like them.

Find out more, or book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, through the band’s website www.bakelitejazz.com. See us at Stage & Screen, Empire Cinema Bowral, 1:30pm Sunday 8 December

1920s-1930s style singer Greg Poppleton singing with his Bakelite Broadcasters for a 40th Birthday Party. Stan Valacos, double bass

1920s-1930s style singer Greg Poppleton singing with his Bakelite Broadcasters for a 40th Birthday Party. Stan Valacos, double bass

Chuck Morgan (g) Stan Valacos (b) swing it out with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for a 40th Birthday Party

Chuck Morgan (g) Stan Valacos (b) swing it out with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for a 40th Birthday Party

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at a 40th Birthday Party. Here's a pic of the Bakelite Broadcasters with Greg Poppleton's mic in the foreground. Chuck Morgan (g) Stan Valacos (b) Paul Furniss (cl)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at a 40th Birthday Party. Here’s a pic of the Bakelite Broadcasters with Greg Poppleton’s mic in the foreground. Chuck Morgan (g) Stan Valacos (b) Paul Furniss (cl)

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