Greg Poppleton’s Bakelite Broadcasters Make Big 1920s Buzz At 2014 Great Art Deco Ball


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were the entertainment for the 2014 Great Art Deco Ball – the highlight of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. They filled the dance floor in the Grand Dining Room of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, on Saturday 1 February, with their exciting, high energy, authentic 1920s jazz and hotcha.

The Art Deco Ball was sell-out, packed house. This was largely through the success of last year’s Great Art Deco Ball at the Carrington where Greg Poppleton and his Lounge Bar Lotharios 11-piece 1920s Dance Orchestra was the entertainment, filling the dance floor and creating a huge buzz.

For this year’s $100pp Art Deco extravaganza Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters showcased the absolute, world-touring best in Sydney 1920s jazz musicians – as we do at every show:
Greg Poppleton – Sydney’s only authentic 1920s-30s jazz swing singer
Paul Furniss – alto, tenor saxes and clarinet
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Chuck Morgan – guitar, banjo, ukelele
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard

Greg Poppleton is an energetic performer. Hence, the slicked-back hair gets a touch tusselled during the night
Greg Poppleton is an energetic performer. Hence, the slicked-back hair gets a touch tusselled during the night
Looking at the band through the entranceway of the Grand Dining Room
Looking at the band through the entranceway of the Grand Dining Room
Greg Poppleton singing with Geoff Power on sousaphone. Note the distance in all these photos between Greg's mouth and the low output microphone rock singers can't get a sound from. Yes, Greg can sing!
Greg Poppleton singing with Geoff Power on sousaphone. Note the distance in all these photos between Greg’s mouth and the low output microphone. Yes, Greg can sing! And beautifully, too!
Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Would you like the band for your 1920s / 1930s theme wedding, party or corporate event? Please enquire at Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ official website www.bakelitejazz.com.

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Greg Poppleton in conference with Randall Walker, Blue Mountains Lithgow Oberon Tourism CEO
Greg Poppleton in conference with Randall Walker, Blue Mountains Lithgow Oberon Tourism CEO
Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Looking absolutely beautiful, Mike and Sarah, engaged to be married and dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball for the second year in a row
Having a wonderful time with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Having a wonderful time with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Full dance floor. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer and band
Full dance floor. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer and band
The dance floor filled as soon as we started playing. People love to dance to our music and to step back into a more elegant time - the 1920s.
The dance floor filled as soon as we started playing. People love to dance to our music and to step back into a more elegant time – the 1920s.

Would you like the band for your 1920s / 1930s theme wedding, party or corporate event? Please enquire at Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ official website www.bakelitejazz.com.

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Geoff Power, trumpet and the great brass sousaphone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Geoff Power, trumpet and the great brass sousaphone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Paul Furniss, clarinet and saxes with  Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Paul Furniss, clarinet and saxes with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Marella and Paul. some of the best dressed at the Great Art Deco Festival
Marella and Paul, two of the best dressed at the Great Art Deco Ball 2014
Swing dancers take over the floor
Swing dancers hold the floor
Having fun with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at The Great Art Deco Ball
Looking good with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at The Great Art Deco Ball
Drums and megaphone-Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Drums, megaphone, and just a hint of sousaphone-Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Would you like the band for your 1920s / 1930s theme wedding, party or corporate event? Please enquire at Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ official website www.bakelitejazz.com.

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