Greg Poppleton Castle Lounge 26 April 2014


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played to dancers and many friends of the band who see us again and again at Penrith RSL, Saturday 26 April. I took some happy snaps for you. (We’ll be back at Penrith on Saturday 28 June, 2 – 5pm. Free)

Name in lights!
Name in lights! The car park was ALMOST FULL

I’m very lucky to be able to sing with such top-notch swing musicians as the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Bob Gillespie, Darcy Wright and Chuck Morgan with Greg Poppleton - Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Bob Gillespie, Darcy Wright and Chuck Morgan with Greg Poppleton – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Chuck Morgan was on guitar. He tours the world with Janet Seidel. Darcy Wright played double bass. He’s backed Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington and many, many more. Bob Gillespie on drums was musical director for Lovelace Watkins.

They are passionate about volume and space. Hmm, that makes them sound a bit like physicists. But it turns a song from night into day.

Writing of physicists and Night and Day, I couldn’t help but break into a tribute to the late Professor Julius Sumner Miller on Cole Porter’s song. “Night and day, WHY IS IT SO?…”, the line instantly reminded me of the ABC TV show hosted by that much loved and learned professor. He had the most unique voice which I fondly attempted to emulate.

Prof. Julius Sumner Miller on 'Why Is It So?'
Prof. Julius Sumner Miller on ‘Why Is It So?’
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