It was a full house for the 1920s night, The Gin Mill Social, at Slide, 41 Oxford Street, Surry Hills last Friday night.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney’s only authentic 1920 – 1930s singer and hot jazz band opened the night.
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-1930s singer, serenaded the capacity audience dressed in their finest suits and flapper dresses from the stage and the balcony, sang at some tables, a kicked around on the dance floor.
Geoff Power kept the deep bass going on sousaphone. And he brought out the big mute hat on the growling trumpet instrumentals. He even played hot stride at the grand piano for the people, as did our clarinettist and tenor sax man, Big Jim Elliot.
The dance floor filled with charlestoners. And that was just the first hour!
The Emma Hamilton Trio then took over till midnight with jugglers, fan dancers, tap dancers, aerials, dancing, 1920s cuisine and 1920s hooch discreetly served in fine china tea cups. And, being Prohibition, there was a RAID!
But you haven’t missed out on all the fun if you didn’t go last Friday.
Because the next Gin Mill Social will be even bigger and better and kicks off at 7pm, Friday 20th June. Get in early to secure the best seats in the house. Tickets. See you there!