1930s Swing at Sydney Rowers Club. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played at Jazz on the Deck at Sydney Rowers Club today, Sunday 28 December.

STOP PRESS: Greg Poppleton returns to Sydney Rowers in 2015.
Greg Poppleton Jazz on the Deck dates are:
Sunday July 19,  3-6pm, Free
Sunday October 11  3-6pm, Free
Sunday December 20  3-6pm, Free

Sydney Rowers Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford, overlooks the Parramatta River at Hen & Chicken Bay. Founded in 1870, the club established its Abbotsford branch in 1874 at what was the ‘Red Cow Inn’.

From the club website history page, the location was,
“beautifully situated at a bold point of the river only seven miles from Sydney. There were already adequate facilities for members to remain whilst training and stop for the night if required. There was also plenty to do if tired of rowing; including fishing and shooting in the adjacent bush.”

Sadly, the “adjacent bush” was chopped down for housing after WW1 (my grandmother remembered the ironbark forest. She moved into the area in 1917 with my baby father).

Here are some pictures I took of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and the audience at Jazz on the Deck, today, Sunday 28 December. We look forward to playing again for the good people at Sydney Rowers…

Some of the audience during the second set by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz on the Deck, Sydney Rowers. Guitarist Peter Pik is seated at the front right table wearing a black bandanna.
Some of the audience during the second set by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz on the Deck, Sydney Rowers. Guitarist Peter Pik is seated at the front right table wearing a black bandanna.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters - the swing rhythm section. (L-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g). Greg Poppleton is the singer and took the photo.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – the swing rhythm section. (L-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g). Greg Poppleton is the singer and took the photo.
Darcy Wright at the mighty double bass soloing on Sweet Georgia Brown. Darcy has been a jazz bassist since the late 1950s. He's played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and more. He built Australia's first electric bass. He's also taught bass in universities.
Darcy Wright at the mighty double bass soloing on Sweet Georgia Brown. Darcy has been a jazz bassist since the late 1950s. He’s played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and more. He built Australia’s first electric bass. He’s also taught bass in universities.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s style singer. The Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring, vintage jazz musicians.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are available for your wedding, corporate function, birthday party and event. We have played for christenings and wakes. Ask Tony to see if we are available for your special occasion tony@ozmanagement.com

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