December was a frantic end to a busy year of 1920s and 1930s music making for both Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. I’ve posted some action pics for you below…
Listeners have left some really nice comments about the video on YouTube. And the stereo version of the 53’53” YouTube 1920s-1930s Band Chill Mix soundtrack has been downloaded plenty (for just a few dollars) from BANDCAMP. The download cover artwork is by my 11 year old son, Damon…
JANUARY GIG GUIDE
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters has a private birthday party booking on 25th January.
Greg is also busy hosting The Phantom Dancer radio show on 2SER Sydney every Tuesday 12noon – 2pm, swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV heard over 30 stations of the Community Radio Network.
THE PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW
The Phantom Danceris now in its 30th year on 107.3 2SER Sydney, presented all that time by your Phantom Dancer, Greg Poppleton
The Phantom Dancer plays swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV.
Over the Christmas-New Years period I was very honoured to hear from Barbara Effros, who heard her trumpeter / composer grandfather,Bob Effros on 1930 The Philco Hour over The Phantom Dancer, and from Jayme Harding who heard her mother Eleanor Russel singing with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra from The Edgewater, Madison, Wi over CBS in 1950, again over The Phantom Dancer.
2SER 35 HOUR DJ MARATHON
To celebrate 35 Years of 2SER, Greg Poppleton as The Phantom Dancer, will mixing an hour of live swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV in the 2SER 35 Hour DJ Marathon, Saturday 31 January, 9-10am.
6 Jan: 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Hear past shows
13 Jan: 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Hear past shows
20 Jan:12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Hear past shows
25 Jan: 11am – 2pm, 50th Birthday Party, Surry Hills
27 Jan: 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Hear past shows
31 Jan: 9am – 10am, Phantom Dancer 2SER 35 Hour DJ Marathon, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Hear past shows
CANBERRA,Tune in to The Phantom Dancer radio show 7pm every Sunday night on ArtSoundFM
Check the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website for lots more shows coming in February and March.
WHAT HAPPENED IN DECEMBER?
6 DEC – FAIRFIELD MUSEUM – CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
It was raining, so it became Christmas in the Machine Shed, which was even better with a really relaxed country feel. In the band: Greg Poppleton (1920s singer) Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet) Grahame Conlon (banjo) Bob Gillespie (drums)
14 DEC – ST GEORGE LEAGUES CLUB – SUNDAY JAZZ
A fun Sunday afternoon of 1920s hotcha, withGreg Poppleton (1920s singer) Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet) Grahame Conlon (banjo) Lawrie Thompson (drums)
15, 18, 19, 24 DEC – HOUSE PARTIES
No pictures of these for privacy, just an hour of entertaining interactive 1920s and 1930s jazz with Greg Poppleton singing and Grahame Conlon on guitar and ukelele.
18 DEC – GIN MILL SOCIAL – SLIDE CABARET
The next Gin Mill Social is Friday 20 February. It’s Sydney’s hottest 1920s show. Tickets.
20 DEC – WEDDING – SURRY HILLS
The 1920s hot jazz Bakelite trio played: Greg Poppleton (1920s vocals), Greg Chilcott (sousaphone and trombone) Grahame Conlon (banjo)
28 DEC – SYDNEY ROWERS CLUB – JAZZ ON THE DECK
Afternoon swing by the Parramatta river: Greg Poppleton (1920s-1930s vocals), Grahame Conlon (guitar) Darcy Wright (double bass) Lawrie Thompson (drums).
Would you like us to play beautiful 1920s-1930s hot jazz and swing music for your wedding reception, birthday party, club or corporate event? Trio to orchestra.
Talk to the debonair Mr Tony Jex for your free quote,
T: 02 9567 7171
M: 0407 941 263
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We look forward to seeing you at a show soon…
“Damn, I wish I had known you when we had a theatre. We would have called you over to perform with us in a minute! The thing that got both Lynn and me, besides your great voice was your ability to “sell a song” and your particular energy and pronunciation which came across as completely American! Not sure an Australian would see that as a compliment, but you were singing what amounts to virtual American “folk” music. And that trio, which I mentioned at the time, was an absolute knockout. And the kid of the tuba, he is ready for New Orleans if he cares to go try it. ” Lance Belville, Writer / Director, San Francisco (USA)
““Awesome. Totally fun,”” Jesse Miner, Manu Smith, ‘Hey Mr Jesse’ podcast (USA)
“There’s nothing like stumbling across an artist who is fresh, original, filled with musical integrity, and especially one that has a unique perspective on the familiar. Australian Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Greg Poppleton is such an artist…” Gerald H. Beulah, Jr., JazzReview.com (USA)