Penrith RSL 28 February Show – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Here are some photos of today’s Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters show at Penrith RSL.

WE always have lots of fun at Penrith. Today, Damon joined in with Grahame, Darcy and Bob on the instrumental numbers like ‘Sunny Side of the Street’, ‘Lady Be Good’, ‘Limehouse Blues’ and more.

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12 year old Damon Poppleton joined in with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for today’s Penrith show. Here he is on alto, soloing ‘Perdido’.

The Bakelite Broadcasters (l-r) Bob Gillespie (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g) playing Seven Come Eleven with Damon on alto sax.

The Bakelite Broadcasters (l-r) Bob Gillespie (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g) playing Seven Come Eleven with Damon on alto sax.

Grahame, is Grahame Conlon, guitar player for Billy Fields, Ricky May and many more.

Darcy Wright has played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and dozens more. He was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the world’s top ten double bassists. (He also inspired James Morrison to play bass).

Bob Gillespie played for Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, the Australian tours of the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras and was musical director for Lovelace Watkins.

Damon was given a quarter scholarship by U.S. jazz saxophonist Josh Quinlan for next year’s national Jazz Camp.

Greg Poppleton is an authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, voiceover artist and actor…

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s and 1930s singer, singing 'Carolina In The Morning' through a megaphone...

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s and 1930s singer, singing ‘Carolina In The Morning’ through a megaphone…

...and the gargling the second chorus. Jazz gargling hit art for 6 at today's Penrith show.

…and the gargling the second chorus. Jazz gargling hit art for 6 at today’s Penrith show.

Apart from jazz gargling and child prodogies, the audience sang along to ‘Always’, were serenaded by Greg table-to-table on ‘Somebody Loves Me’, heard a dramatic recitation of ‘Tea For Two’, were treated to guest jazz singer Billy Gale who performed ‘I’m Beginning To See The Light’ and danced to ‘Makin’ Whoopee’, ‘The Charleston’, ‘Sweet Lorraine’ and dozens more 1920s and 1930s classics.

Grahame Conlon plays a guitar solo on 'Avalon'.

Grahame Conlon plays a guitar solo on ‘Avalon’.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 'Walking My Baby Back Home'.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, ‘Walking My Baby Back Home’.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the Kings of Frantica Antica. Tony can help you book this stand-out, authentic 1920s – 1930s band for your occasion. Email him, tony@ozmanagement.com

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