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.
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…
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.