1930s Speakeasy


Sunday night, 26 July, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were privileged to entertain with jazz from the 1920s and 1930s at Beyond Vintage in Leura.

Your host, Sam, at Beyond Vintage specialises in wine consultancy and wine list development, with a focus on wine education and hospitality training. Beyond Vintage also conducts tastings for private enthusiasts, corporate tastings and special events. Beyond Vintage offers a range of other wine-related services to ensure our clients’ needs are well catered, including wine investment and procurement.
From the vine, to your table we will assist you in taking the journey toward an ever deepening appreciation of wine, its history, the ‘terroir’ (sense of place) and its potential.

For the 1930s Speakeasy there was an excellent dinner menu. I had the poached pears and walnut salad – yum!!! Geoff had the lamb skewers – brilliant. And Chuck ordered the wagyu beef – mouth-watering.

Especially for the Speakeasy night, the cocktail menu included ‘The Speakeasy’, ‘Gimlet’ and a whole range of vintage 30s cocktails.

No wonder all the guests had such a wonderful time inside the warm, cosy bar, merry with a dazzling array of fine wines from around the world, good food, hot jazz by world-touring musicians and charming company. The temperature dived below freezing outside but no-one cared. (There were even a few flakes of snow as I got off the train before the show.)

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s singer. Geoff Power is an ARIA nominated trumpet player who also plays his hot 1921 vintage sousaphone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Chuck Morgan is also part of the world-touring Janet Seidel Trio and played guitar, banjo and his 1927 vintage ukelele.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer, at Beyond Vintage's 1930s Speakeasy, with Romana, who was awarded the best dressed for the night with her exquisite hat.
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer, at Beyond Vintage’s 1930s Speakeasy, with Romana, who was awarded the best dressed for the night with her exquisite hat.
Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters - Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet), Chuck Morgan (guitar, banjo and ukelele).
Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters – Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet), Chuck Morgan (guitar, banjo and ukelele).

Book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your wedding, corporate event and party. We are the 1920s – 1930s jazz swing specialists with Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer.

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