New Album Just Recorded by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have just recorded Album #4, tentatively titled ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ last Wednesday 24th February. Recording studio photos below.

Keep an eye out on Bandcamp for when the album is released

Full of swing and jazz songs from the 1920s and 1930s, the 12 song track listing includes titles as diverse as ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’, ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ and the title song ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’.

Recorded between 10:45am and 3:15pm with a 45 minute lunch break, all the songs are first and second takes that are full of live energy and really swing.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. A mix of songs from his first 3 albums is reaching 600,000 hits on YouTube…

The musicians on this new album play regularly with Greg in larger versions of his Bakelite Broadcasters. There’s Grahame Conlon playing banjo and guitar just as he did in combos lead by the great NZ singer, Ricky May. Paul Furniss is on soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet. He and Geoff Power, doubling trumpet and sousaphone, are veterans of the U.S and Europe festival circuit. Rounding out the album on drums and washboard is Lawrie Thompson. Lawrie is highly regarded in jazz circles for his many landmark recordings in bands led by Don Burrows, Graeme Bell and Bob Barnard.

I took some studio photos for you as the band was setting up.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s - 1930s vocal specialist with Paul Furniss (left) and Grahame Conlon (right) in background.
Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 1930s vocal specialist with Paul Furniss (left) and Grahame Conlon (right) in background.

 

Paul Furniss - clarinet, soprano and alto saxes. He is regarded as one of Australia's best jazz musicians (Wiki)
Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano and alto saxes. He is regarded as one of Australia’s best jazz musicians (Wiki)

 

Geoff Power sousaphone, trumpet and trombone. ARIA nominee and 10 U.S jazz tours under his belt.
Geoff Power sousaphone, trumpet and trombone. ARIA nominee and 10 U.S jazz tours under his belt.

 

Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Has played with the best, toured internationally, composed for, and conducted, studio orchestras.
Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Has played with the best, toured internationally, composed for, and conducted, studio orchestras.

 

lawrie-thompson-drums
Lawrie Thompson. the most authentic 1920s jazz drummer around. Played in many landmark recordings in bands led by Don Burrows, Graeme Bell and Bob Barnard

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have just played the sold-out Great Art Deco Ball for the fourth year in a row as part of the annual Sydney Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. Before that Greg had been invited to play at the Thredbo Jazz Festival. That’s where John Quigley from NZ’s own Nairobi Trio saw Greg and in turn invited him to sing March 25 – 27 at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival 2016.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have a busy schedule of public and private events.

We also love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex to get a quote for your occasion…
Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  | tony@ozmanagement.com

 

NEW ZEALAND WAIHEKE FESTIVAL DATES

Friday 25 March – Artworks Theatre

Tickets available here

Saturday 26 March – Morra Hall

Tickets available here

Sunday 27 March – Grand Finale Concert featuring the Stars of the Festival, Rangihoua Estate, Rocky Bay

Tickets available here

AUSTRALIAN SHOW DATES

Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowing Club, Abbotsford
Free

Fri 18 March – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 20 March – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

Sat 2 April – Penrith Club, Penrith
Free

Tues 5 April – Mosman Gallery, Penrith
Free

Fri 8 April – High Tea, Hurstville
Door tickets $15

Fri 15 April – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 29 April – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre (with Pal Joey film)

Tickets available here

Sat 30 April – Illawarra Jazz Fest, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal

Tickets available here

Sun 15 May – Cronulla Club, Cronulla Beach
Free

Fri 20 May – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 29 May – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
Free

Wed 15 June – Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
Free

Fri 17 June – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 3 July – Cronulla Club, Cronulla Beach
Free

Fri 15 July – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong
Free

Sun 19 March 2016 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

We also love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex to get a quote for your occasion…
Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  | tony@ozmanagement.com

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