March Newsletter – New Album Recorded


“We must say Greg Poppleton’s music always hits the spot – so authentic sounding!”
— Women’s Vintage Radio Hour, Gillespie Network (US)

Hello Bakelite Broadcasters!

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters recorded 13 hotcha 1920s – 30s songs last Wednesday for a brand new album we’re sure you’ll like. Mixing, mastering, artwork and packaging is still to be done. We’re aiming for a May release date. I’ll keep you informed of progress with each monthly newsletter.

Who’s playing on the new album? Well, you’ll hear Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer, Paul Furniss clarinet, alto sax and soprano sax, Geoff Power trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, and Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.

The entire album was recorded between 10:45 am and 3:15pm on Wednesday 24 February with a 45 minute lunch break. So the feel is just like a high energy live show.

Tracks: Back In Your Own Backyard (title track) / Yes, We Have No Bananas / Egyptian Ella / Cakewalking Babies From Home / The Lady Is A Tramp / Too Marvelous For Words / They Didn’t Believe Me / Honeysuckle Rose / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / I’ll See You In My Dreams / I’m Nobody’s Sweetheart Now / Makin’ Whoopee!

Here’s a sneak photo taken at the studio. Greg Poppleton holding the song list. Paul Funiss (reeds) and Grahame Conlon (g) in the background.

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MARCH SHOW DATES

Wed 2 March – Mixing and Mastering New Album

Fri 11 March – Birthday Party, Penrith District
Private

Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
3 – 6pm 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

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

Saturday 2 April – Penrith Club, Penrith
Free

Tuesday 5 April – Mosman Gallery, Penrith
Free

Friday 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 and selling fast

Sat 30 April – Illawarra Jazz Fest, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal
Tickets available here

Thurs 5 May – Corporate Event
Inner West

Sat 14 May – Birthday Party
Eastern Suburbs

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

Sat 25 June – Wedding, Blue Mountains

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

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong
Free

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural
Tickets available here

HEAR BAND ALBUMS

Chuck Morgan with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball
Chuck Morgan with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

 

MUST SEE MARCH – APRIL SHOWS
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SUN 20 MAR 12:30pm
Jazz At The Pines, Dural
Tickets available here

Fri 18 MAR 6:45pm
Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

FRI 29 APR 7pm
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters on stage with Pal Joey Movie (1957)
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre.
Bookings 4382 1777 Tickets available here and selling fast

SAT 30 APR 3:30pm Illawarra Jazz Festival, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal
Tickets available here

PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW
Your non-stop mix of Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.

See the play lists at Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge Blog
Tuesdays 12pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Thursdays 11am 88.5 2RRR Gladesville
Sundays 5pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Sundays 7pm ArtSoundFM 1ART 90.3 and 92.7 Canberra
Plus 20 other stations across Australia

WINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’

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IN CASE OF MUSICAL EMERGENCIES…
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Book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ mix of the 1st 3 band albums!

FEBRUARY SHOW PHOTOS

2016 Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba - Tickets were difficult to get and still the night sold out weeks ahead! Images: Brigitte Grant Mountain Life Photography
2016 Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba – Tickets were difficult to get and still the night sold out weeks ahead! Images: Brigitte Grant Mountain Life Photography

 

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Grahame Conlon at the album recording

 

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (trio) Gin Mill Social at Slide, Oxford St, Surry Hills

 

Greg Poppleton and Geoff Power at a birthday party in Bowral.
Greg Poppleton and Geoff Power at a birthday party in Bowral.

There aren’t photos from all the Feb shows we played. But I’m sure you’ll agree from looking at these photos here, that at all the Greg Poppleton shows, a good time was had by all!!!

 

Wedding, Corporate event, Party?

Book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

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