Sunday Jazz at Sydney Rowers Club – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


On Sunday, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to one of the band’s favourite haunts, Sydney Rowers Club.

The view from the bandstand at Sydney Rowers Club
The view from the bandstand at Sydney Rowers Club

The club, right on the Parramatta River at Abbotsford Point, is one of Sydney’s kick back and relax gems

And the bar, overlooking scenic Parramatta River and Hen and Chicken Bay, got a huge kick out of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ 1920s – 1930s swing and jazz.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Sydney Rowers Club, 13 March. L-r Laurie Bennett (d) Dave Clayon (db) Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s singer) Grahame Conlon (g) obscured Damon Poppleton (alto and soprano sax).
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Sydney Rowers Club, 13 March. L-r Laurie Bennett (d) Dave Clayon (db) Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s singer) Grahame Conlon (g) obscured Damon Poppleton (alto and soprano sax).

We played a request for a close friend of the late great singer, Norman Erskine, (After You’ve Gone) and Bob Gillespie (drummer for Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, musical director for Lovelace Watkins, drummer for the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras 1990s Australasian tours and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ regular drummer at Penrith RSL ) sat in.

Bob Gillespie at the drums, sitting in with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Also, Dave Clayton double bass and Grahame Conlon guitar.
Bob Gillespie at the drums, sitting in with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Also, Dave Clayton double bass and Grahame Conlon guitar.

For your 1920s – 1930s theme party, wedding or corporate event call Tony to ask about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band:

Email Tony Jex
Call:  61 2 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263

I hope you enjoy these pictures and that they give you some good 1920s – 1930s live jazz swing party ideas…

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters playing an instrumental version of 'Out of Nowhere'. Laurie Bennett drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar, Damon Poppleton alto sax.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters playing an instrumental version of ‘Out of Nowhere’. Laurie Bennett drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar, Damon Poppleton alto sax.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters rhythm section. Laurie Bennett (d) Dave Clayton (db) Grahame Conlon (g)
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters rhythm section. Laurie Bennett (d) Dave Clayton (db) Grahame Conlon (g)

 

Damon Poppleton (alto sax) improvises with Grahame Conlon (guitar) on Take The A Train.
Damon Poppleton (alto sax) improvises with Grahame Conlon (guitar) on Take The A Train.

For your 1920s – 1930s theme party, wedding or corporate event call Tony to ask about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band:

Email Tony Jex
Call:  61 2 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263

Hope to see you at the next Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters show at Sydney Rowers Club, Sunday 29 May, 3 – 6pm. Free!

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