Greetings Bakelite Broadcasters!
It’s been a huge year so far for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.
We started the New Year with a bang at the Carrington Hotel for their 1930s New Years Ball.
1. We were back at the Carrington for the band’s fourth Great Art Deco Ball as part of the annual Blue Mountaisn 1920s Festival,
2. Flew to New Zealand for the Waiheke International Jazz Festival,
3. Entertained at the swinging Illawarra Jazz Festival,
4. Played at the world’s first official 2016 International Jazz Day event at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre,
5. Presented a show of 1920s and ragtime at the St George Auditorium for Music at Twilight
6. Plus played shows at the Gin Mill Social, Penrith RSL, Cronulla RSL, Sydney Rowers Club, weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
St George Auditorium Music at Twilight Concert Photos – 1 June
So this month, we’re recharging the batteries.
I’m busy working on the artwork and 8-page booklet that will come with the fourth album by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, called Back In Your Own Backyard and due for release in August. More on this in next month’s newsletter.
VALE CRONULLA SUNDAY JAZZ
Sadly, Cronulla RSL discontinued Sunday jazz as of 30 June. So Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will not be at Cronulla RSL, Sunday 3 July. The end of an era.
FRI 15 JULY – GIN MILL SOCIAL
6:45pm Slide Cabaret Oxford St, Surry Hills. Get your TICKETS now.
Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Paul Baker banjo.
It’s the 1920’s in here! Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on the strip. Its prohibition time, an era of secrecy and excess and you have the secret password…. Hang out the front of the old bank when you arrive, but look busy, we don’t want those cops spotting you.
The party begins at 6:45pm sharp. – Food is served banquet style, arriving on platters made for sharing. Eat as much or as little as you like. – The dress code is simple- Girls in pearls. Guys in ties.
Entertainment line up: Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, a 2nd band, acrobat, ribbon aerials, fan dancer, juggler, tap dancers and you MC Ms Lou P Lou.
The Gin Mill Social is perfect for a birthday, anniversary dinner, meet with the in-laws, hang with the outlaws, or simply to reconnect with old friends. Candles are lit. Lights are low. Conversations are loud. It’s a lively atmosphere. Join us….. Feast, dance and play! TICKETS
SUN 31 JULY – 2pm FINE MUSIC 102.5FM LIVE FROM THE JOAN
Greg Poppleton with Geoff Power’s The Great Gatsby Orchestra
Joan Sutherland Centre
597 High St
On Sunday 31 July, Fine Music 102.5 will present Fine Music Live from the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith, a free concert for the people of Sydney.
A talented gathering of musicians and ensembles have been specially curated for the occasion and will cover a range of styles and genres that reflect the diversity of the music played on Fine Music 102.5.
The top-class performers booked to appear on the day including Geoff Power’s The Great Gatsby Orchestra (10-piece jazz group) with Greg Poppleton singing; Rebecca Gill Duo (violin and piano) Fine Music’s current Kruger Scholarship recipient; Acacia Quartet (string quartet); Sydney Symphony Fellows (orchestra); The Idea of North (Aria award winning a cappella group); and Gerard Willems (concert pianist).
JULY SHOW DATES
Fri 15 July 6:45pm – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Sun 31 July 2pm – FineMusic102.5FM Live From The Joan Sutherland Centre.
Greg Poppleton with Geoff Power’s Great Gatsby Orchestra
597 High St Penrith. Free and live on-air.
Sat 6 August – Wedding
Wed 17 August – Lunchtime Concert, Bondi Pavilion
Fri 19 August – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Fri 16 September – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Fri 30 September – Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club
Fri 14 October – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong
Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural
Sat 25 March – Wedding
Your non-stop mix of Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.
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Thursdays 11am 88.5 2RRR Gladesville
Sundays 5pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
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