Carols In The Garden – Fairfield Museum


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to one of our favourites venues on Saturday – Fairfield Museum – for their Carols in the Gardens.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters quartet played: Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Jim Elliot alto sax and clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar.

This beautifully laidback community event is held in the leafy courtyard of the museum.

The museum itself is like a little town with historic buildings sourced from demolition sites in the local area. There’s an 1890s weatherboard house and school room, an art gallery, machine shed, printery and grocers.

Around the courtyard, locals set up Christmas biscuit and sand art stalls. On the stage facing the courtyard, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters opened the two hour entertainment with 1920s jazz and carols.

In between, local groups serenaded in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Children from the local primary school sang a well-programmed medley of carols accapella.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party.

I took my trusty blurry-lens camera to snap a few Bakelite Broadcaster photos for you…

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Fairfield Museum - Grahame Conlon (g) Jim Elliot (cl/as) Geoff Power (tp/sousaphone)
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Fairfield Museum – Grahame Conlon (g) Jim Elliot (cl/as) Geoff Power (tp/sousaphone)

 

1920s singer and band leader Greg Poppleton takes a selfie while Geoff Power solos on trumpet.
1920s singer and band leader Greg Poppleton takes a selfie while Geoff Power solos on trumpet.

 

A snap of some of the picnickers laying back in the museum's leafy courtyard for Fairfield's Carols in the Garden
A snap of some of the picnickers laying back in the museum’s leafy courtyard for Fairfield’s Carols in the Garden

Now it’s time to talk to Tony Jex to book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your corporate event, wedding and party. Enquire now.

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