Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer. The Bakelite Broadcasters are all red hot, world-touring, vintage jazz specialists. We’ll be at the Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre, Friday 21 Nov and 28 Nov 6:30-9:45pm. Free.
The second week of Village Bizarre saw crowds mesmerised by the riveting tales of Full Fathom Five and live entertainment at Love TV, cracking up from Peter Baecker’s kooky dance moves, delighted by Match Box Projects at The Rocks Pop-Up, and gravitating towards Gin Mill Social for cold brews and live music and dance. Expect the unexpected when you join us at The Rocks Village Bizarre, every Friday Night until 19 Dec.
Find out more at http://www.therocks.com
Did you make it to opening night? The Gin Mill Social was buzzing, Love TV had us in stitches and the Intrude Rabbit lit up an unexpected laneway. Performance artists like Peter Baecker brought shopfronts to life, while K-Pop dancers got us grooving, and Parlour Bizarre was the place to be for a quick shave or cool selfie. Expect the unexpected when you join us at The Rocks Village Bizarre Friday Nights, 7 Nov – 19 Dec
Every Friday night from 7 November to 19 December, The Rocks is transformed into a world of mystery, magic, music and markets. Catch a glimpse of a colossal white rabbit peeping over rooftops. Encounter captivating characters around every corner. Gaze through a world Behind the Windows. Satisfy your foodie side. Gravitate towards The Gin Mill Social, groove to the hotcha Kings of Frantica Antica, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, graze on mouth-watering morsels at open-air food stalls or snag a cosy corner seat. Meander through the Village Bizarre Night Markets, and explore a unique curation of Etsy stalls each Friday. Adopt an alter ego for the evening with a daring and dazzling makeover at the Parlour Bizarre.
Can Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play at your party, wedding and corporate function, too? Yes, no party is too big or small. Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and band play for background and for dancing. And we always play at a volume where your guests can talk easily with eachother. We can be a Trio and everything in between to Sydney’s only hot 1920s Dance Orchestra. Ask us here.
See you Friday at The Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre. Spread the word. Tweet, FB, instagram, tell your friends.
I’ve put a map for you at the end of this blog so you can find us easily. Just a short walk from Circular Quay train station, the ferry wharves and Circular Quay bus terminal. See you this Friday, Greg.
There’s a set of the great woman jazz singers, Bille, Sarah and Ella. A set of piano and orchestra, George Shearing, Frankie Carle and Eddie Heywood, sets of hot swing, a set of early radio dance bands and so much more
Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is program 13 in the series ‘Demonstrations in Physics’ with Professor Julius Sumner Miller and made at ABC TV in Sydney in 1969. The series was telecast in Australia as ‘Why Is It So?’ This week, the Professor demonstrates Archimedes’ Principle.
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Next Friday 21 and Friday 28 November, 6:30 – 9:45pm
The Rocks Village Bizarre, The Rocks Square, Playfair St, The Rocks. Playfair St is off Argyle St which is off George St. I’ve put up a helpful map for you at the end of this blog…
Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer. With an amazing 3 octave range, a style that’s genuine and true-to-the-era, Greg has a winning stage presence backed by 25 years of extensive stage experience.
You may have also seen Greg in feature films opposite 3 Academy Award winners and 2 Golden Globe winners. You may have also seen him on TV shows, in 55 TV commercials, and heard him on radio for the ABC and BBC, community Radio 2SER, and on over 30 stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia every week.
In the short band intermissions, the Gin Mill Social crowd at The Rocks Village Bizarre were amazed and entertained by the fantabulous exotic fan dancing Penny and the fire dancer virtuoso, Thor.
Braden, the spontaneous 4 year old finger dancer captured the crowd’s hearts with a blur of rhythmic digit manipulation….
InGreg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Penrith RSL, Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s singer Grahame Conlon – guitarist for Ricky May and many others Darcy Wright – double bassist for Tony Bennett in Australia, and more Bob Gillespie – drummer for Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, Lovelace Watkins, the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras in Australia and many more.
Spring Into Jazz 2014. Authentic, Sydney-based, 1920s Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, entertained an enthusiastic audience of picnickers and dancers with a 3 hour concert of energetic 1920s hotcha from the historic Art Deco Music Shell in St Leonards Park, North Sydney.
Playing Roaring ’20s classics like Shanghai Shuffle, Let’s Do The Breakaway and If I Had A Talking Picture Of You, all from original 1920s vintage scores, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, kept the crowd happy and singing along on a warm November afternoon, despite the blustery winds.
“Congratulations to Greg Poppleton, Geoff Power and the whole Lounge Bar Lotharios 1920s Orchestra! You presented what is a rare thing nowadays: 11 well-trained musicians, from young to “well traveled” playing a specific style of jazz with passion and expertise. The group sounded cohesive and perfectly balanced. I loved the tone of the sousaphone as well as the authentic sounding drum kit which was manned by a very young drummer, for the genre, and who had obviously does his homework on 1920/30s music.
It was just a pleasure to work with all of you and great to share in the excellent atmosphere you created for all those who attended. Good to see so many smiling faces in the crowd!
Tony Jex OzManagement Audio Visual Services 02 9567 7171″
In The Lounge Bar Lotharios:
Authentic 1920s singer – Greg Poppleton
1st trumpet and music director – Geoff Power
2nd trumpet – Jamie Power
Trombone – Ben Gurton
1st Alto Sax, Soprano Sax and Clarinet – Paul Furniss
2nd Alto Sax and Clarinet – Ron Nairn
Tenor Sax and Clarinet – Jim Elliott
Piano – Bradley Newman
Banjo – Michael Brady
Sousaphone – Greg Chilcott
Drums – Alex Inman-Hislop
Enquire now. You, too, can have The Lounge Bar Lotharios bring real, red hot, 1920s Great Gatsby Art Deco Cotton Club Speakeasy magic to your festival, club, event, wedding, corporate function and party.
UPDATE (Sun 10am) The rain has stopped. No puddles. There’ll be chairs and umbrellas.
UPDATE (Sun 9:30am) Despite rain this morning, it will be a dry, sunny afternoon. THE SHOW IS STILL ON!
When? Sunday 16 November. Time? 2 – 5pm What? Sydney’s 1920s Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios Where? ‘Spring Into Jazz’, St Leonards Park, Miller St, North Sydney.
(See Map below) FREE
Bring your family, bring a picnic, bring your friends for the annual North Sydney ‘Spring Into Jazz’ and enjoy an afternoon of fun, rhythmic, toe-tapping hotcha by Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios.
The Lounge Bar Lotharios features 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, under the musical direction of ARIA nominee, Geoff Power.
This rollicking 1920s Orchestra play the songs that made the Roaring 20s roar! Songs like The Mooche, Me and Jane in a Plane, Washing Dishes With My Sweetie and lots more in 3 hours of hotcha razz-ma-tazz fun.
For three years now, some of the big names in Australian Jazz have played at the magical Jazz Sunday Lunches at the Riverbend, held once every two months (12-3pm) at this cosy, friendly getaway by the majestic Hawkesbury River. They include Janet Seidel, Bob Barnard, Sandie White and many others. In fact, check the Riverbend website because the Janet Seidel Trio will be at the Riverbend next.
Everyone at the Riverbend had a great time, enjoying the 1920s vocals and jazz and the great food and atmosphere. The relaxing country atmosphere at Wisemans can’t help but lift the shoulders and bring a smile to your face. The bustle of city life seems so far away even though the Sydney CBD is only just over an hours drive from this beautiful headland on the Hawkesbury surrounded by two National Parks.
When you arrive, you are served a delicious antipasto plate as your first course. You then sit back and enjoy the music and the friendly staff take your orders for your main course which is served during the music break.
Just an hour from Sydney, on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, the Riverbend Restaurant is part of Australis Retreat, where you can stay to enjoy the music, the town, golf, the river, the bush and the restaurant. The river and hills offer some of the most beautiful scenery in New South Wales.
The Riverbend Restaurant address is 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales, Australia
Bookings: (02) 4560 0500. The Riverbend and Australis Retreat are also wedding reception and conference function specialists.
Here’s some happy snaps I took of the first show last night on my tiny, not so flash, pocket camera.
I hope to add some official photos for you soon, taken on a much, much better camera, that will really bring out the fun and excitement of the evening.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Australia’s only 1920s singer and band, The Kings of Frantica Antica, had the crowd royally entertained with Roaring ’20s hotcha, wallop and wowie a’plenty. The young woman leaping out of the audience to dance a joyously spontaneous Charleston in front of the band was an absolute highlight.
Between sets, Tom’s amazing tap dancing and Penny’s spectacular fan dancing brought roars of approval from the large, friendly and enthusiastic audience.
See you at the next 1920s Gin Mill Social at The Rocks Village Bizarre (no cover charge) next Friday, 14 December, from 6:30pm.
Come for Sunday lunch and enjoy great jazz by some of Australia’s best jazz musicians – just $20 for lunch and $49pp for 3 hours of jazz and lunch from 12 to 3pm! (Note: because of the bridge-to-bridge race, the Wisemans Ferry punt will be closed.)
For 3 years, the Riverbend has been bringing you some of the greats of Australian jazz.
Each session is from 12 till 3pm. Guests enjoy a 2 course lunch specially prepared by the Riverbend’s renowned chefs. This format, with the quality of artists appearing, is proving to be very popular – so early booking is highly advisable.
When you arrive, you are served a delicious antipasto plate as your first course. You then sit back and enjoy the music and we take your orders for your main course which is served during the music break.
We look forward to seeing you at the Riverbend this Sunday, 9 Nov for a most delightful Sunday Jazz Lunch. To book call (02) 4566 4422. Check the map to find your way there…
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is the 1920s jazz 1930s swing band for your wedding, corporate event and party. Check out the official website to find out more, www.bakelitejazz.com