Cabaret of 1920s – 30s Songs


An hour cabaret of 1920s – 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s-style singer) and Grahame Conlon (banjo / guitar)

No microphone (the suspension mic is a prop) and no audio sweetening. The sound is Zoom via an inbuilt laptop mic. We’re sitting on a lounge so this could also be called Lounge Music.

Every year since 2006 we’ve played an annual concert in the historic Bondi Pavilion next to iconic Bondi Beach. This year the concert was online because of Covid and restoration work at the Pavilion.

Greg’s authenticity in 1920s – 30s singing comes from a lifetime of listening. He also trained in bel canto singing with Steve Ostrow of Continental Baths fame. Steve discovered Bette Midler and relaunched the career of Peter Allen. Cab Calloway, Margaret Whiting and Josephine Baker sang in his club.

Greg sings in an Australian accent, including when he sings in German, Spanish and Italian. He sometimes sings while eating a banana. The Jazz Police called during the show.

Songs in this spontaneous, energetic cabaret include The Charleston, Yes We Have No Bananas and Carolina in the Morning.

Bookings & Music Website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Greg has put out 8 albums. His new album, released in July 2020, is ‘Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2’.
Read Dave J Doyle’s review of ‘Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2’ in the online US magazine, ‘The Syncopated Times’: https://syncopatedtimes.com/greg-poppleton-%E2%80%A2-tin-pan-alley-vol-2/

Greg Poppleton review - The syncopated Times

Download songs
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/1fWRX8EF00yiI9xYgYRVnA
APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tin-pan-alley-vol-2/1515196327
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Greg-Poppleton/e/B001LI794A
WEBSITE: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-2/

Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton 1920s 1930s song album

Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar Sunday 16 July


Hello!

I’ll be swinging at the hip Django Bar with my band, Sunday 16 July and I’d love to see you there.

It’ll be a cheeky, barnstorming, high energy show featuring a sunny collection of upbeat songs from the Prohibition and Swing Era.

It’s called Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar.

And I’ll be joined by the All About Swing dancers. All dancers welcome! TICKETS 

$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Here I am improvising on Margie to two of the All About Swing dancers at a gig in April…

And here’s the band and I with Siobhan and Katrina Jane from the All About Swing crew…

In my swinging trio for the Django Bar, Sunday 16 July, will be: ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet, Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo, and high school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton. Damon has already performed on stage with Anna Vriend (Canada) and Denis di Blasio (USA).

Damon is way underage, so under 18s are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult.

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and On The Road to Gundagai.

Come along have dinner, have a dance and have fun!
See you Sunday 16 July at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar.
Doors open 6pm. Show 8pm. Finishes 10pm.

Tickets:
Door: $20
Pre-book: $17 + bf at stickytickets
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar 8pm Sunday 16 July with All About Swing Dancers

June Newsletter – Greg Poppleton


Heigh-Ho Everybody,

… as Rudy Vallee used to say on his 1930s radio show –

WE’VE BEEN TO THE REGISTRY OFFICE
and we’ve changed the band name and web address

Yes, we’ve taken the plunge.

Due to many requests, the band name Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters has been changed and shortened.

Now it’s a name we’re sure you’ll find easier to say, easier to write and easier to remember – Greg Poppleton.

The band website name has changed, too. It was bakelitejazz.com. Now it’s gregpoppletonmusic.com.

Check out the hot new video for you on the new website – ‘All About Swing’ dancing to Greg Poppleton playing The Charleston at Palmer & Co.

BREAKING NEWS

We’re back at Palmer & Co this Saturday night, 27 May, 8-Midnight. FREE.

If you’re in the city, drop by.

Palmer & Co is on Abercrombie Lane, downstairs, off George St and a five minute stroll from Wynyard Station.

This is what it looks like when we play there…

WEDDING BELLES

We’re playing the wedding reception of one of our good, long-time Facebook friends and fan of the band tonight.

And we’re sure looking forward to it.

The theme is Jazz Club – and we’ve played at plenty of those – Foundry616, Blue Note, Vanguard, Basement, Gin Mill Social, and jazz festivals.

I’ve assembled, as always, the best aggregation of classic 1920s jazz and 1930s swing musicians there is to be had in Sydney:

Paul Furniss – clarinet and alto sax
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals

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As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.

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

 

MAY BEETLES AND JUNE BUGS

We’re playing lots of gigs in the city for your listening and dancing pleasure this month.

Put on your winter woolies, catch a stream train, catch Vivid, come Gin Mill Social, go see us at…

MAY 26, FRIDAY
Wedding – Jazz Club theme
(well, only if you’ve been invited, but I’ve added it so you know)

MAY 27, SATURDAY
8pm – Midnight
Palmer & Co, Downstairs, Abercrombie Lane, City
FREE

JUNE 9 FRIDAY
7 – 10pm
Singing with the Bridge City Jazz Band
Club Ashfield, Next to Ashfield Station
FREE

JUNE 10 SATURDAY
JUNE 11 SUNDAY
JUNE 12 MONDAY
10am – 2pm
Check their site:
Transport Heritage Expo
Platform 2, Central Station

JUNE 25 SUNDAY
2:30 – 5:30pm
The Basement
Builders Club,
61 Church Street, Wollongong
FREE

JUNE 30 FRIDAY – NEW VENUE
Gin Mill Social Pop-Up At Cello’s
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, City
TICKETS
READ ALL ABOUT SYDNEY’S #1 1920s NIGHT

WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

Every week I bring you a non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV on The Phantom Dancer.

Produced at 107.3 2SER Sydney, where it’s heard Tuesdays after the 12 noon news, The Phantom Dancer is heard around Australia on 22 radio stations and online.

Yes, NOW you can hear the show ONLINE at 2ser.com

Listen while you surf the net!

TV
You may have seen me on an ad now running hot on TV for a couple of breakfast show people.

There are four ads in all.

I’ve cut them down to footage for you. They’re the second ad in this showreel of some of the 59 TV commercials I’ve featured in over the years. Enjoy!

In closing, as you know, we play for all types of events – weddings, corporate and house parties – especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for your/their occasion, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex for your obligation-free quotation.

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

New Album! Free Download. November Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


STOP PRESS

Just in this minute!

Exciting news from the US. “Too Marvelous” from Back In Your Own Backyard is the featured track at All About Jazz today. Listen to it and download it for free from here.

After 30 Oct, you can check it out on this video, filmed in New Zealand while the band was performing at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival…

 

Hello Bakeliters,

New Album, Back In Your Own Backyard. On Sale from Today!

31 October. The new Modern Vintage album of 1920s-30s songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Back In Your Own Backyard, can now be downloaded from your favourite online music shop from today. 12 swinging trad jazz knee-knockers with authentic 1920s-30s vocals…

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1920s – 1930s jazz album Back In Your Own Backyard by Greg Poppleton

Listen free before you buy at:

Bandcamp

iTunes

Amazon

 

A Dozen Swinging 1920s-30s Songs For Your Listening Pleasure…
1. Cake Walking Babies From Home
2. They Didn’t Believe Me
3. Too Marvelous for Words
4. I’ll See You in My Dreams
5. Back in Your Own Backyard
6. Egyptian Ella
7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
8. Honeysuckle Rose
9. Nobody’s Sweetheart
10. Lady Is a Tramp
11. Makin’ Whoopee
12. Yes, We Have No Bananas

 

In the Band
Back In Your Own Backyard has the best of Sydney’s classic jazz scene playing your favourite songs’

Paul Furniss: soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet
Geoff Power: sousaphone, trumpet and trombone
Grahame Conlon: steel string Spanish guitar
Lawrie Thompson: drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton: 1920s – 30s vocals

 

Online Bargains

The CD will be posted to you from Bandcamp for $12 USD + postage (which works out close to the $20 AUD the CDs for at gigs, like next Sunday’s at Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford 3-6pm Free).

The digital album downloads CD quality straight to your device for only $5 USD.

 

 

ARIA Jazz Charts

When you buy or download the album from Bandcamp today ARIA will be counting each purchase towards their weekly ARIA jazz chart.

How’s that? Buying Back In Your Own Backyard CD or download could put Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters in the Australian Jazz Top Ten for the week! (The pre-orders have been going strong, so it’s, in turn, a strong possibility).

 

Movie Music

They Didn’t Believe Me has already been selected to be used in the soundtrack from the German-Israeli movie co-production ‘The Cakemaker’.

 

Do You Have These Albums?
Greg Poppleton has released six albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing all available on Bandcamp, iTunes and CDBaby:

2006 – The Phantom Dancer: Album of the Week: Women’s Vintage Radio (US)

2012 – Doin’ The Charleston: Album of the Week: 2CH Commercial Radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide.

2013 – Sweet Sue: Album of the Week: 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, ArtSoundFM

2014 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1 (songs from 3 albums) 770,000 YouTube views

2015 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2 (songs from 3 albums)   60,000 YouTube views

2016 – Back In Your Own Backyard. Release date 31 October.

 

November Gigs

Sun 6 Nov   3-6pm Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford. Free

Fri 14 Nov 6:45pm Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (last 1920s Gin Mill Social for 2016) TICKETS

 

New Website
Check out the new website for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters later this week. Better layout, more photos, movie posters, more music with song links for you to buy and share. Enjoy!

 

Weddings, Corporate Events and Birthday Parties
We love adding 1920s-1930s glamour to your special occasion.

Email or call to Tony to find out more 61 2 9567 7171  0407 941 263.

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Hurry, New Modern Vintage Album By Greg Poppleton Releases Oct 31


With more than 850,000 YouTube views for their Modern Vintage swing, Australian independent jazz band, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have created a fourth CD and digital album of songs from the 1920s – 1930s for your listening and dancing pleasure.

It’s called Back In Your Own Backyard.

At 35’53”, Back In Your Own Backyard is the perfect mix of 1920s – 1930s songs to work online to, with every song a treat for jazz fans and swing dancers, too.

Listen here. Buy at Bandcamp and iTunes. Available on CD, Digital Album or buy your favourite tracks.

Songs:
1. 00:00 Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
2. 02:32 They Didn’t Believe Me
3. 05:23 Too Marvellous
4. 08:35 I’ll See You In My Dreams
5. 11:12 Back In Your Own Backyard
6. 13:38 Egyptian Ella
7. 16:14 When My Dreamboat Comes Home
8. 19:28 Honeysuckle Rose
9. 22:44 Nobody’s Sweetheart
10. 26:20 The Lady Is A Tramp
11. 29:49 Makin’ Whoopee!
12. 33:45 Yes, We Have No Bananas!

Band website: www.bakelitejazz.com We’re available for all bookings.

Greg Poppleton – vocals
Geoff Power – brass (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone)
Paul Furniss – reeds (alto sax and clarinet)
Grahame Conlon – strings (guitar)
Lawrie Thompson – percussion (drums and washboard)

Greg Poppleton caught the jazz bug at age three seeing Louis Armstrong on TV. To his parent’s despair he never had any interest in contemporary popular music. He’s totally uninfluenced by it.

His passion is jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s. He’s self-taught with his own style, unhomogenised by the jazz academies.

‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from the latest album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ has just been chosen for the soundtrack of a new German-Israeli movie co-production, The Cake Maker. Greg has more than 850,000 views on YouTube, substantial for a jazz independent from Australia.

Greg says, “With over 20 years of live jazz performance, my singing style is all his own. U.S and Australian critics have written that I ‘captures the essence of the Swing Era with uncanny accuracy’. It’s the music I’ve always listened to so that’s the way I sing.”

Greg studies bel-canto vocal technique. He likes to use his full three octave range improvising in shows of up to five hours. That requires a fit and expressive voice.

Every day he sings to Pavarotti, Gigli, Bocelli, Carreras, Behle and Bjorling.

Then the jazz happens when he sings with his Bakelite Broadcasters of world-touring classic jazz musicians. Total improv. Chart and rehearsal free, the way all Greg’s albums are recorded, too. Poppleton’s live shows are spontaneous, witty and lively.

He visits opera singer Steve Ostrow for intense sessions of arias and lieder.

Steve is a no-nonsense vocal coach from New York City, a student of Gigli and Melchior. He sang on stage with Pavarotti. Now in his 80s, Steve was the man behind New York City’s famous Continental Baths, the hip place to be from 1968-74. He launched Bette Midler and Barry Manilow in their pop careers, re-launched Peter Allen’s career, and booked such jazz stars as Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway and Margaret Whiting.

Greg listens to a lot of jazz every day from live 1920s-30s and beyond radio recordings for his multi-award-winning weekly jazz radio show, The Phantom Dancer.

On-air since 1985, heard on 22 radio stations and online, The Phantom Dancer is up for another Community Broadcasting Association of Australia best music show award this year (from a potential field of over 200 radio stations).

Greg Poppleton has released six albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing:

2006 – The Phantom Dancer
Album of the Week: Women’s Vintage Radio (US)

2012 – Doin’ The Charleston
Album of the Week: 2CH Commercial Radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide

2013 – Sweet Sue
Album of the Week: 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney

2014 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1
(Songs from 3 albums) 780,000 YouTube views

2015 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2
(Songs from 3 albums) 50,000 YouTube views

2016 – Back In Your Own Backyard

Festivals: World’s first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival and many historical events.

In his spare time, Greg Poppleton is a feature film, TV, stage actor and voiceover. He has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.

Band website: www.bakelitejazz.com We’re available for all bookings.

NRL Footy Show Asks Me To Be A Melbourne Storm Fan For The 2016 Grand Final – Problem Is, I Hate Sport.


I asked not to be filmed.

But when they persisted on asking me about becoming a Melbourne Storm fan (that’s a rugby league team, it seems) and tried to get me excited about the National Rugby League grand final, well, it didn’t work.

I told them, though it’s not on the clip, that when the news turns to sport I turn the radio off.

If only they were handing me 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing albums instead of football tat. Oh, well.

Nice editing by The Footy Show and all in fun.

The interview actually went for all of 3 minutes, I raced off to get my bus, and not 1 hour as on the final caption. But that looks funny.

Nine Network ‘Footy Show’ film clip link https://www.9now.com.au/nrl-footy-show/2016/clip-cito7zj4m000l0inxzrjcjijh/f6ffbb91-c7c9-4caa-8e4e-79aba4dbbdda

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This could be a good football song – it’s could enough rah-rah in it…

20 Sep Phantom Dancer – Sydney Roads in 1963 ‘The Problem of Progess’


Here’s the play list and Video of the Week for the 20th September 2016 Phantom Dancer.

And you can now hear today’s show online at 2ser.com

What is The Phantom Dancer?

It’s your weekly non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV broadcasts presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985. The Phantom Dancer is produced in the studios of 107.3 2SER in Sydney where it is played twice weekly – Tuesdays 12 noon and Sunday 5pm. It’s also heard on 30 stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia.

The Phantom Dancer is online, too, so you can hear it any time anywhere around the world.

Past shows are archived for your listening pleasure at 2ser.com/PhantomDancer

Highlight sets for this week’s show includes a bracket of live Raymond Scott from 1940 radio, 1930s cabaret from Paris, Berlin and Prague and a set of swing bands from live 1945 radio. There’s eight sets in all covering all types of jazz and swing from 1920s-60s radio and TV.
The last hour is all vinyl.

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is ‘The Problem of Progress’, a propaganda piece for building expressways in Sydney.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the latest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #233

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 September 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Orchestras on 1944 – 46 Radio
Open + There Must Be A Way
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra (voc) David Allyn and Margie Wood)
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
Open + Do You Love Me?
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Ginny Powell
‘Spotlight Bands’
El Patio Playhouse
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
13 Apr 1946/div>
Cherokee + Spring Fever
Jan Garber Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 May 1944
Set 2
1930s European Cabaret
Chodidla (Happy Feet with satirical lyrics)
Osvobozene Divadlo (voc) Jaroslav Jezek Orchestra
Comm Rec
Prague
1931
Djangology + Limehouse Blues + Breakup
Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
Shortwave from Bricktop’s Cabaret, Paris
WABC CBS NY
30 Jun 1937
Song of the Inadequacy of Life + Mack The Knife + Final Chorus
Lotte Lenya and the cast of the 1930 Threepenny Opera Berlin Production
Comm Rec
Berlin
1930
Set 3
Modern Jazz Sounds on 1950s Radio
Open + Without A Word Of Warning
Arnett Cobb Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
3 Jul 1952
Open + Dynaflow
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
1952
Rockin’ Boogie + Close
Condoli Brothers
‘Stars of Jazz’
AFTRS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
1958
Set 4
Dixieland Jazz on 1940s-50s Radio
Jack Armstrong Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
Aircheck
New York
1949
Georgia Blues
Miff Mole (tb) with Henry Levine Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
11 Aug 1941
Sheik of Araby
Ralph Sutton All-Stars
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
7 Sep 1954
Set 5
The Kings of Swing on 1945 Radio
Open + Instrumental
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
400 Restaurant
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Sep 1945
High Tide
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Nov 1945
Drop Me Off
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Devon Mass
Mutual Network
15 Oct 1945
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Set 6
1920s Dance Bands
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Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Austin Egen
Comm Rec
Berlin
26 Jan 1928
Mystery Medley (Can you guess the titles?)
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York
27 Aug 1929
Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Don Voorhees Orchestra (cnt) Red Nichols
‘Hit of the Week Records’
New York City
Feb 1930
Yours Sincerely
Eskimo Pie Orchestra
‘Eskimo Pie Program’
Radio Transcription
New York
Jul 1929
Set 7
Raymond Scott on 1940 Radio
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Huckleberry Duck
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Creepy Weepy
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Aircheck
1940
Birdseed Special
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Powerhouse
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Aircheck
1940
Set 8
Bebop Infused Rhythms on 1940s Radio
Twilight in Teheran
Buck Ram All-Stars
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Sep 1944
Mel’s Idea
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click, Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Tiny’s Blues + Father Knickerbocker
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949

New Vogue Dance


The New Vogue dance style is an Australian form of sequence dancing that originated in the 1930s. Since then it has become an important part in the Australian ballroom scene.

Greg Poppleton played for a New Vogue dance earlier this year.

It’s a challenging gig for a band and requires expert knowledge of dance sequences and tempos. And if a dance is played out of sequence or at the wrong tempo then all musicians who have played these dances know that there is hell to pay.

Fortunately, a New Vogue expert was on-hand to advise the tempi and the number of 16 / 32 bar patterns the band needed to play.

My father and an uncle both taught New Vogue dancing at Keating’s Dance Hall above Newtown Railway Station in Sydney in the late 1930s.

Keating's Dance hall, Newtown, Sydney 1933
Keating’s Dance hall, Newtown, Sydney 1933

 

Anyway, here are some more recent photos…

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Calling the Mayfair Quickstep – Greg Poppleton

 

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Dancing the Mayfair Quickstep to Greg Poppleton 

 

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Dancing the Lillian Waltz to Greg Poppleton 

 

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Ballroom dancing to Greg Poppleton

 

A happy New Vogue couple as Greg Poppleton sings the waltz, Always.
A happy New Vogue couple as Greg Poppleton sings the waltz, Always.

 

Greg Poppleton website and contact.

New Album Just Recorded by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have just recorded Album #4, tentatively titled ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ last Wednesday 24th February. Recording studio photos below.

Keep an eye out on Bandcamp for when the album is released

Full of swing and jazz songs from the 1920s and 1930s, the 12 song track listing includes titles as diverse as ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’, ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ and the title song ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’.

Recorded between 10:45am and 3:15pm with a 45 minute lunch break, all the songs are first and second takes that are full of live energy and really swing.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. A mix of songs from his first 3 albums is reaching 600,000 hits on YouTube…

The musicians on this new album play regularly with Greg in larger versions of his Bakelite Broadcasters. There’s Grahame Conlon playing banjo and guitar just as he did in combos lead by the great NZ singer, Ricky May. Paul Furniss is on soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet. He and Geoff Power, doubling trumpet and sousaphone, are veterans of the U.S and Europe festival circuit. Rounding out the album on drums and washboard is Lawrie Thompson. Lawrie is highly regarded in jazz circles for his many landmark recordings in bands led by Don Burrows, Graeme Bell and Bob Barnard.

I took some studio photos for you as the band was setting up.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s - 1930s vocal specialist with Paul Furniss (left) and Grahame Conlon (right) in background.
Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 1930s vocal specialist with Paul Furniss (left) and Grahame Conlon (right) in background.

 

Paul Furniss - clarinet, soprano and alto saxes. He is regarded as one of Australia's best jazz musicians (Wiki)
Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano and alto saxes. He is regarded as one of Australia’s best jazz musicians (Wiki)

 

Geoff Power sousaphone, trumpet and trombone. ARIA nominee and 10 U.S jazz tours under his belt.
Geoff Power sousaphone, trumpet and trombone. ARIA nominee and 10 U.S jazz tours under his belt.

 

Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Has played with the best, toured internationally, composed for, and conducted, studio orchestras.
Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Has played with the best, toured internationally, composed for, and conducted, studio orchestras.

 

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Lawrie Thompson. the most authentic 1920s jazz drummer around. Played in many landmark recordings in bands led by Don Burrows, Graeme Bell and Bob Barnard

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have just played the sold-out Great Art Deco Ball for the fourth year in a row as part of the annual Sydney Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. Before that Greg had been invited to play at the Thredbo Jazz Festival. That’s where John Quigley from NZ’s own Nairobi Trio saw Greg and in turn invited him to sing March 25 – 27 at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival 2016.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have a busy schedule of public and private events.

We also love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex to get a quote for your occasion…
Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  | tony@ozmanagement.com

 

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

Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowing Club, Abbotsford
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

Sat 2 April – Penrith Club, Penrith
Free

Tues 5 April – Mosman Gallery, Penrith
Free

Fri 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

Sat 30 April – Illawarra Jazz Fest, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal

Tickets available here

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

Sun 3 July – Cronulla Club, Cronulla Beach
Free

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

Tickets available here

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong
Free

Sun 19 March 2016 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

We also love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex to get a quote for your occasion…
Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  | tony@ozmanagement.com