Sunday 6 October was a beautifully warm, blue sky day, perfect for music on the lawn by Greg Poppleton’s new Edwardian ensemble – The Po-Faced Four in their debut performance.
Serenading promenaders on the flower perfumed lawns of Vaucluse House in Sydney for an Edwardian themed open-day, The Po-faced Four, struck the moral high ground with such instructive toe-tappers as ‘She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured’, ‘After The Ball Is Over’, and ‘She May Have Seen Better Days’.
“A big thank you to the band. It was wonderful having them at our Vintage Sunday which was a very successful day for us and the band’s participation really contributed to it being so. I know the crowd really enjoyed the music.” Sienna Brown, Events Organiser, Sydney Living Museums
You can have the Po-Faced Four entertain and instruct you, too. Songs of moral rectitude go perfectly with high tea and cucumber sandwiches. Or secure the services of the Po-Faced Trio (voc, piano, double bass) or Po-Faced Duo (voc, piano) for more intimate soirees. Perfect for teenage parties. Mothers, a guaranteed prophylactic against drug use and teen pregnancies. Enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a YouTube short of the 1920s-style dance orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, which I hope you’ll enjoy for both the music and dancing.
The short was directed by Chicago-born, Sydney-based director, Justin Lane. It was filmed at a live concert by the orchestra at the Glen Street Theatre in Sydney.
The song is, ‘Breakaway’, or, ‘Let’s Do The Breakaway’, colloquially, written by Arthur Kay for the Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, a lost film.
The Lounge Bar Lotharios play the songs that made the Roaring 20s roar. And in its short existence the orchestra has already played some massive shows including the 1920s themed Gala Dance for the Centenary Celebrations of the Australian capital, Canberra.
The orchestra is lead by myself, Greg Poppleton (singer). The musical director, Geoff Power (gold trumpet), has toured the U.S. 9 times and recorded with Vince Giordano.
The dancers are the Sydney SwingKatz, lead by James Star.
Here’s the latest photo of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio – Greg Poppleton (Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer) Grahame Conlon (banjo) Geoff Power (trumpet and sousaphone) – playing the songs of the 1920s at a famous club’s 120th anniversary party.
It was great to be rebooked by this prestigious sporting organisation. They had booked us last month for a bigger party celebrating their 120th with FOUR other bands! Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were the only one of these bands asked to return – by huge popular demand.
To get your free quote to have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (1920s – 1930s trio –sextet) for your party, wedding or corporate event, please visit the Band’s website now, or call Tony Jex 0407 941 263
Recently The Phantom Dancer has been contacted by family members of some of the singers and radio personalities presented each week on the show. So this week I’ve put up two sets of live radio featuring talent that some Phantom Dancers have a personal connection to – Lawrie Brooks, John Reed King, The Thrasher Sisters and Eleanor Russell.
Now, you can check out this show online (after 20 Sep) and hear earlier Phantom Dancer shows any time you wish over the next month by following The Phantom Dancer links at 2ser.com
And The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week – a WMGM NY ‘Doctor Jazz’ show aircheck of Ride Red Ride, Henry Red Allen, Stuyvesant casino, New York, 24 Feb 1952…
Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Dance Orchestra, snapped backstage by Lotharios’ pianist, Tony Gardner, on opening night, The 2013 Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festival, Sydney, Friday night, 6 September 2013.
The Lounge Bar Lotharios play for festivals and clubs, and bring you the songs that made the Roaring 20s Roar to your wedding, corporate event and party. Book online or talk to Tony, 0407 941 263