March Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Hello Bakeliters,

24 March sees the band back at the Gin Mill Social.
The February show was sold-out.
So get your tickets now…
 TICKETS

PLUS we’re performing for a wedding and a harbour cruise.

And, of course, Greg spins a non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio 12.04pm every Tuesday on The Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER Sydney. (And over 22 other stations + online at 2ser.com)

Check the Tuesday 7 March play list

Listen to the 7 February show online here

Need Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s-30s themed event?
Call Tony 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  |  tony@ozmanagement.com

 

FEBRUARY PHOTOS…

1. THE GREAT ART DECO BALL
Blue Mountains 1920s Festival


Full House


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball. Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, Jim Elliot bass saxophone, alto sax and clarinet.
Sound: Oz Management Entertainment

2. GIN MILL SOCIAL  TICKETS FOR 24 MARCH SHOW
41 Oxford St, Surry Hills
Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party.

A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Dine and dance at the Gin Mill Social

3. JAZZ AT THE PINES  
We’re back Sunday 18 March 2018!


Ian Baker – Tubaman!

4. ‘COTTON CLUB THEME NIGHT’ – RAISING DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS


Greg Poppleton singing with Lawrie Thompson on the washboard and Geoff Power sousaphone.


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at ‘Cotton Club’ themed school fundraiser. Lawrie Thompson drums, Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, Geoff Power sousaphone and cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Paul Furniss alto and soprano saxophones plus clarinet.
Sound: Oz Management Entertainment

Need Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s-30s themed event?
Call Tony 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  |  tony@ozmanagement.com

Great Art Deco Ball – 4 Times In A Row For Greg Poppleton and his 1920s Music


Saturday 6 Feb 2016 is the highlight of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival – The Carrington Hotel’s Great Art Deco Ball.

And 2016 is the fourth year in a row that Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have been invited to play for dancers at the Ball – making the Ball so popular you can only get tickets by phoning hotel reception 02 4782 1111.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. The Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring vintage jazz specialists. We create the real 1920s atmosphere and real 1920s music you can dance to.

So Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and the Carrington’s Great Art Deco Ball are a perfect fit.

The proof is that every year the Ball gets bigger audiences, through word-of-mouth, and every year Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters always fill the dance floor.

That’s why we’re always invited back to play for the Great Art Deco Ball.

The historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba
The historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba

The Carrington Hotel has a long and rich history since her establishment by Sydney hotelier Harry Rowell more than one hundred and thirty years ago.

Opened in 1883 as The Great Western, this Grand Old Lady soon became a popular mountain retreat for international visitors, the elite of Sydney, and those eager to see the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains.

Renamed ‘The Carrington’ in 1886, in honour of the then Governor of New South Wales, Lord Carrington, the hotel was extended by its new owner, Mr F C Goyder who is credited with the creation of The Grand Dining Room.  With its extended and upgraded facilities, The Carrington gained even more acceptance as a world class establishment.

Have you got your ticket to the 2016 Great Art Deco Ball, yet? Includes 3 course dinner and beverage package $120.00pp Tickets now through reception on (02) 4782 1111

Here are some photos from over the years.

In 2013, the Great Art Deco Ball combined with Blue Mountains Tourism to book the big 11-piece 1920s Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters orchestra, also known as The Lounge Bar Lotharios

Dancing to The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2013 Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Dancing to The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2013 Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Art Deco Ball 2013, Katoomba. Photo by Brad Bridger
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Art Deco Ball 2013, Katoomba. Photo by Brad Bridger
The Lounge Bar Lotharios - Sydney's 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra at the 2013 Art Deco Ball
The Lounge Bar Lotharios – Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra at the 2013 Art Deco Ball

Then in 2014, Greg Poppleton was asked to return with the compact Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters featuring Australian jazz festival headliners Paul Furniss on reeds, Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Chuck Morgan guitar, banjo and ukelele and Lawrie Thompson on drums. David Hill took the photos…

Having fun with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at The Great Art Deco Ball
Having fun with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at The Great Art Deco Ball
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 1920s Art Deco Ball Katoomba. Photo by David Hill
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 1920s Art Deco Ball Katoomba. Photo by David Hill
Marella and Paul. some of the best dressed at the Great Art Deco Festival
Marella and Paul. some of the best dressed at the Great Art Deco Festival
Greg Poppleton, genuine 1920s megaphone
Greg Poppleton, genuine 1920s megaphone
Geoff Power (tp) Paul Furniss (cl) in Greg Poppleton's Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2014 Great Art Deco Ball.
Geoff Power (tp) Paul Furniss (cl) in Greg Poppleton’s Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2014 Great Art Deco Ball.
Full dance floor. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer and band
Full dance floor. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer and band
Having a wonderful time with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Having a wonderful time with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

2015 was the biggest Great Art Deco Ball so far. Again, the dance floor was constantly full, dancing to the authentic 1920s music sung and played by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer at the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball. In the background, Geoff Power (tp) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) and the bell of Jim Elliot's big bass saxophone.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer at the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball. In the background, Geoff Power (tp) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) and the bell of Jim Elliot’s big bass saxophone.
You can see Geoff Power's silver sousaphone next to Grahame Conlon on banjo in theis picture from the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball. Jim Elliot in the foreground is playing the big bass sax.
You can see Geoff Power’s silver sousaphone next to Grahame Conlon on banjo in theis picture from the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball. Jim Elliot in the foreground is playing the big bass sax.
Dancing to the authentic 1920s vocals and music by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Dancing to the authentic 1920s vocals and music by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Great Art Deco Ball
Great Art Deco Ball 2015 – the dance floor is full.

The 2016 Great Art Deco Ball is now going to be even bigger!

With the same Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters as in 2015 for your 1920s listening and dancing pleasure: Greg Poppleton Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Chuck Morgan guitar, banjo and uke, Jim Elliot clarinet, alto sax and bass sax.

Do you have your tickets, yet? They’re selling fast!

Great Art Deco Ball, 7pm 6 February 2016, Carrington Hotel Katoomba. Includes 3 course dinner and beverage package $120.00pp Tickets now through reception on (02) 4782 1111

Photos From The 2015 Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba


For the third year running, it was a great thrill and honour for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters to be invited back to play the Carrington Hotel’s annual Great Art Deco Ball. Photos…

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only absolutely authentic 1920s singer. And the Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring classic jazz, Roaring ’20s musicians…

An on-stage selfie. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Greg Poppleton singer (white bow tie) Grahame Conlon banjo, Geoff Power trumpet (also sousaphone) Jim Elliott (behind Greg) bass sax, alto sax, clarinet.
An on-stage selfie. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Greg Poppleton singer (white bow tie) Grahame Conlon banjo, Geoff Power trumpet (also sousaphone) Jim Elliott (behind Greg) bass sax, alto sax, clarinet.

In the opinion of some hotel guests we are the best band ever to play at The Carrington. That’s high praise, indeed.

The Great Art Deco Ball is the peak event in the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. This year’s Great Art Deco Ball was again sold out. Many guests came especially to see and dance to red hot 1920s dance band Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters cut loose in their natural habitat…

Here's what playing to a Grand Ball Room full of swirling, swinging, dancers looks like from the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' stage.
Here’s what playing to a Grand Ball Room full of swirling, swinging, dancers looks like from the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ stage.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney’s most authentic and swing 1920s – 1930s small group are:

Greg Poppleton – singer (and film / TV actor),
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone,
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar,
Jim Elliott – bass saxophone, alto saxophone and clarinet.

The Grand Dining Room of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Dancers fill the room as Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play. (Photo taken from the bandstand)
The Grand Dining Room of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Dancers fill the room as Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play. (Photo taken from the bandstand)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for all occasions – trio to 11-piece 1920s Orchestra.
We are the resident 1920s trio at Slide Cabaret’s Gin Mill Social. We also play regularly at Penrith and Cronulla RSLs, Sydney Rowers, Jazz At The Pines and more.

There's Jim Elliott playing the big bass saxophone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 2015 great Art Deco Ball. Geoff Power solos on trumpet. Grahame Conlon is playing banjo.
There’s Jim Elliott playing the big bass saxophone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 2015 great Art Deco Ball. Geoff Power solos on trumpet. Grahame Conlon is playing banjo.

Tony is the man to help you with all enquiries. T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement

PS: You can check out Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters photos from,
2014 Great Art Deco Ball
2013 Great Art Deco Ball (the 1920s Orchestra)

Great Art Deco Ball – Carrington Hotel Katoomba, 23 Feb 2013


NEWSFLASH 9 Nov 2013 – Greg Poppleton will be back for the 2014 Art Deco Ball at The Carrington with the Bakelite Broadcasters, 1st Feb 2014. Check The Carrington website for bookings It’s the one of the big social nights in the Blue Mountains calendar – the annual Art Deco Ball in the Grand Dining Room of the iconic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. And this year, Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, featuring Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer, were providing the Roaring 20s music Have you enjoyed all the recent 1920s shows on TV? Boardwalk Empire, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Miss Marple and Underbelly Razor? And the 1920s songs? Great, aren’t they? And with Baz Luhrmann’s mid-2013 release of The Great Gatsby creating lots of 1920s buzz in Sydney, there’s now a hot new authentic 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra in Sydney, staffed by world-touring 1920s jazz specialists, ready to play the music that made the Roaring 20s roar – The Lounge Bar Lotharios

Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Art Deco Ball 2013, Katoomba. Photo by Brad Bridger
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Art Deco Ball 2013, Katoomba. Photo by Brad Bridger

The Lounge Bar Lotharios take you on a trip. They’re like a time machine. In a single moment you’ll find yourself in a Roaring 20s Great Gatsby speakeasy where time stands still. Just you, hundreds of your fellow flappers and dappers, and the hot dance music that made the Roaring 1920s roar…

Dancing to The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2013 Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Dancing to The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2013 Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

The Lounge Bar Lotharios‘ ARIA nominated, world-touring musical director Geoff Power conducts three hotcha horns, three sinful saxes (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxes plus clarinets), piano (or keyboard), banjo, sousaphone, drums and Sydney’s amazingly authentic 1920s dance band singer, Greg Poppleton The Lounge Bar Lotharios play original 1920s arrangements of Jazz Age Flapper favourites like ‘Me And Jane In A Plane’, ‘Kansas City Kitty’, ‘Let’s Misbehave’, ‘Do The Breakaway’ and more

The Lounge Bar Lotharios - Sydney's 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra at the 2013 Art Deco Ball
The Lounge Bar Lotharios – Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra at the 2013 Art Deco Ball

The Lounge Bar Lotharios 1920s Dance Orchestra are all world-touring 1920s vintage jazz musicians and band leaders, they include… Geoff Power, Al Davey (tp), Ben Gurton (tb), Paul Furniss ‘(regarded as one of Australia’s best jazz musicians’ (Wiki) ss, as, ts, cl), Ron Nairn (as, ts, bs, cl), Alan Solomon (as, ts, cl), Dave MacRae (p), Grahame Conlon (banjo), Rod Herbert (sousaphone), Lawrie Thompson (drums) Greg Poppleton (1920s singer)

Greg Poppleton, is Sydney’s only authentic, world-renowned, 1920s dance band singer Greg entertains. Operatically trained with a 3.5 octave range by the same New York nightclub owner, opera singer and jazz enterpreneur who discovered Bette Midler, Greg is a film and TV actor (Chronicles of Narnia, Moulin Rouge, Underbelly and more) and an award-winning, national vintage jazz broadcaster heard on over thirty radio stations across Australia every week.

 Lotharios‘ Musical Director, Geoff Power, is a world-renowned, ARIA-nominated, Australian 1920s jazz trumpeter and trombonist and festival headliner Geoff has appeared at many jazz festivals and clubs around Australia, often as the festival headliner or featured artist He has toured the US 9 times, played jazz festivals and clubs in New York, Los Angeles and throughout the US including the Bix Beidebecke Festival, recorded a CD in New Jersey with leading NYC musicians including Vince Giordano, and played with many leading US musicians.

We look forward to bringing the Roaring 20s to you just like we have in 2012 – 2013 for the Canberra Centenary Roaring 20s BallGreat Art Deco Ball Katoomba 2013Glen Street Jazz Festival 20132012 Winter Ball LeuraBlue Mountains Tourism Awards 2012 & 2013Canberra Southern Cross Jazz ClubMoocooboola Festival 2012Penrith RSLSydney Jazz Club Annual Ball 2012. To ask about having Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios – at your event, contact me, Greg, via The Lounge Bar Lotharios’ website: www.1920sorchestra.com.au