Book Today! Next Sorcery & Swing Dinner Show – Sat 10 September

Sorcery and Swing September 10! Join us for a Unique Roaring Twenties Dinner Show.

6.30pm ARRIVAL for 7.00pm START in the 1920s Cellos Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St Sydney.

Vaudeville brought back to life as you dine in style in the glamorous surrounds of Cellos Grand Dining Room.

Cellos, an original 1920s dining room, will return to its heyday, transforming into a “Roaring Twenties” speakeasy for this not-to-be-missed event!

“Moonshine” and canapés served on arrival – together with intimate close-up miracles from The Gentleman Magician.

◆ THE SORCERY… The engaging magic of Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician

◆ THE SWING… The superb 1920s-1930s music of Greg Poppleton and his band


Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer
Geoff Power (ARIA nominee) – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon (as seen on TV) – guitar and banjo
Damon Poppleton (youngest James Morrison Scholarship winner) – alto saxophone

  • Hear the captivating crooning of Greg Poppleton and his band
  • Unique storytelling magic by Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician
  • Fabulous 3-course dinner
  • Authentic speakeasy
  • A glass of authentic sparkling wine ‘Moonshine’ and canapes on arrival

The Great Gatsby never had it so good!

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and The Gentleman Magician Bruce Glen - Sorcery & Magic Show
Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and The Gentleman Magician Bruce Glen – Sorcery & Magic Show

Venue: Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St City
Time: 6.30pm arrival for 7.00 pm start
Dress Code: 1920s Guys in ties, Girls in pearls
Single Tickets: $150.00 per person + booking fee
Inclusive of sparkling wine “moonshine” and canapés on arrival, 3-course dinner, entertainment, GST and Members’ Discount.
Table of 8: $1100.00 + booking fee
Inclusive of 8 single tickets + as above and 2 complimentary bottles of Silverleaf Sparkling Wine

Bookings & Enquiries: 02 9284 1006 |

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Bruce Glen’s Magical Soirées are best described as ‘storytelling magic shows for adults – but not necessarily grown-ups’. They feature cutting-edge magic that seemingly defies the laws of physics – set amid intriguing stories that are guaranteed to leave you wondering. Bruce’s unique performance style has seen him invited to the famed Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe and Fringe World Perth.

In 2015, he presented his ‘Imaginary Magic’ show in Sydney (ten sold-out shows) as part of the SMH Spectrum Now Festival. In addition, at sold-out Edinburgh International Magic Festival shows and at the famous London headquarters of The Magic Circle, Bruce left audiences gasping in disbelief – and also wondering if he had actually read their minds!


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer with band. Recent performance highlights: 2020 Sydney Festival, resident band Great Art Deco Ball, resident 1920s band Gin Mill Social.

Greg Poppleton brings the era to life with a dazzling Hollywood experience. Think vintage glamour, prohibition and speakeasies. He also appears in the movies Moulin Rouge! and Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Greg Poppleton Newsletter Nov 2017 – Kiama Wedding and Sydney Town Hall Event

What’s Happening?
Wedding Kiama 4 Nov
Penrith RSL 11 Nov
Bondi Pavilion 15 Nov
Private Event Sydney Town Hall 23 Nov

Need Music?
Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer with duo to big band. Sounds fabulous? 
Click here to get your quote today.


Having a live 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding, but having Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact. We’re looking forward to playing a wedding this Saturday in Kiama for an excited bride and groom who were thrilled when they saw the band at the Corrimal Hotel last month. Read Greg’s article about the wedding in the photo above, and find out how Greg Poppleton and the band can add real 1920s – 1930s charm to your special day.

Coming to Penrith RSL 11 November

Greg and the 1920s – 1930s band are heading west to one our favourite venues, Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St Penrith, 2-5pm. We’ve been playing at Penrith for nine years and the local jazz club tells us we are one of their most popular bands.

In the band with Greg on Armistice Day:
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo (Mellotones)
Stan Kenton – double bass (Mellotones)
Damon Poppleton – alto sax (Anna Vriend)
Bob Gillespie – drums (Maynard Fergusson, Lovelace Watkins, touring Glenn Miller Orchestra)

Dance floor, child friendly, affordable bar and bistro. FREE entry!
Drop in for as long as you like – you don’t have to stay for the whole show, though most people do. Read Greg’s article with photos about the band’s August 2017 Penrith RSL show.

Sydney Town Hall 23 November

Greg Poppleton and his 4-piece 1920s – 1930s Jazz and Swing band entertain in a private show with other acts in Sydney Town Hall, 23 November. Greg, singing in real 1920s – 1930s style, will be accompanied by his internationally toured band musicians Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard. Book Greg for your event

Could You Get A Fax In 1938?

Yes. WOR New York makes its 1938 announcement about ‘Radio Fax’ on next Tuesday’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton. Every week, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney, online and over 23 radio stations across Australia, Greg Poppleton presents The Phantom Dancer, his multi-award-winning non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Read Greg’s article about 1930s Radio Fax along with next week’s Phantom Dancer swing play list and Greg’s historic Video of the Week feature.

October Band Photos

Builders Club
Three years at the Builders Club and another fun afternoon with our Wollongong friends. See article »

Corrimal Hotel
A full house for the whole afternoon as Greg Poppleton and band played for the Illawarra Jazz Club. See article »

Contact Greg’s management, Tony Jex, directly at OzManagement for all performance enquiries, private events and functions:

Backstage Photos At The Gin Mill Social 16 September 16

All the glitz and glamour of showbiz, folks…

The next 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide is Friday 11 November. Tickets

Greg Poppleton 1920s Singer, Finhead juggler, Angelique acrobat backstage at the Gin Mill Social 16 Sep 16.
Greg Poppleton 1920s Singer, Finhead juggler, Angelique acrobat – backstage at the Gin Mill Social 16 Sep 16.


Lou P. Lou, Gin Mill Social MC, backstage getting made-up.
Lou P. Lou, Gin Mill Social MC, backstage getting made-up.

You can now pre-order the latest Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s-30s song album at Bandcamp

The official video ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ from the album, Back In Your Own Backyard.

Visit Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ website.

See you at the Gin Mill Social, Friday 11 November!

Glen Street Theatre Show

I have uploaded some band photos for you

These are from the 1920s and 1930s ‘Music At The Glen Show’ which Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters played on 20 March 2012. Lots of swinging tunes and laughs in between with virtuosic instrumental interludes by the band to keep the 90% full house entertained

It was an honour to be asked out of the blue to sing in a ‘Music At The Glen’ Concert. Other shows in the 2012 Glen Street Concert Series include Sydney Savoy legend, Christopher Hamilton, and renowned Sinatra singer, Tom Burlinson – so the standard of music at the Glen is very high with household names and internationally renowned acts. It was a thrill to be counted among them

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters in concert at the Glen Street Theatre
Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters in concert at the Glen Street Theatre

Glen Street wrote about the Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters’ concert, “The concert was extremely well appreciated and we were delighted to have you at Glen Street”

Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters with Paul Furniss, tenor sax
Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters with Paul Furniss, tenor sax

I’ll be back for two shows at Glen Street in June to be radio announcer for an 18-piece swing band. And there is talk I may return with a smaller Bakelite Broadcasters dance band for you at Glen Street in August

Greg Poppleton singing through his trademark red 1920s megaphone
Greg Poppleton singing through his trademark red 1920s megaphone. Greg is Sydney's only authentic 1920s and 1930s jazz singer

The Bakelite Broadcasters are the best in Sydney classic jazz. For the Glen Street show the band included…
– Greg Poppleton is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s dance band singer. He is also an actor and voiceover artist and has appeared in the Hollywood movies Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Moulin Rouge.
– Al Davey, trumpet and trombone, is in huge demand across Australia as both a brass player and band leader
– Paul Furniss, alto and tenor saxes and clarinet, is described as one of Australia’s top jazz musicians on Wikipedia
– Monique Lysiak is one of Sydney’s foremost and most respected jazz pianists
– Darcy Wright was ranked by Rolling Stone in the World’s Top Ten Jazz Bassists
– Lawrie Thompson tours the world as a classic jazz drummer

You can have the trio to 6-piece Bakelite Broadcasters wow your guests at your wedding, corporate event and Great Gatsby party, too

Or, for big events, hire the new 10-piece authentic 1920s dance orchestra, the Lounge Bar Lotharios

Both bands can be booked on the Bakelite Broadcasters’ website: