20 January Gin Mill Social Photos. Next Gin Mill Friday 17 February.


2017 is Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcaster‘s fourth year at Sydney’s premier monthly 1920s party, The Gin Mill Social.

And as always we opened the show as guests arrived and dined with authentic hotcha 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm.

Here are some photos of all the fun at the 20th January Gin Mill Social.

Don’t miss out…
THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

The Gin Mill Social is held in the beautiful, art deco Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (between Pelican St and Brisbane St)
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

These photos from the 20 January Gin Mill Social will show you all the fun and atmosphere of The Gin Mill Social

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

 

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol'88

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol’88

 

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

 

Dancing The Charleston

Dancing The Charleston

 

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

 

Finhead the fire eater

Finhead the fire eater

 

The Lady with the Fan

The Lady with the Fan

 

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing 'Makin Whoopee'

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing ‘Makin Whoopee’

 

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

 

Finhead the scimitar juggler

Finhead the scimitar juggler

 

Macaroons!

Macaroons!

 

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

 

1920s cocktails

1920s cocktails

 

THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

And please visit the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website

2017 Art Deco Ball – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Saturday 4th February, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played to a full house of dancers dressed 1920s-style at the annual Great Art Deco Ball of the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.

2017 was Greg Poppleton’s sixth year in a row at the premier event of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival.
Tickets were sold out almost as soon as they went on sale (by telephone call to the hotel reception only) in mid-2016.

Every guest was dressed to the nines in their best 1920s finery. In fact, everyone absolutely dazzled.

The winners of the best dressed were positively outstanding.

The Charleston-off in the middle of the night gave the full dance floor a solid workout.

 

I took some photos of the band and a couple of shots of the dancing crowd from the bandstand. I hope you enjoy them…

 

Vintage Squad dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

Vintage Squad dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. In his Bakelite Broadcasters band are world-touring musicians Geoff Power on cornet doubling sousaphone (11 US tours) Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo (3 US tours) and Jim Elliot bass and alto saxophones plus clarinet (9 US tours).

We saw lots of old friends on the bandstand and made lots of new friends at the Great Art Deco Ball, too.

Manfie and George on the dance floor

Manfie and George on the dance floor

Many commented on the excellent acoustic sound of the band this year. That was all due to the magician of the sound desk, drummer, singer and Conservatorium of Music graduate, Tony Jex.

Tony is also the man to contact to have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your 1920s – 1930s themed event. We play for weddings, parties and corporates, too.
Tony: (+61) 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play At Sundown.

Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play At Sundown.

 

Geoff Power solos on the cornet

Geoff Power solos on the cornet.

 

Geoff Power gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.

Geoff Power gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.

 

Grahame Conlon plays banjo on Carolina In The Morning

Grahame Conlon plays banjo on Carolina In The Morning

 

Grahame Conlon on the same Spanish guitar he used on the band's album, Back In Your Own Backyard, playing Sweet Lorraine.

Grahame Conlon on the same Spanish guitar he used on the band’s album, Back In Your Own Backyard, playing Sweet Lorraine.

 

Jim Elliot is Sydney's undisputed master of the bass saxophone. He also plays beautifully authentic 1920s melodies on the alto sax and clarinet in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Jim Elliot is Sydney’s undisputed master of the bass saxophone. He also plays beautifully authentic 1920s melodies on the alto sax and clarinet in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters look forward to playing at the Carrington Hotel’s 2018 Great Art Deco Ball in Katoomba.

Pleasecheck where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is playing next on the band’s website.

Press and Radio – Foundry 616 Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show TONIGHT 19 January


What a wild week it’s been leading up to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s – 1930s jazz show at jazz club Foundry 616 TONIGHT, Thursday 19 January.

So many good people and famous people spreading the word on radio, in newspapers and online. Thank you!

Are you in Sydney tonight? Come along and let us stimulate your F-Zone. Dinner from 7pm. Show at 8:30pm
More info and tickets.

Interviewed by two radio and TV legends, Bob Rogers and Jono Coleman (Both OAMs)

Bob Rogers interview:

Greg Poppleton with Jono Coleman and Jon Vidler

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Jon Vidler, Greg Poppleton and Jono Coleman holding Greg’s new Back In Your Own Backyard album of 1920s – 30s songs available at Bandcamp. Taken in the Northside radio studios after talking about Greg’s 1920s-30s show at jazz club Foundry 616, Thurs 19 January. Tickets.

Interviewed by two local jazz identities about the Thursday 19 January Foundry 616 show, Frank Presley on Now’s The Time and Susan Gai Dowling on Australian Jazz Scene

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Frank Presley – Now’s The Time, Northside Radio, Thurs 9pm

 

Greg Poppleton holding Back In Your Own Backyard album with Peter Nelson and Susan Gai Dowling talking about Greg's Foundry 616 show on Australian Jazz Scene, Mondays 10pm, 102.5 Fine Music

Greg Poppleton holding Back In Your Own Backyard album with Peter Nelson and Susan Gai Dowling talking about Greg’s Foundry 616 show on Australian Jazz Scene, Mondays 10pm, 102.5 Fine Music

Limelight Magazine and the Inner West Courier ran stories on the Foundry 616 1920s -30s show

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Greg Poppleton – Inner West Courier

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On Sydney’s leading independent station 107.3 2SER, Greg was interviewed by Jess Klajman on Sunday Breakfast and by veteran music journalist, Stuart Coupe. Stuart’s interview was also heard across Australia on the Community Radio Network over his popular Dirt Music show.

There are still tickets left for the Foundry 616 1920s-1930s show with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Thursday 19 January.

Foundry 616 is Sydney’s premier jazz club, 616 Harris St Ultimo near Broadway.

In fact, there are only 5 tickets left for 7pm dinner and the show.

HURRY BOOK NOW

Phone bookings 02 9211 9442

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Looking For Jazz In Sydney Thursday 19 January?


Will you be in Sydney 8:30pm Thursday 19 January?

Are you into 1920s – 1930s Jazz – that’s Jazz Age and Swing Era?

Would you like to see a live 1920s – 30s singer and band at Sydney’s premier jazz club?

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters invite you…


…To the Foundry 616 jazz club 1920s-30s show in the heart of Sydney, Thursday 19 JANUARY 8:30pm. TICKETS

I’m reminding you because with tickets to the Great Art Deco Ball sold out months ago, we don’t want you to miss out on this rare inner city Sydney show, too

We’re very excited to be invited to play at Foundry 616 jazz club with its cosy atmosphere, bar and excellent food.

If you’re celebrating a birthday or having a work social, why not have it here with friends at Foundry 616?

Catch the show at 8:30pm

Or come earlier for dinner from 7 or 8pm

There’s a dinner menu, bar and cosy atmosphere. Foundry 616 is centrally located.

And you’ll get to hear world-toured classic jazz musicians with Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer in a night fun, swinging, upbeat music.

We promise you an evening you’ll totally enjoy.

We’ll be doing our Charleston, 1920s jazz cabaret and classic New Orleans show people just love.

These are the shows we do in our regular Gin Mill Social cabaret appearances and at the Sydney Festival many years ago. Most recently we played the show at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand and for five years headlining the sell-out annual Great Art Deco Ball.

Bob Rogers will be talking about the show on 1170 2CH this Saturday night at 9pm. He’ll also be playing a few tracks from the band’s latest Back In Your Own Backyard album.

Jono Coleman will also be talking about the show on 99.3 2NSB Northside Radio, 5:45pm, next Monday 16 January. And he’ll be playing some Greg Poppleton tracks

107.3 2SER have just put the show up on the front page of their website. Take a look…

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Don’t miss out! Get your TICKETS

Tip: Booking a dinner/show option guarantees you a table for the night

On stage, Sydney’s out-standing classic jazz musicians with Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer…

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano sax and alto sax
Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard

When?
Soon. Book now 8:30pm Thursday 19 January

Where?
Foundry 616
616 Harris St Ultimo (near Broadway)

Tickets?
You can book online TICKETS
Phone: 02 9211 9442
Email: foundry616@gmail.com

TICKETS

Where is Foundry 616?
616 Harris Street near Broadway. See the red pointer on the map…

See you at Foundry 616, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January for a night of 1920s – 1930s Jazz!
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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!