Greg Poppleton Show Photos Builders Club, Wollongong


Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 30s singer and band, returned to The Builders Club Wollongong, Sunday 16th April.

It was the second show on the band’s Easter Tour 2017, with a enthusiastic audience in The Basement at The Builders.

Greg often took a walk through the audience to sing to everyone personally, his booming 3-octave baritone filling the room without a microphone.

On stage: Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s vocals), Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Damon Poppleton (soprano sax).

We’ll be back at the The Builders Sunday 25 June and Sunday 22 October.

Both shows are free. Music starts 2:30pm. Lights up at 5:30pm.

Meantime, we also love playing weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

For your wedding, corporate event and party, Request a quote.

The final Greg Poppleton on the Easter Tour 2017 will be the 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret, Friday 21 April. More Info and Tickets

Then, Wednesday April 26, dance to Greg Poppleton Swingin’ at the Speakeasy at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane, City, 7-10pm. Free.

Penrith RSL 1920s Show Photos – 15 April 2017


Here are some photos taken today at the Penrith RSL 1920s Show – the first leg of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 – and a clip from the local Penrith Press.

Tomorrow we’re at The Basement, Master Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm. Free!

In the photos: Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer with red megaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass, Bob Gillespie drums and Damon Poppleton soprano sax.

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

Greg Poppleton article 1920s Penrith show

Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 - Penrith RSL 15 April, Builders Club Wollongong 16 April, Gin Mill Social 21 April

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

New Years Eve Photos – 1930s Hollywood Party With Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters brought in New Years 2016 at a big 1930s Hollywood Party bash at the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba.

Greg Poppleton filled the dance floor with music from the movies including The Lady is a Tramp (1937) Anything Goes (1936) Night and Day (1932) All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm (1937) and many more.

Greg Poppleton sang in authentic 1930s style with world-touring jazz festival headlines, Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet), Ben Jones (clarinet and alto sax), and Chuck Morgan (guitar) in the Bakelite Broadcasters.

And Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will be back at the Carrington on Saturday night, 6th February (7:30 – 10:30pm). It will be the fourth time in a row for the band to play at the premier event of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival, The Great Art Deco Ball.

The Great Art Deco Ball in The Carrington Hotel Grand Dining Room includes a three course dinner and beverage package $120.00pp. Tickets available through reception on (02) 4782 1111. Hurry, they’re selling fast!

Having the right music is the make or break of a party.

To find out about having authentic 1920s – 30s singer Greg Poppleton, and the Bakelite Broadcasters, for your 1920s – 1930s themed event, call or email Tony Jex 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

The 1930s Hollywood New Years Eve party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters was held in the historic Carrington Hotel's Grand Ballroom. There were 130 guests. Tickets, including a three course dinner were $150.
The 1930s Hollywood New Years Eve party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters was held in the historic Carrington Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. There were 130 guests. Tickets, including a three course dinner were $150.

 

Dancers at the front of the bandstand.
Dancers at the front of the bandstand…

 

...and a full dance floor.
…and a full dance floor…

 

Dancing to 1930s swing by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
…Dancing to 1930s Hollywood swing by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1930s singer and Bakelite Broadcasters band leader
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1930s singer and Bakelite Broadcasters band leader

 

Chuck Morgan, guitar
Chuck Morgan, guitar, with the horn of the big sousaphone in the background

 

Geoff Power, trumpet (pictured) and doubling on sousaphone
Geoff Power, trumpet (pictured) and doubling on sousaphone

 

Ben Jones on clarinet doubling alto sax
Ben Jones on clarinet doubling alto sax

 

Hooray for Hollywood at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Hooray for Hollywood at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Thank you to Helen from magneticshots.com for taking this portrait (below) of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters backstage.

Magnetic Shots were official photographers for New Years Eve at the Carrington. They take photos that are instantly printed onto fridge magnets! Call Helen on 0402 530 642 to book her unique magnet photography for your event.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters portrait taken on New Years Eve by Helen from magneticshots.com and instantly printed onto a fridge magnet.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters portrait taken on New Years Eve by Helen from magneticshots.com and instantly printed onto a fridge magnet.

And call or email Tony Jex to have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s – 1930s themed event:
61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

1930s Swing at Sydney Rowers Club. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played at Jazz on the Deck at Sydney Rowers Club today, Sunday 28 December.

STOP PRESS: Greg Poppleton returns to Sydney Rowers in 2015.
Greg Poppleton Jazz on the Deck dates are:
Sunday July 19,  3-6pm, Free
Sunday October 11  3-6pm, Free
Sunday December 20  3-6pm, Free

Sydney Rowers Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford, overlooks the Parramatta River at Hen & Chicken Bay. Founded in 1870, the club established its Abbotsford branch in 1874 at what was the ‘Red Cow Inn’.

From the club website history page, the location was,
“beautifully situated at a bold point of the river only seven miles from Sydney. There were already adequate facilities for members to remain whilst training and stop for the night if required. There was also plenty to do if tired of rowing; including fishing and shooting in the adjacent bush.”

Sadly, the “adjacent bush” was chopped down for housing after WW1 (my grandmother remembered the ironbark forest. She moved into the area in 1917 with my baby father).

Here are some pictures I took of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and the audience at Jazz on the Deck, today, Sunday 28 December. We look forward to playing again for the good people at Sydney Rowers…

Some of the audience during the second set by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz on the Deck, Sydney Rowers. Guitarist Peter Pik is seated at the front right table wearing a black bandanna.
Some of the audience during the second set by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz on the Deck, Sydney Rowers. Guitarist Peter Pik is seated at the front right table wearing a black bandanna.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters - the swing rhythm section. (L-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g). Greg Poppleton is the singer and took the photo.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – the swing rhythm section. (L-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g). Greg Poppleton is the singer and took the photo.
Darcy Wright at the mighty double bass soloing on Sweet Georgia Brown. Darcy has been a jazz bassist since the late 1950s. He's played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and more. He built Australia's first electric bass. He's also taught bass in universities.
Darcy Wright at the mighty double bass soloing on Sweet Georgia Brown. Darcy has been a jazz bassist since the late 1950s. He’s played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and more. He built Australia’s first electric bass. He’s also taught bass in universities.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s style singer. The Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring, vintage jazz musicians.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are available for your wedding, corporate function, birthday party and event. We have played for christenings and wakes. Ask Tony to see if we are available for your special occasion tony@ozmanagement.com

Phantom Dancer 9 Dec. Julius Sumner Miller #14. Pascal’s Principle


Your 9 December Phantom Dancer brings you more rare and sparking swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1950s radio and TV.

You can now hear it online. For a month. At 2ser.com

From the play list, you’ll surely note the following exemplars of hot swing live from original 1920s-50s radio shows. There’s Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Count Basie from 9 December 1956 and even live 1957 Rock ‘n’ Roll by the Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band.

And as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, part 14 in the ongoing series of Dramatic Demonstrations in Physics has Professor Julius Sumner Miller demonstrating Pascal’s Principle, The Properties Of Liquids. These programs were made at ABC TV in Sydney in 1969.

Phantom Dancer
9 December 2014
CRN (Community Radio Network) Program #136

Tuesdays 12noon – 2pm. (+11 GMT)
107.3 2SER Sydney. Listen Online. Online Archive.

Set 1
Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It Harry James Orchestra (voc) Jack Berg Comm Rec
New York
6 Mar 1939
Let’s Dance (theme) + When Buddha Smiles Benny Goodman Orchestra Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsyvania
WABC CBS NY
27 Oct 1937
My Blue Heaven + Moonlight Serenade (theme) Glenn Miller Orchestra Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Jul 1939
Set 2
Theme + Oh Baby Ralph Sutton All-Stars Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
24 Jul 1954
Rockin’ Chair Mildred Bailey (voc) ‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York
1951
See See Rider Chris Barber Jazz Band (voc) Natalie Patterson ‘Traditional Jazz’
BBC Light Programme
London
9 May 1955
Set 3
Young Blood Stan Kenton Orchestra ‘Concert in Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
WNBC NBC NY
1952
 Plymouth Rock Count Basie Orchestra Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
9 Dec 1956
Look Out Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party
Paramount Theatre
Brooklyn NY
AFRTS re-broadcast
1957
Set 4
Theme + I Took A Choo-Choo Ginny Sims (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra ‘Ginny Sims Show’
WABC CBS NY
11 Jan 1946
It’s Hard to Mind Frankie Masters Orchestra (voc) Phyllis Miles ‘Spotlight Bands’
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Blue Network
1945
Welcome To My Dreams Ray McKinley Orchestra (voc) Chris Adams ‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 5
 Cottontail  Charlie Barnet Orchestra  Aircheck
Mar 1945
 Pussy Willow  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra  Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECAABC LA
25 Sep 1945
 Dear Old Southland  Gene Krupa Orchestra  ‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
7 Aug 1944
 Harlem Airshaft  Duke Ellington Orchestra  Club Zanzibar
WOR Mutual NY
28 oct 1945
Set 6
 I Double Dare You  Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans Comm Rec
London
26 Jan 1938
 Never in A Million Years  Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Bob Allen  ‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
1937
 I’ve Got You Under My Skin  Lee Wiley  KHJ Mutual-Don Lees
Los Angeles
10 Mar 1938
 Summertime  Maxine Sullivan (voc) Paul Whiteman Orchestra  ‘Everybody’s Music’
WABC CBS NY
1938
Set 7
 Mir Geht’s Gut  Kurt Widmann Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuricke  Comm Rec
Berlin
Oct 1940
 Yeah Man!  Count Basie Orchestra  Chatterbox
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Pittsburgh
10 Feb 1937
 I Can’t Get Started With You / In A Mist  Bunny Berrigan (tp) with CBS Orchestra  WABC CBS NY
19 Nov 1938
 Go Fly A Kite  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest  Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Oct 1939
Set 8
 High On An Open Mike  Fats Navarro (tp) Bill Harris (tb) Allen Eager Charlie Ventura (ts) Ralph Burns (p) Al Valente (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Buddy Rich (d) ‘Saturday Night Swing Session’
WNEW NY
12 Apr 1947
 Four  Buddy Rich Quartet  Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Nov 1958

Gig Guide – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Would you like to see a Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters show?
Would you like to see a 1920s Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, show?

Oct 24: Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide. 7pm. $99 includes dinner and lots more entertainment.

Oct 29: Soda Factory Prohibition 1925 Speakeasy Soiree. Band from 7:30pm.

Nov 7: Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre The Rocks. 6:30pm Free

Nov 9: Riverbend Restaurant. Wisemans Ferry. 12 noon. $49 includes lunch.

Nov 12: Bondi Pavilion-Lunch Concert. Duo. Free.

Nov 14: Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre The Rocks. 6:30pm Free

Nov 15: Penrith RSL. 8 Tindale St Penrith, 2pm. Free

Nov 16: Spring Into Jazz, St Leonards Park, North Sydney. 1920s Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios. Free. Bring a picnic!

Nov 21: Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre The Rocks. 6:30pm Free

Nov 28: Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre The Rocks. 6:30pm Free

Dec 6: Fairfield Museum, Horsley Drive, Smithfield. TBA

Dec 14: St George Leagues Club. 3pm. Sunday Jazz. Free

Dec 18: Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide. 7pm. $99 includes dinner and lots more entertainment.

Dec 20: Wedding – Surry Hills

Dec 28: Sydney Rowing Club Jazz. Jazz On The deck. 3pm. Free

Feb 7: Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba.

Feb 15: Jazz In The Pines, Dural. The Pines historic property. 656 Old Northern Road. $14 / $12 concession / $28 family

Feb 20: Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide. 7pm. $99 includes dinner and lots more entertainment.

Feb 28: Penrith RSL. 8 Tindale St Penrith, 2pm. Free

THE LOUNGE BAR LOTHARIOS – 1920s Dance Orchestra

GREG POPPLETON AND THE BAKELITE BROADCASTERS – 1920s-1930s Chill Mix

Fathers’ Day At Concrete Blonde


Hello Bakeliters,

A quick piece of band news

Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters played today for diners and dancers at Fathers’ Day lunch in the beautiful Concrete Blonde Restaurant, Level 1, 33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point

Here’s a pic I’ve copied from Warren Fahey’s Facebook page. Warren wrote, “GREG POPPLETON’S BAKELITE BROADCASTERS return with another serving of songs from the Roaring Twenties and Nervous Thirties. Greg sings & dances like he just stepped out of a Hollywood film and is accompanied by drums, tenor banjo, bass and a huge sousaphone. One of our favourite performers to date. Do not miss this unique artist”

Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters at Concrete Blonde, Fathers' Day 2012
Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters at Concrete Blonde, Fathers’ Day 2012.
Rod Herbert, sousaphone & bass trombone; Grahame Conlon, tenor banjo; Greg Poppleton, vocals; Bob Gillespie, drums

This is our second visit to Concrete Blonde. Every Sunday is Sunday Jazz Lunch from 1 – 4pm. George Washingmachine, Janet Seidel, Jeff Duff and more play for your listening and dancing pleasure on Sundays

And Concrete Blonde showcases French Manouche Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco Rhythms and Latin Beats from 7pm every Wednesday night

But the food! Today I had fried cauliflower with blue cheese and hazelnut vinaigrette. I chose it because cauliflower makes me gag. Not today! Yum, yum. Not a spot left on the plate. Other band members had the chicken, beef cheeks and lamb. They were all melt-in-your-mouth. In fact, the lamb was so melt-in-your-mouth tender it could be pulled away with a gentle prod of the fork. Perfect!

And Concrete Blonde is not expensive either considering the 5 star quality of the food, the friendly service, and the inviting ambience of the room and terrace. Three courses for Sunday Lunch is only $48pp. Spoil yourself. You couldn’t do better than book Concrete Blonde for your company or social club’s Christmas Party. Their booking number is (61 2) 9380 8307. Website: http://www.concreteblonderestaurant.com.au/

Sunday Roast at Sunday Jazz Lunch, Concrete Blonde
Sunday Roast at Sunday Jazz Lunch, Concrete Blonde