Saturday night and Greg Poppleton was singing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s with his band at Simon and Aleis’ beautiful wedding at Bush Bank. Bush Bank is an old dairy farm on the coast just south of Kiama, two hours drive (or train + walk) from Sydney.
Having a live 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding. Having Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact.
In the band video below, I filmed the crashing waves about a year ago just where you see the white breakers in the picture above. Enjoy the 1914 hit, ‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ by the Greg Poppleton 1920s vocal, guitar and clarinet trio in a contemplative mode. The song is from the band’s album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard‘ available from Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.
And here’s the band playing ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’, also from the album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard‘. And the film was also taken just over a year ago and just at the back of Bush Bank along the Kiama – Gerringong bush walk. Enjoy!
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters always have a wonderful time at The Basement, Builders’ Club, Wollongong. We were there Sunday 15 January, with a fun afternoon of 1920s-30s jazz. Here are some photos to prove it! And it was also our alto saxophonist’s 14th birthday.
We’ll be back at The Builders, 61 Church St, Wollongong, Sunday 16 April, 2:30 – 5:30pm.
Catch our rare central Sydney show this THURSDAY 19 JANUARY. Foundry 616 jazz club. See Info and Bookings.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will next be at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January.
In the band: Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard – drums and washboard BOOK NOW
PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW FINALIST FOR 2016 CBAA AWARDS
I’ve been presenting The Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER Sydney since 1985. It won the CBAA Award for best music show in 2007 and it’s now a finalist in the same category this year’s CBAA Awards.
If you don’t know The Phantom Dancer, it’s a non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV. It’s now also heard online and over 21 stations of the Community Radio Network. You can enjoy archived shows here at 2ser.com.
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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ mix of the first three band albums!
As always I took some happy snaps for you. I’ve posted them for you below.
And a big thank you to everyone in the audience who called out ‘Cheese’ on the count of three when I took a selfie. You’ll see the result is very cheesy and at the very bottom of this post.
We look forward to playing swing and jazz from the 1920s and 1930s for you at Cronulla RSL again soon.
In the meantime, we open for the first 1920s Gin Mill Social of 2016 at Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St Surry Hills this Friday 22 Jan.
Tickets, including 3 course meal, complimentary gin on arrival, a night of music, juggling and acrobatics are available HERE. It’s the third big year for Sydney’s premier Roaring 20s themed event, The Gin Mill Social.
Now, to book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or any occasion, please contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | email@example.com
Here are the 17 January Cronulla show pix…
And now meet the members of the band individually…
Remember, to book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or any occasion, contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | firstname.lastname@example.org