Foundry 616 Photos – Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s Show


Jazz club Foundry 616 witnessed the most high-energy show of its lifetime when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters brought their songs of the 1920s and 1930s to the Foundry stage.

One visiting Londoner told us the night reminded of her of many nights she had spent at the iconic Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. High energy and intimate were the words she used to describe the show.

Many Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters regulars and plenty of new friends were in the audience making the night one of the club’s busiest Thursday nights on record.

The band’s stock of Back In Your Own Backyard albums (available at Bandcamp) sold out.

Thank you to Jennifer Power, sound man Jonathan, and drummer Adam Barnard for the photos below. I also took a few. Enjoy…

The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax.

The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage at Foundry 616. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Photo: Greg Poppleton.

 

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Adam Barnard during soundcheck at the drums and washboard.

 

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1920s – 1930s singer Greg Poppleton snapped in the wings after the show

 

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Some of the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters instruments on stage – sousaphone, megaphone, trombone, guitar, drums and alto sax.

 

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Greg Poppleton (far right of photo) sings without the microphone, getting up-close and personal with the audience. Paul Furniss plays clarinet, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard drums.

 

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Geoff Power takes a fiery cornet solo on Hindustan. Grahame Conlon is behind him on guitar. Adam Barnard, drums.

To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s – 1930s themed wedding, club event or party, talk to Tony Jex

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15 January Builders’ Club Wollongong Show Photos


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, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders' Club Sun 16 Apr. He'll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders’ Club Sun 16 Apr. He’ll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

 

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He'll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He’ll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

 

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

 

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

 

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TICKETS – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January. In the band will be: 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

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

August Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


PLEASE VOTE Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for the 2016 AMIA (Australian Music Industry Awards) People’s Choice Awards . Vote every day if you really like us! VOTE NOW  Thank you!

Hello Bakelite Broadcasters!

We’re back at the Gin Mill Social in Slide Cabaret, Friday 19th August for another exciting 1920s night. Doors open 6:45pm. Dinner and show. More info and TICKETS

MORE AUGUST DATES

Sat 6 August  – Wedding

Mon 8 August – Corporate

Wed 17 August  – Lunchtime Concert, Bondi Pavilion. 1:30 – 2:30pm. FREE

Fri 19 August – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills, 6:45 – 11:30pm  Tickets available here

SPECIAL SEPTEMBER SHOW…
Fri 30 September – Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club
City Beach Function Centre – Marine Drive, Wollongong
Doors open 7:15pm
Tickets

NEW ALBUM – BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

The new album by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is currently getting it’s artwork designed. Keep an eye out for it in September.

The album has 12 new 1920s-30s songs including Cake Walking Babies From Home, Too Marvellous and Nobody’s Sweetheart.

On the album with Greg Poppleton is Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Geoff Power trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.

In the meantime, ‘1920s – 1930s Jazz Swing Background Chill Mix 1‘ on YouTube, mixing songs from the band’s first three albums has now passed 712,000 YouTube views. Listen.

2016 MUSICOZ PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are in the running for the 2016 MusicOz People’s Choice Awards and you can help.

We need your vote to be the People’s Choice.

Voting is easy and you can vote as many times as you like.

Voting may win you to a double pass to the 2016 MusicOz Awards Show at the Enmore Theatre, 26 October.

Here’s the VOTING LINK. Thank you!

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.

Wedding, corporate event, party?

You can now book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful and friendly Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

JULY PHOTOS from the Gin Mill Social on July 15 and the Joan Sutherland Centre broadcast on 102.5 Fine Music FM Sydney with the Great Gatsby Orchestra.







2016-2017 SHOW DATES

Sat 6 August  – Wedding

Mon 8 August – Corporate

Wed 17 August  – Lunchtime Concert, Bondi Pavilion
Free

Fri 19 August – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 16 September – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 30 September – Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club
Tickets

Sat 8 October – Penrith RSL
Free

Fri 14 October – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong

Free

Fri 11 November – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sat 4 Feb – 2017 Great Art Deco Ball
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

Sat 25 March  – Wedding

HEAR BAND ALBUMS



PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW
Your non-stop mix of Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.
Listen at 2ser.com
Tuesdays 12pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Thursdays 11am 88.5 2RRR Gladesville
Sundays 5pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Sundays 7pm ArtSoundFM 1ART 90.3 and 92.7 Canberra
Plus 21 other stations across Australia
WINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’

 

Now more than 700,000 YouTube views. 2000 likes.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ mix of the first three band albums!

Wedding, corporate event, party?

You can now book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful and friendly Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Sydney Rowers Club Show Photos 29 May – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to Sydney Rowers in Abbotsford for Sunday afternoon jazz on 29 May.

It’s always exciting when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play at Sydney Rowers, the audience are always ready for a good time.

Now if you want your guests to have a good time at your wedding, corporate event or birthday party, get in touch now with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

As always, I took some band pics for you. Enjoy!

Next show – 8-piece band – 7pm, Wed 1 June St George Auditorium Kogarah. TICKETS.

Looking down to the Parramatta River at Abbotsford Point next To Sydney Rowing Club.

 

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Briadcasters at Sydney Rowers 29 May: (l-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Natalie Morrison (db) Grahame Conlon (g) Damon Poppleton (alto sax). Photo by Greg Poppleton…

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…so I took a selfie. Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s singer

 

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Grahame Conlon guitar and Damon Poppleton alto sax playing ‘Cottontail’.

 

 

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A panorama of Lawrie Thompson on drums.

Find out more about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for your wedding, corporate event and party: www.bakelitejazz.com.

Photos From The Cronulla RSL 17 Jan 2016 Show – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Thank you to all of you who came to listen and dance to, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, at Sunday Jazz in Cronulla RSL, Sunday 17 January.

Good to see so many dancers. And flattering to have so many photos and so much film taken. I wonder if any of it will end up on YouTube?

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Cronulla were:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Greg Chilcott – trombone and sousaphone
Alex Inman-Hislop – drums

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 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Here are the 17 January Cronulla show pix…

At Cronulla RSL, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play in a room with a view. A perfect summer day on Cronulla Beach looking out to Wanda Beach and the dunes.

At Cronulla RSL, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, play in a room with a view. A perfect summer day looking out from Cronulla RSL to Wanda Beach and the dunes.

 

Surf, sun, sand and surf lifesavers in the distinctive yellow and red tent. Cronulla Beach from the room where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played the songs of the 1920s and 1930s for dancers.

Surf, sun, sand and surf lifesavers in the distinctive yellow and red tent. Cronulla Beach from the room where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, play the songs of the 1920s and 1930s for dancers.

 

A snap of the band I took during the band instrumental, Indiana. I stepped in for a chorus of altered lyrics I made up on the spot, "Back home again in Cronunula / And I think that I can see / A flickering neon light / Still burning bright / Through the eucalypts for me / The new raked beach sends all its fragrance / 'Cross the dunes I used to roam / When I dream about the moonlight over Kurnell / Then I long for my Cronunulla home!"

A snap of the band I took during an instrumental version of Indiana – though I did step in for a chorus of altered lyrics which I made up on the spot especially for the occasion, “Back home again in Cronunulla / And I think that I can see / A flickering neon light / Still shining bright / Through the eucalypts at me / The new raked beach / Sends all its fragrance / ‘Cross the dunes I used to roam / When I dream about the moonlight over Kurnell / Then I long for my Cronunulla home!”

 

And now meet the members of the band individually…

Greg Chilcott on the trombone and...

Greg Chilcott on the trombone and…

...on the sousaphone.

…on the sousaphone.

 

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar

 

Alex Inman-Hislop on the drums

Alex Inman-Hislop on the drums

 

Greg Poppleton - authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. The audience called out 'Cheese' on the count of three and a selfie was born!

Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. The audience called out ‘Cheese’ on the count of three and a selfie was born!

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 | tony@ozmanagement.com

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December Newsletter


Are you coming to the Hollywood New Years Eve at the Carrington Hotel Katoomba with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters?

 

Hello Bakelite Broadcasters,

1. What are you doing on New Years Eve?

How about coming to a New Years Eve Hollywood Party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters in the luxurious Grand Dining Room of the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba?

Ring in the new year with the glitz and glamour of stars and starletts of the silver screen at The Carrington Hotel’s Classic Hollywood NYE Ball.

Tickets include arrival drink, three course dinner menu, beverage package and live entertainment by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Book now

Greg Poppleton will be singing the movie songs of the 1930s backed by a stellar line-up of Bakelite Broadcasters to bring in 2016.

Indeed, the all world-touring, festival headliner line-up for your listening and dancing delectation is:
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Ben Jones – alto sax, tenor sax and clarinet
Chuck Morgan – guitar
Book now

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2. The Chill Mix 1 YouTube Video has now passed a HALF MILLION YouTube Hits. Click pic below to listen. Thank You!

3. DECEMBER GIG GUIDE
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THU 17 DEC Private Christmas Concert
FRI 18 DEC Private Christmas Concert
MON 21 DEC Private Christmas Concert
WED 23 DEC Private Christmas Concert

NEW YEARS EVE HOLLYWOOD PARTY –  TICKETS

Next 1920s Gin Mill Social, Friday 22 Jan 2016. Slide Cabaret 41 Oxford St Surry Hills. TICKETS
PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW (Hear archived shows online now)
Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.
Tuesdays 12pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Thursdays 11am 88.5 2RRR Gladesville
Sundays 5pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Sundays 7pm ArtSoundFM 1ART 90.3 and 92.7 Canberra
Plus 20 other stations across Australia.

 

IN CASE OF MUSICAL EMERGENCIES…
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F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K

F O L L O W on T W I T T E R

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1920s ORCHESTRA WEBSITE

BAND ENQUIRIES 

DECEMBER BAND PHOTOS…From top then clockwise – 40th Birthday Party, Gin Mill Social, Zeta Bar Hilton Hotel, Cronulla Sunday Jazz, Romantic Wedding.

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1920s Themed Birthday Party

 

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Romantic wedding

 

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Zeta Bar, Hilton Hotel

 

Sunday Jazz with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Cronulla RSL

Sunday Jazz with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Cronulla RSL

To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your wedding, corporate event and party, please call Tony Jex…

61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | mailto:tony@ozmanagement.com