Greg Poppleton ‘Swinging At The Speakeasy’ in Palmer & Co.


Wednesday night, 26 April, Greg Poppleton and band returned to Palmer & Co to play at the Wednesday night ‘Swinging At The Speakeasy‘ curated by Pia Andersen.

One couple at the bar, enjoying Greg Poppleton and band, told me that our energetic, swinging, 1920s performance made them think they were back in New York City.

With Greg Poppleton in the band were Paul Furniss clarinet, Paul Baker banjo and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.

Pia has put together a fine collection of bands for this free Wednesday night event in the 1920s styled brick-lined vaults of this Sydney underground nightclub.

And what is absolutely fantastic is that the newest Sydney swing dance school, All About Swing, headed by Siobhan and Matthew, dress up for Swinging at the Speakeasy and dance to live bands. Free!

Yep, Swinging At The Speakeasy is free. It’s very Wednesday. Bands play from 7-10pm and it’s at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane off George Street near Circular Quay.

Authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton with his 1920s-30s duo to full 1920s orchestra is also available for all your entertainment needs. Request a quote now…

Here are some photos from Greg Poppleton Swinging At The Speakeasy.
Photo credits: Pia, Siobhan, Tarsh and Katrina…

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Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band (Paul Baker banjo, Greg Chilcott sousaphone, Paul Furniss clarinet (out of shot) Swinging At The Speakeasy.
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The vibe at Swinging At The Speakeasy as Greg Poppleton played.
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Greg Poppleton 1920s band with the All About Swing dancers
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The dipsy doodle
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Greg Poppleton singing to dancer Siobhan Ford

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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.

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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

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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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Video From New Album – I’ll See You In My Dreams


BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD – COMING OCT 31 – LIMITED EDITION CD AND MP3

 

Enjoy this jazz album as you work online. Timed for the magic 35 minutes and 53 seconds. It’s the perfect mix of 1920s – 1930s songs.

Here’s your pre-order song from the album, I’ll See You In My Dreams.
Pre-order this album from Bandcamp
Release date 31 Oct 2016

Tracks:
1. Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
2. They Didn’t Believe Me
3. Too Marvellous
4. I’ll See You In My Dreams
5. Back In Your Own Backyard
6. Egyptian Ella
7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
8. Honeysuckle Rose
9. Nobody’s Sweetheart
10. The Lady Is A Tramp
11. Makin’ Whoopee!
12. Yes, We Have No Bananas!

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Album Cover – Back In Your Own Backyard

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (band website)

Greg Poppleton – 1920s vocals
Geoff Power – brass (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone)
Paul Furniss – reeds (alto sax and clarinet)
Grahame Conlon – strings (guitar)
Lawrie Thompson – percussion (drums and washboard)

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Disc art – Back In Your Own Backyard

“5 STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S.)

Festivals:
World’s first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo Jazz Festival, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival and many Sydney community and historical events.

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Back cover – Back In Your Own Backyard

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30 August 2016 – Phantom Dancer – Francis Faye on The Mike Walsh Show


For over 30 years, The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton has brought you swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV broadcasts.

Hear today’s Phantom Dancer ONLINE AT 2SER.COM

In this week’s show on 107.3 2SER Sydney and online at http://www.2ser.com you’ll hear non-stop mix sets of exotica jazz on 1950s radio, trad jazz on 1940s-50s radio, swing dance bands on 1930s radio and Guy Lombardo broadcasting from the New York world’s Fair in 1964.

After the show goes to air on 2SER Tuesdays at 12 noon, you can then hear The Phantom Dancer anywhere in the world, archived just for you at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer.

And every week, right here, I find the jazzy or the quirky or both combined from YouTube, just for you, as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. This week it’s Francis Faye (she’s in today’s Phantom Dancer mix on NBC radio in 1956) live on Sydney TV (The Mike Walsh Show) in 1979 – singing, playing the piano, and being interviewed. Enjoy!

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the latest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #229

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 August 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Jubilee Show AFRS Radio 1945-46
Open + Instrumental
Cliff Lang
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
7 Oct 1946
Sentimental Journey
Alvino Rey (steel guitar) and The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Aug 1945 /div>
Honeysuckle Rose + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
Set 2
Live Exotica on 1950s Radio
Medley
Frances Faye (voc and piano) with double bass and bongos
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Cameo
WRCA NBC NY
5 Mar 1956
Mocambo Mambo + Quiet Village (close)
Martin Denny
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
1959
Night Must Fall + Nightingale + My Shawl (close)
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Set 3
Radio Band Leaders Who Made Lounge Records in the 1950s
Open + The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
Enoch Light and his Light Brigade
‘One Night Stand’
New Park Casino
Palisades Park NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Contrasts (theme) + Georgia On My Mind
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Band
‘Marine Corp Show’
Radio Transcription
1950
It’s Delovely + Theme
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Tony Alamo and Barbara Benson
Astor Roof
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
WCBS CBS NY
1951
Set 4
Early 1930s Radio
Virginia
Arthur Rosebery and his Kit-Kat Dance Band (voc) Len Lees
Comm Rec
London
Dec 1929
Open + It’s The Girl
Freddy Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra (voc) Freddy Rich
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1931
Be Cafeful + Close
Billy Jones and Ernie Hare with the De Marco Sisters
‘Tastee Loafers’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 5
Trad Jazz on 1940s – 50s Radio
Chicago
Jimmy Dorsey’s Dorseyland Band
‘Marine Corp Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1950
Back and Blue
Muggsy Spanier
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
22 Mar 1947
Relaxin’ at the Touro
Muggsy Spanier and Eddie Condon Group incl. Gene Krupa (drums)
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall, New York City
WJZ Blue NY
23 Sep 1944
Canal Street Blues + Bay City (close)
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
Easy Street
KCBS San Francisco
7 Nov 1958
Set 6
1930s Dance Bands on the Wireless
Hurry Home
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters (voc) Carlotta Dale
Comm Rec
New York City
21 Oct 1938
Old Stamping Ground
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
30 Dec 1938
Back To Back
Teddy Wilson Orchestra (voc) Thelma Carpenter
‘America Dances’
WABC CBS NY and BBC London
1939
In A Mist
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
WABC CBS NY
19 Nov 1938
Set 7
Guy Lombardo at the 1964 New York World Fair
Band Remote
Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians
Tiparillo Pavilion
New York World Fair
WCBS CBS NY
1964
Set 8
Bebop Sounds on 1950s Radio
Shaw Nuff
Dizzy Gillespie Rebop Six
Comm Rec
Hollywood
Dec 1945
Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jul 1956
A Groovy Little Ditty
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NY
April 1956
Imagination
Slim Gaillard Quintet (voc) Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
2 Jun 1951

Swing At Penrith 2 April – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to Penrith for another fun Saturday Jazz show on 2 April.

In the band were Greg Poppleton (1920s vocals) Grahame Conlon (guitar) Dave Clayton (double bass and kazoo) and Bob Gillespie (drums).

John Hunter from John Hunter Media corporate video production services took some great photos. Check them out below…

In the meantime, so you know, we play for weddings, corporate events and birthdays, too.

Contact the ever friendly and helpful Tony Jex to find out more, 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

How do we sound? This 600,000+ YouTube mix proves we are swinging, danceable and very, very popular. So book us for your party!

Now for those photos of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters in the Castle Lounge of Penrith RSL taken by John Hunter. Enjoy!…

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Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Penrith RSL 2 April. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Penrith RSL 2 April. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Bob Gillespie swinging on the drums. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Dave Clayton, swinging double bass. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Grahame Conlon swing guitar. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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A spot of 1920s cabaret. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Greg Poppleton with the 1920s megaphone. Dave Clayton double bass. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

Having a wedding, corporate event or birthday? Book the 1920s – 1930s jazz swing band with over 600,000 YouTube views.

Contact the ever friendly and helpful Tony Jex to find out more, 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Cronulla RSL 8 November Show


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played for dancers at Cronulla RSL on Sunday, 8th November. There’s jazz at Cronulla every Sunday from 12:30-3:30pm.

Thank you to all our Cronulla and visiting jazz friends who came to the show.

We’ll be back in 2016. Dates to be confirmed. In the meantime, a few band happy snaps from Sunday…

The view from the room at Cronulla RSL, looking out over Cronulla Beach after a week of storms and rain.
The view from the room at Cronulla RSL, looking out over Cronulla Beach after a week of storms and rain.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' front line: Geoff Power trumpet. Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ front line: Geoff Power trumpet. Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar.

 

Greg Poppleton, band leader and authentic 1920s and 1930s swing jazz singer.
Greg Poppleton, band leader and authentic 1920s and 1930s swing jazz singer.

 

Alex Inman-Hislop on the drums.
Alex Inman-Hislop on the drums.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' back line: Alex Inman-Hislop on drums and Geoff Power, sousaphone.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ back line: Alex Inman-Hislop on drums and Geoff Power, sousaphone.

For all events, weddings, corporate shows and parties, call Tony to book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters:
61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com