by Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
and his band of swingers.
It’s fast. It’s free.
And wait till you get Greg’s jokes!
“Undoubtedly Greg’s best show so far this year.”
The Illawarra Jazz Club writes:
“Back by popular demand, this consummate entertainer will have you tapping your toes, kicking up your heals and just having a bloody great time. Greg is a well loved and respected musician, entertainer, actor and genuinely nice guy. You won’t regret seeing this amazing quintet. Appearing with Greg will be his talented young son, Damon, seen recently at the School Spectacular.”
Greg is backed by his swinging band of:
Geoff Power – ARIA nominee: trumpet & sousaphone
Damon Poppleton – 2018 School Spec jazz soloist: alto sax
Grahame Conlon – TV music maestro: banjo & guitar
Adam Barnard – Makes the refrains run on time: washboard & snare.
A shout out to our new friends Jack, who requested Sentimental Journey, Tony Madden from the Illawarra Flame Three, Graham and Esther who sell organic Gobblejuice (liquid turkey manure fertilizer) and to everyone else who came up and said hello! Thank you. It was a fun afternoon! See you again 20 December.
Here are some pictures…
You can book Sydney’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer Greg Poppleton with Sydney’s hottest jazz and swing musicians by calling or emailing the friendly, ever helpful, Tony Jex.
For your wedding, corporate event and party – events big and small…
I took some photos for you from the stage as the show was in progress. Great audience!
Thank you to The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville and The Hills Shire Council.
In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, for Jazz At The Pines were…
– Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer,
– Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax,
– Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo,
– Ian Baker tuba and trombone,
– Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard…
Tony is available to help you have the band for your occasion, too: T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement
“Why, certainly,” Bakelite exclusive 1920s – 1930s singer and band leader replied obligingly. “And may I suggest Chuck Morgan on the guitar and Darcy Wright on the double bass for the melodic and rhythmic accompaniment?”
“Who could be better?” she swooned rhetorically. “And will you play songs like I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Blue Moon – songs people will dance to?”
“Of course, and we’ll throw in a few waltzes, rhumbas, blues and tangos for you, too,” said Greg.
“Yes, please!” she said.
And so all was set for a topping afternoon in Mosman.
And a most topping afternoon it was. The dance floor stayed full. We had requests for a cha-cha and a bossa, which, of course aren’t 1920s and 30s, but which we can play. And everyone joined in loudly and lustily singing Always.
And we had two guest singers, who steeled by a fortifying tea and scone, no doubt, sung renditions of Putting On The Ritz and Summertime. Both received well-deserved and liberal doses of the audience’s spontaneous approbation.
11 year old Damon sat in on alto sax for the instrumentals, namely Duke Ellington’s 1939 opus, In A Mellow Tone, Lionel Hampton’s Flying Home, that 1920s classic, Lady Be Good, and one of our dance requests, Blue Bossa.
And then it was time to wind up the cat and put out the clock for another year.
Who is Greg Poppleton? He is world-recognised as an authentic 1920s – 1930s singer with a 3 octave range totally uninfluenced by contemporary music.
The Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring jazz musicians (Chuck had a number 1 jazz hit in Japan with Janet Seidel. Darcy was listed as one of the world’s top ten double bass players by Rolling Stone).
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters perform from duo size to sextet. Want us for your celebration at your place? Ask Greg.