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Greg Poppleton 1920s Great Gatsby Party – Raising Dollars For Scholars


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the flappers and gentlemen dancing The Charleston at a 1920s Great Gatsby gala raising money for education.

Taking the photos: MICHAEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY
MOBILE NO. 0425292809
EMAIL: michael@hennos.com

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the absolute best in Sydney 1920s-30s jazz and swing:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-30s singer / film and TV actor
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Paul Furniss – alto and soprano saxes plus clarinet
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard.

Tony Jex provided the sound for the 1000 seat hall.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

New Album! Free Download. November Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


STOP PRESS

Just in this minute!

Exciting news from the US. “Too Marvelous” from Back In Your Own Backyard is the featured track at All About Jazz today. Listen to it and download it for free from here.

After 30 Oct, you can check it out on this video, filmed in New Zealand while the band was performing at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival…

 

Hello Bakeliters,

New Album, Back In Your Own Backyard. On Sale from Today!

31 October. The new Modern Vintage album of 1920s-30s songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Back In Your Own Backyard, can now be downloaded from your favourite online music shop from today. 12 swinging trad jazz knee-knockers with authentic 1920s-30s vocals…

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1920s – 1930s jazz album Back In Your Own Backyard by Greg Poppleton

Listen free before you buy at:

Bandcamp

iTunes

Amazon

 

A Dozen Swinging 1920s-30s Songs For Your Listening Pleasure…
1. Cake Walking Babies From Home
2. They Didn’t Believe Me
3. Too Marvelous for Words
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. Lady Is a Tramp
11. Makin’ Whoopee
12. Yes, We Have No Bananas

 

In the Band
Back In Your Own Backyard has the best of Sydney’s classic jazz scene playing your favourite songs’

Paul Furniss: soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet
Geoff Power: sousaphone, trumpet and trombone
Grahame Conlon: steel string Spanish guitar
Lawrie Thompson: drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton: 1920s – 30s vocals

 

Online Bargains

The CD will be posted to you from Bandcamp for $12 USD + postage (which works out close to the $20 AUD the CDs for at gigs, like next Sunday’s at Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford 3-6pm Free).

The digital album downloads CD quality straight to your device for only $5 USD.

 

 

ARIA Jazz Charts

When you buy or download the album from Bandcamp today ARIA will be counting each purchase towards their weekly ARIA jazz chart.

How’s that? Buying Back In Your Own Backyard CD or download could put Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters in the Australian Jazz Top Ten for the week! (The pre-orders have been going strong, so it’s, in turn, a strong possibility).

 

Movie Music

They Didn’t Believe Me has already been selected to be used in the soundtrack from the German-Israeli movie co-production ‘The Cakemaker’.

 

Do You Have These Albums?
Greg Poppleton has released six albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing all available on Bandcamp, iTunes and CDBaby:

2006 – The Phantom Dancer: Album of the Week: Women’s Vintage Radio (US)

2012 – Doin’ The Charleston: Album of the Week: 2CH Commercial Radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide.

2013 – Sweet Sue: Album of the Week: 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, ArtSoundFM

2014 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1 (songs from 3 albums) 770,000 YouTube views

2015 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2 (songs from 3 albums)   60,000 YouTube views

2016 – Back In Your Own Backyard. Release date 31 October.

 

November Gigs

Sun 6 Nov   3-6pm Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford. Free

Fri 14 Nov 6:45pm Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (last 1920s Gin Mill Social for 2016) TICKETS

 

New Website
Check out the new website for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters later this week. Better layout, more photos, movie posters, more music with song links for you to buy and share. Enjoy!

 

Weddings, Corporate Events and Birthday Parties
We love adding 1920s-1930s glamour to your special occasion.

Email or call to Tony to find out more 61 2 9567 7171  0407 941 263.

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Gruen Transfer ‘The Pitch’ – Private vs Public Schools


‘The Gruen Transfer’ is ABC TV’s popular show about advertising. It is one of the most popular shows in Australian TV history. It regularly out-rates popular reality show rivals on other channels, like ‘The Bachelor’.

Hosted by comedian Wil Anderson flanked by four highly witty and insightful advertising professionals, ‘Gruen’ dissects ads and finds out how they work on us.

In the middle of the show is the ever-popular segment ‘The Pitch’ – two rival ad companies are given a brief to sell an ‘unsellable’ product.

As an actor I’ve always wanted to be in one of these ads and last week I was asked by production company ‘Thinkbone’. I went to the local park dressed as a school teacher. Here’s the result as the ad tackles the brief head-on, directed by Stefanie Maystorovich. Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton actor agent: Benchmark Creative

Birthday Party At Hopewood House, Bowral – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the great honour and pleasure to play at a special birthday party in Bowral on Saturday.

The band, all world-touring musicians led by Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, played the songs of the 1920s and 1930s for background and dancing.

The party was at Hopewood House.

Hopewood House is a popular venue for weddings, parties and events outside of Bowral NSW.

Hopewood House is a popular venue for weddings, parties and events outside of Bowral NSW.

BIRTHDAY PARTY

At twilight, the acoustic duo, Ben Jones (tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet) and Chuck Morgan (banjo) played songs from the 1920s – 1930s for guests in the garden.

Ben Jones (reeds) Chuck Morgan (banjo) play as an acoustic duo during pre-dinner drinks.

Ben Jones (reeds) Chuck Morgan (banjo) play as an acoustic duo during pre-dinner drinks.

Then, as guests entered the house for dinner, they were serenaded by Geoff Power playing from the Bakelite’s extensive 1920s – 1930 song list.

Geoff Power at the upright, serenading guests as they arrived for dinner and speeches.

Geoff Power at the upright, serenading guests as they arrived for dinner and speeches.

After dinner and speeches, the guests, including many prominent Australians, danced to Greg Poppleton‘s authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals and the Bakelite Broadcasters quartet till late into the night.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (l-r) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Geoff Power (trumpet doubling sousaphone) Chuck Morgan (banjo doubling guitar) Ben Jones (tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (l-r) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Geoff Power (trumpet doubling sousaphone) Chuck Morgan (banjo doubling guitar) Ben Jones (tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play swing authentic 1920s jazz and 1930s swing for background and dancing.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Australia’s most listened to 1920s – 1930s duo to Orchestra on YouTube

To enquire about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ hotcha 1920s-1930s jazz and swing for your party, talk to Tony Jex. Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263. Email: tony@ozmanagement.com

 

BAND PARTY PHOTOS

I’ve taken photos on my pocket camera of the individual band members as we played at the birthday party. Although, this one of Geoff and I was snapped by Ben Jones…

Greg Poppleton, band leader and Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer with Geoff Power on sousaphone.

Greg Poppleton, band leader and Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer with Geoff Power on sousaphone.

Some of you have asked, “But what does the party look like?” in response to some of my previous posts about weddings and events where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have played.

In short, I don’t take photos of the parties themselves. That’s to protect the privacy of the hosts and guests. We respect your privacy.

 

 

Geoff Power tp, Ben Jones ts, let riff on Lady Be Good.

Geoff Power tp, Ben Jones ts, let riff on Lady Be Good.

 

Chuck Morgan, his banjo and guitar. Chuck will be touring the UK with the Janet Seidel Trio may - July 2016.

Chuck Morgan, his banjo and guitar. Chuck will be touring the UK with the Janet Seidel Trio may – July 2016.

 

 

Alex Inman-Hislop is one of the most respected up-and-coming 1920s jazz and 1930s swing drummers in Sydney.

Alex Inman-Hislop is one of the most respected up-and-coming 1920s jazz and 1930s swing drummers in Sydney.

HAVE THE BAND AT YOUR PARTY

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters duo to orchestra would love to play for you at your wedding, corporate event and party, too. To enquire, talk to Tony Jex. Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263. Email: tony@ozmanagement.com

Sydney Hail Storm On 100th Anzac Day And Snowmen Appear!


A beautifully warm sunny day in Sydney until around 4:30pm and then…Some Sydney hail storm pictures from a street in Newtown…

And some extra pics below of water cascading off Sydney Harbour Bridge into the Harbour and ice on Maroubra Beach!

Hail falling and masses of water rushing down the gutters.

Hail falling and masses of water rushing down the gutters.

If I'd only taken this photo the minute before! The hail was still pristine.

If I’d only taken this photo the minute before! The hail was still pristine.

The local kids made good use of the hail. A neighbour's front doorstep.

The local kids made good use of the hail. A neighbour’s front doorstep.

Owen and Flynn's snow person.

Owen and Flynn’s snow person.

The hail piled up against a row of terraces. The hail fell for over 30 minutes.

The hail piled up against a row of terraces. The hail fell steadily for over 30 minutes.

Frosty having a rest under a neighbour's front window.

Frosty having a rest under a neighbour’s front window.

The backyard. We're not having dinner outside tonight.

The backyard. We’re not having dinner outside tonight. 

Maroubra Beach covered in ice. From Syd. Daily Tele.

Maroubra Beach covered in ice. From Syd. Daily Tele.