Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters Trio At 30th Birthday


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (1920s Trio) played for a “Farewelling the 20s” 30th Birthday at The ArtHouse, Sydney

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio for a 30th Birthday at the ArtHouse
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio for a 30th Birthday at the ArtHouse

“Thank you so much for playing last night. So many people told me how fantastic the band was, and I loved it.”

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are available for your 20s – 30s theme birthday, too! And wedding. And corporate event. Visit the band website

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Kings Cross Festival 24 Nov 2012 Music Line-Up


Here is the line-up of the 8 hour Concert Warren Fahey is producing for the Kings Cross Festival 2012. It is FREE and will be in Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross. You’d be nuts not to put this in your diary. Greg Poppleton & the Bakelite Broadcasters play songs from the 1920s from 1 – 1:30pm

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will be Greg Poppleton (vocals and megaphone), Geoff Power (trumpet and sousaphone), Grahame Conlon (banjo), Ian Bloxsom (drums)

11am – 11.30 Margret RoadKnight & Marcus Holden
Songs about life, strife and the roll of the dice. Margret RoadKnight is one of Australia’s most respected singers of blues and contemporary song. Margret first performed in Kings Cross in the 1960s. She has appeared on over 25 albums. The NY Village Voice described her as “chameleon abilities – humorist, politico, blues-woman. rocker, folksinger” Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Marcus Holden on fiddle, guitar and mandolin.

11.45 – 12.10 .Scott Sandwich & Emrys Quin’s Word Beat.
‘The Unnamed Italian Admiral’ and other performance poems. Off the air, radical, young and cheeky – this pair of wordsmiths break new ground in unravelling European history. Weird and wonderful.

12..20 – 12.50 The Beating Around The Cross Ukelele Band
Hail the Ukelele! The ukelele has a long history in Australia including being featured at the Tiki Room, Macleay Street in the 1960s (where the De Vere Hotel now stands). This loud-shirted ensemble makes it swing as it plunks.

1 – 1.30 Greg Poppleton & The Bakelite Broadcasters.
The moment the Bakelites play, you’ll instantly imagine yourself partying with your friends in the Great Gatsby Mansion, dancing the knees-up Charleston in a 1920s Speakeasy, sipping Gin Fizzes in the moonlight.

1.45- 2.15 The Larrikins. Warren Fahey, and his Larrikins perform bush songs and city ditties from Australia’s yesteryears plus some bush poems and yarns to stop the hens laying for a week!

Kings Cross Festival 2012
Kings Cross Festival 2012

2.30 – 3.00 Characters of the Cross presentation by Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Adrian Bartel, Potts point Partnership, recognising some of our favourite locals. Vito of Piccolo Bar, Graham Long, Animal the Bikie, and Ashia and Carlotta of Les Girls.

3. – 3.15 Carlotta – the living legend of Kings Cross
Performing her new single and talking about her extraordinary life which has never been a drag.

3.30- 4pm The Fabulous Jeff Duff
Singing the songs of David Bowie and Lou Reed better than they ever did! Flamboyant, eccentric and totally unique.

4.15 – 5.30 pm The Pigs
The Pigs play rip-snorting fill the air with music that could only be described as the ‘pig’s ear’ – hillbilly meets bluegrass meets comedy meets whatever. Great fun for porkers

6 – 7.00 Renee Geyer – Australia’s legendary Queen of Soul.
After 25 albums and countless awards and accolades we welcome one of Australia’s finest singers and her all-star band.

Greg Poppleton At 1920s Themed 2012 Melbourne Cup Rocksalt Lunch


Greg Poppleton & the Bakelite Broadcasters had a huge amount of fun playing for a restaurant full of guests at Rocksalt Bar and Grill, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, for Rocksalt’s 1920s Great Gatsby theme 2012 Melbourne Cup Dugustation Lunch

It was great to see the dance floor full and everyone having fun to our 1920s and 1930s jazz and swing

Guests even bought a few of the new Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ 1920s CD ‘Doin’ The Charleston

Here’s some pictures taken of the Broadcasters towards the end of the fun afternoon as the dance floor was packed. To have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your event, wedding and party, email Greg

Greg Poppleton and Dancers - Rocksalt
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with Dancers at Rocksalt, Wollongong, for their 2012 Melbourne Cup Lunch
Greg Poppleton 1920s and 1930s style Swing Jazz Singer
Greg Poppleton 1920s and 1930s style Swing Jazz Singer with the Bakelite Broadcasters: Al Davey trumpet and trombone, Tony Esterman piano, Darcy Wright double bass, Lawrie Thompson drums
Greg Poppleton, 1920s and 1930s Swing Singer with duo to sextet at Rocksalt Bar and Grill
Greg Poppleton, 1920s and 1930s Swing Singer with duo to sextet at Rocksalt Bar and Grill

The Lounge Bar Lotharios 2012 Moocooboola Festival


Today The Lounge Bar Lotharios played on the main stage of the 2012 Moocooboola Festival. Thank you to everyone who came to see the Orchestra. Here are a couple of action shots as the Orchestra played ‘Old Man Blues’

The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2012 Moocooboola Festival
The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2012 Moocooboola Festival
The Lounge Bar Lotharios - Sydney Great Gatsby 1920s Dance Band
The Lounge Bar Lotharios – Sydney Great Gatsby 1920s Dance Band

The Lounge Bar Lotharios are available for your event, too. Visit The Lounge Bar Lotharios’ website to enquire

The Lounge Bar Lotharios – BMLOT Awards 3 August 2012


Looking for something to do this sunny Sunday afternoon? Catch Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 2:15 – 3pm at the Moocooboola Festival, Hunters Hill

Just last Friday, The Lotharios entertained at the annual BMLOT Awards in the iconic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. BMLOT stands for Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon Tourism and the 2012 Awards is one of the biggest nights in the Greater Blue Mountains social calendar

The Lotharios played for BMLOT at their annual Winter Ball at The Fairmont Resort last May

It’s exciting to hear all about the great things the Blue Mountains has to offer local and overseas tourists. The Mountains are abuzz with creativity and the spirit of diversity and entrepreneurship thrives there

Singer Greg Poppleton returns to the Carrington, in their Grand Dining Room, Friday 23 February, with his 5-piece Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters for dining, dancing and Charlestoning at the Carrington’s Roaring 20s Ball

Today, you can see Roaring 20s Lounge Bar Lotharios FREE at the Moocooboola Festival, Boronia Park, Hunters Hill, 2:15 – 3pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Here’s a photo of the Lotharios at the BMLOT awards. If you’d like Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra to add WOW to you occasion, please contact Tony

The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 2012 BMLOT Awards, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 2012 BMLOT Awards, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Singer, Greg Poppleton. Musical Director, Geoff Power

Expo at the Establishment, Sat 21 Aug 2010


Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band play for the exciting Establishment Wedding Expo, Saturday 21 August 2010, 12noon – 4pm

The trio will be in their most glamorous wedding finery for a showcase with a difference.

On 21st August, brides-to-be are invited to meet Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band and over 30 suppliers to see how your own wedding could look at the breathtakingly beautiful Establishment, 252 George St (near Bridge St) in the City

Sip champagne and sample delicacies created by Establishment executive chefs from 12pm-4pm.

Hear Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band in trio mode with Greg singing populra jazz & swing from the 1920s & 30s, Grahame Conlon (ex James Morrison, Billy Fields & more) on guitar and Darcy Wright (ex Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan on their Australian tours) double bass

Greg Poppleton is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s & 30s-style swing & jazz singer. To hear him is to be carried back to the days of art deco style and glamour

The Bakelite Dance Band of world-touring swing & jazz musicians are available for your wedding (and engagement, corporate event and private party) in sizes from trio to 6-piece band

Come on say hello. Get a free band DVD featuring the latest Band Talkie and a slideshow of Greg & the band taken by photographers at events across Sydney

Mention ‘Daily Addict’ during registration at Establishment and receive a bottle of Domaine Chandon compliments of The Establishment. First-come first-served. RSVP now.