NEWSFLASH 9 Nov 2013 – Greg Poppleton will be back for the 2014 Art Deco Ball at The Carrington with the Bakelite Broadcasters, 1st Feb 2014. Check The Carrington website for bookings It’s the one of the big social nights in the Blue Mountains calendar – the annual Art Deco Ball in the Grand Dining Room of the iconic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. And this year, Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, featuring Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer, were providing the Roaring 20s music Have you enjoyed all the recent 1920s shows on TV? Boardwalk Empire, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Miss Marple and Underbelly Razor? And the 1920s songs? Great, aren’t they? And with Baz Luhrmann’s mid-2013 release of The Great Gatsby creating lots of 1920s buzz in Sydney, there’s now a hot new authentic 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra in Sydney, staffed by world-touring 1920s jazz specialists, ready to play the music that made the Roaring 20s roar – The Lounge Bar Lotharios…
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Art Deco Ball 2013, Katoomba. Photo by Brad Bridger
The Lounge Bar Lotharios take you on a trip. They’re like a time machine. In a single moment you’ll find yourself in a Roaring 20s Great Gatsby speakeasy where time stands still. Just you, hundreds of your fellow flappers and dappers, and the hot dance music that made the Roaring 1920s roar…
Dancing to The Lounge Bar Lotharios at the 2013 Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
The Lounge Bar Lotharios‘ ARIA nominated, world-touring musical director Geoff Power conducts three hotcha horns, three sinful saxes (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxes plus clarinets), piano (or keyboard), banjo, sousaphone, drums and Sydney’s amazingly authentic 1920s dance band singer, Greg Poppleton The Lounge Bar Lotharios play original 1920s arrangements of Jazz Age Flapper favourites like ‘Me And Jane In A Plane’, ‘Kansas City Kitty’, ‘Let’s Misbehave’, ‘Do The Breakaway’ and more
The Lounge Bar Lotharios – Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra at the 2013 Art Deco Ball
The Lounge Bar Lotharios 1920s Dance Orchestra are all world-touring 1920s vintage jazz musicians and band leaders, they include… Geoff Power, Al Davey (tp), Ben Gurton (tb), Paul Furniss ‘(regarded as one of Australia’s best jazz musicians’ (Wiki) ss, as, ts, cl), Ron Nairn (as, ts, bs, cl), Alan Solomon (as, ts, cl), Dave MacRae (p), Grahame Conlon (banjo), Rod Herbert (sousaphone), Lawrie Thompson (drums) Greg Poppleton (1920s singer)
Greg Poppleton, is Sydney’s only authentic, world-renowned, 1920s dance band singer Greg entertains. Operatically trained with a 3.5 octave range by the same New York nightclub owner, opera singer and jazz enterpreneur who discovered Bette Midler, Greg is a film and TV actor (Chronicles of Narnia, Moulin Rouge, Underbelly and more) and an award-winning, national vintage jazz broadcaster heard on over thirty radio stations across Australia every week.
Lotharios‘ Musical Director, Geoff Power, is a world-renowned, ARIA-nominated, Australian 1920s jazz trumpeter and trombonist and festival headliner Geoff has appeared at many jazz festivals and clubs around Australia, often as the festival headliner or featured artist He has toured the US 9 times, played jazz festivals and clubs in New York, Los Angeles and throughout the US including the Bix Beidebecke Festival, recorded a CD in New Jersey with leading NYC musicians including Vince Giordano, and played with many leading US musicians.
We look forward to bringing the Roaring 20s to you just like we have in 2012 – 2013 for the Canberra Centenary Roaring 20s Ball – Great Art Deco Ball Katoomba 2013 – Glen Street Jazz Festival 2013 – 2012 Winter Ball Leura – Blue Mountains Tourism Awards 2012 & 2013 – Canberra Southern Cross Jazz Club – Moocooboola Festival 2012 – Penrith RSL – Sydney Jazz Club Annual Ball 2012. To ask about having Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios – at your event, contact me, Greg, via The Lounge Bar Lotharios’ website: www.1920sorchestra.com.au