Saturday was Remembrance Day. At the band’s previous show in August I had been asked by Penrith Club members to introduce a suitable song to commemorate the day.
I chose the 1918, armistice year hit, ‘After You’ve Gone’, inspired by one of my favourite singers, Marion Harris,
I also shot a little tongue-in-cheek Christmas promo for the band’s four albums of CDs and mp3s. Please form an orderly queue now to the online Bandcamp shop. See full details in the description below this YouTube video shot live at the Penrith show:
As always, I took some snaps of the Greg Poppleton band for you. The band features some of Sydney’s most experienced swing, jazz musicians. All are world-toured.
Drummer, Bob Gillespie, played in the Glenn Miller Orchestra for their 1990s Australian tours as well as being drummer for Maynard Ferguson’s English Band and musical director for Lovelace Watkins. You can see him here backing Lovelace Watkins on ‘My Way’.
Now for a triple threat (as they say in ‘showbiz’) of the Greg Poppleton Penrith RSL Remembrance Day show photos…
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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertained with jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s at Sydney Rowers Club on the Parramatta River in Abbotsford, Sunday 19 July. And it was good to see so many friends drop by.
Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s singer) Paul Furniss (clarinet and alto sax) Grahame Conlon (guitar) Darcy Wright (double bass).
Sydney Rowers has jazz every Sunday afternoon with great food and great views. No wonder the place is packed.