Penrith RSL 1920s Show Photos – 15 April 2017


Here are some photos taken today at the Penrith RSL 1920s Show – the first leg of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 – and a clip from the local Penrith Press.

Tomorrow we’re at The Basement, Master Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm. Free!

In the photos: Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer with red megaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass, Bob Gillespie drums and Damon Poppleton soprano sax.

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Greg Poppleton article 1920s Penrith show

Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 - Penrith RSL 15 April, Builders Club Wollongong 16 April, Gin Mill Social 21 April

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1920s – 1930s Jazz At Sydney Rowers, Sunday 19 July


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.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will be back at Sydney Rowers, Free, 3 – 6pm, Sunday 11 October and Sunday 20 December. We hope to see you there…

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Sydney Rowers. Singing and playing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s are (l-r) Greg Poppleton (vocals) Grahame Conlon (g) Darcy Wright (db) Paul Furniss (cl and alto sax).
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Sydney Rowers. Singing and playing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s are (l-r) Greg Poppleton (vocals) Grahame Conlon (g) Darcy Wright (db) Paul Furniss (cl and alto sax).
Looking from the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters bandstand down Hen and Chicken Bay
Looking from the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters bandstand down Hen and Chicken Bay
The Parramatta Ferry heading up river.
The Parramatta Ferry heading up river.
The last rays of the sun.
The last rays of the sun.

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Penrith Jazz 20 June – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to one of the 1920s – 1930s band’sĀ favourite clubs, Penrith RSL, for an afternoon of jazz age jazz and swing era swing.

Greg Poppleton sang the songs of the 1920s and 1930s for listeners and dancers. In the Bakelite Broadcasters were Damon Poppleton (alto sax) Nigel Date (guitar) and Bob Gillespie (drums).

Damon Poppleton on alto sax, with Nigel Date, guitar, playing Take the A Train.
Damon Poppleton on alto sax, with Nigel Date, guitar, playing Take the A Train.
The band's old name in lights. Maybe Bakelite Dance Band is catchier than Bakelite Broadcasters?
The band’s old name in lights for this aftrenoon’s show. Maybe Bakelite Dance Band is catchier than Bakelite Broadcasters?
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Bob Gillespie (drums) Nigel Date (guitar) Damon Poppleton (alto sax) play, It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing’. Bob Gillespie was the drummer for Lovelace Watkins, the touring Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras and Maynard Ferguson’s English Band.
A selfie as the band plays and I get ready to sing.
A selfie as the band plays and I get ready to sing.

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