June Newsletter – Greg Poppleton


Heigh-Ho Everybody,

… as Rudy Vallee used to say on his 1930s radio show –

WE’VE BEEN TO THE REGISTRY OFFICE
and we’ve changed the band name and web address

Yes, we’ve taken the plunge.

Due to many requests, the band name Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters has been changed and shortened.

Now it’s a name we’re sure you’ll find easier to say, easier to write and easier to remember – Greg Poppleton.

The band website name has changed, too. It was bakelitejazz.com. Now it’s gregpoppletonmusic.com.

Check out the hot new video for you on the new website – ‘All About Swing’ dancing to Greg Poppleton playing The Charleston at Palmer & Co.

BREAKING NEWS

We’re back at Palmer & Co this Saturday night, 27 May, 8-Midnight. FREE.

If you’re in the city, drop by.

Palmer & Co is on Abercrombie Lane, downstairs, off George St and a five minute stroll from Wynyard Station.

This is what it looks like when we play there…

WEDDING BELLES

We’re playing the wedding reception of one of our good, long-time Facebook friends and fan of the band tonight.

And we’re sure looking forward to it.

The theme is Jazz Club – and we’ve played at plenty of those – Foundry616, Blue Note, Vanguard, Basement, Gin Mill Social, and jazz festivals.

I’ve assembled, as always, the best aggregation of classic 1920s jazz and 1930s swing musicians there is to be had in Sydney:

Paul Furniss – clarinet and alto sax
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals

Round Pearl Wedding

As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.

Tony: 02 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263   |  tony@ozmanagement.com

 

MAY BEETLES AND JUNE BUGS

We’re playing lots of gigs in the city for your listening and dancing pleasure this month.

Put on your winter woolies, catch a stream train, catch Vivid, come Gin Mill Social, go see us at…

MAY 26, FRIDAY
Wedding – Jazz Club theme
(well, only if you’ve been invited, but I’ve added it so you know)

MAY 27, SATURDAY
8pm – Midnight
Palmer & Co, Downstairs, Abercrombie Lane, City
FREE

JUNE 9 FRIDAY
7 – 10pm
Singing with the Bridge City Jazz Band
Club Ashfield, Next to Ashfield Station
FREE

JUNE 10 SATURDAY
JUNE 11 SUNDAY
JUNE 12 MONDAY
10am – 2pm
Check their site:
Transport Heritage Expo
Platform 2, Central Station

JUNE 25 SUNDAY
2:30 – 5:30pm
The Basement
Builders Club,
61 Church Street, Wollongong
FREE

JUNE 30 FRIDAY – NEW VENUE
Gin Mill Social Pop-Up At Cello’s
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, City
TICKETS
READ ALL ABOUT SYDNEY’S #1 1920s NIGHT

WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

Every week I bring you a non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV on The Phantom Dancer.

Produced at 107.3 2SER Sydney, where it’s heard Tuesdays after the 12 noon news, The Phantom Dancer is heard around Australia on 22 radio stations and online.

Yes, NOW you can hear the show ONLINE at 2ser.com

Listen while you surf the net!

TV
You may have seen me on an ad now running hot on TV for a couple of breakfast show people.

There are four ads in all.

I’ve cut them down to footage for you. They’re the second ad in this showreel of some of the 59 TV commercials I’ve featured in over the years. Enjoy!

In closing, as you know, we play for all types of events – weddings, corporate and house parties – especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for your/their occasion, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex for your obligation-free quotation.

Tony: 02 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263   |  tony@ozmanagement.com

24 March Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton Band


Greg Poppleton and band opened the 24 March Gin Mill Social with plenty of rhythmic 1920s hotcha.

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer sang, with Paul Baker banjo and Jim Elliott on alto and bass saxophone.

Here’s a gallery of all the fun at Sydney’s premier 1920s night.

Get in early to book your tickets for the last Gin Mill Social at Slide, Friday 21 April, 6:45-11:30pm.

It will be the final show of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017: Penrith RSL 15 April 2pm = Builders Club Wollongong 16 April 2:30pm – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills 21 April 6:45pm

Greg Poppleton and band also play weddings, corporate events and parties. Contact us at the band website.

1930s Swing at Sydney Rowers Club. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played at Jazz on the Deck at Sydney Rowers Club today, Sunday 28 December.

STOP PRESS: Greg Poppleton returns to Sydney Rowers in 2015.
Greg Poppleton Jazz on the Deck dates are:
Sunday July 19,  3-6pm, Free
Sunday October 11  3-6pm, Free
Sunday December 20  3-6pm, Free

Sydney Rowers Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford, overlooks the Parramatta River at Hen & Chicken Bay. Founded in 1870, the club established its Abbotsford branch in 1874 at what was the ‘Red Cow Inn’.

From the club website history page, the location was,
“beautifully situated at a bold point of the river only seven miles from Sydney. There were already adequate facilities for members to remain whilst training and stop for the night if required. There was also plenty to do if tired of rowing; including fishing and shooting in the adjacent bush.”

Sadly, the “adjacent bush” was chopped down for housing after WW1 (my grandmother remembered the ironbark forest. She moved into the area in 1917 with my baby father).

Here are some pictures I took of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and the audience at Jazz on the Deck, today, Sunday 28 December. We look forward to playing again for the good people at Sydney Rowers…

Some of the audience during the second set by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz on the Deck, Sydney Rowers. Guitarist Peter Pik is seated at the front right table wearing a black bandanna.
Some of the audience during the second set by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz on the Deck, Sydney Rowers. Guitarist Peter Pik is seated at the front right table wearing a black bandanna.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters - the swing rhythm section. (L-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g). Greg Poppleton is the singer and took the photo.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – the swing rhythm section. (L-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Darcy Wright (db) Grahame Conlon (g). Greg Poppleton is the singer and took the photo.
Darcy Wright at the mighty double bass soloing on Sweet Georgia Brown. Darcy has been a jazz bassist since the late 1950s. He's played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and more. He built Australia's first electric bass. He's also taught bass in universities.
Darcy Wright at the mighty double bass soloing on Sweet Georgia Brown. Darcy has been a jazz bassist since the late 1950s. He’s played for Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and more. He built Australia’s first electric bass. He’s also taught bass in universities.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s style singer. The Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring, vintage jazz musicians.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are available for your wedding, corporate function, birthday party and event. We have played for christenings and wakes. Ask Tony to see if we are available for your special occasion tony@ozmanagement.com