March Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Hello Bakeliters,

24 March sees the band back at the Gin Mill Social.
The February show was sold-out.
So get your tickets now…
 TICKETS

PLUS we’re performing for a wedding and a harbour cruise.

And, of course, Greg spins a non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio 12.04pm every Tuesday on The Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER Sydney. (And over 22 other stations + online at 2ser.com)

Check the Tuesday 7 March play list

Listen to the 7 February show online here

Need Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s-30s themed event?
Call Tony 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  |  tony@ozmanagement.com

 

FEBRUARY PHOTOS…

1. THE GREAT ART DECO BALL
Blue Mountains 1920s Festival


Full House


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball. Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, Jim Elliot bass saxophone, alto sax and clarinet.
Sound: Oz Management Entertainment

2. GIN MILL SOCIAL  TICKETS FOR 24 MARCH SHOW
41 Oxford St, Surry Hills
Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party.

A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Dine and dance at the Gin Mill Social

3. JAZZ AT THE PINES  
We’re back Sunday 18 March 2018!


Ian Baker – Tubaman!

4. ‘COTTON CLUB THEME NIGHT’ – RAISING DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS


Greg Poppleton singing with Lawrie Thompson on the washboard and Geoff Power sousaphone.


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at ‘Cotton Club’ themed school fundraiser. Lawrie Thompson drums, Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, Geoff Power sousaphone and cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Paul Furniss alto and soprano saxophones plus clarinet.
Sound: Oz Management Entertainment

Need Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s-30s themed event?
Call Tony 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  |  tony@ozmanagement.com

Marilyn Keller – Lounge Bar Lotharios Cotton Club Parade


I’ve posted for you below some photos I took at the Cotton Club Parade show at the Chatswood Concourse, Sunday 7 June. Produced by John Buchanan.

American singer, Marilyn Keller, sang songs from the 1920s – 1930s Duke Ellington catalogue with tremendous verve and feeling. She was backed by Sydney’s only 1920s orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, (uncredited) directed by Geoff Power.

I emceed the concert.

It was a full house.

The next John Buchanan produced show, July 24 – 25, will be The Life and Music of Scott Joplin at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose.

Discover the story of the life and music of Scott Joplin.

For fifteen years, Joplin composed music unlike any ever written. The piano playing public clamoured for his music, newspapers and magazines proclaimed his genius and musicians examined his scores with open admiration.

Hear his story as narrated by the character of John Stark (played by me), the music publisher who published Joplin’s first publication Maple Leaf Rag in 1899 and strongly supported him during his all too short career.

Scott Joplin’s music will be presented by Craig Mitten and his Ragtime Ensemble with special guest Stephen Grant, Australia’s finest ragtime pianist.

Friday 24 July @ 8pm
Saturday 25 July @ 2pm

Tickets: (selling fast)
Adults $49, Concession $44, Glen Street Subscribers $44, Children under 16 $29, Groups (8+) $39

7 JUNE COTTON CLUB PARADE PHOTOS

marilyn-keller
Marilyn Keller is a U.S. singer of Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Blues. She sang the 1920s – 1930s Cotton Club songs of Duke Ellington is front of The Lounge Bar Lotharios. (Publicity shot – not from the show.)
Sydney_1920s_Great_Gatsby_Orchestra
Sydney 1920s orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, accompanied Marilyn Keller uncredited.
Geoff Power, ARIA nominee music director of The Lounge Bar Lotharios.
Geoff Power, ARIA nominee music director of The Lounge Bar Lotharios and The Cotton Club Parade.
Greg Poppleton at the Concourse Steinway piano which was played by Lounge Bar Lothario Bradley Newman.
Concert MC, Greg Poppleton at the Concourse Steinway piano during the partially-dressed rehearsal. During the show, the Steinway was played by Lounge Bar Lothario, Bradley Newman. (Photo by Bradley Newman.)
Looking into The Concourse auditorium from the stage during the dress rehearsal.
Looking into The Concourse auditorium from the stage during the dress rehearsal. The room was full during the show.
Dressed to MC. Putting on my face in the dressing room.
Dressed to MC. Putting on my face in the dressing room mirror.
A peek through the wings as The Lounge Bar Lotharios launch into the opening number, Jubilee Stomp.
A peek through the wings as The Lounge Bar Lotharios launch into the opening number, Jubilee Stomp.

CONTACT
The Lounge Bar Lotharios with authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton for your event
Call Tony, 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263