Back By Popular Demand Saturday 12 January


Illawarra Jazz Club presents:
The first Greg Poppleton show for 2019.
Come along for
1920s jazz and 1930s swing
by Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
and his band of swingers.
 
It’s fast. It’s free.
And wait till you get Greg’s jokes!
“Undoubtedly Greg’s best show so far this year.”
Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s singer and jazz band Unanderra Hotel 12 Jan 2019
 
The Illawarra Jazz Club writes:
“Back by popular demand, this consummate entertainer will have you tapping your toes, kicking up your heals and just having a bloody great time. Greg is a well loved and respected musician, entertainer, actor and genuinely nice guy. You won’t regret seeing this amazing quintet. Appearing with Greg will be his talented young son, Damon, seen recently at the School Spectacular.”
 
Greg is backed by his swinging band of:
Geoff Power – ARIA nominee: trumpet & sousaphone
Damon Poppleton – 2018 School Spec jazz soloist: alto sax
Grahame Conlon – TV music maestro: banjo & guitar
Adam Barnard – Makes the refrains run on time: washboard & snare.
 
Saturday 12 January
Unanderra Hotel
27 Central Road, Unanderra
Next to the Princes Hwy.
5 minutes walk from Unanderra Station.
 
FREE

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

Cronulla RSL 5 April – Greg Poppleton


STOP PRESS – We look forward to playing for you again at Cronulla RSL, Level 2, 12:30pm Sunday 6 September.

Thank you to everyone who came to Cronulla RSL today to dance and enjoy an afternoon of 1920s and 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton. It was great to see so many old friends who have seen the band at Penrith, Glen Street, the Sydney Jazz Club and other places, (Gary and Deborah, Margaret  M and Margaret Y, Rob, Neville, Kitty von Tastique and more), and meet lots of new friends at Cronulla, too. Here are a few happy snaps…And a reminder, if you’d like Greg Poppleton to play for you, please email Tony, or ring him, 02 9567 7171, 0407 941 263.

What a beautiful Sunday in Cronulla today!
What a beautiful Sunday in Cronulla today!
The view of Cronulla Beach from the club window where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played for Sunday Jazz.
The view of Cronulla Beach from the club window where Greg Poppleton  played for Sunday Jazz.
In all the excitement I neglected to take a picture of Geoff Power (trumpet and trombone) and myself singer. So here's a blurry pic taken of Geoff and I at the Intercontinental Hotel in 2011.
In all the excitement I neglected to take a picture of Geoff Power (trumpet and trombone) and myself singer. So here’s a blurry pic taken of Geoff and I at the Intercontinental Hotel in 2011.
Darcy Wright (double bass) and Grahame Conlon (guitar) playing in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Cronulla RSL Sunday Jazz.
But I didn’t forget to snap Darcy Wright (double bass) and Grahame Conlon (guitar) mid-instrumental on Alice Blue Gown, Greg Poppleton, Cronulla RSL Sunday Jazz.

Remember, if you’d like Greg Poppleton to play for you at your work function, wedding or party, in your house or at a venue, please email Tony, or ring him, 02 9567 7171.

Photos From The 2015 Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba


For the third year running, it was a great thrill and honour for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters to be invited back to play the Carrington Hotel’s annual Great Art Deco Ball. Photos…

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only absolutely authentic 1920s singer. And the Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring classic jazz, Roaring ’20s musicians…

An on-stage selfie. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Greg Poppleton singer (white bow tie) Grahame Conlon banjo, Geoff Power trumpet (also sousaphone) Jim Elliott (behind Greg) bass sax, alto sax, clarinet.
An on-stage selfie. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2015 Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Greg Poppleton singer (white bow tie) Grahame Conlon banjo, Geoff Power trumpet (also sousaphone) Jim Elliott (behind Greg) bass sax, alto sax, clarinet.

In the opinion of some hotel guests we are the best band ever to play at The Carrington. That’s high praise, indeed.

The Great Art Deco Ball is the peak event in the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. This year’s Great Art Deco Ball was again sold out. Many guests came especially to see and dance to red hot 1920s dance band Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters cut loose in their natural habitat…

Here's what playing to a Grand Ball Room full of swirling, swinging, dancers looks like from the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' stage.
Here’s what playing to a Grand Ball Room full of swirling, swinging, dancers looks like from the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ stage.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney’s most authentic and swing 1920s – 1930s small group are:

Greg Poppleton – singer (and film / TV actor),
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone,
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar,
Jim Elliott – bass saxophone, alto saxophone and clarinet.

The Grand Dining Room of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Dancers fill the room as Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play. (Photo taken from the bandstand)
The Grand Dining Room of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Dancers fill the room as Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play. (Photo taken from the bandstand)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for all occasions – trio to 11-piece 1920s Orchestra.
We are the resident 1920s trio at Slide Cabaret’s Gin Mill Social. We also play regularly at Penrith and Cronulla RSLs, Sydney Rowers, Jazz At The Pines and more.

There's Jim Elliott playing the big bass saxophone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 2015 great Art Deco Ball. Geoff Power solos on trumpet. Grahame Conlon is playing banjo.
There’s Jim Elliott playing the big bass saxophone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 2015 great Art Deco Ball. Geoff Power solos on trumpet. Grahame Conlon is playing banjo.

Tony is the man to help you with all enquiries. T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement

PS: You can check out Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters photos from,
2014 Great Art Deco Ball
2013 Great Art Deco Ball (the 1920s Orchestra)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at St George Leagues Club


Found out this afternoon at the St George Leagues Club show that the photos I take on my camera wouldn’t be so blurry if I used the flash.

Unfortunately, I found this out after I took these action pics…

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, the 1920s -30s Kings of Frantica Antica, play next at the Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Thursday 18 December 7pm. Tickets.

Since I was taking the photos, I had to fit in a selfie during a band instrumental. Myself, Greg Poppleton, between, Geoff Power on trumpet and Grahem Conlon on banjo.
Since I was taking the photos, I had to fit in a selfie during a band instrumental. Myself, Greg Poppleton, between, Geoff Power on trumpet and Grahem Conlon on banjo.
Geoff Power taking a trumpet solo on Sunday (the song and the day.)
Geoff Power taking a trumpet solo on Sunday (the song and the day.)
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, authentic 1920s singer with red hot jazz band, Geoff Power (tp and sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (banjo) and Lawrie Thompson (drums).
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, authentic 1920s singer with red hot jazz band, Geoff Power (tp and sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (banjo) and Lawrie Thompson (drums).

We invite you to enquire about having Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your party, wedding and corporate event. Email Tony at OzManagement

 

Sunday Jazz Riverbend, Wisemans Ferry, 9 Nov. with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


The Weather Bureau predicts a very pleasant 24C in Sydney this Sunday, 9 November.

That’s the day Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will be entertaining for Sunday Lunch at the beautiful Riverbend Restaurant, 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry. Are you coming? To book call (02) 4566 4422. Check the map at the bottom of this post to find your way there…

Here’s what’s happening…

The beautiful Riverbend Restaurant, Wisemans Ferry. When you arrive, you are served a delicious antipasto plate as your first course. You then sit back and enjoy the music and we take your orders for your main course which is served during the music break.
The beautiful Riverbend Restaurant, Wisemans Ferry. When you arrive, you are served a delicious antipasto plate as your first course. You then sit back and enjoy the music and we take your orders for your main course which is served during the music break.

Come for Sunday lunch and enjoy great jazz by some of Australia’s best jazz musicians – just $20 for lunch and $49pp for 3 hours of jazz and lunch from 12 to 3pm! (Note: because of the bridge-to-bridge race, the Wisemans Ferry punt will be closed.)

dubbo jazz band
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters headlined the Dubbo Jazz Festival 2014. Now the same line-up will serenade you will classic 1920s hotcha for Sunday Lunch. Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer. Geoff Power plays sousaphone and trumpet. Grahame Conlon will be on the banjo. Jim Elliott is the triple treat on clarinet, alto sax and the big bass saxophone!

For 3 years, the Riverbend has been bringing you some of the greats of Australian jazz.

Each session is from 12 till 3pm. Guests enjoy a 2 course lunch specially prepared by the Riverbend’s renowned chefs. This format, with the quality of artists appearing, is proving to be very popular – so early booking is highly advisable.

When you arrive, you are served a delicious antipasto plate as your first course. You then sit back and enjoy the music and we take your orders for your main course which is served during the music break.

We look forward to seeing you at the Riverbend this Sunday, 9 Nov for a most delightful Sunday Jazz Lunch. To book call (02) 4566 4422. Check the map to find your way there…

Riverbend Aerial Shot compressed
The tranquil Hawkesbury River wends it’s way past the Riverbend Restaurant, home of Sunday Lunchtime Jazz

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is the 1920s jazz 1930s swing band for your wedding, corporate event and party. Check out the official website to find out more, www.bakelitejazz.com

October Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Band and Orchestra


HEIGH HO Bakelite Broadcasters and Lounge Bar Lotharios…

LATEST YOUTUBE BAND VIDEO TALLY
Thank you for watching and telling all your friends!
The Band Video now has 79 788 hits at time of writing (1 October).
That’s up from 49 005 on 31 August. We’ll update you on its soaring progress next month.

SEE THE BRAND NEW BAND VIDEO
Live 1920s Radio Mix – Live From The 2014 Dubbo Jazz Festival

HEAR THE LOUNGE BAR LOTHARIOS 1920s ORCHESTRA RECORDED LIVE AT GLENAEON

WELCOME to all our new friends who saw The Lounge Bar Lotharios at Glenaeon for the big 1920s concert on Sunday September 21.

See The Lounge Bar Lotharios next at an exciting, free, afternoon of hot 1920s orchestra jazz 2pm, Sunday 16 November at St Leonards Park, North Sydney – bring a picnic!

FOR YOUR OCTOBER DIARY…

  7 Oct – 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

14 Oct – 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

21 Oct – 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

22 Oct – 6:30pm, Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters Prohibition Party Soda Factory Surry Hills.

24 Oct – 7pm, Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters Gin Mill Social, Slide, Surry Hills

28 Oct – 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

Check the band website for lots more shows in November and December.

WHAT HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER?

Wake, 19th September
We had the great honour to be invited to play for the wake of the wonderful and much missed, Merle Newbould, at the Hunters Hill Club.

1920s Concert, 21st September
1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, played for dancers and fans of 1920s hotcha at Glenaeon on Sunday 21 September to a capacity crowd.

Who are The Lounge Bar Lotharios?

The Lounge Bar Lotharios is an 11-piece Roaring ’20s Dance Orchestra playing original 1920s arrangements of 1920s Hot Jazz and Dance Music. Musical director is ARIA nominee, Geoff Power. Greg Poppleton sings in authentic 1920s dance band style.

Greg Poppleton at the Dubbo Jazz Festival uploaded to YouTube 
What a fun night! Two shows with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. The first at Dubbo Golf Club and then onto Club Dubbo with music till midnight. Radio16 recorded the first show. You can now hear the Audio online on YouTube.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Dubbo were Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, Jim Elliot bass saxophone, alto saxophone and clarinet…Thank you Dubbo and Dubbo Jazz Club

Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

ARE YOU OR A FRIEND ORGANISING YOUR COMPANY’S CHRISTMAS PARTY?

Then you need live 1920s jazz and 1930s small group swing by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. The 1920s Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios is available, too.

Talk to the debonair Mr Tony Jex for all your 1920s-1930s music needs (we play for all occasions):
T: 02 9567 7171
M: 0407 941 263
E: bookings@bakelitejazz.com




Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio at the Sold-Out Gin Mill Social,
Slide Cabaret, 22 August 2014. Imagine how your guests will love you when you book us for your party?

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Meet the Band at the New Website:
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters www.bakelitejazz.com

NEW 1920s Orchestra Website (we’ll be at Spring Into Jazz, St Leonard’s Park, 16 November):
1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios www.1920sorchestra.com.au



See you at a show soon…

Kindest Regards
Greg

Sydney’s 1920s Dance Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios


Sydney’s only 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, played for dancers and fans of 1920s hotcha at Glenaeon on Sunday 21 September to a capacity crowd.

Who are The Lounge Bar Lotharios?

The Lounge Bar Lotharios is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra playing original 1920s arrangements of 1920s Hot Jazz and Dance Music…

The Lounge Bar Lotharios is Sydney's only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra
The Lounge Bar Lotharios is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra. Geoff Power, middle back row with trumpet is the musical director. Singer, Greg Poppleton, in blue suit, conducts.

Listen to some of last Sunday’s 1920s The Lounge Bar Lotharios Glenaeon show…

The Lounge Bar Lotharios play again, 2pm, Sunday 16 November in St Leonards Park, North Sydney for Spring Into Jazz. AND IT’S FREE!

Grab this opportunity to witness the spectacle of Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios.

Bring a picnic, bring the bubbly, and enjoy Roaring 20s classics like ‘Crazy Words Crazy Tune’ and ‘Let’s Misbehave’, played just like they did in the Flapper Age and sung by Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, under the musical direction of ARIA nominee, Geoff Power.

It’ll also be one last opportunity for you to hear Geoff’s hot 1920s trumpet before he tours the US and Europe in late December and early January.

Brass and reeds section - The Lounge Bar Lotharios
Brass and reeds section – The Lounge Bar Lotharios. Front row (l-r) Jim Elliott (alto sax / clarinet) Laura Power (alto sax / baritone sax / clarinet) Glenn Henrich (tenor sax / clarinet). Back Row (l-r) James Power (trumpet) Geoff Power (trumpet / musical director) Ben Gurton (trombone)
Rhythm Section - The Lounge Bar Lotharios. (l-r) Bradley Newman (piano) Michael Brady (banjo) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone)
Rhythm Section – The Lounge Bar Lotharios. (l-r) Bradley Newman (piano) Michael Brady (banjo) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone)
The Lounge Bar Lotharios play next at Spring Into Jazz, St Leonards Park, North Sydney. Sunday 16 November. 2 - 5pm. Bring a picnic!
The Lounge Bar Lotharios play next at Spring Into Jazz, St Leonards Park, North Sydney. Sunday 16 November. 2 – 5pm. Bring a picnic!

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Hire The Lounge Bar Lotharios for your wedding, corporate event and party. We can supply you with Sydney’s best 1920s dancers for your event, too. Just ask.

See you 16 November at St Leonards Park. Bring the bubbly,
Greg

Greg Poppleton at Dubbo Jazz Festival 2014


Saturday August 16th found Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters headlining at the Dubbo Jazz Festival 2014.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ first show at the Dubbo Golf Club was broadcast by Radio 16.

Playing hot jazz from the 1920s in the band where:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto and the big bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters - Dubbo Jazz Festival 2014. Playing jazz from the 1920s are (l-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet) Grahame Conlon (banjo and guitar) Greg Poppleton (1920s singer with megaphone) Jim Elliot (Clarinet, alto and big bass saxophone)
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – Dubbo Jazz Festival 2014. Playing jazz from the 1920s are (l-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet) Grahame Conlon (banjo and guitar) Greg Poppleton (1920s singer with megaphone) Jim Elliot (clarinet, alto and the big bass saxophone)

Cameron from Canberra band, Moochers Inc., sat in with us on trumpet for The Sheik of Araby.

After 9pm, many in the audience followed us to the band’s second show at Club Dubbo. That’s where the pictures you see in this post were taken.

Thank you to Melbourne drummer, Allan Richards, who sat in with us on the second Club Dubbo set till midnight and to Melbourne jazz singer, Donna, who joined me on ‘My Blue Heaven’…We also sold quite a few ‘Doin’ The Charleston‘ CDs and made lots of new mailing list friends

Cobra Street, Dubbo. Leading to the city centre
Cobra Street, Dubbo. Leading to the Dubbo Jazz Festival
Greg Poppleton and the bakelite Broadcasters playing hot jazz for jazz fans and dancers at the 2014 Dubbo Jazz Festival
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters playing hot jazz for jazz fans and dancers at the 2014 Dubbo Jazz Festival
Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Club Dubbo
Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Club Dubbo

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