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
The Lounge Bar Lotharios with authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton for your event
Call Tony, 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263
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.
SOLD OUT – the first 1920s Gin Mill Social for 2015 at Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills. What a show! What a night! Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters opened the show with red hot 1920s jazz…
Chuck Morgan played banjo and ukelele and dueted with authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton on ‘Sweet Lorraine’.
Geoff Power romped and stomped on trumpet and sousaphone.
The immaculately 1920s dressed 1920s audience joined Greg in singing Irving Berlin’s 1925 classic, ‘Always’ and came up to the dance floor to go crazy on ‘The Charleston’.
The Gin Mill Social at Slide is a hot-cha night full of 1920s food, cocktails, gin and fun with amazing acts like Missy, aerialist and fan dancer, and Mr Gorski, juggler extraordinaire (you’ve seen him on ABC3)!
Be quick to get your tickets for the next Gin Mill Social, 7pm, Friday, 20 March.
And Tony can help you have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ 1920s – 1930s hot jazz and swing for your occasion. Call Tony on, T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement
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…
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…
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.
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.
Tony is the man to help you with all enquiries. T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement
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…
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…
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.)
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…
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
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
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.
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…
ARE YOU OR A FRIEND ORGANISING YOUR COMPANY’S CHRISTMAS PARTY?
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
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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…
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…
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.
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,
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
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
Discover more about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your festival, club, wedding or event.