Greg Poppleton 1920s Great Gatsby Party – Raising Dollars For Scholars


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the flappers and gentlemen dancing The Charleston at a 1920s Great Gatsby gala raising money for education.

Taking the photos: MICHAEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY
MOBILE NO. 0425292809
EMAIL: michael@hennos.com

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the absolute best in Sydney 1920s-30s jazz and swing:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-30s singer / film and TV actor
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Paul Furniss – alto and soprano saxes plus clarinet
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard.

Tony Jex provided the sound for the 1000 seat hall.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Sydney Rowers Club Show Photos 29 May – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to Sydney Rowers in Abbotsford for Sunday afternoon jazz on 29 May.

It’s always exciting when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play at Sydney Rowers, the audience are always ready for a good time.

Now if you want your guests to have a good time at your wedding, corporate event or birthday party, get in touch now with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

As always, I took some band pics for you. Enjoy!

Next show – 8-piece band – 7pm, Wed 1 June St George Auditorium Kogarah. TICKETS.

Looking down to the Parramatta River at Abbotsford Point next To Sydney Rowing Club.

 

1920s jazz quartet

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Briadcasters at Sydney Rowers 29 May: (l-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Natalie Morrison (db) Grahame Conlon (g) Damon Poppleton (alto sax). Photo by Greg Poppleton…

greg poppleton 1920s singer

…so I took a selfie. Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s singer

 

alto sax guitar jazz duo

Grahame Conlon guitar and Damon Poppleton alto sax playing ‘Cottontail’.

 

 

lawrie thompson drums

A panorama of Lawrie Thompson on drums.

Find out more about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for your wedding, corporate event and party: www.bakelitejazz.com.

New Album Just Recorded by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have just recorded Album #4, tentatively titled ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ last Wednesday 24th February. Recording studio photos below.

Keep an eye out on Bandcamp for when the album is released

Full of swing and jazz songs from the 1920s and 1930s, the 12 song track listing includes titles as diverse as ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’, ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ and the title song ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’.

Recorded between 10:45am and 3:15pm with a 45 minute lunch break, all the songs are first and second takes that are full of live energy and really swing.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. A mix of songs from his first 3 albums is reaching 600,000 hits on YouTube…

The musicians on this new album play regularly with Greg in larger versions of his Bakelite Broadcasters. There’s Grahame Conlon playing banjo and guitar just as he did in combos lead by the great NZ singer, Ricky May. Paul Furniss is on soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet. He and Geoff Power, doubling trumpet and sousaphone, are veterans of the U.S and Europe festival circuit. Rounding out the album on drums and washboard is Lawrie Thompson. Lawrie is highly regarded in jazz circles for his many landmark recordings in bands led by Don Burrows, Graeme Bell and Bob Barnard.

I took some studio photos for you as the band was setting up.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s - 1930s vocal specialist with Paul Furniss (left) and Grahame Conlon (right) in background.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 1930s vocal specialist with Paul Furniss (left) and Grahame Conlon (right) in background.

 

Paul Furniss - clarinet, soprano and alto saxes. He is regarded as one of Australia's best jazz musicians (Wiki)

Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano and alto saxes. He is regarded as one of Australia’s best jazz musicians (Wiki)

 

Geoff Power sousaphone, trumpet and trombone. ARIA nominee and 10 U.S jazz tours under his belt.

Geoff Power sousaphone, trumpet and trombone. ARIA nominee and 10 U.S jazz tours under his belt.

 

Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Has played with the best, toured internationally, composed for, and conducted, studio orchestras.

Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Has played with the best, toured internationally, composed for, and conducted, studio orchestras.

 

lawrie-thompson-drums

Lawrie Thompson. the most authentic 1920s jazz drummer around. Played in many landmark recordings in bands led by Don Burrows, Graeme Bell and Bob Barnard

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have just played the sold-out Great Art Deco Ball for the fourth year in a row as part of the annual Sydney Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. Before that Greg had been invited to play at the Thredbo Jazz Festival. That’s where John Quigley from NZ’s own Nairobi Trio saw Greg and in turn invited him to sing March 25 – 27 at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival 2016.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have a busy schedule of public and private events.

We also love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex to get a quote for your occasion…
Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  | tony@ozmanagement.com

 

NEW ZEALAND WAIHEKE FESTIVAL DATES

Friday 25 March – Artworks Theatre

Tickets available here

Saturday 26 March – Morra Hall

Tickets available here

Sunday 27 March – Grand Finale Concert featuring the Stars of the Festival, Rangihoua Estate, Rocky Bay

Tickets available here

AUSTRALIAN SHOW DATES

Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowing Club, Abbotsford
Free

Fri 18 March – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 20 March – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

Sat 2 April – Penrith Club, Penrith
Free

Tues 5 April – Mosman Gallery, Penrith
Free

Fri 8 April – High Tea, Hurstville
Door tickets $15

Fri 15 April – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 29 April – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre (with Pal Joey film)

Tickets available here

Sat 30 April – Illawarra Jazz Fest, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal

Tickets available here

Sun 15 May – Cronulla Club, Cronulla Beach
Free

Fri 20 May – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 29 May – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
Free

Wed 15 June – Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
Free

Fri 17 June – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 3 July – Cronulla Club, Cronulla Beach
Free

Fri 15 July – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong
Free

Sun 19 March 2016 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

We also love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Contact the very friendly and helpful Tony Jex to get a quote for your occasion…
Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263  | tony@ozmanagement.com

Sydney Jazz Club Concert – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Hello Bakeliters,

On July 10, a beautifully sunny Wednesday afternoon in Sydney, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, played their jazz from the 1920s to a harbourside room brimming with Sydney Jazz Club members in the Sydney Flying Squadron club.

The dance floor was full.

In the band: Greg Poppleton Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Al Davey trumpet and trombone, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon banjo, Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.

Pictures tell a thousand words about the event. Motion pictures a thousand more. Here are two YouTube clips of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters on 10 July playing St James Infirmary and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Enjoy and check out the band’s latest album, CD and download, on Bandcamp, Doin’ The Charleston

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB CONCERT

The lyrics I sing on St James Infirmary are different from the lyrics usually trotted out. I chose them from a treasure trove of verses I found printed as part of a 1920s published arrangement. I chose verses that have the most relevance to me, and I hope, you. They’re about loss as distinct from blokes in box back coats with gold coins covering their eyes. Who’s worn a box back coat down the local pub any day since 1899?

ST JAMES INFIRMARY – SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB CONCERT

We’d love to play at your place, too, at your wedding, party or company function. Email me, Greg, bookings@bakelitejazz.com