Greg Poppleton is an exclusive and authentic 1920s – 1930s singer with more than 700,000 YouTube views and four albums released.
Based in Sydney, Greg Poppleton has been leading his Bakelite Broadcasters of world-touring vintage jazz specialists since 2002. Greg performs as a duo right up to 11-piece Roaring 20s Dance Orchestra.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are resident at the 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret and at the 1920s Great Art Deco Ball in Katoomba.
Here are some photos of the 8-piece band at a Fairground Follies corporate event. To find out more about the band or to book, visit the band’s official website www.bakelitejazz.com
2016 International Jazz Day, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival, Thredbo Jazz Festival, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, The Rocks Village Bizarre, Sydney Aroma Festival, Canada Bay Tea Festival and many Sydney community and historical events.
(2006) The Phantom Dancer: Album of the Week Women’s Vintage Radio (US).
(2012) Doin’ The Charleston: Album of the Week 2CH commercial radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide.
(2013) Sweet Sue: Album of the Week 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney.
(2016) Back In Your Own Backyard: due for release in September.
Greg Poppleton is an award-winning national jazz broadcaster and DJ. He is a feature film, TV, stage actor and voiceover who has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
“Captures the 1920s – 1930s vocal style to perfection,”
— Kevin Jones, jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM
“5 STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S.)
“Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience. Greg’s interpretations, dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing.”
— Warren Fahey AM, music historian, record producer (Festival)
“Thank you for the most amazing gig and for asking me to sing with you…what an honour. You had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. They loved you and Cazzbo on sousaphone hit the spot as well. We will definitely get you back some time.” (Re-booked)
— Shelley Rae King, President Illawarra Jazz Club
“Damn, I wish I had known you when we had a theatre. We would have called you over to perform with us in a minute! The thing that got both Lynn and me, besides your great voice was your ability to sell a song and your particular energy and pronunciation. ”
— Lance Belville, Writer / Theatre Director, San Francisco
“Awesome. Totally fun,”
— Jesse Miner – ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (USA)
“Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s music always hits the spot. So authentic.”
— Women’s Vintage Radio (USA)
“Greg has the natural knack of sounding exactly like a 1920s / 1930s singer.”
— John Buchanan, Jazz Concert and Festival Producer
“Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.”
— Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide
“Boy do these guys swing!”
— Gerard H Beulah Jr, JazzReview.com (USA)
“Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-’70s. As his mates brought the Sex Pistols’ album or sung along to Queen on the radio, he was rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the 1930s Swing Era.”
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald
To find out more about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters or to book the band, visit the band’s official website www.bakelitejazz.com
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.