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

Corporate Christmas Party 9 December


What a night! What a brilliant 1920s Great Gatsby themed end-of-year-party for a large media company.

The six-piece Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the 550 guests dancing at the huge corporate 1920s party.

With Greg Poppleton, our dance partners SwingKatz gave an exciting, acrobatic swing dance exhibition, dancing to three songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – Exactly Like You, Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue and Walkin’ My Baby back Home.

SwingKatz were also commissioned to give staff members six weeks of dance lessons leading up to the event to practice some mass choreographic routines which were a highlight of the night.

The routines were danced to songs from two albums by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Firstly, the balboa group danced to Greg Poppleton’s ‘The Charleston’ from the ‘Doin’ the Charleston’. CD and digital downloads available at Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.

Then the lindy hoppers hopped to Greg Poppleton’s ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’ from the band’s 2006 album, ‘The Phantom Dancer’.

The CD sold out long ago but you can cheaply download the track and whole album from Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party tony@entertainoz.com

In the six-piece Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters speakeasy band for the Roaring 20s party were: Greg Poppleton (1920s vocals) Paul Furniss (clarinet and alto sax) Al Davey (trumpet and trombone) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone) and Ian Bloxsom (drums).

I took some action snaps for you…

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Some of the 1920s costumed guests enjoying the music of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Some of the 1920s costumed guests enjoying the music of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Band leader and 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, takes a selfie

Band leader and 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, takes a selfie

 

Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Al Davey trumpet and trombone.

Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Al Davey trumpet and trombone

 

Drummer Ian Bloxsom is a blur of action. Ian, as well as being an ace 1920s drummer, has played percussion for the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera.

Drummer Ian Bloxsom is a blur of action. Ian, as well as being an ace 1920s drummer, has played percussion for the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera

 

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Greg Poppleton sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party tony@entertainoz.com

Hurry, New Modern Vintage Album By Greg Poppleton Releases Oct 31


With more than 850,000 YouTube views for their Modern Vintage swing, Australian independent jazz band, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have created a fourth CD and digital album of songs from the 1920s – 1930s for your listening and dancing pleasure.

It’s called Back In Your Own Backyard.

At 35’53”, Back In Your Own Backyard is the perfect mix of 1920s – 1930s songs to work online to, with every song a treat for jazz fans and swing dancers, too.

Listen here. Buy at Bandcamp and iTunes. Available on CD, Digital Album or buy your favourite tracks.

Songs:
1. 00:00 Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
2. 02:32 They Didn’t Believe Me
3. 05:23 Too Marvellous
4. 08:35 I’ll See You In My Dreams
5. 11:12 Back In Your Own Backyard
6. 13:38 Egyptian Ella
7. 16:14 When My Dreamboat Comes Home
8. 19:28 Honeysuckle Rose
9. 22:44 Nobody’s Sweetheart
10. 26:20 The Lady Is A Tramp
11. 29:49 Makin’ Whoopee!
12. 33:45 Yes, We Have No Bananas!

Band website: www.bakelitejazz.com We’re available for all bookings.

Greg Poppleton – vocals
Geoff Power – brass (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone)
Paul Furniss – reeds (alto sax and clarinet)
Grahame Conlon – strings (guitar)
Lawrie Thompson – percussion (drums and washboard)

Greg Poppleton caught the jazz bug at age three seeing Louis Armstrong on TV. To his parent’s despair he never had any interest in contemporary popular music. He’s totally uninfluenced by it.

His passion is jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s. He’s self-taught with his own style, unhomogenised by the jazz academies.

‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from the latest album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ has just been chosen for the soundtrack of a new German-Israeli movie co-production, The Cake Maker. Greg has more than 850,000 views on YouTube, substantial for a jazz independent from Australia.

Greg says, “With over 20 years of live jazz performance, my singing style is all his own. U.S and Australian critics have written that I ‘captures the essence of the Swing Era with uncanny accuracy’. It’s the music I’ve always listened to so that’s the way I sing.”

Greg studies bel-canto vocal technique. He likes to use his full three octave range improvising in shows of up to five hours. That requires a fit and expressive voice.

Every day he sings to Pavarotti, Gigli, Bocelli, Carreras, Behle and Bjorling.

Then the jazz happens when he sings with his Bakelite Broadcasters of world-touring classic jazz musicians. Total improv. Chart and rehearsal free, the way all Greg’s albums are recorded, too. Poppleton’s live shows are spontaneous, witty and lively.

He visits opera singer Steve Ostrow for intense sessions of arias and lieder.

Steve is a no-nonsense vocal coach from New York City, a student of Gigli and Melchior. He sang on stage with Pavarotti. Now in his 80s, Steve was the man behind New York City’s famous Continental Baths, the hip place to be from 1968-74. He launched Bette Midler and Barry Manilow in their pop careers, re-launched Peter Allen’s career, and booked such jazz stars as Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway and Margaret Whiting.

Greg listens to a lot of jazz every day from live 1920s-30s and beyond radio recordings for his multi-award-winning weekly jazz radio show, The Phantom Dancer.

On-air since 1985, heard on 22 radio stations and online, The Phantom Dancer is up for another Community Broadcasting Association of Australia best music show award this year (from a potential field of over 200 radio stations).

Greg Poppleton has released six albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing:

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

2014 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1
(Songs from 3 albums) 780,000 YouTube views

2015 – 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2
(Songs from 3 albums) 50,000 YouTube views

2016 – Back In Your Own Backyard

Festivals: World’s first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival and many historical events.

In his spare time, Greg Poppleton is a feature film, TV, stage actor and voiceover. He has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.

Band website: www.bakelitejazz.com We’re available for all bookings.

New Video – Yes, We Have No Bananas!


Yes, We Have No Bananas is from the new album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Timed for the magic 35 minutes and 53 seconds,’Back In Your Own Backyard’ is the perfect mix of 1920s – 1930s songs.

Make sure you get your limited edition copy now before they all sell-out on the release date, October 31. Pre-order at Bandcamp
Pre-order this album from Bandcamp

Tracks:
1. Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
2. They Didn’t Believe Me
3. Too Marvellous
4. I’ll See You In My Dreams
5. Back In Your Own Backyard
6. Egyptian Ella
7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
8. Honeysuckle Rose
9. Nobody’s Sweetheart
10. The Lady Is A Tramp
11. Makin’ Whoopee!
12. Yes, We Have No Bananas!

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Album Cover – Back In Your Own Backyard

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (band website)

Greg Poppleton – 1920s vocals
Geoff Power – brass (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone)
Paul Furniss – reeds (alto sax and clarinet)
Grahame Conlon – strings (guitar)
Lawrie Thompson – percussion (drums and washboard)

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Disc art – Back In Your Own Backyard

“5 STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S.)

Festivals:
World’s first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo Jazz Festival, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival and many Sydney community and historical events.

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Back cover – Back In Your Own Backyard

Pre-order your CD or digital album copy of Back In Your Own Backyard now. Bandcamp

September Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


We’re excited to be playing for the Supper Club, Illawarra Jazz Club, 30 Sept. We’d like to see you there. TICKETS & SEATING PLAN ONLINE. Or call Doreen to book 4285 1903
Hello Bakelite Broadcasters!

Following from the fun time Greg Poppeton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had entertaining at this years Illawarra Jazz Fest, Illawarra Jazz Club have invited us to play at the 30 September Supper Club.

Where? City Beach Function Centre – Marine Drive, Wollongong.

Band:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
Cazzbo Johns – sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Glenn Henrich – alto sax, clarinet, piccolo and his 1930s baritone sax
Laurie Bennett – drums

The Event:
Concert – 8 pm – 9 pm and 9.45 pm – 10.45 pm
Antipasto platter on arrival and light supper at 9 pm.
Cost: $35
Bookings: See Doreen or give her a call at 4285 1903
Or, go online, Tickets

MORE SEPTEMBER DATES

Sat 10 September – 30th Birthday Party

Fri 16 September – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills, 6:45 – 11:30pm  Tickets available here

Fri 30 September – Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club
City Beach Function Centre – Marine Drive, Wollongong
Doors open 7:15pm
Bookings: See Doreen or give her a call at 4285 1903
Or, go online, Tickets

PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM – BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD – NOW

Pre-order the new album by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters now at Bandcamp.

Hear I’ll See In My Dreams from the album.

Pre-order the CD now or mp3 album so you have yours secured when the album is released 31st October. Mp3s will be cable to be downloaded from Bandcamp 31 Oct. Pre-ordered CDs will be mailed out to you on 31 October.

Limited edition CDs  –  ONLY 250 CDs PRESSED. Pre-order now!

PRE-ORDER NOW

1920s and 1930s song list. Listen to I’ll See You In My Dreams.

1. Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home view
2. They Didn’t Believe Me view
3. Too Marvellous view
4. I’ll See You In My Dreams 02:36
5. Back In Your Own Backyard view
6. Egyptian Ella view
7. When My Dreamboat Comes Homeview
8. Honeysuckle Rose view
9. Nobody’s Sweetheart view
10. The Lady Is A Tramp view
11. Makin’ Whoopee! view
12. Yes, We Have No Bananas! view

On the album with Greg Poppleton is Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Geoff Power trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.

Wedding, corporate event, party?

You can now book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful and friendly Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com



2016-2017 SHOW DATES

Sat 27 August – 30th Birthday Party

Sat 10 September – 30th Birthday Party

Fri 16 September – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 30 September – Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club
Tickets

Sat 8 October – Penrith RSL
Free

Fri 14 October – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong

Free

Sun 6 November – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford

Free

Fri 11 November – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 9 December – Corporate Event

Sat 4 Feb – 2017 Great Art Deco Ball
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

Sat 25 March  – Wedding

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Now more than 732,000 YouTube views. 2160 likes.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ mix of the first three band albums!

Wedding, corporate event, party?

You can now book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful and friendly Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

1920s Birthday Party – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


What a great time was had by all at a REAL Great Gatsby party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at a real harbourside mansion (with swimming pool – and I can’t tell you more than that).

Authentic 1920s singer and band, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Authentic 1920s singer and band, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Glenn Henrich on the left is playing a 1930s vintage baritone sax. Note the mouthpiece is ‘backwards’ compared to modern bari sax designs.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, as always, where the little big band for the evening specialising in the songs of the 1920s for dancing.

And when I write ‘little big band’ here’s the line up:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Glenn Henrich – original 1930s Selmer baritone sax, alto sax, clarinet and piccolo!
Grahame Conlon – jazz guitar and banjo.

Some pix for you. Call or email Tony Jex to book Greg Poppleton for your birthday party, wedding and corporate event. We’re playing another birthday party in just a few days. Tony Jex: tony@ozmanagement.com | 61 2 9567 7171 | 61 407 941 263

A dancing Giraffe gyrates to the band's 1920s jazz groove

A dancing Giraffe gyrates to the band’s 1920s jazz groove

 

1920s singer and band leader, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie in front of his birdcage microphone.

1920s singer and band leader, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie in front of his birdcage microphone.

 

Grahame Conlon jazz guitar and banjo

Grahame Conlon, jazz guitar and banjo

 

Glenn Henrich, alto sax, clarinet, vintage 1930s Selmer baritone sax and jazz piccolo!

Glenn Henrich, alto sax, clarinet, vintage 1930s Selmer baritone sax and jazz piccolo!

 

Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet

Geoff Power, sousaphone and trumpet

 

1920s singer and band, Greg Poppeton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, pose for the camera. Glenn Henrich is playing the vintage 1930s Selmer baritone sax.

1920s singer and band, Greg Poppeton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, pose for the camera. Glenn Henrich is playing the vintage 1930s Selmer baritone sax.

 

Call or email Tony Jex to book Greg Poppleton for your birthday party, wedding and corporate event. We’re playing another birthday party in just a few days. Tony Jex: tony@ozmanagement.com | 61 2 9567 7171 | 61 407 941 263

Band website: www.bakelitejazz.com

Over 730,000 YouTube views. New album ready for pre-orders soon.