Harbour Cruise Wedding with 1920s Jazz and Dance


Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and his trio, had the great honour of playing for Stephanie and Jared, their family and friends, on their wonderful wedding harbour cruise.

I took some photos of the band and the harbour that day (while protecting Stephanie and Jated’s privacy). Enjoy…

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie's and Jared's Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie’s and Jared’s Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

 

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie's and Jared's wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie’s and Jared’s wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

 

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

 

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. A clipper?

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?

 

Or this?

 

And on the way, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?

While waiting to find out at the wharf, I took this pic of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two groups of bridge walkers are climbing the outer arch.

 

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on the ferry, Royale.

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on this ferry, Royale.

 

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal - the Sydney Opera House and harbour Bridge together.

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal – the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge together.

To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding or harbour cruise, Contact Tony.

17 February Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 1920s singer and band, opened another Gin Mill Social 1920s party at Slide Cabaret 17 February.

It’s the 1920s at the Gin Mill Social! Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on Oxford Street, Number 41.

It’s prohibition time, an era of secrecy and excess and you have the secret password. Hang out the front of the old bank when you arrive, but look busy, we don’t want those cops spotting you.

The party begins at 7pm sharp. – Food is served banquet style, arriving on platters made for sharing. Eat as much or as little as you like.

The dress code is simple – Girls in pearls. Guys in ties.

The Gin Mill Social is perfect for a birthday, anniversary dinner, meet with the in-laws, hang with the outlaws, or simply to reconnect with old friends. Candles are lit. Lights are low. Conversations are loud. It’s a lively atmosphere.

Join us… Feast, dance and play! Next show Friday 24 March. TICKETS

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

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Dancing at the Gin Mill Social

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Desert

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Missy the Fan Dancer

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Finhead juggling fire

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MC Lou P Lou

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Watching the show from the mezzanine

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Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

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Tap dancers!

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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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.

Press and Radio – Foundry 616 Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show TONIGHT 19 January


What a wild week it’s been leading up to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s – 1930s jazz show at jazz club Foundry 616 TONIGHT, Thursday 19 January.

So many good people and famous people spreading the word on radio, in newspapers and online. Thank you!

Are you in Sydney tonight? Come along and let us stimulate your F-Zone. Dinner from 7pm. Show at 8:30pm
More info and tickets.

Interviewed by two radio and TV legends, Bob Rogers and Jono Coleman (Both OAMs)

Bob Rogers interview:

Greg Poppleton with Jono Coleman and Jon Vidler

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Jon Vidler, Greg Poppleton and Jono Coleman holding Greg’s new Back In Your Own Backyard album of 1920s – 30s songs available at Bandcamp. Taken in the Northside radio studios after talking about Greg’s 1920s-30s show at jazz club Foundry 616, Thurs 19 January. Tickets.

Interviewed by two local jazz identities about the Thursday 19 January Foundry 616 show, Frank Presley on Now’s The Time and Susan Gai Dowling on Australian Jazz Scene

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Frank Presley – Now’s The Time, Northside Radio, Thurs 9pm

 

Greg Poppleton holding Back In Your Own Backyard album with Peter Nelson and Susan Gai Dowling talking about Greg's Foundry 616 show on Australian Jazz Scene, Mondays 10pm, 102.5 Fine Music

Greg Poppleton holding Back In Your Own Backyard album with Peter Nelson and Susan Gai Dowling talking about Greg’s Foundry 616 show on Australian Jazz Scene, Mondays 10pm, 102.5 Fine Music

Limelight Magazine and the Inner West Courier ran stories on the Foundry 616 1920s -30s show

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Greg Poppleton – Inner West Courier

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On Sydney’s leading independent station 107.3 2SER, Greg was interviewed by Jess Klajman on Sunday Breakfast and by veteran music journalist, Stuart Coupe. Stuart’s interview was also heard across Australia on the Community Radio Network over his popular Dirt Music show.

There are still tickets left for the Foundry 616 1920s-1930s show with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Thursday 19 January.

Foundry 616 is Sydney’s premier jazz club, 616 Harris St Ultimo near Broadway.

In fact, there are only 5 tickets left for 7pm dinner and the show.

HURRY BOOK NOW

Phone bookings 02 9211 9442

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Looking For Jazz In Sydney Thursday 19 January?


Will you be in Sydney 8:30pm Thursday 19 January?

Are you into 1920s – 1930s Jazz – that’s Jazz Age and Swing Era?

Would you like to see a live 1920s – 30s singer and band at Sydney’s premier jazz club?

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters invite you…


…To the Foundry 616 jazz club 1920s-30s show in the heart of Sydney, Thursday 19 JANUARY 8:30pm. TICKETS

I’m reminding you because with tickets to the Great Art Deco Ball sold out months ago, we don’t want you to miss out on this rare inner city Sydney show, too

We’re very excited to be invited to play at Foundry 616 jazz club with its cosy atmosphere, bar and excellent food.

If you’re celebrating a birthday or having a work social, why not have it here with friends at Foundry 616?

Catch the show at 8:30pm

Or come earlier for dinner from 7 or 8pm

There’s a dinner menu, bar and cosy atmosphere. Foundry 616 is centrally located.

And you’ll get to hear world-toured classic jazz musicians with Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer in a night fun, swinging, upbeat music.

We promise you an evening you’ll totally enjoy.

We’ll be doing our Charleston, 1920s jazz cabaret and classic New Orleans show people just love.

These are the shows we do in our regular Gin Mill Social cabaret appearances and at the Sydney Festival many years ago. Most recently we played the show at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand and for five years headlining the sell-out annual Great Art Deco Ball.

Bob Rogers will be talking about the show on 1170 2CH this Saturday night at 9pm. He’ll also be playing a few tracks from the band’s latest Back In Your Own Backyard album.

Jono Coleman will also be talking about the show on 99.3 2NSB Northside Radio, 5:45pm, next Monday 16 January. And he’ll be playing some Greg Poppleton tracks

107.3 2SER have just put the show up on the front page of their website. Take a look…

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Don’t miss out! Get your TICKETS

Tip: Booking a dinner/show option guarantees you a table for the night

On stage, Sydney’s out-standing classic jazz musicians with Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer…

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano sax and alto sax
Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard

When?
Soon. Book now 8:30pm Thursday 19 January

Where?
Foundry 616
616 Harris St Ultimo (near Broadway)

Tickets?
You can book online TICKETS
Phone: 02 9211 9442
Email: foundry616@gmail.com

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Where is Foundry 616?
616 Harris Street near Broadway. See the red pointer on the map…

See you at Foundry 616, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January for a night of 1920s – 1930s Jazz!
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October 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

NEW ALBUM – BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD – OCTOBER 31 RELEASE

Click on the picture above to be taken to YouTube to hear and see the ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’ video from the album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

The video was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and was shot on the South Coast of NSW – apt since we’re playing two shows in Wollongong.

‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ will be on sale at gigs from 30th September and is currently in pre-offer online at Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes for 31 October release.

Here’s the CD album cover…

The album’s 1920s and 1930s song list…

1. Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
2. They Didn’t Believe Me
3. Too Marvellous
4. I’ll See You In My Dreams 02:36
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!

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.

TV – GRUEN TRANSFER ‘PITCH AD’
I’ve always wanted to be on a Gruen Transfer ‘The Pitch’ ad every since the series started in 2008.

So when I was asked, I jumped at the chance. I’ve appeared in 57 TV ads and dozens of TV shows and movies.

Here’s a showreel of some of the best ads, starting with a clip from the Gruen ad.

Simply click on the picture below to watch the compilation on YouTube…

Wedding, corporate event, party?

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

Call the always helpful and friendly Tony Jex…

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

SEPTEMBER PHOTOS (clockwise) backstage at the Gin Mill Social, TV – Gruen Transfer ‘The Pitch’ for Thinkbone productions, 30th Birthday Party.




2016-2017 SHOW DATES

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

HEAR BAND ALBUMS

Pre-order Back In Your Own Backyard



PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW
Your non-stop mix of Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.
Listen at 2ser.com
Tuesdays 12pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Thursdays 11am 88.5 2RRR Gladesville
Sundays 5pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Sundays 7pm ArtSoundFM 1ART 90.3 and 92.7 Canberra
Plus 21 other stations across AustraliaWINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’

NOMINEE – Best Music Show – 2016 CBAA Awards (announced in November.)

 

Now more than 3/4 Million YouTube views. 2260 likes.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ mix of the first three band albums! Click picture to hear on YouTube.

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

Video From New Album – I’ll See You In My Dreams


BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD – COMING OCT 31 – LIMITED EDITION CD AND MP3

 

Enjoy this jazz album as you work online. Timed for the magic 35 minutes and 53 seconds. It’s the perfect mix of 1920s – 1930s songs.

Here’s your pre-order song from the album, I’ll See You In My Dreams.
Pre-order this album from Bandcamp
Release date 31 Oct 2016

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-orders Bandcamp