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?
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Part 4: Greg Poppleton at Waiheke Jazz Festival 2016


Waiheke 2016 Festival Part 4. Photos of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the big Finale Concert, 2016 Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand.

Waiheke Jazz Festival Part 3
Waiheke Jazz Festival Part 2
Waiheke Jazz Festival Part 1

These photos were taken at the big Finale concert, Rangihoua Estate on Sunday night by myself and Auckland-based photographers Steve Bone and Shelley Wood

In the afternoon before the Festival Finale, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played for a luncheon for Medical alumni of Otago University at Venue, Onetangi on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Onetangi Beach opposite Venue where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played.
Onetangi Beach opposite Venue where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played for a party of Otago University medicine alumni.

 

Venue
Venue, Onetangi NZ

 

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, at the soundcheck
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, at the soundcheck

 

Arthur Washington on guitar with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Arthur Washington on guitar with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Greg Chilcott doubling sousaphone and trombone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Venue. Arthur Washington, guitar.
Greg Chilcott doubling sousaphone and trombone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Venue. Arthur Washington, guitar.

Then it was off to Rangihoua Estate to play in the grand finale for the 2016 Waiheke International Jazz Festival…

The grand finale outdoor stage being set up at Rangihoua Estate
The grand finale outdoor stage being set up at Rangihoua Estate

 

The chooks at Rangihoua doing a last minute clean-up before seating for the grand finale is set up.
The chooks at Rangihoua doing a last minute clean-up before seating for the grand finale is set up.

 

Jousting on the giant chess board backstage with Greg Chilcott, sousaphone and trombone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.
Jousting on the giant chess board backstage with Greg Chilcott, sousaphone and trombone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

 

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, dancing on stage at the Grand Finale, 2016 Waiheke International Jazz Festival
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, dancing on stage at the Grand Finale, 2016 Waiheke International Jazz Festival. Photo Steve Bone

 

I took a snap from the stage as I was chatting inbetween songs.
I took a snap from the stage while chatting in between songs.

 

And Auckland photographer Shelley Wood snapped me taking that snap!
And Auckland photographer Shelley Wood snapped me taking that snap!

 

Greg Chicott sousaphone and Arthur Washington guitar with me on stage.
Greg Chicott sousaphone and Arthur Washington guitar with me on stage. Photo Steve Bone.

 

Greg Poppleton singing The Charleston through the big, red 1920s megaphone on the stage at Waiheke
Greg Poppleton singing The Charleston through the big, red 1920s megaphone on the stage at Waiheke. Photo Steve Bone.

 

Kiaora! What a fantastic festival. We hope to return to Waiheke one day. Greg Poppleton thanking the audience and waving kiaora.
Kiaora! What a fantastic festival. We hope to return to Waiheke one day. Greg Poppleton thanking the audience and waving kiaora till next time. Photo Steve Bone.

Based in Sydney, Australia, with over 650,000 YouTube views, we also have a busy schedule of corporate, wedding and party band events.

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Legends And Young Guns Set To Ignite Thredbo Jazz Festival In 2015!


From Bethany Palmer in Thredbo,

Now in its 28th year, the Thredbo Jazz Festival has announced a stellar line-up for 2015 that features a selection of Jazz luminaries, festival regulars and iconic Australian performers. From 1st to 3rd May 2015, Thredbo’s famous Alpine Village will host a strong cast of Jazz talent, including Katie Noonan, Ms Murphy, Billy Burton, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and many more who are sure to keep festival-goers entertained.

Joining authentic 1920s jazz singer, Greg Poppleton, in his Bakelite Broadcasters will be Chuck Morgan (banjo and uke – Janet Seidel Trio) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone and trombone – The Brassholes) and Alex Inman-Hislop (drums – The Lounge Bar Lotharios).

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, authentic 1920s singer and jazz band.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, authentic 1920s singer and jazz band.

Over the course of the weekend, guests will see Thredbo Village transform into a true celebration of spectacular Jazz in Australia as 19 stellar acts perform in a distinctive mix of venues. As one of the most unique events on the Australian festival calendar, visitors to the Thredbo Jazz Festival are given the chance to see their favourite artists more than once as they perform additional shows in altering venues over the weekend.

From cosy restaurants to indoor music halls; intimate bars to alfresco pool-side stages, Thredbo Jazz Festival boasts acts and venues that appeal to everyone.

Greg Poppleton has been described as having an 'uncanny knack' of sounding exactly like a 1920s singer.
Greg Poppleton has been described as having an ‘uncanny knack’ of sounding exactly like a 1920s singer.

 

For Thredbo Jazz Festival 2015 a heady mix of top Aussie artists will join Noonan and Murphy on the 2015 bill, promising to deliver an array of genres to delight new Jazz fans and aficionados alike.

Young guns Matt McMahon and Righteous Voodoo will mix it along side West African roots band, Keyimba, while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will melt your heart and Harmaniax can energise your soul. Bill Burton, who many will remember from the sixties and seventies from Big Bands, will also host an ‘interview luncheon’, where he will talk, play, and interact with his audience – a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed!

Thredbo Jazz Festival 2015

Katie Noonan
Ms Murphy
Billy Burton

Plus
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Sydney Latin All Stars
George Washingmachine & Arthur Washington
Hammerhead
Harmaniax
Hot Peppers Jazz Band
Illya Szwec
Keyim Ba
Matt McMahon
Nairobi Trio
NIC JEFFRIES band
Rick Melick, Liza Ohlback and Ali Penney
Righteous Voodoo
Zac Hurren Trio

There are accommodation options to suit everyone at Thredbo, with all-inclusive three night and two day festival and accommodation packages starting from just $284 per person.

For the full festival line-up, program information, accommodation and ticket prices visit here for more info.

To book Greg Poppleton for your event, call or email Tony Jex, 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at a 1925 Prohibition Party at The Soda Factory.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at a 1925 Prohibition Party at The Soda Factory.

 

Reblogged with edits from Bethany Palmer Blog.

Backstage At The Glen Street Theatre


The Lounge Bar Lotharios, 1920s Dance Orchestra, snapped backstage by Lotharios’ pianist, Tony Gardner, on opening night, The 2013 Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festival, Sydney, Friday night, 6 September 2013.

The Lounge Bar Lotharios play for festivals and clubs, and bring you the songs that made the Roaring 20s Roar to your wedding, corporate event and party. Book online or talk to Tony, 0407 941 263

Greg Poppleton (1920s singer) adjusts white tie in mirroe. Rod Herbert (sousaphone) looks on
Greg Poppleton (1920s singer) adjusts his white tie in the mirror. Rod Herbert (sousaphone) looks on
Al Davey (trumpet) Grahame Conlon (banjo)
Al Davey (trumpet) Grahame Conlon (banjo)
(L-R) Alan Solomon (ts/cl) Geoff Power (tp/musical director) Paul Furniss (sop sax, as, cl)
(L-R) Alan Solomon (ts/cl) Geoff Power (tp/musical director) Paul Furniss (sop sax, as, cl)
Ben Gurton, trombone
Ben Gurton, trombone
Lawrie Thompson (drums) Ron Nairn (as, baritone sax, cl)
Lawrie Thompson (drums) Ron Nairn (as, baritone sax, cl)