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.

Foundry 616 Photos – Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s Show


Jazz club Foundry 616 witnessed the most high-energy show of its lifetime when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters brought their songs of the 1920s and 1930s to the Foundry stage.

One visiting Londoner told us the night reminded of her of many nights she had spent at the iconic Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. High energy and intimate were the words she used to describe the show.

Many Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters regulars and plenty of new friends were in the audience making the night one of the club’s busiest Thursday nights on record.

The band’s stock of Back In Your Own Backyard albums (available at Bandcamp) sold out.

Thank you to Jennifer Power, sound man Jonathan, and drummer Adam Barnard for the photos below. I also took a few. Enjoy…

The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax.
The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage at Foundry 616. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Photo: Greg Poppleton.

 

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Adam Barnard during soundcheck at the drums and washboard.

 

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1920s – 1930s singer Greg Poppleton snapped in the wings after the show

 

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Some of the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters instruments on stage – sousaphone, megaphone, trombone, guitar, drums and alto sax.

 

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Greg Poppleton (far right of photo) sings without the microphone, getting up-close and personal with the audience. Paul Furniss plays clarinet, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard drums.

 

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Geoff Power takes a fiery cornet solo on Hindustan. Grahame Conlon is behind him on guitar. Adam Barnard, drums.

To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s – 1930s themed wedding, club event or party, talk to Tony Jex

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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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Sydney Rowers Club 6 Nov Show – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


It was exciting to be back playing at the beautiful Sydney Rowers Club overlooking the Parramatta River on Abbotsford Point.

It was good, too, to see so many old friends of the band in the audience, including Karla and Mark and family whose beautiful bushland-set wedding reception we played at last November.

We made lots of new friends. Played an encore. Sold quite a few of the band’s new album of 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing, Back In Your Own Backyard (available at Bandcamp, iTunes and CDBaby)

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As always, I took some pics for you. We’re at Slide, next for the Gin Mill Social 11 Nov – SOLD OUT.

The biggie for your diary is THURSDAY 19 JANUARY at Foundry616 Jazz club, 616 Harris St Ultimo (near Broadway) TICKETS

Greg Poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band leader for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.
Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band leader for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. A selfie while singing Carolina in the Morning.

 

It was great to see Karla and Mark. We played at their beautiful wedding last November on the Central Coast. They came to Sydney Rowers to say hello and hear Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters again as part of their one year of marriage celebrations.
It was great to see Karla and Mark. We played at their beautiful wedding last November on the Central Coast. They came to Sydney Rowers to say hello and hear Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters again as part of their one year marriage celebration.

 

It's that way! Sydney Rowing Club, right next to Abbotsford Ferry Wharf where Great North Road meets the Parramatta River.
It’s that way! Sydney Rowing Club, right next to Abbotsford Ferry Wharf where Great North Road meets the Parramatta River.

 

The Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' rhythm section: Alex Inman-Hislop (d) Dave Clayton (db) Grahame Conlon (guitar)
The Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ rhythm section: Alex Inman-Hislop (d) Dave Clayton (db) Grahame Conlon (guitar)

 

Grahame Conlon and his Spanish guitar with Dave Clayton on double bass
Grahame Conlon and his Spanish guitar with Dave Clayton on double bass

 

Dave Clayton, double bass
Dave Clayton, double bass

 

Alex Inman-Hislop, drums
Alex Inman-Hislop, drums

 

Damon Poppleton alto sax and clarinet
Damon Poppleton alto sax and clarinet

We love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties, too. Please visit the band’s website to find out more: www.bakelitejazz.com

Waiheke International Jazz Festival Part 2 – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were invited to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival 2016 in New Zealand over the Easter weekend.

You can read the story so far on the Waiheke Part 1 post.

And now for Part 2…

The band’s first show was in the Artworks Theatre, Oneroa.

Artworks Theatre, Oneroa. First Waiheke gig for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Artworks Theatre, Oneroa. First Waiheke gig for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

“FANMAIL ALERT!!! Hi Greg. I “met” you (not in person) during your Friday evening performance at the Waiheke Jazz Festival. I live my life on purpose and in the moment, rarely missing a calling / opportunity. However, during your performance I totally froze when you made eye contact, and I could not bring myself to talk to you afterwards. I regret not telling you that your music has moved and inspired me. Thank you for giving of yourself so generously! With best wishes for your future,” W.T.  NZ

With me in the Bakelite Broadcasters for Waiheke were Greg Chilcott (sousaphone and trombone) and Arthur Washington (guitar).

The Friday night bill for the Artworks Theatre was George Washingmachine, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, followed by Liam Burrows. A quick snap I took of the audience

The Artworks Theatre audience
The Artworks Theatre audience

 

A shot of the midnight moon taken on my pocket camera as I strolled the 20 minutes home to Hekerua Bay from the gig

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Moon over Waiheke

 

Saturday afternoon, Greg Chilcott joined George Washingmachine and Arthur at their gig in the Aperitivo in Oneroa. I sat in on ‘Avalon’, changing the title in the second chorus to ‘Oneroa’, singing personally to everyone in the bar, then high-stepping to the exit, waving my hat in a grand flourish to head for the beach.

Took a stroll to Ostend. Since NZ has no poisonous snakes and its one poisonous spider lives in sand dunes, I did what I certainly could never do in Australia – popped in off the roadway into a web-free, snake-free, leech-free and very dense, fern forest. Beautiful!

Fern forest in Waiheke suburbia
Fern forest in Waiheke suburbia
Strolling into a fern shaded gully
Rambling through a fern shaded Waiheke gully

 

Saturday night was the big show at Morra Hall, with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters supporting LA-based, New Zealand singer/songwriter of melodic, lyric-based pop, Greg Johnson.

I’ll post photos from Morra Hall for you by Steve Bone in Part 3 of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at The Waiheke International Jazz Festival.

Arriving at Morra Hall for the soundcheck
Arriving at Morra Hall for the soundcheck

 

To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your event, wedding, corporate and party, talk to Tony:
61 2 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263   |   tony@ozmanagement.com

 

Jazz At The Pines With Greg Poppleton And The Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned for our 2nd year playing for the wonderful audience at Jazz At The Pines.

Every month, Jazz At The Pines, hosts jazz that swings in the grounds of historic Roughley House under the big Norfolk Pines, 655 Old Northern Road, Dural.

People sit at tables or spread a rug on the grass with a picnic lunch and a bottle of bubbles, listening and dancing to the music.

There’s also a tea room with homemade Apple Pie, chocolate cake, tea, coffee and soft drinks. The Apple Pie is perfect!

I took some pictures of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for you. Every musician in the band have played jazz festivals all over the world, so the music always swings!

Now if you want us at your place for your wedding, corporate event and party, call or email Tony Jex:
61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band leader
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band leader

 

Geoff Power played trumpet and doubled on the trombone.
Geoff Power played trumpet and doubled on the trombone.

 

Grahame Conlon banjo, also played guitar for Jazz At The Pines
Grahame Conlon banjo, also played guitar for Jazz At The Pines

 

Ian Baker on tuba and Lawrie Thompson, drums.
Ian Baker on tuba and Lawrie Thompson, drums.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will be back for another Jazz At The Pines, Sunday 19 February 2017. We hope to see you then!

And remember, if you want the band for your occasion, we’re only a call away:
Tony Jex: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com