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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15 January Builders’ Club Wollongong Show Photos


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters always have a wonderful time at The Basement, Builders’ Club, Wollongong. We were there Sunday 15 January, with a fun afternoon of 1920s-30s jazz. Here are some photos to prove it! And it was also our alto saxophonist’s 14th birthday.

We’ll be back at The Builders, 61 Church St, Wollongong, Sunday 16 April, 2:30 – 5:30pm.

Catch our rare central Sydney show this THURSDAY 19 JANUARY. Foundry 616 jazz club. See Info and Bookings.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders' Club Sun 16 Apr. He'll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders’ Club Sun 16 Apr. He’ll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

 

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He'll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He’ll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

 

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

 

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

 

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TICKETS – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January. In the band will be: Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard – drums and washboard BOOK NOW

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will next be at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January.
In the band:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, 
Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, 
Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, 
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo,
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard
BOOK NOW

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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January Newsletter


Happy New Year Bakeliters,

Thursday, 8:30pm, 19 January, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters debut at Sydney’s premier jazz club – Foundry 616.

Cosy room, great food, friendly bar and great sound. We’d love you to join us!

Options: Dinner and show – Dinner sittings 7pm and 8pm. Show only starts 8:30pm. Concessions available, too. More info and TICKETS
(PS: If you had planned to catch us at our annual Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Katoomba 4 Feb, it’s SOLD OUT)

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Foundry 616 you’ll see and hear your favourite Sydney classic jazz musicians…
PAUL FURNISS – saxes and clarinet,
GEOFF POWER – sousaphone and trumpet,
GRAHAME CONLON – Spanish guitar and banjo,
ADAM BARNARD – drums and washboard,
GREG POPPLETON – 1920s vocals

Tickets available:
Concession, General admission, 7pm Dinner sitting and show, 8pm Dinner sitting and show, Drinks package and show.

Bring your friends. Make it a date. Get your tickets now
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Where is Foundry 616?
616 Harris Street near Broadway. See the red pointer on the map…

Greg says,
“This is our first show at Foundry 616 and 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, at the Sydney Festival many years ago, and most recently at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand and five years headlining the sell-out annual Great Art Deco Ball.  We’re very excited to be invited to play at Foundry616 with its cosy atmosphere, bar and excellent food. Come along for dinner, bring some friends and we promise you an evening you’ll totally enjoy.” TICKETS

“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! Your great voice, your ability to sell a song and your particular energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.”
Lance Belville, Writer / Theater Director, San Francisco
And the band’s latest CD, Back In Your Own Backyard, will be available, too, at the low gig price.
Free CD when you buy 100 tickets.
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2017 SHOW DATES

Thurs 5 January – Private Concert

Sun 15 January – The Basement, Master Builders Club
61 Church St Wollongong
2:30-5:30pm Free

Thurs 19 January – Foundry 616 Jazz Club
616 Harris St Ultimo
8:30-11pm

TICKETS

Fri 20 January – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 22 January – Connections Amphitheatre
30 Shoreline Drive Rhodes
12pm Free

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

Fri 17 February – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

Fri 24 March – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sat 25 March – Wedding

Sun 16 April – The Basement, Master Builders Club
61 Church St Wollongong
2:30-5:30pm Free

Fri 21 April – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

YOUR MONTHLY VIDEO CLIP
Filmed in South Kiama, NSW
‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from the album Back In Your Own Backyard
by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Wedding, corporate event, party?

Why not 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 Themed 30th Birthday Party Photos


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertained with songs from the 1920s at an absolutely brilliant 30th birthday party in Sydney last night.

Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, was backed by Geoff Power (sousaphone / trumpet) and Paul Baker on banjo.

Paul was playing a banjo that once belong to one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century, the Benny Goodman and Paul Whiteman alumnus, Allan Reuss.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s for clubs and festivals as well as parties, weddings and corporate events. Enquire about having us at your party.

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The Lolly Table

 

Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s beat.

Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s beat.

 

Paul Baker on his Allan Reuss provenance banjo and Geoff Power, sousaphone.

Paul Baker on his Allan Reuss provenance banjo and Geoff Power, sousaphone.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Trio. Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-30s singer, Paul Baker on a banjo once owned by Allan Reuss (Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman) and Geoff Power on sousaphone doubling trumpet.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Trio. Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-30s singer, Paul Baker on a banjo once owned by Allan Reuss (Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman) and Geoff Power on sousaphone doubling trumpet.

 

Greg Poppleton is an authentic 1920s - 30s singer, totally uninfluenced and uninterested in contemporary music.

Greg Poppleton is an authentic 1920s – 30s singer, totally uninfluenced and uninterested in contemporary music.

Want the real 1920s / 1930s deal at your party?
Enquire about having Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your place.