20 January Gin Mill Social Photos. Next Gin Mill Friday 17 February.


2017 is Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcaster‘s fourth year at Sydney’s premier monthly 1920s party, The Gin Mill Social.

And as always we opened the show as guests arrived and dined with authentic hotcha 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm.

Here are some photos of all the fun at the 20th January Gin Mill Social.

Don’t miss out…
THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

The Gin Mill Social is held in the beautiful, art deco Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (between Pelican St and Brisbane St)
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

These photos from the 20 January Gin Mill Social will show you all the fun and atmosphere of The Gin Mill Social

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

 

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol'88

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol’88

 

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

 

Dancing The Charleston

Dancing The Charleston

 

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

 

Finhead the fire eater

Finhead the fire eater

 

The Lady with the Fan

The Lady with the Fan

 

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing 'Makin Whoopee'

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing ‘Makin Whoopee’

 

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

 

Finhead the scimitar juggler

Finhead the scimitar juggler

 

Macaroons!

Macaroons!

 

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

 

1920s cocktails

1920s cocktails

 

THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

And please visit the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website

New Vogue Dance


The New Vogue dance style is an Australian form of sequence dancing that originated in the 1930s. Since then it has become an important part in the Australian ballroom scene.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played for a New Vogue dance earlier this year.

It’s a challenging gig for a band and requires expert knowledge of dance sequences and tempos. And if a dance is played out of sequence or at the wrong tempo then all musicians who have played these dances know that there is hell to pay.

Fortunately, a New Vogue expert was on-hand to advise the tempi and the number of 16 / 32 bar patterns the band needed to play.

My father and an uncle both taught New Vogue dancing at Keating’s Dance Hall above Newtown Railway Station in Sydney in the late 1930s.

Keating's Dance hall, Newtown, Sydney 1933

Keating’s Dance hall, Newtown, Sydney 1933

 

Anyway, here are some more recent photos…

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Calling the Mayfair Quickstep – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

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Dancing the Mayfair Quickstep to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

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Dancing the Lillian Waltz to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

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Ballroom dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

A happy New Vogue couple as Greg Poppleton sings the waltz, Always.

A happy New Vogue couple as Greg Poppleton sings the waltz, Always.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website and contact.

Sydney Rowers Club Show Photos 29 May – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to Sydney Rowers in Abbotsford for Sunday afternoon jazz on 29 May.

It’s always exciting when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play at Sydney Rowers, the audience are always ready for a good time.

Now if you want your guests to have a good time at your wedding, corporate event or birthday party, get in touch now with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

As always, I took some band pics for you. Enjoy!

Next show – 8-piece band – 7pm, Wed 1 June St George Auditorium Kogarah. TICKETS.

Looking down to the Parramatta River at Abbotsford Point next To Sydney Rowing Club.

 

1920s jazz quartet

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Briadcasters at Sydney Rowers 29 May: (l-r) Lawrie Thompson (d) Natalie Morrison (db) Grahame Conlon (g) Damon Poppleton (alto sax). Photo by Greg Poppleton…

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…so I took a selfie. Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s singer

 

alto sax guitar jazz duo

Grahame Conlon guitar and Damon Poppleton alto sax playing ‘Cottontail’.

 

 

lawrie thompson drums

A panorama of Lawrie Thompson on drums.

Find out more about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for your wedding, corporate event and party: www.bakelitejazz.com.

1920s Gin Mill Social – Slide Cabaret 15 April 2016


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, authentic 1920s – 30s singer and band, kicked off another SOLD OUT Gin Mill Social in April. The May show is SOLD OUT, too. See the photos below to find out why.

There are still tickets for the Friday 17 June Gin Mill Social. TICKETS. It’s a great 1920s night out with friends.

Oh, and Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters can play for your party, too. Just ask us

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters kick off the April Gin Mill Social

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters kick off the April Gin Mill Social

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Greg Chilcott sousaphone and Paul Baker banjo.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Greg Chilcott sousaphone and Paul Baker banjo.

 

The three tap dancers

The three tap dancers.

 

 

cocktails

Cocktails!

 

missy the fan dancer

Missy the Fan Dancer

 

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Missy on the ribbons!

Full house. Full house for the 20 May Gin Mill, too. The next Gin Mill Social at Slide is Friday 17 June. Book now.

Full house. Full house for the 20 May Gin Mill, too. The next Gin Mill Social at Slide is Friday 17 June. Book now.

 

Finhead, juggler of axes, swords, knives and fire!

Finhead, juggler of axes, swords, knives and fire!

 

cakes

Dessert!

 

The speakeasy is raided.

The speakeasy is raided.

Do it now. Find out how. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters can play for your party, too. Just ask us.

Mosman Art Gallery Cocktail Party – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were invited, for the fourth year in a row, to play at the annual Mosman cocktail party at the Mosman Art Gallery. And we’ll be back for year 5.

It’s always fun to see everyone have a good time and on the dance floor, dancing.

Every year the event gets bigger, lots of regulars and newcomers. The best dancers are certainly Charles and Daisy who have been gliding and sliding across large dance floor since the 2013 party.

The Mosman Art Gallery dance hall seen around my vintage birdcage mic

The Mosman Art Gallery dance hall seen around my vintage birdcage mic

 

I took some pictures of the band, the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio of 1920s – 30s vocals, guitar and double bass. We always play at a level where everyone in the room can talk and dance easily…

Grahame Conlon guitar and Stan Valacos acoustic double bass.

Grahame Conlon guitar and Stan Valacos acoustic double bass.

 

Authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Popleton. A selfie.

Authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton. A selfie.

 

We are the acoustic jazz trio for your cocktail party, too. Contact the friendly and ever helpful Tony to find out more,

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