iPhone Photos: Greg Poppleton Builders Club Show Wollongong 4 February


It was a very full house for Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s – 30s singer, at The Basement, Builders’ Club Wollongong for their weekly Sunday Jazz.

Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass and myself singing return to The Basement, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm Sunday 6 May. FREE.

In the third set we enjoyed two sit-ins on Ice Bucket and Jazz Vocals.

Firstly, Bob Gillespie, former musical director for Lovelace Watkins and drummer for the Maynard Ferguson English Orchestra, came up to play the ice bucket.

Then I invited jazz singer, Marie Wilson, who was having a great time in the audience, to come up and sing a few songs.

She’s such a wonderful jazz singer she was booked on the spot to appear at The Basement Wollongong later this year.

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I hope you enjoy the photos. Thanks Grahame for the use of your iPhone…

Greg Poppleton at The Builders Club, Wollongong, Sunday 4 Feb 2018. Greg sings again at The Builders Club, 2:30pm, Sunday 6 May.
Greg Poppleton at The Builders Club, Wollongong, Sunday 4 Feb 2018. Greg sings again at The Builders Club, 2:30pm, Sunday 6 May.

 

Dave Clayton, double bass with Greg Poppleton
Dave Clayton, double bass with Greg Poppleton

 

Bob Gillespie playing the Ice Bucket, accompanied by Grahame Conlon on banjo with Greg Poppleton's band.
Bob Gillespie playing the Ice Bucket, accompanied by Grahame Conlon on banjo with Greg Poppleton’s band.

 

Marie Wilson singing with Grahame Conlon guitar and Dave Clayton double bass in the Greg Poppleton band.
Marie Wilson singing with Grahame Conlon guitar and Dave Clayton double bass in the Greg Poppleton band.

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What’s Happening in Feb-Mar?
Greg Poppleton at Great Art Deco Ball  – SOLD OUT 5 YEARS RUNNING
Blue Mountains 1920s Festival 3 Feb
Builders Club: –  Wollongong 4 Feb
Penrith RSL: –  10 Mar
Jazz at the Pines: –  Dural 18 Mar

 

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Great Art Deco Ball!

Greg Poppleton and band play their fifth Great Art Deco Ball in the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba.

This is the highlight of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival.

Since Greg Poppleton has been the band at the ball, the event sells out earlier and earlier.

Again this year, the $149 tickets (including 3 course meal) were sold out soon after they went on sale (by phoning hotel reception only.)

Here are my two favourite photos from the 2016 and 2017 Balls. Photo credits, ‘Mountain Life’…

Sunday 4 February, Builders’ Club
2:30-5:30. Free
61 Church St, Wollongong
Age 18+ only. FREE.

Greg Poppleton: 1920s-30s vocals
Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo
Dave Clayton: double bass
(Damon won’t be playing sax because the venue is now 18+)

What’s it like?

THE POPPLETON EFFECT  © Kerrie Foster, Illawarra Breakfast Poets.

“The jazz crowd, they all got excited.
Mr. Poppleton was back in town.
He brought with him first class musicians,
including his son who came down.

This lad of just fourteen was brilliant
and the spitting image of Dad.
The talent will stay in the family.
And I know you’ll agree that’s not bad.

The way that Greg moves round the audience
and picks out whoever he will,
and sings to them through his own megaphone;
you see the crowds get a thrill.

He sings songs from back in the twenties,
and he dresses in clothes from back then.
The consummate entertainer,
we could have him back time and again.

At a TV audition this week
I had my portrait sketched by a young artist

Phantom Dancer Radio Show

I’ve been bringing you the Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER Sydney every week since December 1985. It’s your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV. And it’s now heard on 23 radio stations around Australia.

Hear The Phantom Dancer:
Sydney 107.3 2SER Tuesday 12:04 – 2pm
Canberra 92.7 ArtsoundFM Sunday 7 – 7:56pm

You can hear each weekly show online at the radio station 2SER website. And as always, the last hour of The Phantom Dancer is all vinyl.

Here’s this week’s play list…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #301

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 January 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program: ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Glenn Miller and his Legacy
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + Little Brown Jug
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania WJZ NBC Blue NY 23 Nov 1940
Troop Movement + Moonlight Serenade (theme)
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom KNX CBS LA 11 Sep 1946
Caribbean Clipper + Close
Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Guest Star’ Radio Transcription New York City 30 Jun 1957
Set 2
Modern Jazz Radio 1959-60
Rhythm-a-Ning
Thelonius Monk
Connie Mack Park WCAU CBS Philadelphia 3 Mar 1960
So What
Miles Davis
‘Treasury of Song’ Birdland WNBC NBC NY 25 Aug 1959
Flamingo
Rudolfo Alchourron (g)
’Esta es Jazz’ LR1 Radio el Mundo Buenos Aires Argentina 28 May 1960
Set 3
Piano Led Dance Bands
Theme + Amor
Joe Reichman Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Biltmore Bowl Biltmore Hotel AFRS Re-broadcast Jul 1944
Sunrise Serenade (theme) + Let’s Do It Again
Frankie Carle Orchestra (voc) Band
’Your Saturday Dance Date’ Marine Ballroom Edgewater Beach Hotel WMAQ NBC Chicago 12 Aug 1950
The Doll Dance
Vincent Lopez Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Grill Room Room Taft Hotel NYC AFRTS Re-broadcast 1959
Set 4
The Outskirts of Trad on Radio
It’s Alright with Me + Hava Nagala
Henry ‘Red’ Allen
London House WBBM CBS Chicago 30 Mar 1962
Slow Blues
Johnny Mercer (voc) Mary Lou Williams (piano) Pee Wee Russell (clarinet)
’Eddie Condon’s Floor Show’ WPIX TV NY 1948
Set 5
Jumping 1944 Radio
Paradise Valley
Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy
Aircheck Apollo Theatre NYC 7 Jun 1944
Elk’s Parade
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
Aircheck Terrace Room NJ 17 Feb 1945
Bangs
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room Hotel Lincoln WABC CBS NY 14 Apr 1944
Futurama
Gene Krupa Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’ Newport RI Blue Network 2 Oct 1944
Set 6
1931-32 Radio
I’ve Got Five Dollars (Theme) + Copenhagen
Friendly Five Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Program’ Radio Transcription New York City 1932
You Could Have Been The One, Baby
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1932
Take It From Me
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) The Three Ambassadors
Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1931
Egyptian Shimmy
Anson Weeks Orchestra
Peacock Court Hotel Mark Hopkins KGO NBC San Francisco 1932
Set 7
Trumpeter Charlie Spivak on Radio
Charlie Horse
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
Radio Transcription New York City 1941
You Turned The Tables On Me
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day
Palladium Ballroom KNX CBS LA 7 Apr 1948
But None Like You
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day and Tommy Mercer
Palladium Ballroom KNX CBS LA 7 Apr 1948
Half Past Jumpin’ Time
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Century Room Commodore Hotel NYC AFRS Re-broadcast 25 Feb 1945
Set 8
Post Swing Alto Sax
Let The Good Times Roll
Louis Jordan (as) Tympani 5
Aircheck Empire Hotel Los Angeles Apr 1949
St Louis Blues
Dave Brubeck Quartet (as) Paul Desmond
’Timex Jazz Show’ WRCA TV NYC 30 Dec 1957
These Foolish Things
Lee Konitz (as)
Storyville Copley Square Hotel WHDH Boston 5 Jan 1954
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Management, Tony Jex, OzManagement
0407 941 263
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July Newsletter


My Dear Readers,

‘SWING NIGHT WITH GREG POPPLETON’ @ DJANGO BAR
TICKETS

Come down for a night of Swing Music and Dance as Greg Poppleton and swing dancers transport you to a 1920s-30s dance hall.

TICKETS
$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

With me for Swing Night I’ve put together a swinging trio for you,
– ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet,
– Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo,
– High school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton
– PLUS ‘All About Swing’ dance school

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and Road to Gundagai.

TICKETS

Siobhan Ford and partner from All About Swing will be dancing to Greg Poppleton at ‘Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @Django Bar’. TIX

WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN

We’re back at SYDNEY ROWING CLUB 3pm, Sunday 30 July.

Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Damon Poppleton – alto sax
Alex Inman-Hislop – drums

GIN MILL SOCIAL TONIGHT AND SATURDAY 29 JULY

Tonight we’re playing the very first 1920s Gin Mill Social at Cellos, the beautiful art deco room on Level 4, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

A lavish 1920’s dinner party with live music,
swing dancing, pop up performances and an extravagant menu!

“A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

Party like it’s 1929 at the Gin Mill Social… a night where you will feast, dance and play.

Sydney loves a pop-up, and the glamorous speakeasy event will take over the top floor of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel at Cellos Grand Dining Room, a heritage-listed jewel that has been beautifully restored to its Art Deco glory. This will be your playground for the evening.

Enjoy a 4 course menu with food inspired by hotel banquets of the era. Music is loud and lively, and pop-up performances punctuate the night, starting with the authentic twenties jazz sounds of the Greg Poppleton Trio followed by a second band.

More than a dinner party, this is the perfect way to give Gatsby a run for his money!

“It’s like gold-class on steroids” – weekendnotes

Dress code: guys in ties, girls in pearls.

Join us…..
Feast, dance and play!

FRIDAY 30 JUNE AND SATURDAY 29 JULY – NEW VENUE
Gin Mill Social Pop-Up At Cello’s
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, City
TICKETS

PHANTOM DANCER

Every week I bring you a non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV on The Phantom Dancer.

Produced at 107.3 2SER Sydney, where it’s heard Tuesdays after the 12 noon news, The Phantom Dancer is heard around Australia on 22 radio stations and online.

Yes, NOW you can hear the show ONLINE at 2ser.com

Listen while you surf the net!

Here’s the play list for the first show in July…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #269

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 July 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Spike Jones 1949 Spotlight Review
Ghost Riders In the Sky
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc)
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 21 May 1949
By The Sea
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Trio
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 30 Jan 1949
Carolina Moon + When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The Tuba (theme)
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Professor Beetlebaum
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 27 Feb 1949
Set 2
Louis Jordan Jive on 1940s Radio
Caldonia (theme) + You Was Right, Baby
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
Cafe Zanzibar WOR Mutual NY 15 Oct 1945
Nagasaki + One O’Clock Jump
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Jubilee’ AFRS Re-broadcast 1943
Don’t Worry ‘Bout That Mule + Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Here Comes Mr Jordan – Pilot Show’ Radio Transcription 1946
Set 3
Sinatra on 1943 – 44 Radio
Theme + With A Song In My Heart
Frank Sinatra
’Treasury Star Parade’ Radio Transcription New York 1944
Where or When
Frank Sinatra
’Vimms Vitamins Show’ CBS Van Nuys CA 7 Jun 1944
That ‘Ol Black Magic + Put Your Dreams Away (theme)
Frank Sinatra
’Songs By Sinatra’ WABC CBS NY 31 Dec 1943
Set 4
Stan Kenton 1941-44 Radio Transcriptions
Artistry in Rhythm + Two Guitars
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Tabby The Cat
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Radio Transcription Los Angeles Dec 1944
Blues in F Minor
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Set 5
Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concerts
Singing’ The Blues
Eddie Condon Group featuring Bobby Hackett tp
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 16 Sep 1944
St Louis Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 16 Sep 1944
Wolverine Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 15 Jul 1944
Heebie Jeebies + Impromptu Ensemble
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 9 Sep 1944
Set 6
Early Jazz and Dance on the Radio
Ja, ja die Frau’n Sind mine schwache Seite
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Austin Egen
Comm Rec Berlin 26 Jan 1928
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
’Brunswick Brevities’ Radio Transcription New York City Oct 1929
That’s A Plenty
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
’Brunswick Brevities’ Radio Transcription New York City 27 Aug 1929
I’m Through With Love
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
’Cocoanut Grove’ Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1931
Set 7
Bob Crosby on the Camel Caravan Show 1939
Skaters’ Waltz (In Swingtime)
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 11 Jul 1939
Get On Board And Ride
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 27 Jun 1939
Diga Diga Doo
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 18 Jul 1939
Little Rock Getaway
Bob Crosby Orchestra (piano) Joe Sullivan
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 4 Jul 1939
Set 8
Sweet Bands From 1939
Way Back In 1939 AD
Glen Gary and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription New York City 1939
Garden of the Moon
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle
Radio Transcription New York City 1939
Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinnati OH 17 Jun 1939
It’s A Wonderful World
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription Chicago 1939
As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.

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

 

Greg Poppleton 1920s Band – Palmer & Co. 27 May


Saturday night, Greg Poppleton and the band, barnstormed Sydney’s underground 1920s nightclub venue, Palmer and Co.

I took a few snaps of the band for you. It was great to make so many new friends for the band and to meet so many interesting new people.

We kicked off at 9pm and the joint was jumping and crowded to 1pm.

Check out Greg Poppleton for your venue, wedding and party, too. Band website

Glenn Henrich, clarinet, with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.. (He also plays vibes for James Morrison)
Glenn Henrich, clarinet, with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.. (He also plays vibes for James Morrison)
Greg Chilcott sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.
Greg Chilcott sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.
Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet: Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-1930s singer in blue. Glenn Henrich clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.
Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet: Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-1930s singer in blue. Glenn Henrich clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.

Please visit the Band website

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

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1920s singer
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
dessert
Desert
fan-dance
Missy the Fan Dancer
finhead-fire-juggling
Finhead juggling fire
mc-lou-p-lou
MC Lou P Lou
mezzanine
Watching the show from the mezzanine
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Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
tap-dancers
Tap dancers!
1920s singer
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