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.

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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.

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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

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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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
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Desert
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Missy the Fan Dancer
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Finhead juggling fire
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MC Lou P Lou
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Watching the show from the mezzanine
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Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
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Tap dancers!
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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

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

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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.

 

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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

 

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

 

 

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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.