Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show, Corrimal Hotel 7 October – Illawarra Jazz Club


Every Saturday, the Illawarra Jazz Club in Wollongong, hosts a jazz band at the Corrimal Hotel on the Princes Highway in Corrimal.

Sometimes the bands are small groups, other times they are big bands. Many local bands and singers are featured.

Greg Poppleton and band were invited to play on Saturday 7 October.

The brief was to use as many outstanding young players as possible in a 1920s – 30s quartet who could play in the style.

So the band featured Damon Poppleton (14) on alto sax, Michael Brady (22) on guitarlele and banjo, Jim Elliott bass sax, Adam Barnard on snare, bells, splash cymbal and washboard, and myself singing the songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era.

What a fun afternoon. It was full house from 3:30 till the show’s end at 6:30pm. And the Jazz Club told me it was the largest turnout in some months.

As always, I snapped some photos for you. Enjoy!

We’ll be back in Wollongong at the Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm Sunday 22 October. Free! We hope you can drop by!

Have us at your place! Visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

Adam Barnard on washboard
Adam Barnard on washboard
Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing
Dancing to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
Jim Elliott, bass sax
Jim Elliott, bass sax

Have us at your place! For bookings, visit the band website, www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

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Harry James and Arban’s – 3 October Phantom Dancer + ‘Leave It To Harry’ (1954)


If the 26 September show is anything to go by, the 3 October Phantom Dancer, one week before the annual 2SER Subscriber Drive, is going to be the best show ever.

This week you’ll Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye and tune in for Part 5 of the Harry James aircheck series 1953-54. Indeed, the entire Vinyl Hour of The Phantom Dancer is devoted to trumpet band leaders on live radio: Louis Armstrong, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins and Dizzy Gillespie.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney. I’ve been bringing you The Phantom Dancer since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://www.2ser.com/phantomdancer.

HARRY JAMES
Since we are up to Part 5 in our chronological review of radio airchecks by trumpeter Harry James, it is worth noting here that just like Fats Waller, discussed in last week’s Phantom Dancer play list notes, Harry James also had a classical background when learning his instrument.

Harry James was none for his great facility on the trumpet and his wonderful tone. Harry’s father was a circus band leader. He started teaching Harry trumpet when Harry was aged 10.  The lesson regime was that each day, he had to learn a page from the Arban’s book.

What’s the Arban’s book? It’s the instruction book for cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet written by the famous Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban  before 1859.

Arban was a cornetist, conductor, composer, teacher and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet. He was influenced by Niccolò Paganini’s virtuosic technique on the violin and successfully proved that the cornet was a true solo instrument by developing virtuoso technique it.

Arban’s book consists of:  Introduction / First Studies / Playing Methods: Slurring or Legato Playing /  Scales / Ornaments / Advanced Studies / Tonguing / Phrasing: 150 Classic and Popular Melodies / 68 Duets for Two Cornets / 14 Characteristic Studies / Celebrated Fantasies and Airs Varies

See the full Phantom Dancer play list below.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list!
Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #281

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 October 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Dance Bands on 1944-1950 Radio
Small Town Boogie
Barbara James (voc) Albert Fisher Orchestra
Aircheck
Sydney
1944
Sunrise Serenade (theme) + Let’s Do It Again
Frankie Carle Orchestra (voc) Band
’Your Saturday Dance Date’
Marine Dining Room
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
12 Aug 1950
On The Beach At Waikiki + Aloha Oe
Harry Owens Orchestra (voc) Prince Kawuhi and Chorus
’Sweet Leihani’
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
KPO NBC San Francisco
1940s
Set 2
Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye
Theme + Just A Prayer Away
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Billy Williams
’Sunday Serenade’
WJZ Blue Network NYC
15 Apr 1945
It’s A Great Feeling
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The Kaydettes and Kaye Choir
’Sammy Kaye’s Showroom’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1949
How Deep Is The Ocean? + I’m In The Mood For Love + Avalon + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof
AFRS re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Set 3
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street 1941
Open + Ballin’ The Jack
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Aug 1941
Peter and the Wolf
Paul Laval Woodwinds
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Jun 1941
Gone With What Wind + Close
Paul Laval Woodwinds
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
4 Aug 1941
Set 4
Swing Bands on 1943-46 Radio
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Leo Reisman Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
National Press Club
Washington DC
Blue Network
23 Jun 1943
Open + Look For The Silver Lining
Andy Russell (voc) Toots Cammerata Orchestra
’Double Feature’
AFRS Re-broadcast
2 Oct 1944
Tuesday at Ten + Close
Ray McKinley Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Century Room
Commodore Hotel
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 5
Louis Armstrong
Theme + If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
’Jubilee’
AFRS
New York City
Mar 1943
Super Tiger Rag
Louis Armstrong and French Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
1934
Lazy River
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
’Spotlight Bands’
Dallas TX
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
Royal Garden Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
’Damon Runyon Memorial Jazz Concert’
Blue Note
ABC Chicago
11 Dec 1948
Set 6
Harry James on 1953-54 Radio
Stomp and Whistle
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Buddy Rich
Aircheck
Superior WI
29 May 1954
Down South Camp Meeting
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Hotel Astor Roof NYC
25 May 1953
Open + Stealin’ Apples
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Aragon Ballroom
Chicago
18 Jun 1954
Back Beat Boogie
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Aragon Ballroom
Chicago
20 Jun 1954
Set 7
Erskine Hawkins
What Do You Know About Love?
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) Ida James
Comm Rec
New York City
20 Oct 1938
Open + Eelibuj Boogie
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WOR MBS NY
3 May 1938
Holiday For Strings + Trinidad
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
New York City
1 May 1946
Set 8
Dizzy Gillespie
Intro + Blue ’n’ Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
’Symphony Sid Show’
Bordland
WJZ NYC
31 Mar 1951
Minor Walk
Dizzy Gillespie with Tony Proteau Orchestra
Rex Theatre
RTF Paris
Feb 1953
Doodlin’
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956
Ool-Ya-Koo
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Winter Palace
Radio Sweden
Stockholm
2 Feb 1948

Ever Heard A Metamodern Band? Now’s Your Chance


Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club

 

Derrida said,

“If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.”

The Illawarra Jazz Club presents Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, with his metamodern jazz band, for an afternoon of Liederhosen.

Let me explain…

Greg Poppleton’s music is a metamodern mediation between aspects of modernism and postmodernism.

As a modernist he is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer.

As a postmodernist he is both cognizant that he can never be truly ‘authentic’ yet pursues his single-minded mission with Virilian speed to create fascinatingly ephemeral ‘1920s Urzeiten’ unique to his time and place on stage.

“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend,” Jacques Derrida.

Deftly avoiding jazz cliches and gimmicky contemporary music incorporations, Greg becomes ‘1920s’ on-stage utilising a thorough ethical framework of sound music practice, stagecraft and an authentic passion for the genre since earliest childhood.

“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation,” Weimar Jazz Age writer, broadcaster and essayist, Walter Benjamin.

Greg is truly a metamodern singer in English and German, and the Corrimal Hotel is the one place in the Illawarra where this musical intersection can engage, challenge and charm.

Totally untouched by contemporary music, producing sounds that intrigue and catch listeners off-guard, Greg has over 1 MILLION YouTube plays for just one mix of his 1920s-30s music from three albums.

Gloriously rejected by the more traditional elements of the jazz community in which he is supposed to belong and embraced by Bob Rogers on commercial radio and 18-35 year olds in Europe, the US and Mexico, there is no middle ground with Greg Poppleton.

Greg entertains, bringing an operatically trained voice, a lifelong single-minded approach to the music of the 1920s and 1930s, and an acting background which has seen him in movie scenes opposite such Hollywood stars as Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and John Goodman.

Now I ask you, writing in the first person, is there a place for my metamodern Greg Poppleton band in your hearts so that you’ll be at the Corrimal Hotel, Saturday 7 October, 3:30-6:30pm?

There’s a bistro. A bar. And no PA!

To find out more, do visit Greg’s website at http://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com for photos, music and contact.

Greg Poppleton, Corrimal Hotel, Sat 7 Oct

All About Swing Dance The Charleston


 

Siobhan Ford who runs All About Swing very generously has sent me some film of the Greg Poppleton Band  at a 1920s night called ‘Swinging at the Speakeasy’ curated by Pia Andersen.

Siobhan and Karina are dancing to The Charleston.

In the band with Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, you’ll see Paul Furniss clarinet, Paul Baker banjo and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.

All About Swing is a swing dance school. So if you’ve ever wanted to dance the way Siobhan and Katrina are in this clip, get in touch with them…

And when you need authentic 1920s and 1930s jazz swing style at your event, request a quote about Greg Poppleton. 1920s-30s duo to full 1920s orchestra is also available now…

Get Greg Poppleton’s album now, Doin’ The Charleston, in CD or mp3

6 December Phantom Dancer – Musical Queens (1934)


On this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton, swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio you’ll hear a set of 1930s-40s Australian swing, James P Johnson piano mentor to Fats Waller in a 1944 Eddie Condon tribute to Fats Waller, a set of swing bands on Spotlight Bands and Benny Goodman in a set of Camel Caravan shows from 1939.

See the full play list below. Hear the full show now online at 2ser.com

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio every week online and on 2SER radio.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed as the show goes to air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (12 – 2am GMT)

The show is then archived for you to listen to any time at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a 1934 Vitaphone short with the all-women orchestra, Phil Spitalny and his Musical Queens. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #243

107.3 2SER Tuesday 6 December 2016
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 30 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on 1936-37 Radio
Open + Swing High Swing Low
Peter van Steeden Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Town Hall Tonight’
WEAF NBC Red Ny
17 Mar 1937
Goodnight Sweetheart + If You Love Me
Paul Whiteman Orchestra with Ray Noble (voc) The King Singers
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
King Porter Stomp + Goodbye (close)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
Chicago via WEAF NBC Red NY
3 Feb 1936
Set 2
Eddie Condon celebrates Fats Waller on 1944 Radio
The Joint is Jumpin’ + Squeeze Me
Eddie Condon’s Barefoot Gang (voc) Hot Lips Page
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue NY
17 Jun 1944
Willow Tree + Candied Sweets + I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
James P Johnson (piano)
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue NY
17 Jun 1944
Set 3
Navy Star Time
Open + It’s A Lovely Day Today
Jo Stafford (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
On The Lone Prairie
Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
On The Sunny Side Of The Street + Anchors Aweigh
Frankie Laine (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
Set 4
1940s – 50s Swing Bands on One Night Stand
Summertime (theme) + The Whistler
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hollywood Palladium
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Mar 1946
I Found A New Baby
Lenny Conn Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Rolling Home + I Get A Kick Out Of You
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Set 5
Spotlight Bands Programmes
Nightmare (theme) + Tabu
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mutual Network, San Diego
12 Sep 1945
Even Steven
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jamestown NY
Blue Network
19 Jan 1945
St Louis Blues
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field, Long Island NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945
The Honeydripper + For Dancers Only
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks Missouri
Mutual
23 Nov 1945
Set 6
1930s-1940s Australian Swing
Annie Laurie
Jim Davidson and the ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
2 Jun 1938
Blue Velvet
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Johnny Fitzgerald
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
We’re Off To See The Wizard
Jim Davidson and the ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
21 Nov 1939
Der Fuehrer’s Face
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Dick Bentley
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943
Set 7
Benny Goodman Camel Caravan 1939
And The Angels Sing
Benny Goodman (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Camel Caravan’
WBBM CBS Chicago
2 May 1939
Kingdom of Swing
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
4 Apr 1939
St Louis Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
‘Camel Caravan’
Fox Theatre
CBS St Louis
9 May 1939
Sing Sing Sing
Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Lionel Hampton
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
11 Apr 1939
Set 8
Modern Jazz on 1950s Radio
The Duke (theme) + I’m in a Dancing Mood
Dave Brubeck Quartet
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
Mar 1957
Ad + Hob Nail Boogie
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Aug 1952
Four
Buddy Rich Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Nov 1958

13 Sep Phantom Dancer – “I’ll See You In My Dreams” Video


Here’s the play list and Video of the Week for the 13th September 2016 Phantom Dancer.

Because I’m filming an ad today, at the last minute I’ve had to replace the previously listed 13 September show (which is now the 27 Sep Phantom Dancer) with a hand-picked, bespoke, premium classic Phantom Dancer I hope you’ll enjoy.

For any newbies reading, what is The Phantom Dancer?

Well, you can hear today’s show here at 2ser.com

It’s your weekly non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV broadcasts presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985. The Phantom Dancer is produced in the studios of 107.3 2SER in Sydney where it is played twice weekly – Tuesdays 12 noon and Sunday 5pm. It’s also heard on 30 stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia.

The Phantom Dancer is online, too, so you can hear it any time anywhere around the world.

Past shows are archived for your listening pleasure at 2ser.com/PhamtomDancer

Your Tuesday 13 Seotember Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER kicks off with a set of branded musical program excerpts from 1931 and 1936. There are live radio Latin rhythms by Leon Kellner and Prado Perez and a set of Friendly Five Footnotes featuring Freddy Rich’s Orchestra from 1932.

The last hour is all vinyl.

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is “I’ll See You In My Dreams”, the 1920s Cliff Edwards song played by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and which I sometimes use to close the national edition of The Phantom Dancer. It was filmed at Hekenua Bay on Waiheke Island is NZ while I was there singing at the International Jazz Festival there.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the latest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #231

107.3 2SER Tuesday 13 September 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12,
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on other stations.

Set 1
Open + Goody Goody
Texaco Singers and Orchestra
‘Texaco Star Theatre’
WEAF NBC Red NY
31 Mar 1936
Love Is Like That
Sapolin Speedsters
‘Sapolin Paint Program’
Radio Transcription
NY
1931
Open + All’s Well
Chevrolet Orchestra
‘Chevrolet Musical Moments’
Radio Transcription
NY
1936
Set 2
Do, Do, Do
Annette Hanshaw (voc) Irving Brodsky (p)
Comm Rec
NY
26 Nov 1926
I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues (Open) + Rampart Street Parade
Jack Teagarden All-Stars
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
7 May 1955
Lady Be Good
Andre Previn (p)
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
7 Oct 1946
Set 3
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Erroll Garner (p – Theme) Perez Prado Orchestra
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Whistle My Love
The Moonglows (voc) Sam The Man Taylor Big Band, Big Al Sears (ten sax)
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre
WCBS CBS NY
1957
Smiles Cha Cha
Leon Kellner Orchestra
‘Treasury Star Parade’
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWL CBS New Orleans
1964
Set 4
You Gotta Accentuate The Positive
Frankie Masters Orchestra (voc) Frankie Masters, Phyllis Miles and The Girl Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cedar Rapids, Idaho
Blue Network
1945
Limehouse Blues
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Nov 1940
Jam Session + Goodbye (Close)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
23 Oct 1937
Set 5
Theme + Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 Jul 1944
An Old Manuscript
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Aircheck
Hotel New Yorker NY
1944
Adios
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Marine Ballroom
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Jun 1956
Cirribirribin (theme) + Jump Sauce
Harry James Orchestra
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
KFI NBC LA
10 Jul 1946
Set 6
Zaz Zuh Zaz
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
Comm Rec
New York
Nov 1933
Cotton Pickers’ Congregation
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
14 Oct 1938
Some Other Spring
Billie Holliday (voc) Billie Holliday Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
1 Jul 1939
Deed I Do
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Aircheck
mid – 1939
Set 7
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + Copenhagen
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Sugar
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Dixie Jamboree
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Waiting For The Robert E Lee
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Set 8
Salt Peanuts
Charlie Parker Quintet (voc) CP
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Feb 1949
The Duke
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Dec 1945

Sunday Dance at Cronulla with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


We love playing for the good people of Cronulla RSL They love their jazz and they love to dance!

I’ve posted some photos below for you of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertaining with swing and jazz from the 1920s and 1930s at Cronulla RSL, last Sunday 15 May.

In the band: Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Grahame Conlon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass, Alex Inman-Hislop drums.

And we had a few sit ins: Damon Poppleton on soprano sax, Flynn Poppleton on drums and Bob Gillespie on drums. Bob was the drummer for Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, Lovelace Watkins, the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras touring Australia and many, many more!

We also bring 1920s and 1930s razzamatazz to weddings, corporate events and birthday parties. Find out more from Tony.

Though we’re Sydney-based we can travel anywhere! In fact, all Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters musicians have performed around the world.

The view from Cronulla RSL looking out over Cronulla Beach on a beautiful autumn afternoon
The view from Cronulla RSL looking out over Cronulla Beach on a beautiful autumn afternoon

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with a couple of sit-ins, Damon Poppleton on soprano sax and Flynn Poppleton on drums. Dave Clayton in on double bass, you can see the tip of Grahame Conlon's guitar and Greg poppleton is singing On The Sunny Side of The Street.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with a couple of sit-ins, Damon Poppleton on soprano sax and Flynn Poppleton on drums. Dave Clayton in on double bass, you can see the tip of Grahame Conlon’s guitar and Greg Poppleton is singing On The Sunny Side of The Street.

 

grahame jazz guitar
Grahame Conlon, guitar

 

dave jazz double bass
Dave Clayton, double bass

 

alex jazz drums
Alex Inman-Hislop, drums

 

Damon jazz soprano sax
Damon Poppleton sat in on the third set playing soprano sax

 

Bob Gillespie, formerly with Maynard Ferguson's English Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Lovelace Watkins also sat in on Alex' drums for the third set.
Bob Gillespie, formerly with Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Lovelace Watkins also sat in on Alex’ drums for the third set.

Looking for Sydney’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s singer and band for your wedding, corporate event and birthday party. You’ve found us! NOW find out more from Tony.