Your Greg Poppleton newsletter for the Merrie Month of May invites you to come and be merry with us…
SUNDAY 6 MAY
This is always a fun show.
Builders Club (The Basement), 61 Church St, Wollongong. 2-30-5-30pm. Free. 18+ only. (Restaurant, cafe, bar upstairs and free car park)
– with Grahame Conlon (guitar/banjo) & Dave Clayton (double bass)
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12 / 13 MAY
Meantime, as an actor (not band related), I’m busy rehearsing for four massive ‘Wizards’ Brunch and Dinner shows being held in the gothic Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall at Sydney University. TICKETS AND MORE INFO
There’s five live Phantom Dancer shows on 107.3 2SER radio for your listening pleasure this month. Every Tuesday, 12:04-2pm and any time online. See the 1 May play list below. LISTEN TO PAST SHOWS HERE
‘Sweet Lorraine’, Greg Poppleton Sextet with SwingKatz dancers…
It’s always a pleasure to be invited back to The Basement in Wollongong to sing the songs of the 1920s – 1930s with my band – Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass.
We turn the intimate cellar into a speakeasy with authentic 1920s – 30s vocals and songs.
We introduced some new old songs to the repertoire for The Basement in the Wollongong Builders Club, including The Continental (as sung by Ginger Rogers), My Canary Has Circle Under His Eyes (as sing by Marion Harris) and Singing In The Bathtub (as sing by Winnie Lightner).
I took some photos for you.
We’re playing next at Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St Penrith, Saturday 11 November, 2 – 5pm. FREE!
“We must say Greg Poppleton’s music always hits the spot – so authentic sounding!” — Women’s Vintage Radio Hour, Gillespie Network (US)
Hello Bakelite Broadcasters!
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters recorded 13 hotcha 1920s – 30s songs last Wednesday for a brand new album we’re sure you’ll like. Mixing, mastering, artwork and packaging is still to be done. We’re aiming for a May release date. I’ll keep you informed of progress with each monthly newsletter.
Who’s playing on the new album? Well, you’ll hear Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer, Paul Furniss clarinet, alto sax and soprano sax, Geoff Power trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, and Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.
The entire album was recorded between 10:45 am and 3:15pm on Wednesday 24 February with a 45 minute lunch break. So the feel is just like a high energy live show.
Tracks: Back In Your Own Backyard (title track) / Yes, We Have No Bananas / Egyptian Ella / Cakewalking Babies From Home / The Lady Is A Tramp / Too Marvelous For Words / They Didn’t Believe Me / Honeysuckle Rose / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / I’ll See You In My Dreams / I’m Nobody’s Sweetheart Now / Makin’ Whoopee!
Here’s a sneak photo taken at the studio. Greg Poppleton holding the song list. Paul Funiss (reeds) and Grahame Conlon (g) in the background.
MARCH SHOW DATES
Wed 2 March – Mixing and Mastering New Album
Fri 11 March – Birthday Party, Penrith District
Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
3 – 6pm Free
See the play lists at Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge Blog
Tuesdays 12pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Thursdays 11am 88.5 2RRR Gladesville
Sundays 5pm 107.3 2SER Sydney
Sundays 7pm ArtSoundFM 1ART 90.3 and 92.7 Canberra
Plus 20 other stations across Australia
WINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’
IN CASE OF MUSICAL EMERGENCIES…
The 1930s has been described as ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood’. And those who deal in the ultra-exclusive know that Greg Poppleton is the only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer in Australia with a band of highly talented, world-touring swing musicians for 1930s themed events.
That’s why Greg Poppleton was booked to sing the songs from the movies for an exclusive ‘Old Hollywood Event’.
I thought you and the band did an amazing performance! It totally suited the evenings’ atmosphere and we really noticed that people were enjoying the music. It really surpassed our expectations.
Thank you for your performance!”
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What a hit with the crowd as dancers swirled and Charlestoned on the dance floor!
Having a Christmas party?
When you book the orchestra, for your end-of-year company social, we promise we’ll excite you and your guests, too, with the danceable songs that made the Roaring 20s roar! All played by Sydney’s Top ten world-touring vintage jazz specialists under the direction of ARIA-nominated trumpeter, Geoff Power. And sung by Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton.
And we play for weddings, clubs, parties, events and festivals.