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

Greg Poppleton 1920s Great Gatsby Party – Raising Dollars For Scholars


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the flappers and gentlemen dancing The Charleston at a 1920s Great Gatsby gala raising money for education.

Taking the photos: MICHAEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY
MOBILE NO. 0425292809
EMAIL: michael@hennos.com

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the absolute best in Sydney 1920s-30s jazz and swing:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-30s singer / film and TV actor
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Paul Furniss – alto and soprano saxes plus clarinet
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard.

Tony Jex provided the sound for the 1000 seat hall.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

Corporate Christmas Party 9 December


What a night! What a brilliant 1920s Great Gatsby themed end-of-year-party for a large media company.

The six-piece Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the 550 guests dancing at the huge corporate 1920s party.

With Greg Poppleton, our dance partners SwingKatz gave an exciting, acrobatic swing dance exhibition, dancing to three songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – Exactly Like You, Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue and Walkin’ My Baby back Home.

SwingKatz were also commissioned to give staff members six weeks of dance lessons leading up to the event to practice some mass choreographic routines which were a highlight of the night.

The routines were danced to songs from two albums by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Firstly, the balboa group danced to Greg Poppleton’s ‘The Charleston’ from the ‘Doin’ the Charleston’. CD and digital downloads available at Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.

Then the lindy hoppers hopped to Greg Poppleton’s ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’ from the band’s 2006 album, ‘The Phantom Dancer’.

The CD sold out long ago but you can cheaply download the track and whole album from Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party tony@entertainoz.com

In the six-piece Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters speakeasy band for the Roaring 20s party were: Greg Poppleton (1920s vocals) Paul Furniss (clarinet and alto sax) Al Davey (trumpet and trombone) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone) and Ian Bloxsom (drums).

I took some action snaps for you…

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Some of the 1920s costumed guests enjoying the music of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Some of the 1920s costumed guests enjoying the music of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Band leader and 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, takes a selfie

Band leader and 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, takes a selfie

 

Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Al Davey trumpet and trombone.

Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Al Davey trumpet and trombone

 

Drummer Ian Bloxsom is a blur of action. Ian, as well as being an ace 1920s drummer, has played percussion for the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera.

Drummer Ian Bloxsom is a blur of action. Ian, as well as being an ace 1920s drummer, has played percussion for the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera

 

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Greg Poppleton sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party tony@entertainoz.com

21st Birthday 1920s Party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the great pleasure of playing for a very special 21st birthday on Saturday.

I took some photos of the 1920s quartet for you, featuring the very best in Australian vintage jazz: Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Ben Jones alto sax, tenor sax and clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo and Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s – 30s singer.

Because the gathering was made up of very talented singers in jazz, musical theatre and opera, we were more than happy for a few vocal sit-ins.

The young lady whose birthday it was is herself sat in with the band (and her two closest friends) on Two Sleepy People. Another Sydney jazz identity joined us for a gobsmakingly smokey take on Makin’ Whoopee. We had the real deal in jazz sing Lullaby of Birdland. And a great voice in professional music theatre wowed the party with Minnie The Moocher. Lots of fun!

We love playing birthdays, weddings and corporate events because we always play for the very best people who always have an enjoyable time. Contact Tony Jex about having Greg Poppleton at your occasion.

The 1920s jazz trio: Grahame Conlon guitar, Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone

The 1920s jazz trio: Grahame Conlon guitar, Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone. Photo: Ben Jones saxes and clarinet.

 

Ben Jones plays clarinet with Grahame Conlon on guitar and Geoff Power on the sousaphone. Photo by 1920s singer Greg Poppleton.

Ben Jones plays clarinet with Grahame Conlon on guitar and Geoff Power on the sousaphone. Photo by 1920s singer Greg Poppleton.

 

A band instrumental, Chinatown My Chinatown, the birthday host's request. Ben Jones reeds, Grahame Conlon banjo and Geoff Power trumpet.

A band instrumental, Chinatown My Chinatown, the birthday host’s request. Ben Jones reeds, Grahame Conlon banjo and Geoff Power trumpet.

Book us now before it’s too late! Contact.

February Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Hello Bakelite Broadcasters!

January was a busy month for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters….

Dec 31 – Jan 1 New Years Hollywood Party Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
10 Jan – 1st show at The Builders Club Wollongong
(rebooked 16 Oct)
17 Jan – Cronulla RSL
(next date to be announced)
22 Jan – The 1st Gin Mill Social for 2016
(back again Fri 19 Feb)

Now February is even busier…

Thurs 4 Feb – play for the start of the 2016 Law Term
Sat 6 Feb – Great Art Deco Ball (more details below)
Thurs 11 Feb – private concert, New York theme
Sat 13 Feb – private Anniversary celebration
Fri 19 Feb – 1920s Gin Mill Social (more details below)
Wed 24 Feb – in the studio to record a NEW ALBUM!!!

6 February – Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Hotel Katoomba.
Have you bought your tickets, yet? Call the Carrington Hotel 4782 1111.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are back at the historic, glamorous Carrington Hotel, fourth year in a row, for the Roaring 20s Festival Great Art Deco Ball, Sat 6 Feb 7:30pm.

Tickets, including three course meal and beverage package are available at Carrington reception or call 4782 1111.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters you’ll dance to:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s singer
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar, banjo and ukelele
Jim Elliot – bass saxophone, alto sax and clarinet

Here’s a photo from last year’s Great Art Deco Ball…Looks like fun!

Fri 19 February – The Gin Mill Social is Sydney’s monthly 1920s speakeasy party.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters kick off the night – Friday 19 February 6:45pm. TICKETS

Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920s dinner party.

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

It’s the roaring 20s and prohibition has cleared the city. WAIT…! There are whispers… down a dark alley, hidden inside a long closed bank building lives a jumpin’ juke joint.

It’s as hot as one of Gatsby’s Parties, it’s The Gin Mill Social!

A fine dining setting with a banquet style menu, the fun never stops as live swing musicians play all night long and the flappers are dancing, vaudeville performers pop up to entertain when you are least expecting it.
The 1920s is living and breathing.
Dress code: guys in ties, girls in pearls.

“It’s like Gold Class on steroids!” – Weekendnotes
TICKETS

FEBRUARY GIG GUIDE + 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

THURS 4 FEB  
Private event to launch the 2016 Law Term
SAT 6 FEB  7:30 – 11pm  
Great Art Deco Ball.
Carrington Hotel,
47 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Includes a three course dinner and beverage package $120.00pp.
TICKETS only available through reception (02) 4782 1111THURS 11 FEB  
Private concert with history of early jazz in NYC themeTHURS 13 FEB  
Private Anniversary celebration in the Southern HighlandsFRI 19 FEB  6:45pm  Gin Mill Social.
Slide Cabaret 41 Oxford St Surry Hills. TICKETS

WED 24 FEB  4th Album Recording

MARCH AND APRIL SHOWS FOR YOUR DIARY…

SUN 20 MAR  12:30pm
Jazz At The Pines, Dural

TICKETS

FRI 25 MAR – SUN 27 MAR  
Waiheke Jazz Festival Auckland NZ
TICKETS

FRI 29 APR  7pm  Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with Pal Joey Movie (1957) Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Bookings 4382 1777 TICKETS

SAT 30 APR  3:30pm  Illawarra Jazz Festival, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal
TICKETS

PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW
Your non-stop mix of Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.
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 AustraliaWINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’

Instapose Photo Booth With Green Screen For A Range Of Personalised Backgrounds


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertained at an exclusive 1930s Hollywood corporate event recently for some very high end international retailers.

Also there, with a photo booth for guests was INSTAPOSE IMAGERY. They took some exciting band snaps which I’ve posted for you below. BUT WHO ARE THEY?

INSTAPOSE IMAGERY is the only photo booth in Australia to offer studio lighting, live 3D green screen, slow-motion video, photographic filters, and an interactive touchscreen, all in one booth!

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters captured for all Time by the OMG Photo Booth. L-r Chris O'Dea sax doubling clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar, Greg Poppleton 1930s singer with megaphone and Greg Chilcott rombone doubling sousaphone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters captured for all Time by the Instapose Photo Booth. L-r Chris O’Dea sax doubling clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar, Greg Poppleton 1930s singer with megaphone and Greg Chilcott trombone doubling sousaphone

INSTAPOSE IMAGERY open style studio offers stunning printed backgrounds as you can see in the photos here, studio lighting, fantastic props and professional operators. By developing the most advanced post-process instant air-brush technology and editing capabilities such as cropping, our Photo Booth Attendant will ensure that your guests’ photos come out looking spectacular. To make your photo even more unique, guests can choose from a variety of Instagram-type photographic filters and effects.

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at a Hollywood theme with a Rolling Stone mag background. It just so happens that Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ double bassist, Darcy Wright, was named in the Top Ten jazz double bassists in the world by Rolling Stone.

The INSTAPOSE IMAGERY Studio Photo Booth’s advanced social media sharing capability allows you to instantly scan your hi-resolution photo straight onto your phone to share with your friends on any social media platform they choose.

With our custom graphic overlay service, you can feature your company logo or own personal graphic on all of your photos! This is a standard inclusion in our prices.

With Instapose’s custom graphic overlay service, you can feature your company logo or own personal graphic on all of your photos! This is a standard inclusion in Instapose prices.

Fun props are provided so that your guests can have some fun and look different in every shot. Hats, wigs, glasses, signs, picture frames…you name it, we’ve probably got it!

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with a mop-topped photo bomber.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with a mop-topped photo bomber.

INSTAPOSE IMAGERY photos are produced on 6x4cm high gloss photo paper in only 7 seconds! Order double prints and save all photos from your event to one of our beautiful dry-mount albums.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters snapped by OMG in one of their green screen photo booths.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters snapped by Instapose in one of their green screen photo booths.

Contact INSTAPOSE for your event, wedding and party:

Jain Song, Creative Director
INSTAPOSE IMAGERY PTY LTD
P:   +61 402159777
E:    jain.song@instapose.com.au

Contact Tony Jex to book 1920s – 1930s Hot Jazz and Swing by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your corporate event, wedding and party:
P:   +61 2 9567 7171
M:    0407 941 263
E:    tony@ozmanagement.com