19 August Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz Photos


Thank you to all of you who came to Penrith RSL for jazz this Saturday and made the afternoon so much fun.

The jazz audience at Penrith RSL make the whole afternoon a great social occasion, so the band and I always look forward to playing in the city by the Nepean.

In fact, we’ll be back at Penrith RSL for Armistice Day, 11 November, 2 – 5pm.

With me in the band today as I sang the songs of the 1920s and 1930s, we had, by special request, the great honour of being joined by bass brass virtuoso, Cazzbo Johns, formerly of the Australian Opera.

Bob Gillespie, musical director for Lovelace Watkins and drummer for Maynard Fergusson’s English Band was on the kit.

Guitarist for Ricky May, Grahame Conlon, swung on his Spanish guitar and banjo.

Damon Poppleton, aged 14, jammed on alto and tenor saxes. And Flynn Poppleton, age 10, sat in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

As always, I’ve taken some happy snaps for you below. See you at Penrith, 11 November!

Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton, the sign in front of the Penrith RSL building.
Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton, the sign in front of the Penrith RSL building.

 

Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax.
Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax.

 

Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.
Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.

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Swing At Penrith 2 April – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned to Penrith for another fun Saturday Jazz show on 2 April.

In the band were Greg Poppleton (1920s vocals) Grahame Conlon (guitar) Dave Clayton (double bass and kazoo) and Bob Gillespie (drums).

John Hunter from John Hunter Media corporate video production services took some great photos. Check them out below…

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Now for those photos of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters in the Castle Lounge of Penrith RSL taken by John Hunter. Enjoy!…

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer
Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Penrith RSL 2 April. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Penrith RSL 2 April. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Bob Gillespie swinging on the drums. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Dave Clayton, swinging double bass. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Grahame Conlon swing guitar. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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A spot of 1920s cabaret. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

 

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Greg Poppleton with the 1920s megaphone. Dave Clayton double bass. Photography by John Hunter Media Pty Ltd

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters – Penrith RSL 15 November


Saturday 15 November, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played 1920s and 1930s swing for jazz fans and dancers in the Castle Bar, Penrith RSL. We’ll be back, 2pm, Saturday 28 February 2015. FREE!

My name in lights!!! A beacon of hope to the weary traveller at night, no doubt.
My name in lights!!! A beacon of hope to the weary traveller at night, no doubt.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Penrith RSL,
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Grahame Conlon – guitarist for Ricky May and many others
Darcy Wright – double bassist for Tony Bennett in Australia, and more
Bob Gillespie – drummer for Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, Lovelace Watkins, the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras in Australia and many more.

A blur of action. A selfie while singing 'The Way You Look Tonight' with Darcy Wright on double bass. I also took selfies with Grahame Conlon on guitar and Bob Gillespie on double bass but they were far too blurry for human consumption.
A blur of action. A selfie while singing ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ with Darcy Wright on double bass. I also took selfies with Grahame Conlon on guitar and Bob Gillespie on double bass but they were far too blurry for human consumption.

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