Greg Poppleton Newsletter Nov 2017 – Kiama Wedding and Sydney Town Hall Event


What’s Happening?
Wedding Kiama 4 Nov
Penrith RSL 11 Nov
Bondi Pavilion 15 Nov
Private Event Sydney Town Hall 23 Nov

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Wedding

Having a live 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding, but having Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact. We’re looking forward to playing a wedding this Saturday in Kiama for an excited bride and groom who were thrilled when they saw the band at the Corrimal Hotel last month. Read Greg’s article about the wedding in the photo above, and find out how Greg Poppleton and the band can add real 1920s – 1930s charm to your special day.

Coming to Penrith RSL 11 November

Greg and the 1920s – 1930s band are heading west to one our favourite venues, Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St Penrith, 2-5pm. We’ve been playing at Penrith for nine years and the local jazz club tells us we are one of their most popular bands.

In the band with Greg on Armistice Day:
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo (Mellotones)
Stan Kenton – double bass (Mellotones)
Damon Poppleton – alto sax (Anna Vriend)
Bob Gillespie – drums (Maynard Fergusson, Lovelace Watkins, touring Glenn Miller Orchestra)

Dance floor, child friendly, affordable bar and bistro. FREE entry!
Drop in for as long as you like – you don’t have to stay for the whole show, though most people do. Read Greg’s article with photos about the band’s August 2017 Penrith RSL show.

Sydney Town Hall 23 November

Greg Poppleton and his 4-piece 1920s – 1930s Jazz and Swing band entertain in a private show with other acts in Sydney Town Hall, 23 November. Greg, singing in real 1920s – 1930s style, will be accompanied by his internationally toured band musicians Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard. Book Greg for your event

Could You Get A Fax In 1938?

Yes. WOR New York makes its 1938 announcement about ‘Radio Fax’ on next Tuesday’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton. Every week, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney, online and over 23 radio stations across Australia, Greg Poppleton presents The Phantom Dancer, his multi-award-winning non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Read Greg’s article about 1930s Radio Fax along with next week’s Phantom Dancer swing play list and Greg’s historic Video of the Week feature.

October Band Photos


Builders Club
Three years at the Builders Club and another fun afternoon with our Wollongong friends. See article »


Corrimal Hotel
A full house for the whole afternoon as Greg Poppleton and band played for the Illawarra Jazz Club. See article »

Contact Greg’s management, Tony Jex, directly at OzManagement for all performance enquiries, private events and functions: info@ozmanagement.com

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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.

Please visit the band website: gregpoppletonmusic.com

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…

In the meantime, so you know, we play for weddings, corporate events and birthdays, too.

Contact the ever friendly and helpful Tony Jex to find out more, 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

How do we sound? This 600,000+ YouTube mix proves we are swinging, danceable and very, very popular. So book us for your party!

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

Having a wedding, corporate event or birthday? Book the 1920s – 1930s jazz swing band with over 600,000 YouTube views.

Contact the ever friendly and helpful Tony Jex to find out more, 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

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.

Book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your swingin’ party!