Photos Gin Mill Social 21 April


Greg Poppleton opened the final Gin Mill Social to be held at Slide with a 75 minute set of 1920s jazz, Charleston and hotcha.

In the band with Greg were Geoff Power sousaphone doubling cornet and Bradley Newman, piano.

Stay tuned for the next Gin Mill Social at another venue soon.

In the meantime, authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band can be booked for your event, wedding corporate or party. Request a booking

Photos from the 21 April Gin Mill Social

Authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band can be booked for your event, wedding corporate or party. Request a booking

Greg will be bring his 1920s music next to Swinging At The Speakeasy, Palmer & co, Abercrombie Lane, Sydney, Wednesday 26 April, 7-10pm. FREE

Speakeasy poster

Greg Poppleton Show Photos Builders Club, Wollongong


Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 30s singer and band, returned to The Builders Club Wollongong, Sunday 16th April.

It was the second show on the band’s Easter Tour 2017, with a enthusiastic audience in The Basement at The Builders.

Greg often took a walk through the audience to sing to everyone personally, his booming 3-octave baritone filling the room without a microphone.

On stage: Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s vocals), Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Damon Poppleton (soprano sax).

We’ll be back at the The Builders Sunday 25 June and Sunday 22 October.

Both shows are free. Music starts 2:30pm. Lights up at 5:30pm.

Meantime, we also love playing weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

For your wedding, corporate event and party, Request a quote.

The final Greg Poppleton on the Easter Tour 2017 will be the 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret, Friday 21 April. More Info and Tickets

Then, Wednesday April 26, dance to Greg Poppleton Swingin’ at the Speakeasy at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane, City, 7-10pm. Free.

Penrith RSL 1920s Show Photos – 15 April 2017


Here are some photos taken today at the Penrith RSL 1920s Show – the first leg of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 – and a clip from the local Penrith Press.

Tomorrow we’re at The Basement, Master Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm. Free!

In the photos: Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer with red megaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass, Bob Gillespie drums and Damon Poppleton soprano sax.

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

Greg Poppleton article 1920s Penrith show

Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 - Penrith RSL 15 April, Builders Club Wollongong 16 April, Gin Mill Social 21 April

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

24 March Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton Band


Greg Poppleton and band opened the 24 March Gin Mill Social with plenty of rhythmic 1920s hotcha.

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer sang, with Paul Baker banjo and Jim Elliott on alto and bass saxophone.

Here’s a gallery of all the fun at Sydney’s premier 1920s night.

Get in early to book your tickets for the last Gin Mill Social at Slide, Friday 21 April, 6:45-11:30pm.

It will be the final show of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017: Penrith RSL 15 April 2pm = Builders Club Wollongong 16 April 2:30pm – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills 21 April 6:45pm

Greg Poppleton and band also play weddings, corporate events and parties. Contact us at the band website.

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.

10 January Phantom Dancer – 1924 Sound Film Ben Bernie Jazz Orchestra


HEAR your Jan 10 Phantom Dancer mix ONLINE at 2SER radio

Today on your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio you’ll hear a set of Australian dance bands my parents danced to in the 1930s, Frank Coughlan and his Trocadero Orchestra, Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra and Dudley Cantrell’s Grace Granadiers (who played in the Grace Brothers department store ballroom on Broadway in Sydney.)

There’s also a set of women band leaders on the wireless Ella, Billie, Anna Mae Winburn and a set of jazz from swinging 60s radio and TV by Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and the Charlie Shavers Quartet without Charlie Shavers.

Eight sets in total – names, bands, song titles and the originating radio station and date are listed in the play list below.

The play list is after The Phantom Dancer video of the Week.

Here is The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. “A very important bit of film, both for the history of Film and Music in the early twentieth century! Surely one of the earliest films with the sound printed on the nitrate film itself instead of a separate disc or cylinder. It was produced by the De Forest Phonofilm system, which unfortunately was met with little success because there was no backing by any major studio. All that came of it were a few films of mostly musical subjects – which were at the time still making records by the acoustic process!” Alex Allen, YouTube. Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #248

107.3 2SER Tuesday 10 January 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations

Set 1
It’s Trad, Dad on Live 1940s Radio
Open + Dark Eyes
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Jun 1941
Basin Street Blues
Frank, Jack and Tom Coughlan with the Wally Portingale Orchestra (voc) Frank, Jack & Tom
‘Army on Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Oct 1943
Tiger Rag
Wild Bill Davison and band (members announced)
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
10 May 1947
Set 2
1940s Radio Swing Bands with Women Singers
St Louis Blues (Le tristezze di San Luigi)
Trio Lescano (voc) Pippo Barzizza Orch
Comm Rec
Turin
1940
Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night of the Week
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
18 Feb 1945
Somebody Loves Me
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Kitty Kallen
Rice Hotel
CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Set 3
Stan Kenton 1952 NBC ‘Concerts in Miniature’
Open + Sweets
San Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
WSOC NBC Charlotte NC
1952
Artistry in Bolero
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
WRC NBC Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Blue Moon
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
30 Sep 1952
Set 4
Paul Whiteman Orchestra on 1936-39 Radio
Ad + Flight of a Hay Bag
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
Open + The Music Goes Round and Round
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Jack Teagarden
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Comes Love
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
Hotel Schroeder
CBS Milwaukee
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Aug 1939
Set 5
1930s – 1940s Sydney Dance Bands. For My Father’s 100th Birthday
Don’t Sweetheart Me
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Harlem Heat
Dudley Cantrell and the Grace Grenadiers
Comm Rec
Sydney
22 Nov 1937
Hang Your Heart On A Hickory Limb
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith and Jack Carpenter
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jul 1939
Blue Birds In The Moonlight
Dick Freeman and his Trocadero Dance Band (voc) Barbara James
Comm Rec
Sydney
Mar 1940
Set 6
1930s – 40s Women Band Leaders
Some Other Spring
Billie Holiday Orchestra (voc) Billie Holiday
Comm Rec
New York City
5 Jul 1939
Who Ya’ Hunchin’?
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
26 Feb 1940
Mary Lou Williams’ Girl Stars
Boogie Misterioso
Comm Rec
New York City
24 Jul 1946
Diggin’ Dyke
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Set 7
Swinging Sixties Radio and TV Jazz
Chicago
Benny Goodman Quartet
‘Illinois Sesquicentennial’
WMAQ NBC TV Chicago
21 Aug 1967
Hello Dolly
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City
AFN Europe Re-broadcast
Jul 1964
A Tisket A Tasket
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Gene Krupa Quartet
‘Guard Session’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1963
Set 8
A Date With The Duke ABC 1945
A Friend Of Yours
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Regal Theatre
ABC Chicago
25 May 1945
Chelsea Bridge
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Apollo Theatre
WJZ ABC NYC
30 Mar 1945
Blues On The Double
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC Battle Creek Mich.
2 Jun 1945
C Jam Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945