Egyptian Ella – New Greg Poppleton Video


Huzzah!

The new video by Greg Poppleton …

Egyptian Ella by Walter Doyle (1930) – from the album Back In Your Own Backyard

Greg Poppleton and his 1920s-30s swing and jazz band come from Way Down South –
so far south, in fact, that the next stop is Antarctica!

Enjoy…

We love playing 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing

And we believe in sharing this music at free shows and uploads

But we still have to eat

We believe that for artists to survive and create, audiences need to step up and directly support them…

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If you’re broke,
add this to your play list.
Kick in later when you have the money

If you’re rich,
think of the good karma your support will bring you

We ask for only $1

That’s 1/3 the price of a coffee

And this song will last you forever

Thank you.

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Egyptian Ella
Vocals: Greg Poppleton
Soprano Sax: Paul Furniss
Sousaphone: Geoff Power
Guitar: Grahame Conlon
Drums: Lawrie Thompson

March Newsletter – New Album Recorded


“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.

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MARCH SHOW DATES

Wed 2 March – Mixing and Mastering New Album

Fri 11 March – Birthday Party, Penrith District
Private

Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
3 – 6pm Free

Fri 18 March – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

Sun 20 March – Jazz At The Pines, Dural
Tickets available here

NEW ZEALAND WAIHEKE FESTIVAL DATES

Friday 25 March – Artworks Theatre
Tickets available here

Saturday 26 March – Morra Hall
Tickets available here

Sunday 27 March – Grand Finale Concert featuring the Stars of the Festival, Rangihoua Estate, Rocky Bay
Tickets available here

AUSTRALIAN SHOW DATES

Saturday 2 April – Penrith Club, Penrith
Free

Tuesday 5 April – Mosman Gallery, Penrith
Free

Friday 8 April – High Tea, Hurstville
Door tickets $15

Fri 15 April – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

Fri 29 April – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre (with Pal Joey film)
Tickets available here and selling fast

Sat 30 April – Illawarra Jazz Fest, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal
Tickets available here

Thurs 5 May – Corporate Event
Inner West

Sat 14 May – Birthday Party
Eastern Suburbs

Sun 15 May – Cronulla Club, Cronulla Beach
Free

Fri 20 May – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

Sun 29 May – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
Free

Wed 15 June – Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
Free

Fri 17 June – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

Sat 25 June – Wedding, Blue Mountains

Fri 15 July – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong
Free

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural
Tickets available here

HEAR BAND ALBUMS

Chuck Morgan with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball
Chuck Morgan with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

 

MUST SEE MARCH – APRIL SHOWS
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SUN 20 MAR 12:30pm
Jazz At The Pines, Dural
Tickets available here

Fri 18 MAR 6:45pm
Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills
Tickets available here

FRI 29 APR 7pm
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters on stage with Pal Joey Movie (1957)
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre.
Bookings 4382 1777 Tickets available here and selling fast

SAT 30 APR 3:30pm Illawarra Jazz Festival, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal
Tickets available here

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 Australia

WINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’

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FEBRUARY SHOW PHOTOS

2016 Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba - Tickets were difficult to get and still the night sold out weeks ahead! Images: Brigitte Grant Mountain Life Photography
2016 Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba – Tickets were difficult to get and still the night sold out weeks ahead! Images: Brigitte Grant Mountain Life Photography

 

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Grahame Conlon at the album recording

 

Greg 1920s singer Gin Mill Social
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (trio) Gin Mill Social at Slide, Oxford St, Surry Hills

 

Greg Poppleton and Geoff Power at a birthday party in Bowral.
Greg Poppleton and Geoff Power at a birthday party in Bowral.

There aren’t photos from all the Feb shows we played. But I’m sure you’ll agree from looking at these photos here, that at all the Greg Poppleton shows, a good time was had by all!!!

 

Wedding, Corporate event, Party?

Book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion.

Call the always helpful Tony Jex…

02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Her Eyes Don’t Shine Like Diamonds – Live


The sentimental ballad, Her Eyes Don’t Shine Like Diamonds, was written by David Marion in 1894.

Here it is performed live in The Victoria Room, Darlinghust, by the Po-Faced 2, purveyors of Victorian and Edwardian song full of moral improvement. The pianist is Tony Gardner. The singer is Greg Poppleton. Enjoy…

Greg Poppleton, singer of Edwardian and Victorian ditties, sentimental, unrequited and packed full of moral goodness.
Greg Poppleton, singer of Edwardian and Victorian ditties, sentimental, unrequited and packed full of moral goodness.

1920s Trio At ’20s Theme Garden Picnic


1920s Trio Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, Geoff Power (sousaphone / trumpet) Chuck Morgan (banjo)
1920s Trio Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, Geoff Power (sousaphone / trumpet) Chuck Morgan (banjo)

Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer and band played for a corporate 1920s themed ‘Garden Picnic’ in the exclusive harbourside Park Hyatt, The Rocks.

“Thank you to you and your band for a wonderful afternoon,”
Holly Speerin, event organiser.

Yes, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s trio – sextet.

“Greg has captured the 1920s vocal style to perfection,”
Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, former jazz critic for The Australian.

We play for clubs, festivals, weddings, corporate events and celebrations. World-renowned 1920s singer and broadcasters. World-touring vintage jazz musicians. The only real 1920s singer and band in Sydney.

Visit the band’s official website to see videos and hear live audio and make your enquiry

Samantha and Tony’s Wedding At Margan Winery


On Saturday 2 November, Sydney’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer with trio – sextet, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, were honoured to play at Samantha and Tony’s Wedding in the wine making centre of New South Wales, the Hunter Valley.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Blackboard

I’m posting some photos of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters playing for guests during pre-dinner drinks on the lawn, followed by the quintet serenading guests inside the long Barrel Room at Margan Winery.

Congratulations Samantha and Tony! We always play for beautiful and special weddings. Samantha’s and Tony’s was especially beautiful.

For your 1920s – 1930s theme party, wedding or corporate event call Tony to ask about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band:

Email Tony Jex
Call:  61 2 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263

 

Greg Poppleton singing during pre-dinner drinks at Samantha and Tony's wedding, Margan Winery, Broke NSW
Greg Poppleton singing during pre-dinner drinks at Samantha and Tony’s wedding, Margan Winery, Broke NSW

 

We were asked to play the first set on the lawn as a duo or trio for pre-dinner drinks. But a quartet is even better (at no extra cost)! Greg Poppleton (voc) Geoff Power (trombone and trumpet) Chuck Morgan (guitar) Darcy Wright (double bass)
We were asked to play the first set on the lawn as a duo or trio for pre-dinner drinks. But a quartet is even better (at no extra cost)! Greg Poppleton (voc) Geoff Power (trombone and trumpet) Chuck Morgan (guitar) Darcy Wright (double bass)

 

This is the Barrel Room at Margan Winery where the reception took place
This is the Barrel Room at Margan Winery where the reception took place, taken from where the band set up to play after pre-dinner drinks.

 

Geoff Power playing trumpet with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Geoff Power playing trumpet with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. The 5-piece band, 1930s swing vocals, trumpet, guitar, double bass and drums fit into a very small space. We were mindful of not intruding on the conversations of guests sitting right up next to the band while still spreading the music so it could be heard softly at the far end of a very long room. As it turned out, the guests closest to the band were already fans of some of the musicians (who are Sydney’s best.). By the end of the night they were also very enthusiastic fans of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

 

Chuck Morgan, guitar, Darcy Wright, double bass with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Chuck Morgan, guitar, Darcy Wright, double bass with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Lawrie Thompson drums, Geoff Power, muted trumpet, Darcy Wright double bass with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Here is one last picture of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters playing in the Barrel Room, Margan Winery, Hunter Valley for Samantha’s and Tony’s wedding. I was singing, too. But I was taking the pictures so there are no snaps of me in the room. In this photo: Lawrie Thompson drums, Geoff Power, muted trumpet, Darcy Wright double bass with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Remember, for your 1920s – 1930s theme party, wedding or corporate event call Tony to ask about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band:

Email Tony Jex
Call:  61 2 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263