Free ShowSydney Rowing Club 3 Dec Free Xmas Show Fairfield Museum 9 Dec Private Event 11 Dec Radio Show 107.3 2SER 5,12,19, 26 Dec
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We’re at Sydney Rowing Club!
3-6pm, 3 December
Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer with over 1.1 Million YouTube views, and his swinging jazz band, are back at Sydney Rowing Club, 3pm 3 Dec, for their fun & energetic show. Don’t miss out! FREE!
Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford, 3-6pm, Sunday 3 December.
Restaurant, Bistro, bar, river views. Tons of free parking. Right on Abbotsford Ferry wharf and at the terminus for the 438 City-Abbotsford bus.
We’ll Sing You Jazzy Christmas Carols Fairfield Museum 6-8pm, 9 December
What a lovely way to spend an early evening!Greg and the 1920s – 1930s bandwill be a-carolling and playing the songs of the 1920s-30sat Fairfield Museum’s annual evening of holiday festivities! And it’s FREE!
This is Greg’s third Christmas at Fairfield. It’s always a warm, family friendly, community-spirited get-together.
Bring your picnic rugs, snacks and festive outfits for this annual family event, held in the open under shady trees in the Museum’s ‘Old Sydney Town’ style central square.
There’ll be kids’ activities, stalls and performances by,
– Greg Poppleton (jazz and Xmas carols),
– Shae Mowen School of Dance,
– The Choir of Love,
– Spanish Speaking Community Choir
– Karen Children’s & Adult’s Choir
– William Stimson Public School, Wetherill Park
Address: Corner The Horsley Drive & Oxford Street, Smithfield.
(634 The Horsley Drive). Heaps of free street parking.
Private Event 11 December
It’s a thrill to be asked back this year to play for one of our favourite clients. We have had an association with this client for six years.
November saw Greg Poppleton play for a Wedding (see photo above), the Sydney Bus Museum ‘Deckers in the Night‘ event and the Sydney Town Hall Christmas Concert.
As an example of what we do, please read Greg’s articleabout the wedding, and find out how Greg Poppleton and the band can add real 1920s – 1930s charm to your event. Book Greg for your event
Pot of Gold Radio Show
Did you know? Greg Poppleton is Australia’s longest running swing DJ. A 23rd radio station has just signed to pick up Greg Poppleton’s Phantom Dancer radio show each week – 89.1FM Cairns. Greg publishes his play lists, videos and expert articles on jazz and swing every week on his blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge.
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!
Check out the hot new video for you on the new website – ‘All About Swing’ dancing to Greg Poppleton playing The Charleston at Palmer & Co.
We’re back at Palmer & Co this Saturday night, 27 May, 8-Midnight. FREE.
If you’re in the city, drop by.
Palmer & Co is on Abercrombie Lane, downstairs, off George St and a five minute stroll from Wynyard Station.
This is what it looks like when we play there…
We’re playing the wedding reception of one of our good, long-time Facebook friends and fan of the band tonight.
And we’re sure looking forward to it.
The theme is Jazz Club – and we’ve played at plenty of those – Foundry616, Blue Note, Vanguard, Basement, Gin Mill Social, and jazz festivals.
I’ve assembled, as always, the best aggregation of classic 1920s jazz and 1930s swing musicians there is to be had in Sydney:
Paul Furniss – clarinet and alto sax
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.
If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.
“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.
MARCH SHOW DATES
Wed 2 March – Mixing and Mastering New Album
Fri 11 March – Birthday Party, Penrith District
Sun 13 March – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford
3 – 6pm Free
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
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