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
WINNER – ArtSoundFM Canberra – ‘Best Community Radio Network Programme 2015’
IN CASE OF MUSICAL EMERGENCIES…
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertained at the Carrington Hotel Katoomba’sNew Years Eve Hollywood Party. See the photos below…
We’re back at the Carrington, for the fourth year in a row, stomping off at the Roaring 20s Festival Great Art Deco Ball, Sat 6 Feb 7:30pm. Tickets, including three course meal and beverage package are available at Carrington reception or call 4782 1111.
Wollongong! We’ll see you at The Basement, Builders Club, 61 Church St, 2:30pm SUN 10 JAN. FREE!
The first Gin Mill Social for 2016! It’s the 1920s at Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St Surry Hills 6:45pm FRI 22 JAN. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters kick off the night. TICKETS
JANUARY GIG GUIDE + 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
SUN 10 JAN 2:30 – 5:30pm
Wollongong Master Builders Club,
61 Church St Wollongong. FREEFRI 22 JAN 6:45pm Gin Mill Social.
Slide Cabaret 41 Oxford St Surry Hills. TICKETS
SAT 6 FEB 7 – 11pm Great Art Deco Ball.
47 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Includes a three course dinner and beverage package $120.00pp. Tickets available through reception (02) 4782 1111
FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS SUN 20 MAR 12:30pm
Jazz At The Pines, Dural.
FRI 25 MAR – SUN 27 MAR Waiheke Jazz Festival Auckland NZ.
FRI 29 APR 7pm GP & the BBs + Pal Joey (1957) Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Bookings 4382 1777
PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW
Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton. 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.
NEW YEARS EVE PHOTOS…1930s Hollywood Party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. We’ll be back at the Carrington for the Great Art Deco Ball on Sat 6 Feb! Have you booked? 02 4782 1111
To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your wedding, corporate event and party, please call the always helpful Tony Jex…
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…