1920s-30s Jazz at the Builders Club, Wollongong 25 June


I returned with my band, Greg Poppleton, to The Basement in the Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong, for a cosy afternoon of 1920s – 1930s swing and a few laughs.

It was good to see so many old friends of the band in the audience and nice to make some new acquaintances, too.

And it was also very nice to be invited by the Illawarra Jazz Club to play at one of their Corrimal Hotel jazz afternoons later in the year. I’ll keep you posted for time and date.

We’re back at The Builders Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2;30-5:30pm on Sunday 22 October.

We’re also playing:
30 June – Gin Mill Social. Tix
16 July – Django Bar, Marrickville. Pre-book $17. $20 door. Tix
29 July – Gin Mill Social. Tix
30 July – Sydney Rowers club, Abbotsford 3pm

In the band was:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Dave Clayton – double bass
Damon Poppleton – alto and soprano saxes

Visit the band website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

As always I took some blurry photos for you…

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band leader with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band leader with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s jazz swing trio with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Dave Clayton double bass.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s jazz swing trio with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Dave Clayton double bass.
Grahame Conlon with the Greg Poppleton band on guitar doubling banjo.
Grahame Conlon with the Greg Poppleton band on guitar doubling banjo.
Dave Clayton with the Greg Poppleton band blissing out on the double bass
Dave Clayton with the Greg Poppleton band blissing out on the double bass
The Builders Club, jazz every Sunday in The Basement 2:30-5:30pm. 61 Church St Wollongong.
The Builders Club, jazz every Sunday in The Basement 2:30-5:30pm. 61 Church St Wollongong.

Book Greg Poppleton for your event or occasion: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

June Newsletter – Greg Poppleton


Heigh-Ho Everybody,

… as Rudy Vallee used to say on his 1930s radio show –

WE’VE BEEN TO THE REGISTRY OFFICE
and we’ve changed the band name and web address

Yes, we’ve taken the plunge.

Due to many requests, the band name Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters has been changed and shortened.

Now it’s a name we’re sure you’ll find easier to say, easier to write and easier to remember – Greg Poppleton.

The band website name has changed, too. It was bakelitejazz.com. Now it’s gregpoppletonmusic.com.

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.

BREAKING NEWS

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…

WEDDING BELLES

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

Round Pearl Wedding

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.

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

 

MAY BEETLES AND JUNE BUGS

We’re playing lots of gigs in the city for your listening and dancing pleasure this month.

Put on your winter woolies, catch a stream train, catch Vivid, come Gin Mill Social, go see us at…

MAY 26, FRIDAY
Wedding – Jazz Club theme
(well, only if you’ve been invited, but I’ve added it so you know)

MAY 27, SATURDAY
8pm – Midnight
Palmer & Co, Downstairs, Abercrombie Lane, City
FREE

JUNE 9 FRIDAY
7 – 10pm
Singing with the Bridge City Jazz Band
Club Ashfield, Next to Ashfield Station
FREE

JUNE 10 SATURDAY
JUNE 11 SUNDAY
JUNE 12 MONDAY
10am – 2pm
Check their site:
Transport Heritage Expo
Platform 2, Central Station

JUNE 25 SUNDAY
2:30 – 5:30pm
The Basement
Builders Club,
61 Church Street, Wollongong
FREE

JUNE 30 FRIDAY – NEW VENUE
Gin Mill Social Pop-Up At Cello’s
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, City
TICKETS
READ ALL ABOUT SYDNEY’S #1 1920s NIGHT

WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

Every week I bring you a non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV on The Phantom Dancer.

Produced at 107.3 2SER Sydney, where it’s heard Tuesdays after the 12 noon news, The Phantom Dancer is heard around Australia on 22 radio stations and online.

Yes, NOW you can hear the show ONLINE at 2ser.com

Listen while you surf the net!

TV
You may have seen me on an ad now running hot on TV for a couple of breakfast show people.

There are four ads in all.

I’ve cut them down to footage for you. They’re the second ad in this showreel of some of the 59 TV commercials I’ve featured in over the years. Enjoy!

In closing, as you know, we play for all types of events – weddings, corporate and house parties – especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for your/their occasion, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex for your obligation-free quotation.

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

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…

Buy and download at
BANDCAMP
CDBABY
iTUNES

 

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.

DOWNLOAD at…

BANDCAMP
CDBABY
iTUNES

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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IN CASE OF MUSICAL EMERGENCIES…
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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

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ mix of the 1st 3 band albums!

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.