Photos – Swing With Greg Poppleton – Django Bar


The band and I had lots of fun last night (Sunday 16 July) with the All About Swing Dancers at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar.

Thank you to everyone for coming.

You can see the band next at:
Sat 29 July – Gin Mill Social (sold out)
Sun 30 July – Sydney Rowing Club 3-6pm
Sun 13 August – Mosman Bowling Club 2-4:30pm

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To whet your appetite for the next shows, here are four photos of Greg Poppleton and All About Swing at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar. Enjoy!

Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar, Sunday 16 July
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar, Sunday 16 July
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar. Greg Poppleton (blue-striped suit 1920s-30s swing vocals) Geoff Power (sousaphone doubling cornet) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Damon Poppleton (alto sax).
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar. Greg Poppleton (blue-striped suit 1920s-30s swing vocals) Geoff Power (sousaphone doubling cornet) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Damon Poppleton (alto sax).
Greg Poppleton singing 'Button Up Your Overcoat' on the big screen with Damon Poppleton watching.
Greg Poppleton singing ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’ on the big screen with Damon Poppleton watching.

2017 Art Deco Ball – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Saturday 4th February, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played to a full house of dancers dressed 1920s-style at the annual Great Art Deco Ball of the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.

2017 was Greg Poppleton’s sixth year in a row at the premier event of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival.
Tickets were sold out almost as soon as they went on sale (by telephone call to the hotel reception only) in mid-2016.

Every guest was dressed to the nines in their best 1920s finery. In fact, everyone absolutely dazzled.

The winners of the best dressed were positively outstanding.

The Charleston-off in the middle of the night gave the full dance floor a solid workout.

 

I took some photos of the band and a couple of shots of the dancing crowd from the bandstand. I hope you enjoy them…

 

Vintage Squad dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball
Vintage Squad dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. In his Bakelite Broadcasters band are world-touring musicians Geoff Power on cornet doubling sousaphone (11 US tours) Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo (3 US tours) and Jim Elliot bass and alto saxophones plus clarinet (9 US tours).

We saw lots of old friends on the bandstand and made lots of new friends at the Great Art Deco Ball, too.

Manfie and George on the dance floor
Manfie and George on the dance floor

Many commented on the excellent acoustic sound of the band this year. That was all due to the magician of the sound desk, drummer, singer and Conservatorium of Music graduate, Tony Jex.

Tony is also the man to contact to have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your 1920s – 1930s themed event. We play for weddings, parties and corporates, too.
Tony: (+61) 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play At Sundown.
Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play At Sundown.

 

Geoff Power solos on the cornet
Geoff Power solos on the cornet.

 

Geoff Power gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.
Geoff Power gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.

 

Grahame Conlon plays banjo on Carolina In The Morning
Grahame Conlon plays banjo on Carolina In The Morning

 

Grahame Conlon on the same Spanish guitar he used on the band's album, Back In Your Own Backyard, playing Sweet Lorraine.
Grahame Conlon on the same Spanish guitar he used on the band’s album, Back In Your Own Backyard, playing Sweet Lorraine.

 

Jim Elliot is Sydney's undisputed master of the bass saxophone. He also plays beautifully authentic 1920s melodies on the alto sax and clarinet in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.
Jim Elliot is Sydney’s undisputed master of the bass saxophone. He also plays beautifully authentic 1920s melodies on the alto sax and clarinet in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters look forward to playing at the Carrington Hotel’s 2018 Great Art Deco Ball in Katoomba.

Pleasecheck where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is playing next on the band’s website.

Foundry 616 Photos – Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s Show


Jazz club Foundry 616 witnessed the most high-energy show of its lifetime when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters brought their songs of the 1920s and 1930s to the Foundry stage.

One visiting Londoner told us the night reminded of her of many nights she had spent at the iconic Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. High energy and intimate were the words she used to describe the show.

Many Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters regulars and plenty of new friends were in the audience making the night one of the club’s busiest Thursday nights on record.

The band’s stock of Back In Your Own Backyard albums (available at Bandcamp) sold out.

Thank you to Jennifer Power, sound man Jonathan, and drummer Adam Barnard for the photos below. I also took a few. Enjoy…

The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax.
The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage at Foundry 616. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Photo: Greg Poppleton.

 

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Adam Barnard during soundcheck at the drums and washboard.

 

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1920s – 1930s singer Greg Poppleton snapped in the wings after the show

 

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Some of the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters instruments on stage – sousaphone, megaphone, trombone, guitar, drums and alto sax.

 

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Greg Poppleton (far right of photo) sings without the microphone, getting up-close and personal with the audience. Paul Furniss plays clarinet, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard drums.

 

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Geoff Power takes a fiery cornet solo on Hindustan. Grahame Conlon is behind him on guitar. Adam Barnard, drums.

To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s – 1930s themed wedding, club event or party, talk to Tony Jex

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75 Years King of Radio, Bob Rogers, Talks To Greg Poppleton


Bob Rogers is an iconic Australian radio and TV broadcaster.

He has been in radio 75 years.

Tonight Bob interviewed me.

We talked about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ latest 1920s-30s album, ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ and Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ exciting Foundry 616 jazz club show, Thursday 19 January. Tickets are selling fast.

We talked about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ exciting debut 1920s – 1930s show at premier Sydney jazz club Foundry 616, (616 Harris St Ultimo) Thursday night, 19 January. Get your TICKETS now

Where is Foundry 616 and the 1920s-30s Greg Poppleton 19 January show?

Bob also talked about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters‘ latest CD and digital album, Back In Your Own Backyard. (Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes) Bob played two tracks from the album. It is rare for an independent jazz band to be played on Sydney commercial radio.

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The fourth album of 1920s – 1930s songs on Back In Your Own Backyard by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Available at Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes

Bob Rogers played Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ entire ‘Doin’ The Charleston’ (Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes) in 2012.

The second album of 1920s - 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Doin' The Charleston.
The second album of 1920s – 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Doin’ The Charleston. Available at Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes

Bob Rogers began radio as a panel operator on 3XY Melbourne in 1942. His first DJ show was in Hobart a few years later. He then went to Brisbane and made a hit of Slim Dusty’s ‘Pub With No Beer’.

He presented Australia’s first Top 40 show on Sydney’s 2UE from 1958 to 1962 and was Australia’s top radio DJ for the next 8 years.

In 1962 he joined 2SM Sydney which jumped to number 1.

In 1964 Rogers was chosen to represent 2SM on The Beatles’ tour through Europe, Asia and Australia. Rogers became known as the Fifth Beatle.

He returned to 2UE and presented his morning radio show with a new format of provocative commentary, gossip and music. His programme became the go-to interview show for Australian and international celebrities including Frank Sinatra.

The Bob Rogers Show, a late night TV variety show, ran for five years on the Seven Network.

In November 1995, Rogers joined Sydney radio station 2CH. According to the Nielsen radio ratings survey, Bob Rogers’ Morning show became the fourth most heard radio programme in Sydney in that particular time slot – no mean feat for an easy listening station in Sydney to achieve a greater audience share than a talkback station.

His Saturday 2CH show is rated No. 1 in Sydney.

Get your tickets to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Foundry 616 soon before it sells out. Show and dinner & show BOOKINGS. Or call Foundry 616 on 9211 9442

See Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, Thursday 19 January.
See Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, Thursday 19 January. BOOKINGS

January Newsletter


Happy New Year Bakeliters,

Thursday, 8:30pm, 19 January, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters debut at Sydney’s premier jazz club – Foundry 616.

Cosy room, great food, friendly bar and great sound. We’d love you to join us!

Options: Dinner and show – Dinner sittings 7pm and 8pm. Show only starts 8:30pm. Concessions available, too. More info and TICKETS
(PS: If you had planned to catch us at our annual Great Art Deco Ball, Carrington Katoomba 4 Feb, it’s SOLD OUT)

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Foundry 616 you’ll see and hear your favourite Sydney classic jazz musicians…
PAUL FURNISS – saxes and clarinet,
GEOFF POWER – sousaphone and trumpet,
GRAHAME CONLON – Spanish guitar and banjo,
ADAM BARNARD – drums and washboard,
GREG POPPLETON – 1920s vocals

Tickets available:
Concession, General admission, 7pm Dinner sitting and show, 8pm Dinner sitting and show, Drinks package and show.

Bring your friends. Make it a date. Get your tickets now
TICKETS

Where is Foundry 616?
616 Harris Street near Broadway. See the red pointer on the map…

Greg says,
“This is our first show at Foundry 616 and we’ll be doing our Charleston, 1920s jazz cabaret and classic New Orleans show people just love. These are the shows we do in our regular Gin Mill Social cabaret appearances, at the Sydney Festival many years ago, and most recently at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand and five years headlining the sell-out annual Great Art Deco Ball.  We’re very excited to be invited to play at Foundry616 with its cosy atmosphere, bar and excellent food. Come along for dinner, bring some friends and we promise you an evening you’ll totally enjoy.” TICKETS

“Damn, I wish I had known you when we had a theatre. We would have called you over to perform with us in a minute! Your great voice, your ability to sell a song and your particular energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.”
Lance Belville, Writer / Theater Director, San Francisco
And the band’s latest CD, Back In Your Own Backyard, will be available, too, at the low gig price.
Free CD when you buy 100 tickets.
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2017 SHOW DATES

Thurs 5 January – Private Concert

Sun 15 January – The Basement, Master Builders Club
61 Church St Wollongong
2:30-5:30pm Free

Thurs 19 January – Foundry 616 Jazz Club
616 Harris St Ultimo
8:30-11pm

TICKETS

Fri 20 January – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 22 January – Connections Amphitheatre
30 Shoreline Drive Rhodes
12pm Free

Sat 4 Feb – 2017 Great Art Deco Ball
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
SOLD OUT

Fri 17 February – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

Fri 24 March – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sat 25 March – Wedding

Sun 16 April – The Basement, Master Builders Club
61 Church St Wollongong
2:30-5:30pm Free

Fri 21 April – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

YOUR MONTHLY VIDEO CLIP
Filmed in South Kiama, NSW
‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from the album Back In Your Own Backyard
by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Wedding, corporate event, party?

Why not book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your occasion?

Call the always helpful and friendly Tony Jex…

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