Greg Poppleton provided the hi-octane musical atmosphere with a selection of bouncy 1920s – 30s tunes sung by Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.
Entertaining, energetic and engaging, Greg and the band were the focus of plenty of happy snaps by nostalgic bus fans. We’ve even appeared on a few Facebook pages since.
Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra.
Enjoy this selection of photos of the night taken by Greg Poppleton, a visitor, and
DJ/dancer Swingin’ Kitten
Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Band in front of a 1930 Sydney bus. Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Paul Baker banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Damon Poppleton alto sax. Photo by Swingin’ Kitten.
Greg Poppleton sings ‘Margie’ from the front platform of a 1970 Atlantean double decker. Photo by Swingin’ Kitten.
1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton with Limpin’ Jimmy and Swingin’ Kitten, swing and rockabilly DJs.
Greg Poppleton singing into a visitor’s camera with Damon on alto sax. Photo by Swingin’ Kitten
Damon and Dad on the way home after the gig in the back of an old Atlantean bus
Remember, Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra.
Saturday night and was singing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s with his band at Simon and Aleis’ beautiful wedding at Bush Bank. Bush Bank is an old dairy farm on the coast just south of Kiama, two hours drive (or train + walk) from Sydney. Greg Poppleton
Having a live 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding. Having
Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact.
I took some photos to show you. In the meantime, find out about
having Greg Poppleton at your wedding…
Dancing to Greg Poppleton and his 1920s – 1930s band at Simon and Aleis’ perfect wedding, Bush Bank, Kiama.
The Illawarra is famous for its giant Port Jackson fig trees (and Cabbage Palms). The area was once a rainforest. The big wedding fig tree at Bush Bank.
Greg Poppleton’s band of red hot 1920s-30s jazz musicians. (L-r) Glenn Henrich soprano, alto, baritone sax, clarinet and piccolo, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone.
Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer. Left, Glenn Henrich baritone sax. Right, Geoff Power trumpet.
Looking out of the marquee at Bush Bank and across the cow paddocks to the Pacific Ocean
FILM OF THE LOCAL AREA
set to music from Greg’s latest 1920s-30s album Back In Your Own Backyard.
In the band video below, I filmed the crashing waves about a year ago just where you see the white breakers in the picture above. Enjoy the 1914 hit, ‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ by
the Greg Poppleton 1920s vocal, guitar and clarinet trio in a contemplative mode. The song is from the band’s album ‘ Back In Your Own Backyard ‘ available from Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.
And here’s the band playing ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’, also from the album ‘
Back In Your Own Backyard‘. And the film was also taken just over a year ago and just at the back of Bush Bank along the Kiama – Gerringong bush walk. Enjoy!
To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding, event or party, please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
Presented by Slide at Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel on Saturday 16th September 2017.
THE GIN MILL SOCIAL STRIKES AGAIN… A ROARING OLD TIME IT WAS!
Band 2: The
Jordan C Thomas Quartet
Showgirl: Missy aka
Hosted by Shanghai
Produced by Jeremy ‘
Jersey‘ Brennan for Slide Sydney.
Robert Knapman Photography
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Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, dancing with beautifully dressed guests at Sydney’s 1920s Gin Mill Social
Greg Poppleton and his 1920s trio at the Gin Mill Social: Greg Poppleton singer, Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet and Paul Baker, banjo.
Greg Poppleton serenading Missy at the Gin Mill Social with the 1920s classic, Love Me or Leave Me
Mr Gorski, juggler
Geoff Power, sousaphone, Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Trio
Gin Mill MC – Sheba!
Missy – The Lady with the Fan
Sheba and guests at the Gin Mill Social
Greg Poppleton serenades Missy – The Lady with the Lamp
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. 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.
Our unknown band has somehow got a mix reaching 1 Million plays. Can you help us get that Million?
Thank you! – Greg and the Band
Three BIG shows this February. We’d love to see you there…
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY –
Great Art Deco Ball 5th year for the band. (Sold out)
FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm Gin Mill Social TICKETS
SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY 12:30-4pm Jazz At The Pines TICKETS
PLUS we’re performing for a private 1920s themed gala.
When you need the band for your 1920s-30s themed event, call Tony 02 9567 7171
Dancers glide past the bandstand at the 2016 Great Art Deco Ball with
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters…
GIN MILL SOCIAL – FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm TICKETS
41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (between Pelican St and Brisbane St)
Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party.
A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet
2017 is the band’s fourth year at the Gin Mill Social.
The Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters Trio opens the show with 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm
Greg Poppleton crooning through his 1920s megaphone at the Gin Mill Social with Geoff Power on sousaphone…
JAZZ AT THE PINES – SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY 12:30-4pm TICKETS
Roughley House, 656a Old Northern Road, Dural
Enjoy an afternoon with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters in the grounds of the historic Roughley House at Dural.
Bring your picnic and relax under the beautiful pine trees. Tables can be booked in advance or set up your own chairs or a picnic rug. $20 adults. $15 concession. $40 family
Ian Baker on tuba and Lawrie Thompson, drums will be back at Jazz At The Pines with Greg Poppleton, Sunday 19 Feb. Also in the band will be Geoff Power trumpet / trombone and Paul Baker banjo.
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
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
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.
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.
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.
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