Ever Heard A Metamodern Band? Now’s Your Chance


Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club

 

Derrida said,

“If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.”

The Illawarra Jazz Club presents Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, with his metamodern jazz band, for an afternoon of Liederhosen.

Let me explain…

Greg Poppleton’s music is a metamodern mediation between aspects of modernism and postmodernism.

As a modernist he is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer.

As a postmodernist he is both cognizant that he can never be truly ‘authentic’ yet pursues his single-minded mission with Virilian speed to create fascinatingly ephemeral ‘1920s Urzeiten’ unique to his time and place on stage.

“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend,” Jacques Derrida.

Deftly avoiding jazz cliches and gimmicky contemporary music incorporations, Greg becomes ‘1920s’ on-stage utilising a thorough ethical framework of sound music practice, stagecraft and an authentic passion for the genre since earliest childhood.

“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation,” Weimar Jazz Age writer, broadcaster and essayist, Walter Benjamin.

Greg is truly a metamodern singer in English and German, and the Corrimal Hotel is the one place in the Illawarra where this musical intersection can engage, challenge and charm.

Totally untouched by contemporary music, producing sounds that intrigue and catch listeners off-guard, Greg has over 1 MILLION YouTube plays for just one mix of his 1920s-30s music from three albums.

Gloriously rejected by the more traditional elements of the jazz community in which he is supposed to belong and embraced by Bob Rogers on commercial radio and 18-35 year olds in Europe, the US and Mexico, there is no middle ground with Greg Poppleton.

Greg entertains, bringing an operatically trained voice, a lifelong single-minded approach to the music of the 1920s and 1930s, and an acting background which has seen him in movie scenes opposite such Hollywood stars as Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and John Goodman.

Now I ask you, writing in the first person, is there a place for my metamodern Greg Poppleton band in your hearts so that you’ll be at the Corrimal Hotel, Saturday 7 October, 3:30-6:30pm?

There’s a bistro. A bar. And no PA!

To find out more, do visit Greg’s website at http://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com for photos, music and contact.

Greg Poppleton, Corrimal Hotel, Sat 7 Oct
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Greg Poppleton Show – Mosman Sunday 13 August


Million YouTuber, Greg Poppleton, is bringing his high-energy vintage jazz and swing show to the North Shore’s newest jazz venue, Mosman Bowling Club, 2 – 4:30pm, Sunday 13 August.

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Greg is totally untouched by contemporary music. His voice is true-to-the-era.

“Greg Poppleton captures the essence of the era with uncanny accuracy.”
- Kevin Jones, jazz critic Fine Music 102.5

Greg’s voice is operatically trained. He sells a song. He’ll make you laugh. Even those who don’t like jazz like Greg Poppleton.

“That’s because we play real jazz. We improvise, we have fun, we’re acoustic, we’re alive, we’re always in the moment,” says Greg.

“Your great voice, your ability to “sell a song” and your energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.” 
- Lance Belville, Writer / Theatre Director, San Francisco.

Since 2002, Greg Poppleton has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s and 1930s Swing Era.

In Greg’s swinging trio: Grahame Conlon (guitar/banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Adam Barnard (snare, bells, washboard).

On the song list: The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, Singing in the Bathtub, Falling in Love Again, My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes and Road to Gundagai.

Tickets: $20 at door. Kids 16 and under FREE.

Bookings Mosman Bowling Club 02 9969 5198
Please visit the band website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.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
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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.

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Egyptian Ella
Vocals: Greg Poppleton
Soprano Sax: Paul Furniss
Sousaphone: Geoff Power
Guitar: Grahame Conlon
Drums: Lawrie Thompson

20 January Gin Mill Social Photos. Next Gin Mill Friday 17 February.


2017 is Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcaster‘s fourth year at Sydney’s premier monthly 1920s party, The Gin Mill Social.

And as always we opened the show as guests arrived and dined with authentic hotcha 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm.

Here are some photos of all the fun at the 20th January Gin Mill Social.

Don’t miss out…
THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

The Gin Mill Social is held in the beautiful, art deco Slide Cabaret, 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

These photos from the 20 January Gin Mill Social will show you all the fun and atmosphere of The Gin Mill Social

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters
Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.
Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

 

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol'88
Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol’88

 

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC
The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

 

Dancing The Charleston
Dancing The Charleston

 

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!
Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

 

Finhead the fire eater
Finhead the fire eater

 

The Lady with the Fan
The Lady with the Fan

 

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing 'Makin Whoopee'
1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing ‘Makin Whoopee’

 

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show
Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

 

Finhead the scimitar juggler
Finhead the scimitar juggler

 

Macaroons!
Macaroons!

 

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!
Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

 

1920s cocktails
1920s cocktails

 

THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

And please visit the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website

15 January Builders’ Club Wollongong Show Photos


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters always have a wonderful time at The Basement, Builders’ Club, Wollongong. We were there Sunday 15 January, with a fun afternoon of 1920s-30s jazz. Here are some photos to prove it! And it was also our alto saxophonist’s 14th birthday.

We’ll be back at The Builders, 61 Church St, Wollongong, Sunday 16 April, 2:30 – 5:30pm.

Catch our rare central Sydney show this THURSDAY 19 JANUARY. Foundry 616 jazz club. See Info and Bookings.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders' Club Sun 16 Apr. He'll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders’ Club Sun 16 Apr. He’ll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

 

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He'll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS
Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He’ll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

 

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.
The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

 

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.
Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

 

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TICKETS – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January. In the band will be: Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard – drums and washboard BOOK NOW

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will next be at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January.
In the band:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, 
Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, 
Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, 
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo,
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard
BOOK NOW

Looking For Jazz In Sydney Thursday 19 January?


Will you be in Sydney 8:30pm Thursday 19 January?

Are you into 1920s – 1930s Jazz – that’s Jazz Age and Swing Era?

Would you like to see a live 1920s – 30s singer and band at Sydney’s premier jazz club?

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters invite you…


…To the Foundry 616 jazz club 1920s-30s show in the heart of Sydney, Thursday 19 JANUARY 8:30pm. TICKETS

I’m reminding you because with tickets to the Great Art Deco Ball sold out months ago, we don’t want you to miss out on this rare inner city Sydney show, too

We’re very excited to be invited to play at Foundry 616 jazz club with its cosy atmosphere, bar and excellent food.

If you’re celebrating a birthday or having a work social, why not have it here with friends at Foundry 616?

Catch the show at 8:30pm

Or come earlier for dinner from 7 or 8pm

There’s a dinner menu, bar and cosy atmosphere. Foundry 616 is centrally located.

And you’ll get to hear world-toured classic jazz musicians with Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer in a night fun, swinging, upbeat music.

We promise you an evening you’ll totally enjoy.

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 and at the Sydney Festival many years ago. Most recently we played the show at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand and for five years headlining the sell-out annual Great Art Deco Ball.

Bob Rogers will be talking about the show on 1170 2CH this Saturday night at 9pm. He’ll also be playing a few tracks from the band’s latest Back In Your Own Backyard album.

Jono Coleman will also be talking about the show on 99.3 2NSB Northside Radio, 5:45pm, next Monday 16 January. And he’ll be playing some Greg Poppleton tracks

107.3 2SER have just put the show up on the front page of their website. Take a look…

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Don’t miss out! Get your TICKETS

Tip: Booking a dinner/show option guarantees you a table for the night

On stage, Sydney’s out-standing classic jazz musicians with Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer…

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano sax and alto sax
Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard

When?
Soon. Book now 8:30pm Thursday 19 January

Where?
Foundry 616
616 Harris St Ultimo (near Broadway)

Tickets?
You can book online TICKETS
Phone: 02 9211 9442
Email: foundry616@gmail.com

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

See you at Foundry 616, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January for a night of 1920s – 1930s Jazz!
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