1920s Sydney jazz band weddings, parties, corporate events

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters prove beyond doubt that their 1920s-30s swing, true to the dance band jazz cradle from which they've sprung, has a rip, rock and zip that's 21st century.

Mr Poppleton's character warblings, extensive vocal range and ability to slip into German on the flip of his cartoon eyelids, aided by his high swangin' combo, are a must see. They're the Kings of Frantica Antica, covering all sorts of wallop and wowie for your club, festival, wedding, corporate and party! 1920s ORCHESTRA available.

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1920s Jazz Band, The Rocks, Sydney, Week 2

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1. December Newsletter

2. Photos - Frantica Antica 1920s Party

3. Photos - St George Leagues Club show

4. Listen - 16 Dec Phantom Dancer radio show

5. Photos - Carols in the Garden, Fairfield Museum

6. Photos - 28 Nov Gin Mill Social, The Rocks

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1920s Sydney Jazz Band, The Rocks, Week 1

"Captures the era's vocal style to perfection."
Kevin Jones 102.5 FM Fine Music Magazine (former jazz critic, The Australian)

"Greg's natural knack: sounding exactly like a 1920s / 1930s singer,"
John Buchanan, Jazz Festival Producer

"Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s.There were many happy faces in the audience. Greg's interpretations, dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing."
Warren Fahey AM, music historian, record producer

"Filled with musical integrity. A unique perspective on the familiar."
Gerald H Beulah, JazzReview.com (U.S)

"Captures the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy. 5 Stars."
John Gilbert, eJazzNews.com (U.S)

"Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings,"
Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide

"Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton's music always hits the spot. So authentic."
Women's Vintage Radio (U.S)

"Just too fun to ignore!"
Cigars and Whisky CFBO Radio Canada


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Dec 18

House Party, Duo. 2pm

Dec 18

Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide

Dec 19

House Party, Duo. 10:30am

Dec 19

House Party, Duo. 1pm

Dec 20

Wedding, Surry Hills

Dec 24

House Party, Duo. 2:30pm

Dec 28

Sydney Rowing Club Jazz on the Deck. Abbotsford. 3pm. Free

Jan 30

Swing DJ 2SER 35 DJs in 35 Hours

Feb 7

Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba

Feb 15

Jazz In The Pines, Dural

Feb 20

Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide

Feb 28

Penrith RSL 2pm Free

Mar 17

Tea Dance, Mosman 4pm

Mar 20

Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide

Apr 24

Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide

May 22

Gin Mill 1920s Social, Slide


Sydney jazz band 1920s - 1930s wedding and party song list


Sydney wedding jazz band 1920s 1930s songs


"Out of 3 bands we had you were without doubt the highlight for us. We've nearly worn your CD out playing it."
Kane and Nicole

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"Greg was excellent. The music was outstanding and together with the Swing dancers really made the night."
Joan Edwards OAM
President of Sydney CBD Rotary Club

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"Thank you so much for playing last night. So many people told me how fantastic the band was. I loved it."
Victoria, 30th Birthday
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"Thank you for your wonderful music. So many people were dancing!"
Samantha Hagan, Sydney Living Museums, 1st Sydney Artists'Ball
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Duo +
double bass


Trio +


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Stage plan for Sydney 1920s 1930s wedding jazz band


1920s-30s Vocal Greg Poppleton

Trumpet | trombone

Al Davey, Geoff Power

Saxes | clarinet
Paul Furniss

Guitar | banjo
Grahame Conlon, Chuck Morgan

Geoff Power

Double Bass
Darcy Wright

Lawrie Thompson, Adam Barnard

World-touring 1920s-30s musicians

Clubs: Gin Mill Social Slide (residency), The Rocks Village Bizarre, Vanguard, Soda Factory, Blue Note, Basement, Django Bar, St George Leagues, Sydney Rowers, Penrith Club
Jazz Festivals: Sunset Jazz Darwin, Glen Street Theatre, Dubbo, Merimbula
Jazz Clubs: Sydney, Penrith and Southern Cross Canberra
Festivals: The Rocks Village Bizarre, Festival of Sydney 1997, Out and About, Kings Cross, The Rocks Aroma Festival, Canada Bay Tea Festival, Randwick Eco-Fair, Carnival of Cultures
Balls: Bledisloe Cup, Great Art Deco, First Sydney Masked Ball, VE Day GI Dance, Winter Ball, Ozwac Charity Ball
Anniversaries: Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th, Film Australia 60th, McDonald Performing Arts School 100th, S and U Club 101st, Royal Sydney Golf Club 120th
Awards: Eureka, BMLOT, NILWA, Kino Kabaret, ASMCA
Cinemas: Stage and Screen Bowral, Dendy Opera Quays, Edge Katoomba
Theatres: Seymour Centre, Riverside, Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Events: Young At Heart, Australia Day, Valentine's Day, Charleston Challenge Leura, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, Government House
Launches: Movember, Museum of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, Object Gallery, Rose Bay Art Deco Promenade,
Museums: Powerhouse, Australian, Sydney, Susannah Pl, Fairfield, Hurstvile
Councils: Ashfield, Bankstown, Burwood, Canada Bay, Fairfield, Holroyd, Hurstville, Hunters Hill, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Parramatta, Strathfield, Sutherland, Waverley, Woollahra
TV: Monster House, Recipe To Riches
100s of weddings, corporates, parties

CONTACT: | T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement | © Greg Poppleton 2003 - 2014