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.
170 000 Views. Best Sydney Swing and Jazz
1920s Jazz Band, The Rocks, Sydney, Week 2
GALLERY (click to enlarge)
1920s Jazz Quartet
Art Deco Ball, band and dancers
1920s Jazz and Swing CD Sound Samples
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
SONG LIST (click to enlarge)
House Party, Duo. 2pm
House Party, Duo. 10:30am
House Party, Duo. 1pm
Wedding, Surry Hills
House Party, Duo. 2:30pm
Sydney Rowing Club Jazz on the Deck. Abbotsford. 3pm. Free
Swing DJ 2SER 35 DJs in 35 Hours
Art Deco Ball Carrington Hotel Katoomba
Jazz In The Pines, Dural
Penrith RSL 2pm Free
Tea Dance, Mosman 4pm
"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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PUBLIC SECTOR EVENTS
"Thank you for your wonderful music. So many people were dancing!"
Samantha Hagan, Sydney Living Museums, 1st Sydney Artists'Ball
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STAGE PLAN (click to enlarge)
1920s Great Gatsby Bands
1920s singer, banjo
Quartet + saxophone/clarinet
11-piece 1920s Dance Orchestra Website
1930s Swing Bands
1930s singer, guitar
1920s-30s Vocal Greg Poppleton
Trumpet | trombone
Al Davey, Geoff Power
Saxes | clarinet
Guitar | banjo
Grahame Conlon, Chuck Morgan
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