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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s - 1930s singer and band


Greg Poppleton

 

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

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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s - 1930s singer and band


Greg Poppleton

 

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

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have more than 900,000 total YouTube views for their Modern Vintage music.

They're an independent jazz and swing band that has also been played on commercial radio

They have created an enthusiastic online following across the US and Mexico, Australia, Japan and Europe

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s jazz swing singer.

He's also a father and husband. He's friendly and highly professional. His one vice is he walks too much - but that also keeps him fit.

The Bakelite Broadcasters are all world-touring classic jazz musicians.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play as a vocal / jazz guitar duo all the way up to an 11-piece Great Gatsby 1920s Dance Orchestra.

We are the resident 1920s trio for the monthly sold out Gin Mill Socials at Slide Cabaret and the resident 1920s quartet at the annual Great Art Deco Ball in the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, which always sells out as soon as tickets go on sale.

Greg caught the jazz bug at age three seeing Louis Armstrong on TV.

He has never had any interest in contemporary popular music. Thus he's the only 1920s-1930s singer totally uninfluenced by it. Greg's voice is exactly what the world sounded like in the Jazz Age and the Big Band Swing Era. 
  
‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from his latest album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ has just been chosen for the soundtrack of a new German-Israeli movie co-production, The Cake Maker. 
  
With 23 years professional music experience, Poppleton's shows are spontaneous, witty and lively. Greg takes care to always play at a level where guests can hear themselves speak.

Greg's voice was operatically trained by Steve Ostrow
  
From New York City, a student of Schipa and Melchior, Ostrow sang on stage with Pavarotti. He booked Sarah Vaughan, Margaret Whiting and Cab Calloway into his NYC nightclub, The Continental Baths.
  
Greg listens to a lot of 1920s-30s jazz and swing. That's why he's so naturally authentic vocally.

He plays 1920s - 50s jazz and swing radio airchecks weekly on his multi-award-winning jazz radio show, The Phantom Dancer. On-air since 1985, The Phantom Dancer, is heard on 22 radio stations and streamed online. 
  
Greg Poppleton has released six albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing: 

2006 - The Phantom Dancer  
Album of the Week: Women's Vintage Radio (US) 

2012 - Doin' The Charleston  
Album of the Week: 2CH Commercial Radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide

2013 - Sweet Sue  
Album of the Week: 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney

2014 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1
(Songs from 3 albums) 830,000 YouTube views

2015 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2
(Songs from 3 albums)   53,000 YouTube views

2016 - Back In Your Own Backyard
Released 31 October
  
Festivals: World's first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Sunset Jazz (Darwin), Blue Mountains 1920s Festival, Art and About, Great Art Deco Ball, Gin Mill Social, many community festivals, and historical events including the Bledisloe Cup Ball, First Sydney Artists' Masked Ball and the Dressed to Kill Ball. 
  
In his spare time, Greg Poppleton is a feature film, TV, stage actor and voiceover. He has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.

Greg is the 1920s - 30s theme Wedding, Corporate Event, Birthday Party specialist

 

After midnight. and dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s Orchestra at the 2013 Canberra Centenary 1920s Gala in the Albert Hall