It was exciting to be back playing at the beautiful Sydney Rowers Club overlooking the Parramatta River on Abbotsford Point.

It was good, too, to see so many old friends of the band in the audience, Bob, Barbara and Lorraine Gillespie, Margaret McCue and friends, Karla and Mark and family whose beautiful bushland-set wedding reception we played at last November.

We made lots of new friends. Played an encore. Sold quite a few of the band's new album of 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing, Back In Your Own Backyard (available at Bandcamp, iTunes and CDBaby)

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As always, I took some pics for you. We're at Slide, next for the Gin Mill Social 11 Nov - SOLD OUT.

The biggie for your diary is THURSDAY 19 JANUARY at Foundry616 Jazz club, 616 Harris St Ultimo (near Broadway) TICKETS

Greg Poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band leader for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.
Greg Poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band leader for Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. A selfie while singing Carolina in the Morning.

It was great to see Karla and Mark. We played at their beautiful wedding last November on the Central Coast. They came to Sydney Rowers to say hello and hear Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters again as part of their one year of marriage celebrations.
It was great to see Karla and Mark. We played at their beautiful wedding last November on the Central Coast. They came to Sydney Rowers to say hello and hear Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters again as part of their one year marriage celebration.

It's that way! Sydney Rowing Club, right next to Abbotsford Ferry Wharf where Great North Road meets the Parramatta River.
It's that way! Sydney Rowing Club, right next to Abbotsford Ferry Wharf where Great North Road meets the Parramatta River.

The Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' rhythm section: Alex Inman-Hislop (d) Dave Clayton (db) Grahame Conlon (guitar)
The Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' rhythm section: Alex Inman-Hislop (d) Dave Clayton (db) Grahame Conlon (guitar)

Grahame Conlon and his Spanish guitar with Dave Clayton on double bass
Grahame Conlon and his Spanish guitar with Dave Clayton on double bass

Dave Clayton, double bass
Dave Clayton, double bass

Alex Inman-Hislop, drums
Alex Inman-Hislop, drums

Damon Poppleton alto sax and clarinet
Damon Poppleton alto sax and clarinet

We love playing for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties, too. Please visit the band's website to find out more: www.bakelitejazz.com

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