What a night! What a brilliant 1920s Great Gatsby themed end-of-year-party for a large media company.

The six-piece Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the 550 guests dancing at the huge corporate 1920s party.

With Greg Poppleton, our dance partners SwingKatz gave an exciting, acrobatic swing dance exhibition, dancing to three songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters - Exactly Like You, Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue and Walkin’ My Baby back Home.

SwingKatz were also commissioned to give staff members six weeks of dance lessons leading up to the event to practice some mass choreographic routines which were a highlight of the night.

The routines were danced to songs from two albums by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Firstly, the balboa group danced to Greg Poppleton’s ‘The Charleston’ from the ‘Doin’ the Charleston’. CD and digital downloads available at Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.

Then the lindy hoppers hopped to Greg Poppleton’s ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’ from the band’s 2006 album, ‘The Phantom Dancer’.

The CD sold out long ago but you can cheaply download the track and whole album from Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party tony@entertainoz.com

In the six-piece Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters speakeasy band for the Roaring 20s party were: Greg Poppleton (1920s vocals) Paul Furniss (clarinet and alto sax) Al Davey (trumpet and trombone) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone) and Ian Bloxsom (drums).

I took some action snaps for you…

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Some of the 1920s costumed guests enjoying the music of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Some of the 1920s costumed guests enjoying the music of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Band leader and 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, takes a selfie
Band leader and 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, takes a selfie

Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Al Davey trumpet and trombone.
Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Al Davey trumpet and trombone

Drummer Ian Bloxsom is a blur of action. Ian, as well as being an ace 1920s drummer, has played percussion for the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera.
Drummer Ian Bloxsom is a blur of action. Ian, as well as being an ace 1920s drummer, has played percussion for the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera

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Greg Poppleton sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and speakeasy Great Gatsby jazz band of world-touring musicians.

Talk to Tony Jex to book the band for your corporate event, wedding and party tony@entertainoz.com

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