ROARING 1920S - 1930S TRIO-SEXTET

ROARING 1920S - 1930S TRIO-SEXTET

More than 750,000 YouTube views. Wedding, corporate, party favourites. Why trust your Great Gatsby era jazz to any other band?

Sydney, NSW, Australia

More than 750,000 YouTube views tells the story...

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Australia's favourite 1920s - 1930s singer and band (trio to orchestra).
 
Jazz critics in Australia and the US call Greg Poppleton an uncannily authentic 1920s - 1930s singer.

Brides, corporate events and parties book Greg Poppleton for their fun, upbeat 1920s-1930s style again and again.
 
Headlined at the 2016 Waiheke international Jazz Festival in Auckland, Thredbo Jazz, Dubbo Jazz, Illawarra and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals. 
 
Greg has sung at the Sydney Festival, Thredbo, Blue Mountains 1920s, Dubbo, Illawarra, Glen Street Theatre and Canberra Centenary festivals. 
 
Famous commercial radio broadcaster, Bob Rogers, featured Greg Poppleton's songs on his 2CH Saturday Night Special.
 
Greg has more than 750,000 hits for one YouTube song mix. He is the most listened to 1920s-30s singer online.
 
Energetic and theatrical, with a long list of film and TV credits, Greg entertains. 
 
His songs cover the Great Gatsby Jazz Age and the 1930s Swing Era.
 
Greg Poppleton is an authentic 1920s – 1930s jazz singer. His Bakelite Broadcasters are a genuine New Orleans-style jazz band of world-touring classic jazz and swing specialists. 
 
All Bakelite Broadcasters have toured the US and Europe with their own and other bands. Every Bakelite Broadcaster has played with some of the greats of jazz over long and very successful careers. 
 
Greg Poppleton grew up choosing to listen solely to jazz and swing, particularly dance band jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s. 
 
His voice is described by US and Australian music critics as being uncannily authentic to the Jazz Age and Swing Era. Greg's singing is totally uninformed and uninfluenced by contemporary music, with which he has absolutely no aesthetic or emotional connection. 
 
Greg Poppleton studied classical singing with New York City opera singer and nightclub owner (The Continental Baths), Steve Ostrow. 
 
Based in Sydney, Australia, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are building a reputation as festival headliners and wedding, corporate event and party favourites.


Trio - sextet. Friendly. Professional. Music for background and dancing.

"Boy, do these guys swing!" JazzReview.com (US)

Real Great Gatsby glamour no other band can give you:
 

1. Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer
“Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection,”  — Kevin Jones, jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM
 
2. World-touring classic jazz and swing musicians
 
 
3. We play for background and dancing at a sound level where your guests can talk easily

 
4. Perfect for 1920s, 1930s, jazz, swing, Great Gatsby, Speakeasy, Hollywood, Prohibition, Gangster and Flapper themes, Weddings, Parties, Conferences, Product Launches and Corporate Functions
See the CV highlights (after the vintage magazine article snapshot below)
 
5. FREE PA for up to 120 guests


6. PA, lights and staging at competitive prices for all sized events


7. Swing dancers available
 

 

CV Highlights

Festivals:
Sydney Festival, Waiheke Jazz Festival NZ, Sydney Fringe Festival, Thredbo Jazz, Dubbo Jazz, Merimbula Jazz, Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festival, The Rocks Village Bizarre, Kings Cross Festival, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival, Sydney Aroma Festival, Canada Bay Tea Festival (twice), 75th Anniversary Sydney Harbour Bridge, Ashfield Carnivale and Randwick EcoFair

Corporate Clients:
List available on request

Albums:
- The Phantom Dancer (2006) Album of the Week Women's Vintage Radio (US). 3 US album reviews.
- Doin' The Charleston (2012) Album of the Week 2CH commercial radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide.
- Sweet Sue (2013) Album of the Week 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, ArtSound and 5MBS
- Back In Your Own Backyard (release date 31 October 2016)

Press:
- Feature article, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald
- Interview 2CH and 1 hour show with Bob Rogers, 2CH commercial radio, Sydney
- Interview, 1 hour show, Women's Vintage Radio (US)
- Interview, Glory Days Magazine, Auckland
- Interview, Antiques and Collectibles, Australia
- Review, JazzReview.com (US)
- Review, eJazzNews (US)
- Review, MuzikReview (US)
- Review, 102.5FM Fine Music Magazine
- Review, CityHub Sydney
- Article, Blue Mountains Gazette
- Article, Penrith Press
- Article, Southern Highlands News
- Articles, Fairfax Community Newspapers

Jazz Broadcaster:
Greg Poppleton hosts The Phantom Dancer. Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio every week. Winner of 4 radio awards. Heard on 30 radio stations and online.
Greg has produced two jazz history documentaries for the national broadcaster, ABC Radio. Played the lead role as a jazz musician for a BBC World Service radio drama.

Film and TV Actor:
Played opposite Academy Award and Golden Globe winners Adrien Brody, Nicole Kidman and John Goodman. Long list of film, TV, TVC, stage and radio credits.
Feature films include:
- Backtrack (2015)
- Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2011)
- Hunt Angels (2006)
- Footy Legends (2006)
- Fat Pizza (2003)
- Dirty Deeds (2002)
- Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Greg has also featured in many Australian TV shows such as Underbelly, Peter Allen Not The Boy Next Door, Blackjack and more. He has been in 57 TV commercials shown in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia.

 
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Testimonials (full list on request)...
"Greg has captured that decade's vocal style to perfection especially on Falling in Love Again sung in both English and German. As enjoyable as they are to listen to The Bakelite Broadcasters must be even better live." Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, formerly jazz critic for The Australian national newspaper
"Thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding. Out of the 3 x bands we had performing on the day, you were without a doubt the highlight for us and our guests." Kane and Nicole
 
“A very big thank you once again for your absolute stellar performance at last Wednesday's Great Gatsby event. Everyone has not stopped telling me how wonderful the Broadcasters were and I have to completely agree.” Angela Freeman, Event Manager, cievents

Audio Samples

1. THE CHARLESTON - 1920s style

2. SWEET SUE - 1930s style
3. BAND REVIEWS ON US RADIO
 
1920s - 1930s Song List
 
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller/Harry Brooks/Andy Razaf (1929)
Ain't She Sweet?
Milton Ager/ Jack Yellen (1927)
All Of Me
Gerald Marks/Seymour Simons (1931)
Always
Irving Berlin (1925)
Amapola
Joseph LaCalle /Albert Gamse (1924)
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfield (1931)
Avalon
 Al Jolson/ BG De Sylva/ Vincent Rose (1920)
Begin The Beguine
Cole Porter (1935)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Jacob Jacobs/Sholom Secunda (1932)
Blue Moon
Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart (1934)
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin (1926)
Button Up Your Overcoat
Ray Henderson/ Bud G. DeSylva/Lew Brown (1928)
Charleston
James P Johnson (1923)
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin (1935)
Crazy Rhythm
Irving Caesar/Joseph Meyer/ Roger Wolfe Kahn (1928)
Dinah
Harry Akst/ Sam M. Lewis/Joe Young (1925)
East of the Sun
Brooks Bowman (1934)
Exactly Like You
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930)
Georgia
Hoagy Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell (1930)
How Deep Is The Ocean?
Irving Berlin (1932)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1928)
I Found A Million Dollar Baby
Harry Warren/Mort Dixon/Billy Rose (1931)
I Only Have Eyes For You
Harry Warren /Al Dubin (1934)
If I Could Be With You
James P. Johnson/Henry Creamer (1926)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter
Fred E. Ahlert /Joe Young (1935)
It Had To Be You
Isham Jones/Gus Kahn (1924)
It's Only A Paper Moon
Harold Arlen/E. Y. Harburg/Billy Rose (1932)
I Get a Kick out of You
Cole Porter (1934)
I've Got The World On A String
Harold Arlen/ Ted Koehler (1932)
I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter (1936)
Just One More Chance
Sam Coslow/Arthur Johnson (1932)
Louise
Leo Robin/Richard A. Whiting (1929)
Love Me Or Leave Me
Walter Donaldson /Gus Kahn (1928)
Lover Come Back To Me
Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein (1928)
Margie
Con Conrad/J. Russel Robinson/Benny Davis (1920)
Makin' Whoopee
Walter Donaldson /Gus Kahn (1928)      
Minnie the Moocher (6-piece band only) 
Irving Mills/Cab Calloway/Clarence Gaskill (1930)
More Than You Know
Vincent Youmans/ Billy Rose/Edward Eliscu (1929)
My Blue Heaven
Walter Donaldson/ George A. Whiting (1927)
Night & Day
Cole Porter (1932)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930)
St Louis Blues
W.C. Handy (1914)
Sheik of Araby
Harry B. Smith/Francis Wheeler/Ted Snyder (1921)
Sing, Sing, Sing (6- piece band only)
Louis Prima (1936)
Small Hotel
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1935)
South Of The Border
Jimmy Kennedy/Michael Carr (1939)
Star Dust
Hoagy Carmichael /Mitchell Parish (1927)
Sugar
M Pinkard / S Mitchell / F Alexander (1926)
Sweet & Lovely
Gus Arnheim/Charles N. Daniels/Harry Tobias (1931)
Sweet Lorraine
Cliff Burwell /Mitchell Parish (1928)
Sweet Sue
Victor Young/Will J. Harris (1928)
Tea For Two
Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar (1925)
The Very Thought Of You
Ray Noble (1934)
The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields (1936)
These Foolish Things
Eric Maschwitz/Jack Strachey (1936)
Thou Swell
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1927)
Time On My Hands
Vincent Youmans/Harold Adamson/Mack Gordon (1930)
Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Joe Burke/ Al Dubin (1926)
Two Sleepy People
Hoagy Carmichael/Frank Loesser (1938)
When I Take My Sugar To Tea
Sammy Fain/Irving Kahal/Pierre Norman (1931)
Where Or When
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1937)
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Harry Barris/Ted Koehler/Billy Moll (1931)
You Made Me Love You
James Monaco/Joseph McCarthy (1913)
You Took Advantage Of Me
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1928)
You're Driving Me Crazy
Walter Donaldson (1930)
+ 100s more 1920s & 30s Vocals & Instrumentals          
 
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