Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, is an old soul. Imagine Rudy Vallee strolling the streets of New Orleans and you have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.
Resident 1920s band at the sell-out Gin Mill Socials in Sydney, Greg Poppleton’s 3-octave range and authentic 1920s vocals are truthful and pure.
A close secret on the Sydney scene for over 15 years, Greg's band line-up includes U.S. Bix Beidebecke Festival favourites, Geoff Power (ARIA nominee) sousaphone/trumpet, Grahame Conlon (Alice’s Wonderband – Sybil Graham) banjo and Lawrie Thompson (Graeme Bell’s band) on drums.
Greg’s two latest albums have been Albums of the Week on radio in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S) and had big commercial radio airplay by Bob Rogers in Sydney.
“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, historian, record producer and Australian music legend.
You see, Greg entertains. He is an in-demand film and TV actor and voiceover. He has acted opposite 3 Academy Award winners and 1 Golden Globe winner. His jazz radio show, The Phantom Dancer, has won 4 radio awards and is heard on over 30 radio stations across Australia.
Greg leads -
1. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (regular 1920s Trio at Sydney's sell-out Gin Mill Socials), and
2. The Lounge Bar Lotharios (the 1920s Dance Orchestra that played at the 2013 Canberra Centenary).
See Greg Poppleton's latest YouTube clip. It's getting 700 hits a day 1920s - 1930s Jazz Swing Mix .
The Phantom Dancer (2006).
Album of the Week, Women's Vintage Radio (U.S)
Doin' The Charleston (2012).
Commercial radio airplay on 2CH. Heard on Radio National. CD of the Week Artsound FM Canberra and 5MBS Adelaide. MusicOZ jazz finalist 2013
Sweet Sue (2013).
Digital download album. Album of the Week 102.5 Fine Music FM Sydney, Artsound FM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide.
Egyptian Ella (2014).
Recorded live at the Glen Street Theatre, Sydney (U.S)
“Greg has captured the 1920s vocal style to perfection,” Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, former jazz critic for The Australian.
"Captures the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy" eJazzNews.com (USA)
"Absolutely flooring" Women's Vintage Radio Hour (USA)
"Just too fun to ignore!" CFBO Radio (Canada)
YouTube Video: 1920s - 1930s Jazz Swing Mix
Visit Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters: www.bakelitejazz.com
Visit The Lounge Bar Lotharios: www.1920sorchestra.com.au
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