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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters bring their upbeat 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz Age show to Jazz At The Pines in the picnic grounds of Roughley House, Dural, Sunday 19 February.
Fast approaching 1 million YouTube views, Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. He is completely uninfluenced by contemporary music, the Sydney-based singer's passion for classic jazz goes back to age three when he first saw Louis Armstrong on television.
The Bakelite Broadcasters are all Sydney jazz favourites. Geoff Power trumpet and trombone, Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, Ian Baker on tuba and Lawrie Thompson on drums and washboard.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have excited audiences at the Sydney Festival, the first International Jazz Day show for 2016, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival Art Deco Ball, Gin Mill Social, Rocks Village Bizarre and most recently at jazz club Foundry616.
He's been in movies like Moulin Rouge, Footy Legends and Chronicles of Narnia, and in television like Peter Allen Not The Boy Next Door and Underbelly The Golden Mile.
He was in the running for the band leader role in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby.
He's Australia's longest-running swing DJ. His multi-award-winning cult Phantom Dancer radio show, now heard on 22 radio stations across Australia, has been on-air since 1985.
“Your great voice, your ability to “sell a song” and your particular energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.”
Lance Belville, Writer / Theatre Director, San Francisco.
“Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot. So authentic.”
Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S)
It's an outdoor concert. So bring a picnic, your picnic rug, or book a table.