Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

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Australia's Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (who take their name from a plastic created in 1907 used largely in radios) are not another latter-day swing-revival big band. This sound is earlier than Glenn Miller's. This is music F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby might have listened to, and it is entirely legitimate. Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters are a genuine crew of "old souls," if any performer could ever be called such.

DO YOU Want Us To Play For Your Venue, Wedding, Birthday Party, Corporate Event or Festival?

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Simply, we're now resident vintage jazz trio at Sydney's swankiest 1920s Speakeasy, The Gin Mill Social at Slide on Oxford Street. So you can see us jazz it up live there and at other venues, too.

As to what we do at Weddings, Corporate Functions, Parties and Public Sector Events, our testimonials tell all.


"Greg Poppleton has the natural knack of sounding just like a 1920s singer."
John Buchanan, Jazz Festival Concert Producer

"Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience and Greg's interpretations, including dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing." Warren Fahey AM, record producer and music historian

"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 1930s swing era with uncanny accuracy," (USA)

"Greg Poppleton's music always hits the spot - so authentic sounding!"
Women's Vintage Radio (USA)

"There's nothing like stumbling across an artist who is fresh, original, filled with musical integrity, and one who has a unique perspective on the familiar."
Gerald H. Beulah, Jr, (USA)


Meet Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Band:

Greg Poppleton

Authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. 3 octave range. Vocal training by Steve Ostrow who discovered Bette Midler.


Geoff Power
trombone, sousaphone

World-renowned ARIA-nominated 1920s - 1930s stylist. Festival headliner. 9 US tours. Recorded CD in NYC with Vince Giordano.


Al Davey

One of Australia's best 1920s - 1930s jazz trumpet exponents. Leading Sydney festival headliner.


Paul Furniss
soprano sax,
alto, tenor sax, clarinet

Considered one of Australia's all-time great jazz 1920s - 1930s musicians. Toured the US, UK, Europe, Japan and NZ


Grahame Conlon
guitar, banjo

Backed Barbara Morrison, Ernestine Anderson and Terry Lamond. Toured US and Europe.


Darcy Wright double bass

Rolling Stone World top 10 jazz double bass player. Played for Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Mel Torme, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Cab Calloway.


Lawrie Thompson

Toured with Graeme Bell, Billy Eckstine and Don Burrows. On award winning album 'Don Burrows live at the Sydney Opera House'. Toured Europe, Asia and the USA. Backed Wild Bill Davison and Larry Adler.

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