Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the great honour and pleasure to play at a special birthday party in Bowral on Saturday.

The band, all world-touring musicians led by Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, played the songs of the 1920s and 1930s for background and dancing.

The party was at Hopewood House.

Hopewood House is a popular venue for weddings, parties and events outside of Bowral NSW.
Hopewood House is a popular venue for weddings, parties and events outside of Bowral NSW.

BIRTHDAY PARTY

At twilight, the acoustic duo, Ben Jones (tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet) and Chuck Morgan (banjo) played songs from the 1920s - 1930s for guests in the garden.


Ben Jones (reeds) Chuck Morgan (banjo) play as an acoustic duo during pre-dinner drinks.
Ben Jones (reeds) Chuck Morgan (banjo) play as an acoustic duo during pre-dinner drinks.

Then, as guests entered the house for dinner, they were serenaded by Geoff Power playing from the Bakelite's extensive 1920s - 1930 song list.

Geoff Power at the upright, serenading guests as they arrived for dinner and speeches.
Geoff Power at the upright, serenading guests as they arrived for dinner and speeches.

After dinner and speeches, the guests, including many prominent Australians, danced to Greg Poppleton's authentic 1920s - 1930s vocals and the Bakelite Broadcasters quartet till late into the night.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (l-r) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Geoff Power (trumpet doubling sousaphone) Chuck Morgan (banjo doubling guitar) Ben Jones (tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet)
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (l-r) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Geoff Power (trumpet doubling sousaphone) Chuck Morgan (banjo doubling guitar) Ben Jones (tenor and alto saxes plus clarinet)

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play swing authentic 1920s jazz and 1930s swing for background and dancing.

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is Australia's most listened to 1920s - 1930s duo to Orchestra on YouTube

To enquire about Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters' hotcha 1920s-1930s jazz and swing for your party, talk to Tony Jex. Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263. Email: tony@ozmanagement.com

BAND PARTY PHOTOS

I've taken photos on my pocket camera of the individual band members as we played at the birthday party. Although, this one of Geoff and I was snapped by Ben Jones...

Greg Poppleton, band leader and Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer with Geoff Power on sousaphone.
Greg Poppleton, band leader and Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer with Geoff Power on sousaphone.

Some of you have asked, "But what does the party look like?" in response to some of my previous posts about weddings and events where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have played.

In short, I don't take photos of the parties themselves. That's to protect the privacy of the hosts and guests. We respect your privacy.

Geoff Power tp, Ben Jones ts, let riff on Lady Be Good.
Geoff Power tp, Ben Jones ts, let riff on Lady Be Good.

Chuck Morgan, his banjo and guitar. Chuck will be touring the UK with the Janet Seidel Trio may - July 2016.
Chuck Morgan, his banjo and guitar. Chuck will be touring the UK with the Janet Seidel Trio may - July 2016.

Alex Inman-Hislop is one of the most respected up-and-coming 1920s jazz and 1930s swing drummers in Sydney.
Alex Inman-Hislop is one of the most respected up-and-coming 1920s jazz and 1930s swing drummers in Sydney.

HAVE THE BAND AT YOUR PARTY

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters duo to orchestra would love to play for you at your wedding, corporate event and party, too. To enquire, talk to Tony Jex. Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263. Email: tony@ozmanagement.com

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