Greg Poppleton

Tues 24 May - Phantom Dancer radio show, swing & jazz from live 1920s-60s radio & TV TUNE IN

Australia's #1 authentic
1920s - 1930s
singer with swing jazz band and ork

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Australia's #1 1920s - 30s swing jazz singer. More than 1.3 Million
total YouTube Views

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Hi, I’m Greg Poppleton, Australia’s #1 and authentic 1920s-30s singer with 1.3 million total YouTube views.

When I was 3, I saw Louis Armstrong on TV and have been hooked on 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing ever since.

I bring the era to life so your event will be a dazzling Hollywood experience. Think vintage glamour, prohibition and speakeasies.

Sold out shows for the Sydney Festival (twice), Waiheke International Jazz Festival (NZ) and resident band for the Great Art Deco Ball at the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. My new show, Sorcery & Swing with The Gentleman Magician, Bruce Glen, has sold out.

I appear in the movies Moulin Rouge!, Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the ABC TV series Barons

1920s jazz band. Greg Poppleton
Cover Tin Pan Alley Greg Poppleton Vol 2

Tin Pan Alley Vol.2

Tin Pan Alley Vol.2 is Greg Poppleton’s latest album of 1920s- 30s hits sung in English, German and Spanish.

Review by Dave Doyle, Syncopated Times (U.S) full review here  “Some sequels are unwarranted and altogether unwelcome: A second coronavirus outbreak. World War II. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But there was one return I was happy to hear of recently—Greg Poppleton’s second disc of Tin Pan Alley classics, delivered in his very own vintage Australian style.

Greg—an actor and singer hailing from Sydney—eschews the evergreen hot jazz and big band styles for something a little older still, evoking the vibrato-rich, vaudeville voices of Al Bowlly, Al Jolson, and their ilk.

Vol. 2 also offers up an impressively broad palette of songs, for one singer and just a handful of musicians. “Sugar” is one for lying in the sun and sipping iced tea to (until your furlough is revoked and you’re back to work), while “San Antonio Rose” and “Carolina in the Morning” are definitely numbers you could get up and boogie (or perhaps Charleston) to.

Greg Poppleton has found his niche, and he’s sticking to it—and you won’t hear me complain about that.”

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Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.

John Gilbert

eJazzNews (U.S)

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It would take an extremely jaded heart not to smile and tap your feet, much less dance around the room, to Greg Poppleton Sydney Jazz Band.

Budd Kopman

All About Jazz (U.S) (Link)

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Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton Sydney Jazz Band an offer on the spot.

John Quigley

Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival (Link)

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Greg’s pleasing, vintage voice... impressive portamento slides on "The Charleston"... refreshes well-worn standards again and again on “Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue” and “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate.”

Dave Doyle Jr

The Syncopated Times (U.S) (Link)

Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 24 May 2021

Ted Fio Rito band leader, composer and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription. Read story, play list, watch Cocoanut Grove videos and listen to show here.

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Leith Stevens From 1930s Radio to Mission Impossible – Phantom Dancer 17 May 2022

Leith Stevens is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Leith Stevens was a composer and music director. He worked on 1930s radio series like ‘Saturday Night Swing Club’,  film scores like the 1953 Brando classic, ‘The Wild Ones’, and 1960s TV including ‘Mission Impossible’. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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Charlie Parker: Diligent Practice Creates New Style – Phantom Dancer 10 May 2022

Charlie Parker is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Charlie Parker was an influential alto sax soloist and key in the development of bebop. He said that he spent three to four years practicing up to 15 hours a day in the mid-1930s. And it was while practicing and experimenting on his alto sax in 1939 that he created his unique sound. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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