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.
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.
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.
All About Jazz (U.S) (Link)
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.
Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival (Link)
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)
Richard Maltby Snr, trumpeter, band leader, composer, conductor and arranger is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He is most famous for his 1956 recording, “Themes from (the movie) The Man With The Golden Arm”. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…
Tony Bennett, singer, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear him and his music in a 1955 interview. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San Francisco, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…
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