Greg Poppleton

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18 January 2022

Meredith Willson from Sousa to Swing – Phantom Dancer 18 Jan 22

With Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Meredith Willson, this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, was a piccolo and flute virtuoso who played in John Philip Sousa’s band, the New York Philharmonic under Arturo Toscanini, composed popular music and 3 Broadway shows including ‘The Music Man’, was a two time Academy Award nominee, wrote three books and conducted the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra during WW2. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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Hi, I’m Greg Poppleton. When I was 3, I saw Louis Armstrong on TV and have been hooked on 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing ever since. I’m Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer with band – authentic, because it’s the only music I sing. Recent performance highlights: 2020 Sydney Festival, resident band Great Art Deco Ball (next show 5 Feb 2022), resident 1920s band at Sorcery and Swing (next show 26 Feb 2022).

The 1920s-30s band and I play clubs, restaurants, balls, hotels and festivals. We play many private functions, too – book us for your wedding, birthday, house party and corporate event.

I bring the era to life so your event will be a dazzling Hollywood experience. Think vintage glamour, prohibition and speakeasies. I appear in the movies Moulin Rouge! and Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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)

Meredith Willson from Sousa to Swing – Phantom Dancer 18 Jan 22

Meredith Willson, this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, was a piccolo and flute virtuoso who played in John Philip Sousa’s band, the New York Philharmonic under Arturo Toscanini, composed popular music and 3 Broadway shows including ‘The Music Man’, was a two time Academy Award nominee, wrote three books and conducted the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra during WW2. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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Med School Dropout Eddy Howard Leads Famous Orchestra – Phantom Dancer 11 January 2022

Med School dropout Eddy Howard, singer, band leader and composer of ‘Careless’ (his theme song), ‘If I Knew Then’, ‘My Last Goodbye’, and ‘A Million Years Ago’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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Cocoanut Grove Radio 1934 – Phantom Dancer 4 January 2022

Cocoanut Grove 1934 radio features on this week’s Phantom Dancer with band leader Ted Fio Rito. Read the Cocoanut Grove story, play list, watch Cocoanut Grove videos and listen to show here.

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