Greg Poppleton

Tues 16 August - Charlie Shavers 1930s trumpeterPhantom Dancer Radio Show feature artist TUNE IN

1.3 Million YouTube Views
Australia's top 1920s-1930s singer and band


We now play for Private Events!

Sorcery and Swing Speakeasy Show
10 September 2022

Book Today! Sorcery & Swing Dinner Show

With 1920s Music, Magic, Dance Floor & 3-Course Dinner

Sorcery and Swing Speakeasy – 1920s music and magic, champagne and canapes, three course dinner, drinks package and dance floor at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
All ages
Dance floor
150 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
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Upcoming shows

03 September 2022Sonic Journey ABC Radio – Obscure 1920s-50s Women Jazz SingersMore
10 September 2022Book Today! Sorcery & Swing Dinner Show (ticket)More
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16 October 2022Jazz at the Pines – Picnic & Music (ticket)More
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Hi, I’m Greg Poppleton, Australia’s #1 authentic 1920s-30s singer with 8 albums and 1.3 million total YouTube views.

When I was 3, I saw Louis Armstrong on TV. I’ve 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.

Now also think MAGIC with the new Sorcery and Swing Speakeasy dinner show!

You’ve seen me in sold out shows for the Sydney Festival (twice), Waiheke International Jazz Festival (NZ) and the annual Great Art Deco Ball.

Each week I bring you the award-winning Phantom Dancer show on 30 radio stations and online.

You’ve also seen me in movies and on TV. Top 3: Moulin Rouge!, Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the ABC TV series Barons


1920s jazz band. Greg Poppleton
1920s music and magic

Would you like Sorcery with your 1920s Music?

Sorcery and Swing! It’s the perfect 1920s Music and Magic accompaniment for your dinner event

Vaudeville brought back to life as you dine in style.

Make your dinner event a magical 1920s Speakeasy! Enjoy the 1 minute show clip here…

◆ THE SORCERY… The engaging magic of The Gentleman Magician

◆ THE SWING… The superb 1920s-1930s music of Greg Poppleton


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

John Gilbert

eJazzNews (U.S)


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)


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)


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)

Charlie Shavers Teenage Prodigy – Phantom Dancer 16 Aug 2022

Charlie Shavers was an American jazz trumpeter. He played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, Tommy Dorsey. and Billie Holiday. He was also an arranger and composer. One of his songs, “Undecided”, is a jazz standard. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…


Bud Freeman Schoolboy Jazz Star – Phantom Dancer 9 Aug 2022

Bud Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader and composer. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Bud Freeman was one of the first tenor saxophonists in jazz along with Coleman Hawkins. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…


Sonic Journey ABC Radio – Obscure 1920s-50s Women Jazz Singers

Sonic Journey with Simon Marnie, ABC Radio Sydney, Staurday 3 September, has myself chatting to Simon about obscure women swing and jazz singers who broadcast live on 1920s-50s radio. In between, you’ll hear their songs from those live vintage radio shows. That’s happening 11am – 12 noon, Saturday 3 September, on ‘Weekend Mornings’ over 702 ABC Radio Sydney.


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