Greg Poppleton

June 15 Phantom Dancer feature artist: Hal Kemp from live 1934-39 radio. 107.3 2SER READ STORY. HEAR SHOW

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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. Recent performance highlights: 2020 Sydney Festival, resident band Great Art Deco Ball, resident 1920s band Gin Mill Social.

We play clubs, restaurants, balls, hotels and festivals. And we love playing private functions, too – 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
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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.

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 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)

Sorcery and Swing

You are cordially invited to a very special evening of magic and music – or as we like to call it: Sorcery & Swing. For one night only the original, ornate 1920s vintage Cellos Grand Dining Room in the historic 1920s Castlereagh Boutique Hotel will be transformed into the Sydney Solstice Speakeasy for Sorcery and Swing. Come dressed to the nines […]

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Hal Kemp Launched by Royal Drummer – Phantom Dancer 15 June 2021

Hal Kemp, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear his dance orchestra in broadcasts from 1934 to 1939. Read his story, see Hal Kemp videos, read play list and hear show here…

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Linda Keene: The Singer Who Should Have Made It – Phantom Dancer 8 June 2021

Linda Keene, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear two songs by Linda singing with Jack Teagarden’s Orchestra in an aircheck from 1939. See links to her story compiled throgh extensive research by The False Ducks Blahg

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