Greg Poppleton

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Greg Poppleton
1920s Jazz - 1930s Swing



Sorcery and Swing
10 August 2024

Sorcery and Swing in Sydney’s 1920s Room – Cellos, 169 Castelereagh St, City

With Greg Poppleton Sorcery and Swing

Hurry, Book Now! Saturday August 10, 6:30-10pm Sorcery and Swing. Greg Poppleton 1920s Band and The Gentleman Magician Bruce Glen bring you a Sorcery & Swing dinner show of music and dazzling magic. All in Sydney’s only authentic 1920s room, Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Swing into the roaring 20s. Dress the part ◆ Feel the rhythm ◆ Experience the magic! Check out the show here. Book Now!

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cello's, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney
All ages
Dance floor
160 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
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Upcoming shows

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20 July 2024 Sonic Journey Glenn Miller – ABC Radio Sydney More
10 August 2024 Sorcery and Swing in Sydney’s 1920s Room – Cellos, 169 Castelereagh St, City (ticket) More
21 September 2024 Sorcery and Swing – Stamford Plaza Hotel Melbourne More
27 October 2024 The Basement Builders’ Club Wollongong (free) More
08 March 2025 Great Art Deco Ball (ticket) More


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s jazz singer with a swing jazz band of top-ranked musicians.

Such is Greg’s authenticity, he was booked by the ABC, the National Broadcaster, to sing three songs live on ABC Radio Sydney for their 100th anniversary broadcast. ABC Radio Sydney is Australia’s oldest continuously running radio station.

Greg has sung at,
– Sydney Festival (twice),
– Waiheke International Jazz Festival New Zealand,
– Blue Mountains 1920s Festival,
– Sunset Jazz International Jazz Festival Darwin,
– Thredbo, Illawarra & Dubbo Jazz Festivals,
– Sydney, Illawarra, and Sunshine Coast Jazz Clubs.

Residencies include sold out shows at,
– The Great Art Deco Ball,
– Sorcery and Swing,
– Gin Mill Social.

Greg’s 1920s-30s swing jazz has garnered 1.3 million YouTube views – more than any other Australian jazz vocalist.

Two of Greg Poppleton’s albums were featured on the Bob Rogers Show. One is on rotation on a US vintage jazz radio station. Others were albums of the week on radio stations across Australia.

He’s been interviewed on,
– ABC radio, 2CH, 2SER, Women’s Vintage Radio (USA), Harry & Edna’s Vintage Radio Show (UK).
– He was Jazz Artist of the Week on Fine Music FM Sydney, Artsound FM Canberra and 5MBS Adelaide.

Greg has been written about in feature articles for,
– The Syncopated Times (USA – twice),
– The Sydney Morning Herald Metro,
– Glory Days (NZ),
– Antiques and Collectibles (Aust.),
– Villioti (Aust.),
– Zelda (USA).

His CBAA and BASF award-winning Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show is heard on 30 radio stations across Australia.

Greg trained vocally with New York City Opera singer, Steve Ostrow. Steve was trained by 20th century opera maestri Tito Schipa and Lauritz Melchior.

In movies and TV, Greg has acted with Academy and Golden Globe Award winners Adrien Brody, John Goodman and Nicole Kidman. He’s in 13 movies, 21 TV series, 11 shorts & 65 TVCs.

On stage, Greg has played Joe Keller, the lead in Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’, the Greek philosopher, Soptoros, and John Stark (Scott Joplin’s manager) in a one-man show with ragtime orchestra.

Greg says, “When I was 3, I saw Louis Armstrong on TV and have been hooked on 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing ever since – my singing is totally true to the era and steeped in jazz history.”

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

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1920s jazz band. Greg Poppleton
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Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.

John Gilbert

eJazzNews (U.S)


GREG, the best worldwide at what he does.

Sunshine Coast Jazz Club


At the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton an offer (to play Waiheke Jazz Festival) on the spot.

John Quigley

Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival (Link)


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)


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)


“Hi Greg. I “met” you (not in person) during your Friday evening performance at the Waiheke Jazz Festival. I live my life on purpose and in the moment, rarely missing a calling / opportunity. However, during your performance I totally froze when you made eye contact, and I could not bring myself to talk to you afterwards. I regret not telling you that your music has moved and inspired me. Thank you for giving of yourself so generously! With best wishes for your future,”


Waiheke Jazz Festival, New Zealand


A frequently heard comment at the end of the day was "great day....and the music was the best part!"

Ian Freestone

Hills' Marketplace 100


Excellent performance and an absolute pleasure to deal with you all.

Janet Storrier

Hopewood Estate


I couldn’t be happier with my decision to entrust my exclusive Gatsby: A Roaring Soiree to Greg Poppleton. The music, the atmosphere, and the professionalism were all exceptional. Everything was perfect and thoughtfully managed.

Lyna Duong

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This Saturday 20 July, 11:05am – 12 noon, ABC Radio’s Simon Marnie and I go on a Sonic Journey through the music of Glenn Miller. Glenn Miller, born Alton Glen Miller, was an American trombonist, composer, arranger and band leader. His swing orchestra was the best selling recording band  1939 – 1942 and the continues playing today. His Army-Air Forces band modernised US military music.


Crooning and The Original Amateur Hour – Phantom Dancer

CROONING, originated by female singer, Vaughn De Leath, for her first weekly broadcast on New York City Station, 2XG, in 1920, is a smooth, intimate, singing style tailored to the dynamic range of 1920s – 30s microphones.  It’s your Phantom Dancer feature this week.


The Basement Builders’ Club Wollongong

We’re back at The Basement Builders’ Club Wollongong for an afternoon of swinging 1920s and 1930s jazz. Show: 2:30 – 5:30pm


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