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. Now the Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz band and 1930s swing band play clubs, restaurants, balls, hotels and festivals. And I 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.
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.
All About Jazz (U.S)
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.
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
Syncopated Tines (U.S) (Link)
Frances Faye, cabaret singer & pianist – this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Peter Allen called her a big influence. Hear her live on 1956 NBC radio
Bob Effros, 1920s trumpet star, who you’ve heard on the soundtracks of Betty Boop, is this week’s feature artist. Granddaughter, Barbara writes about Bob
Carolina in the Morning and La Paloma (sung in German) – 2 new videos from the album of 1920s-30s songs, Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2
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