Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar Sunday 16 July

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Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar Sunday 16 July

Hello!

I'll be swinging at the hip Django Bar with my band, Sunday 16 July and I'd love to see you there.

It'll be a cheeky, barnstorming, high energy show featuring a sunny collection of upbeat songs from the Prohibition and Swing Era.

It’s called Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar.

And I'll be joined by the All About Swing dancers. All dancers welcome! TICKETS 

$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. 
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Here's the band and I with Siobhan and Katrina Jane from the All About Swing crew...

In my swinging trio for the Django Bar, Sunday 16 July, will be: ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet, Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo, and high school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton. Damon has already performed on stage with Anna Vriend (Canada) and Denis di Blasio (USA).

Damon is way underage, so under 18s are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult.

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and On The Road to Gundagai.

Come along have dinner, have a dance and have fun!
See you Sunday 16 July at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar.
Doors open 6pm. Show 8pm. Finishes 10pm.

Tickets:
Door: $20
Pre-book: $17 + bf at stickytickets

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Swing Dancers and Children Dancing

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Swing Dancers and Children Dancing

Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.

The band drew a big semi-circle of onlookers at a location people normally rush through to catch their train.

At one point in the second set, I spied a group of six dressed in fine vintage fashion, hesitating outside the semi circle of onlookers.

When I called out to them that they might want to dance to the next song, Somebody Loves Me, it turned out they were swing dancers!

So I took some snaps as they took to the terrazzo to swirl and twirl to the band’s swinging authentic 1920s – 1930s swing.

After the gig, my agent, Tony Jex, from OzManagement, texted me this nice message from a person who was in the audience,

“Greg, thanks for the dedication of Avalon today. By the way, On The Sunny Side of the Street is my funeral song and always gets me teary. Thanks again,” Craig and Baby Steven.

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Singer From China

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Singer From China

Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.

The band drew a big audience on the station concourse.

In fact, we were the first jazz band to ever attract an audience at a Heritage Transport Expo.

Sousaphonist Cazzbo Johns joined the band for the Sunday session of 1920s – 1930s music

And I invited Cy Chen, a jazz singer from China, holidaying in Australia, to sing two songs – All of Me and Autumn Leaves. And the crowd loved her.

I took some snaps, plus I’ve found some snaps online of the gig for you to see.

In the Greg Poppleton band:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Cazzbo Johns – sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard, snare, bells, blocks and choke cymbal.

And please visit Greg Poppleton’s website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com with lots of band videos, photos and gig guide.

We play for weddings, corporate events and parties, too.

Action pix:

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Transport Heritage Expo 10 June. Photos

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Transport Heritage Expo 10 June. Photos

Every June long weekend, Transport Heritage NSW holds the Transport Heritage Expo at Sydney Central train station.

And what better band then Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 30s music to compliment the display of vintage steam trains, rail motors, electric trains and old buses.

Greg Poppleton attracted quite a crowd in the historic Sydney Central Concourse. And we're playing every day at the Transport Expo, 10am - 2pm, Saturday 10 June, Sunday 11 June and Monday 12 June.

Here's a gallery of pics...

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Palmer and Co. - 1920s Saturday Show

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Palmer and Co. - 1920s Saturday Show

Saturday night, Greg Poppleton and the band, barnstormed Sydney's underground 1920s nightclub venue, Palmer and Co.

I took a few snaps of the band for you. It was great to make so many new friends for the band and to meet so many interesting new people.

We kicked off at 9pm and the joint was jumping and crowded to 1pm.

Check out Greg Poppleton for your venue, wedding and party, too. Band website

Glenn Henrich, clarinet, with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.. (He also plays vibes for James Morrison)
Glenn Henrich, clarinet, with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.. (He also plays vibes for James Morrison)

Greg Chilcott sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.
Greg Chilcott sousaphone and Grahame Conlon guitar with Greg Poppleton at Palmer and Co.

Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet: Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-1930s singer in blue. Glenn Henrich clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.
Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet: Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-1930s singer in blue. Glenn Henrich clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.

Please visit the Band website

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Egyptian Ella - Greg Poppleton

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Egyptian Ella - Greg Poppleton

Huzzah!

The new video by Greg Poppleton...

Egyptian Ella by Walter Doyle (1930) - from the album Back In Your Own Backyard

Greg Poppleton and his 1920s-30s swing and jazz band come from Way Down South -
so far south, in fact, that the next stop is Antarctica!

Enjoy...

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Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017

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Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017

Million You Tube 1920s Singer, Greg Poppleton, brings Charleston and New Orleans Jazz to Penrith, Wollongong and Darlinghurst on his Easter Tour.

Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 - Penrith RSL 15 April, Builders Club Wollongong 16 April, Gin Mill Social 21 April

With one million total YouTube views, Australia's only authentic 1920s jazz singer, Greg Poppleton, brings his upbeat 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz to Penrith RSL, Wollongong Master Builders Club and the Gin Mill Social at Slide Darlinghurst for his Easter Tour 2017.

Poppleton, described as Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s jazz singer, is completely uninfluenced by contemporary music.

Easter Tour 2017 dates:
Sat 15 April 2-5pm - Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St Penrith. FREE
Sun 16 April 2:30-5:30pm - Basement, Master Builders Club, 61 Church St Wollongong. FREE
Fri 21 April 6:45-11:30pm - Gin Mill Social (with other acts and 3 course banquet). $109+bf


Last Easter, Greg was a headliner at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand.

Poppleton's genuine vintage vocal style has excited full houses at the Gin Mill Social, as well as at the Art Deco Ball of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival five years running Sydney Festival, Thredbo Jazz and Blues, Illawarra JazzFest, The Rocks Village Bizarre and Foundry616 jazz club.

“Jazz is about the here and now,” says Greg. “Even in a show of 1920s-30s songs, everything is improvised on the spot. That makes the music fresh and exciting.”

What’s more, the music is just right for swing dancers and there’s a dance floor.

Greg is a dynamo on stage. He’s an actor in movies like Moulin Rouge, Footy Legends and Chronicles of Narnia.

In TV you’ve seen him in Peter Allen Not The Boy Next Door and Underbelly The Golden Mile. Currently he’s in a funny ad for a radio breakfast show.

Greg is Australia's longest-running swing DJ. His multi-award-winning cult Phantom Dancer radio show, now heard on 22 radio stations across Australia, has been on-air since 1985.

Poppleton says to expect an energetic, upbeat show with stand-out performances by world-touring jazz artists.

Grahame Conlon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass, and 14 year old alto sax prodigy Damon Poppleton are in Greg's band at Penrith and Wollongong.

At Penrith, they are joined by Bob Gillespie on drums. Bob was drummer for Maynard Ferguson's English Orchestra, drummer and musical director for Lovelace Watkins, and drummer for Australian tours by the Glenn Miller and Les Brown swing orchestras in the 1990s.

Penrith and Wollongong are free shows.

At the last ever Gin Mill Social at Slide, Greg will open the show from 6:45pm with Geoff Power on the mighty sousaphone and trumpet, and Bradley Newman at the baby grand piano. After 8pm, you'll be entertained by other acts at the Gin Mill, including a juggler, fan dancer, tappers, acrobatics and a second band.

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, Tip Toe Through The Tulips, Falling in Love Again and On The Road to Gundagai.

“Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot. So authentic.” - Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S).

“Your great voice, your ability to “sell a song” and your particular energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.” - Lance Belville, Writer / Theatre Director, San Francisco.

The Gin Mill Social runs 6:45 - 11:30pm. $109 + bf includes acrobat, fan dancer, juggler, tap dancer, second band and banquet menu.

It’s the the 1920s inside The Gin Mill Social, so dress code: guys in ties, girls in pearls.


CDs and download now at Bandcamp

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Harbour Cruise Wedding with 1920s Jazz and Dance

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Harbour Cruise Wedding with 1920s Jazz and Dance

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and his trio, had the great honour of playing for Stephanie and Jared, their family and friends, on their wonderful wedding harbour cruise.

I took some photos of the band and the harbour that day (while protecting Stephanie and Jated's privacy). Enjoy...

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie's and Jared's Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.
Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie's and Jared's Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie's and Jared's wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).
Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie's and Jared's wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.
I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. A clipper?
And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?


Or this?

And on the way, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?
While waiting to find out at the wharf, I took this pic of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two groups of bridge walkers are climbing the outer arch.

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on the ferry, Royale.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on this ferry, Royale.

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal - the Sydney Opera House and harbour Bridge together.
An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal - the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge together.

To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding or harbour cruise, Contact Tony.

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Gin Mill Social Photos 17 Feb 2017

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Gin Mill Social Photos 17 Feb 2017

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 1920s singer and band, opened another Gin Mill Social 1920s party at Slide Cabaret 17 February.

It’s the 1920s at the Gin Mill Social! Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on Oxford Street, Number 41.

It's prohibition time, an era of secrecy and excess and you have the secret password. Hang out the front of the old bank when you arrive, but look busy, we don’t want those cops spotting you.

The party begins at 7pm sharp. - Food is served banquet style, arriving on platters made for sharing. Eat as much or as little as you like.

The dress code is simple - Girls in pearls. Guys in ties.

The Gin Mill Social is perfect for a birthday, anniversary dinner, meet with the in-laws, hang with the outlaws, or simply to reconnect with old friends. Candles are lit. Lights are low. Conversations are loud. It’s a lively atmosphere.

Join us… Feast, dance and play! Next show Friday 24 March. TICKETS

Have Greg Poppleton's authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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Greg Poppleton
, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

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Dancing at the Gin Mill Social

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Desert

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Missy the Fan Dancer

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MC Lou P Lou

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Watching the show from the mezzanine

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Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

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Tap dancers!


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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

Have Greg Poppleton's authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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20 January Gin Mill Social Photos

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20 January Gin Mill Social Photos

Exciting photos from the first Gin Mill Social for 2017. There's a ticket link in this post for the next astounding 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret, Friday 17 February. Read on for photos and more details

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February Newsletter

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February Newsletter

Sorry. The Great Art Deco Ball is Sold Out!
And tickets are selling fast for
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at
- The Gin Mill Social, Friday 17 Feb 6:45-11pm  
- Jazz At The Pines picnic, Sunday 19 Feb 12:30-4pm  

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2017 Great Art Deco Ball

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2017 Great Art Deco Ball

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters returned for their sixth Great Art Deco Ball, the premier event of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. Greg Poppleton took some pictures from the bandstand.

 

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Press and Radio - Foundry 616 Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show TONIGHT 19 January

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Press and Radio - Foundry 616 Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show TONIGHT 19 January

What a wild week it's been leading up to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s - 1930s jazz show at jazz club Foundry 616 tonight Thursday 19 January.
So many good people and famous people spreading the word on radio, in newspapers and online. Thank you!
Are you in Sydney tonight? Come along and let us stimulate your F-Zone. Dinner from 7pm. Show at 8:30pm

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