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Greg Poppleton Releases Volume 1 in his Three Part Album Series, ‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1’


Greg Poppleton 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Volume 1

Greg Poppleton has released the first volume in a three album series called, ‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley’ as a limited edition CD and downloads.

Listen to 'Happy Days Are Here Again' in German and English as a thank you to the band's may online fans in Germany at the bottom of this post...

Available now at Bandcamp: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppleton

Apple iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CckWNaTr68d3Bdo0gH03G

Greg describes himself as an authentic 1920s – 30s singer. “While I wasn’t alive in the 20s and 30s,” Greg says, “I fulfil all the other qualities of authentic for this style of vocal jazz and swing.”
  1. When he was 3, he saw Louis Armstrong on TV and fell in love with the music. He was hooked on 20s jazz and 30s swing from then on and is a rarity in that to get to this music he didn’t migrate from some ‘youth’ music genre. I’m totally uninfluenced by other music.

  2. Vocalists in the 20s and 30s needed strong voices to be heard. Greg’s a classically trained singer. His coach had been taught by Tito Schipa and Lauritz Melchior.

  3. He’s not a jazz instrumentalist holding a tune while putting on a megaphone voice.
The nine songs on the album include a special German and English version of 'Happy Days Are Here Again' as a thank you to the many fans Greg has in Germany.

Greg Poppleton 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley CD
  • Website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

  • Tour schedule: October 12 – One Enchanted Evening – magic and music show Sydney
    November 9 – Saturday Jazz – Penrith
    January 18 – Saturday Jazz – Penrith
    February 1 – Great Art Deco Ball – 1920s Festival Katoomba
    March 15 – Jazz At The Pines – Dural
    August 12 - Bondi Pavilion
    October 20 - Private Event

  • Album release details:
    Greg Poppleton - 1920s - 30s vocals
    Al Davey - trumpet and trombone
    Paul Furniss - alto sax and clarinet
    Grahame Conlon - guitar, banjo and ukulele
    Geoff Power - sousaphone
    Rod Herbert - sousaphone (song 6)
    Adam Barnard - washboard and snare
    Lawrie Thompson - drums and washboard (songs 2, 6, 8)

    Recorded by Peter Gage, Paul Mirtschin and Peter O'Malley, Sydney. Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave. Mixed by Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave, Sydney. Mastered by Bob Scott, Bob Scott Audio Design and Recording, Sydney. Artwork by Michele Tenaglia, Turin.


  • Discography:
    (2006) The Phantom Dancer
    (2012) Doin’ The Charleston
    (2013) Sweet Sue
    (2016) Back In Your Own Backyard
    (2019) 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1

BIO
Greg Poppleton has been leading bands singing the songs of the 1920s – 30s since 1994. He began his present band in 2002. Since then, Greg has played jazz festivals and venues in Australia and the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand. Two of Greg’s albums have been played on Sydney commercial radio. Greg has also been an award-winning jazz broadcaster since 1985. His Phantom Dancer radio show is heard on over 20 radio stations across Australia and online.

“FIVE STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the 1920s- 1930s with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (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 [to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival] on the spot.”
— John Quigley, Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival

“Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection.”
— Kevin Jones 102.5 Fine Music FM

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

“Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-‘70s, rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the Swing Era”
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.”
— Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide

“Awesome. Totally fun.”
— Jesse Miner - ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (US)

“Poppleton and company get inside each tune with their complete commitment to the style.”
— Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (U.S)

“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,”
— W.T.  NZ

'20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1' available now at Bandcamp: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppleton

Apple iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CckWNaTr68d3Bdo0gH03G

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Lock Out Laws Can’t Beat Magic and Music, Saturday 12 October

The lock-out laws haven’t shut down all of Sydney’s entertainment nightlife.

In fact, Sydney’s nightlife will witness an extraordinary eclipse of vaudevillian entertainment on Saturday 12 October, worthy of Sydney’s position as a world city.

One Enchanted Evening
Saturday 12th October 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sir Stamford Circular Quay
93 Macquarie St, Sydney
$159 per person [+booking fee]
Includes performance and three course dinner (see the mouth-watering menu below)

Dress code: Guys in ties. Girls in pearls.

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One Enchanted Evening Greg Poppleton Bruce Glen Music and magic show
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Inner Magic Circle Magician, Bruce Glen, gets together with Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, for ‘One Enchanted Evening’.

In ‘One Enchanted Evening’ you’ll be enthralled by Bruce's stories & magic of bygone days. Your toes will tap to Greg's dazzling performance of 20s jazz and 30s swing classics.

All this while you dine on a delectable three course dinner in the elegantly historic Sir Stamford at Circular Quay.

Bruce Glen,  known as The Gentleman Magician, is one of the select few magicians admitted as an associate of the Inner Magic Circle in London. His Edinburgh International Magic Festival shows were sold out.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. He fell in love with the music at age 3 when he saw Louis Armstrong on TV. It’s been his passion ever since. Greg and his band have played festivals across Australia and NZ.

It’s an all-ages magic and music gala dinner show with a mouth-watering three course menu and drinks package. And it’s for one night only in the beautiful and historic Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel, 93 Macquarie St, Sydney.

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ONE ENCHANTED EVENING MENU (ALTERNATE SERVE)

Entrée Zucchini fritters, haloumi cheese, pickled vegetable, rocket, lime (G/F) (V) or
Warm crisp pork belly, apple puree, shitake mushroom, kumara chips (D/F, G/F)

Main Course Pan seared salmon fillet kale puree, baby corn, cherry tomato, eshallot, kiflers potato (G/F) or
Char grilled chicken breast heirloom vegetables, corn puree, capsicum salsa, jus (G/F)

Dessert Passionfruit curd, meringue, blueberries, shortbread crumble, crème fraiche or
Chocolate mousse, candied orange segments, chocolate crumbs, meringue drops, yuzu sorbet

Menu is correct at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change
Special dietary requests welcome - just indicate requirements on booking form

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1920s Fun at Penrith

One of the Greg Poppleton band's regular shows is at Penrith RSL.

Greg Poppleton sings in authentic 1920s - 1930s style.

Greg Poppleton booking enquiries tony@ozmanagement.com
Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Enjoy these photos from the July show...

Greg Poppleton hitting the big final note on the 1930s classic, 'The Way You Look Tonight'.
Greg Poppleton hitting the big final note on the 1930s classic, 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton conducts the band: Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass and Bob Gillespie drums.
1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton conducts the band: Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass and Bob Gillespie drums.

Harmonising with Dave Clayton on the 1930s Cab Calloway swinger, 'Jumpin Jive'.
Harmonising with Dave Clayton on the 1930s Cab Calloway swinger, 'Jumpin Jive'.

Greg Poppleton singing 'Tea for Two'.
Greg Poppleton singing 'Tea for Two'.

Greg Poppleton booking enquiries tony@ozmanagement.com
Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Night and Day with Swing Dancers

Photos and video from the Greg Poppleton band's third day of playing Tin Pan Alley 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo, Sydney Central Railway Station...

Enjoy. Band Website - www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s singer holding his megaphone and his Tin Pan Alley band
Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s singer holding his megaphone and his Tin Pan Alley band.

Greg Poppleton singing to a swing dancing couple. Greg Poppleton singing to a swing dancing couple.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_8169" align="alignnone" width="525"]Swinging to Greg Poppleton's Tin Pan Alley music
Swinging to Greg Poppleton's Tin Pan Alley music

Swing dancers join the band after the show, Suzy and Sandy from Sydney with Steve and from Los Angeles. In the band, Geoff Power cornet doubling sousaphone, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard washboar
Swing dancers join the band after the show, Suzy and Sandy from Sydney with Steve and from Los Angeles. In the band, Geoff Power cornet doubling sousaphone, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard washboard.

Band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Have You Met Miss Jones?

A video and more photos of the Greg Poppleton Tin Pan Alley 1920s- 30s band at the second day of 2019 Transport Heritage Expo.

Greg and the band played in the beautiful Edwardian Country Concourse at Central. And swing dancers dropped by to twirl and swirl.

Band bookings: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact

We'll be at the Expo, tomorrow, Monday 10am - 2pm with sousaphone and cornet. Some photos...

Swing dancing to the Greg Poppleton band. you can just see Grahame Conlon's guitar. Greg Poppleton singing, Dave Clayton double bass, Damon Poppleton alto sax.
Swing dancing to the Greg Poppleton band. you can just see Grahame Conlon's guitar. Greg Poppleton singing, Dave Clayton double bass, Damon Poppleton alto sax.

Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 30s music at Sydney Central Station for Day 2 of the Transport Heritage Expo.
Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 30s music at Sydney Central Station for Day 2 of the Transport Heritage Expo.

Now that's a clearer picture of Grahame Conlon on guitar with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass in the Greg Poppleton band.
Now that's a clearer picture of Grahame Conlon on guitar with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass in the Greg Poppleton band.

Band booking: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact

VIDEO: HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES? (1937) Greg Poppleton at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo:

Swinging at the Transport Heritage Expo - Tin Pan Alley, Dancers and Steam Trains

Greg Poppleton and band returned to the Transport Heritage Expo at Sydney's Central Station today, Saturday 8 June. It's their third year entertaining visitors with Tin Pan Alley songs from the 1920s and 1930s to fit the Heritage theme of vintage trains and buses.

Adding to the fun, fantastic and colourful swing dancers came along to dazzle with deft footwork as the band played. Thank you Sue Ann!

Transport Heritage Expo
Greg Poppleton and band will be at the Transport Heritage Expo, Country Concourse at Central Station, Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June, 10am - 2pm. Free! Dancers welcome. Band bookings: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact

And go for a ride on the steam train, Sydney red rattler and the vintage double and single deck buses. The NSW Rail Museum will be operating steam train rides through the city from Central as part of the annual Transport Heritage Expo. It's a fantastic nostalgic long weekend event for families and transport enthusiasts alike! https://www.nswrailmuseum.com.au/

Here are some phots of the band, dancers and trains,

Greg Poppleton singing, Geoff Power Cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo.
Greg Poppleton singing, Geoff Power Cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo.

Posing with Sandy (L) and Sue Ann (R), two of the wonderful swing dancers sliding and gliding to the Greg Poppleton band today.
Posing with Sandy (L) and Sue Ann (R), two of the wonderful swing dancers sliding and gliding to the Greg Poppleton band today. (Thanks Sue Ann for this photo).

Geoff Power cornet and sousaphone with Grahame Conlon guitar during a band instrumental.
Geoff Power cornet and sousaphone with Grahame Conlon guitar during a Greg Poppleton band instrumental.

Adam Barnard on keyboard during that same instrumental.
Adam Barnard on keyboard during that same instrumental.

One of the steam trains at the Transport Heritage Expo.
One of the steam trains at the Transport Heritage Expo.

Swing dancing to the Greg Poppleton band at Central Station.
Swing dancing to the Greg Poppleton band at Central Station.

Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton in the beautiful, Edwardian Era Country Concourse
Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton in the beautiful, Edwardian Era Country Concourse

Steppin' out as the audience gathers.
Steppin' out as the audience gathers.

Band bookings: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact

Penrith Jazz Show Photos 30 March 2019

A fun afternoon at Penrith RSL.

Songs from the 1920s and 30s by Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer.

Backed by a swinging trio of Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo), Dave Clayton (double bass), and Bob Gillespie (drums)

We'll be back at Penrith RSL, Saturday 27 July, 2-5pm. Free.

Here's a trio of photos from today's 30 March gig.

Greg Poppleton - authentic sounding 1920s and 1930s jazz swing singer Greg Poppleton - authentic sounding 1920s and 1930s jazz swing singer

Greg Poppleton swing duo. Grahame Conon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass
Greg Poppleton swing duo. Grahame Conon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass

Greg Poppleton jazz trio. Bob Gillespie drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar
Greg Poppleton jazz trio. Bob Gillespie drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar

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I'm In a Short Comedy

Below are photos by Mark Chew taken on set during the making of the short comedy, The End, The Beginning (instagram @the_end_the_beginning_film). It's a playful view of a teenager finding purpose in a world being shut down by climate change. directed by Archie Chew, written by Sam Herriman.

I play Gregory Gregory Senior, father, bibliophile, bookseller and survivalist.

Film and TV agent: anthony@benchmarkcreative.com.au
Actor Website: gregpoppleton.com

At the bottom of this blog you'll see two clips of my character Gregory Gregory Snr proudly showing you around his home.

The first runs 16 seconds.
The second runs 1'18 seconds.

In the role of Gregory Gregory Senior.
In the role of Gregory Gregory Senior

With my on-screen family (Finn Dunne and Ruby Teys) rehearsing being wrapped in plastic (that's the whitish sheen we are behind)
With my on-screen family (Finn Dunne and Ruby Teys) rehearsing being wrapped in plastic (that's the whitish sheen we are behind)

On set in Collector
Waiting on set in Collector Memorial Hall

Being made up by Jade on set in the Collector Memorial Hall for 'The End, The Beginning'. Email nearvously@gmail.com
Being made up by Jade on set in the Collector Memorial Hall for 'The End, The Beginning'. Email nearvously@gmail.com

On set in the town of Collector NSW. Left is film producer Alicia Easaw-Mamutil. Right, reading my prop book by the front door of the house is me.
On set in the town of Collector NSW. Left is film producer Alicia Easaw-Mamutil. Right, reading my prop book by the front door of the house is me.

“The End, The Beginning” tracks the relationship between a teenage girl (Skye) and her father (Finn). Based in the postcard town of Collector this absurd, comical romp follows Skye as she and the townspeople come to grips with the knowledge that the world is ending due to climate change. Our film playfully examines what it means to be a young person searching for purpose. Skye initially views her father as a villain however our film concludes when she finally sees her fathers vulnerability and ultimately his humanity.

Film and TV agent: anthony@benchmarkcreative.com.au
Actor Website: gregpoppleton.com

Birthday House Party

Two snaps of Greg Poppleton with his 1920s quartet.

We were playing at the birthday party of a famous artist, for whom we've had the great pleasure of playing before.

The party was in a house. It was a thrill to see so many guests on the dance floor.

Noise restrictions meant that the music volume had to be capped at 80 dB while playing to 160 guests in a reverberant space.

We pride ourselves at always playing at a volume where people can talk easily. Keeping to the restrictions while still being dynamic, musical and entertaining was easy and fun.

Greg Poppleton while singing Irving Berlin's 1927 song, Blue Skies.
Greg Poppleton while singing Irving Berlin's 1927 song, Blue Skies.


Greg Poppleton 1920s band: Geoff Power sousaphone and cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Glenn Henrich alto sax, baritone sax and clarinet.

Enquiries - Have Greg Poppleton at your party - contact Tony Jex 61 2 9567 7171  |   04407 941 263 tony@ozmanagement.com

With A Name Like Poppleton I Must Pop

As Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer, I put on a show, interact with the audience, constantly improvise, spontaneously take risks.

How can I have a name like Poppleton is I don't Pop!

Look at the band's 12 January 2019 Unanderra Hotel show (full house) for the Illawarra Jazz Club.

What's going on in this photo?

Greg Poppleton sings in the Unanderra Hotel toilets

I'd just sung the first chorus of Singing in the Bathtub in the 2nd set of my Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s show on stage at the Unanderra Hotel.

Then I jumped off stage and told the audience, "Everyone sounds good when they sing in the the bathroom. I will now demonstrate."

So I walked through the audience as the band played on and went to the Gents.

Shelley Rae King, former Illawarra Jazz Club president, raced in to take snaps as I sang the second chorus from the public toilet using the full tiled amplifying bathroom reverb only a 1920s megaphone in a throne room can give.

Meanwhile, the band's still playing on stage.

And the audience is having a great time - being surprised and entertained.

They're being entertained by a singer whose voice can fill a 150 people room, off stage from a toilet, with only a megaphone, while a sousaphone, alto sax, banjo and washboard swing on stage without missing a beat.

It's all sounding so good a swing dance couple join me in the toilet - dancing to the music...

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and swing dancers in toilet

One-by-one the band spontaneously walk off stage, still playing as I sing, to join me in the big porcelain echo chamber.



First Adam Barnard taps in on the washboard. Grahame Conlon strums along on the banjo (which weighs a ton). Damon Poppleton wails in playing alto sax. It gets a bit crowded when Geoff Power on sousaphone joins in...

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and band in the toilets at Unanderra Hotel

Who'd would expect that would happen from a 1920s - 30s singer and band. Here's a photo taken on stage by one of the audience of Damon, Geoff on cornet and myself a couple of minutes before the first set.

Greg Poppleton 1920s trio

Below, Damon takes his last solo as a 15 year old, with Geoff Power on sousaphone and Grahame Conlon, banjo...

Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s Swing Band

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As I sang off the top of my head at Unanderra:-

"It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that Pop CD, 20 bucks, 20 bucks, 20 bucks, 20 bucks." (
Only $12 CD / $7 download on Bandcamp
)
The latest Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters CD, 'Doin' The Charleston'

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New Years Party Photos - Greg Poppleton Sings at 12-Micron Restaurant on Sydney Harbour

Firing off with a great view of the 9pm family fireworks exploding into showers of brilliant reds, yellows and greens over Sydney Harbour, Greg Poppleton and his 1920s Trio kicked off the countdown to 2019 at 12-Micron, Barangaroo with a high energy 1920s show where everyone partied.

Guests dressed in speakeasy finery danced and partied to Greg Poppleton singing The Charleston, Peanut Vendor, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue and a couple of 1930s requests for Jeepers Creepers and Cheek to Cheek.

greg poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s singer
Greg Poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s singer bringing in New Years 2019 at 12-Micron, Barangaroo, Sydney Harbour.

Greg pranced and danced in front of the band, crooned into his vintage 1920s microphone, and got up close and personal to guests, serenading them individually with his 1920s megaphone and big, warm lyric baritone voice.

12-Micron is a Barangaroo restaurant, bar and late night dessert house run by two-hat chef, Justin Wise. It's located on the Sydney Harbour waterfront at Shipwrights Walk. A real culinary gem in the car free laneways of exciting Barangaroo.

In the band were Geoff Power on trumpet and sousaphone, who also played a Louis Armstrong request on 'Strutting with Some BBQ', Paul Baker banjo, and Ian Bloxsom, former Sydney Symphony Orchestra percussionist, on snare and washboard.

Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s Music, New Years Eve 2018-2019
Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s Music, New Years Eve 2018-2019

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Gin Mill Social - 13 December

It’s the 1920’s in here!

The Gin Mill Social is back at Slide Cabaret. Greg Poppleton kicked off the relaunch of Sydney's favourite 1920s night last 13 December 2018.

Greg brings in the New Year with his sousaphone, trumpet, banjo, washboard quartet at 12-Micron Barangaroo overlooking the world-famous Sydney Harbour New Years fireworks. TICKETS

Next Gin Mill is 8 March 2019. TICKETS

greg poppleton 1920s - 1930s singer

Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on the strip. Its 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.

gin mill social

- The party begins at 6.45pm sharp with Australia's only authentic 1920s-1930s singer, Greg Poppleton with banjo, trumpet and sousaphone.
- 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.

MC Lou P Lou with Greg Poppleton

The Gin Mill Social is perfect for corporates, 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!

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Missy and Greg Poppleton band

1920s Show Penrith

On Saturday November 10, the band and I returned to our favourite venue in Sydney's outer west, Penrith RSL, for an afternoon of 1920s - 30s jazz and swing.

greg poppleton 1920s - 1930s singer

There was lots of dancing, lots of laughing and lots of jazz.

Here's a very personal version of 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' which I sang to myself as a selfie live in front of the Penrith club audience.

It was like singing into the bathroom mirror, but with a band behind me, which included Grahame Conlon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass and Bob Gillespie drums. Enjoy!

Contact Greg: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact

I'm in a Subway Ad

This was fun. Hands on hips at the checkout in the new Subway ad. So much milk! That buffalo chicken sure is thpicy!

I am a film and TV actor, Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s jazz swing singer, voiceover, and award-winning swing jazz radio dj.

I've had roles in 9 Hollywood and big budget feature films, 17 TV shows, 60 TV commercials, short film, corporate video, music video and stage.

Four albums released. More than 1.2 million total YouTube plays.

Here’s the latest ad…

Inspiring Radio

The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

On-air Tuesdays 12:04-2:00pm AEST (+11 GMT) and online

And over those years, Greg Poppleton and The Phantom Dancer have inspired musicians, painters, film, TV and theatre creatives.

One example of many…

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Professional Alumni Event Sparks With 1920s Trio

The Greg Poppleton jazz deco 1920s trio were hired to entertain with real Great Gatsby music for a 1920s-themed professional gathering at Sydney's Arthouse Hotel.

Authentic 1920s singer, world-toured guitar, banjo and sousaphone, excellent sound, and interesting people made this professional networking event spark.

“The band were fantastic. They reaĺly made the night a success.” — Anne Lyell, The Chiropractic Alumni

Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s singer and Cazzbo sousaphone

As members of the profession networked, Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer accompanied by Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, and Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, played their authentic 1920s repertoire with entertaining style and at background level.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Chiropractic alumni event

When guests wanted to dance, we happily obliged with The Charleston, a tango or a slow foxtrot.

Sound was supplied with the band by OzManagement.

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio

Tony Jex, at OzManagement, is the band's booker. When you book Greg Poppleton, Tony can also supply you, at your request, sound, lights and staging in a one-stop shop A/V deal.

It saves you time and money.

And it guarantees you perfect sound and ambience every time.

Have Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer Greg Poppleton and his band to Orchestra at your event.

We can add swing dancers, dance lessons, sound, lights and staging. Tell us your requirements in the message section of the contact page.

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer based in Sydney

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Thank you Aron Downie from Macquarie University for the photos and for permission to use them.

Singing 1920s Songs on Vintage Trains

After entertaining passengers on vintage train trips in February, Greg Poppleton was invited back to entertain on the 'The Hydro Express' and 'The Highlander'.

Greg sang the songs of the 1920s and joked with passengers on the vintage trains with Paul Baker, banjo, on the Hydro Express, and then the next day with Grahame Conlon, guitar, on The Highlander.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Paul Baker banjo in the Guards Van of The Hydro Express Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Paul Baker banjo in the Guards Van of The Hydro Express

The Observation car of the Hydro Express waiting at Sydney's Country Train Terminal
The Observation car of the Hydro Express waiting at Sydney's Country Train Terminal

The Hydro Express heritage train ran from Sydney to Medlow Bath for High Tea at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel. Guests traveled in their choice of three classes - Standard, Premier or Lounge.

The Highland climbing the Illawarra Escarpment
The Highland climbing the Illawarra Escarpment

Greg Poppleton and Grahame Conlon on The Highlan
Greg Poppleton and Grahame Conlon on The Highlander

The view of Stanwell Park beach from the train
The view of Stanwell Park beach from the train

The Highlander ran from Sydney via Unanderra (where Greg will be singing, 12 January) to Robertson and then Moss Vale. It traveled up the Illawarra Escarpment through temperate rainforest and with views over lake Illawarra and the Tasman Sea. Many guests alighted at Robertson for High Tea at Ranelagh House.

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Great Gatsby Bash

Well, Old Sport, on Sunday August 19 it was time to party like it was 1925...

It was Great Gatsby party time with Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, his Jazz Deco band, the All About Swing dancers and more.

Greg Poppleton 1920s Jazz Deco Quartet

In the Jazz Deco band were:
Greg Poppleton - authentic 1920s singer
Geoff Power - trumpet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon - guitar and banjo
Adam Barnard - drums and washboard

greg poppleton 1920s great gatsby jazz trio based in Sydney

Held in an exclusive mansion, Beyond Cinema, hosted a screening party featuring Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film of the 1920s F Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. Before arrival, all 800 attendees were assigned a character for the evening with a dress code to suit.

Great Gatsby party with Greg Poppleton

Aden and Carly-Anne from Beyond Cinema know how to throw a bash, with secret rooms and gardens to explore along with dancers, jazz and fireworks to get you into the Jazz Age action.

There was a selection of dining packages in different rooms of the mansion, with Greg Poppleton entertaining in Jay Gatsby's own massive dining room. And there was four hours of unlimited booze and not a drunk in the joint.

Greg Poppleton singers view of Great Gatsby party

In the grand banquet hall, Greg Poppleton sang three songs from his forthcoming album which will be on Bandcamp late in 2018. Greg began by racing through the crowd looking for his 'Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue'.

greg poppleton 1920s singer at great gatsby party

Then came the blues plaintive, Sugar. Here's Greg snapped singing Sugar to Lesley downloaded from her Facebook review of the night.

Shortly after this a clapping circle formed around Greg while he was Singing in the Bathtub, certainly not all alone.

Greg Poppleton singing Sugar in Gatsby's Banquet Room

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Santo Grasso Jazz Photos

Last Sunday, I took my 1920s - 1930s Jazz Deco band to Sydney Rowing Club, overlooking the Parramatta River to play an afternoon of music, fun and dancing.

And there was lots of dancing and lots of fun. It's an inspiration to play to dancers. It's a joy to play to such a warm and appreciative audience.

SANTO GRASSO JAZZ PHOTOS What a wonderful surprise then, just before downbeat on the first set, to see my favourite photographer, Santo Grasso. He'd come along to take photos of the band.

Now he's generously sharing them with us here.

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Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton
Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton - authentic 1920s - 1930s singer Greg Poppleton - authentic 1920s - 1930s singer

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Band - Damon Poppleton alto sax - Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo - Thomas Wade double bass - Adam Barnard drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Band - Damon Poppleton alto sax - Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo - Thomas Wade double bass - Adam Barnard drums and washboard

Damon Poppleton alto sax
Damon Poppleton alto sax

Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo
Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo

Thomas Wade double bass
Thomas Wade double bass

Greg Poppleton singing through the red 1920s megaphone
Greg Poppleton singing through the red 1920s megaphone

Adam Barnard washboard and percussion
Adam Barnard washboard and percussion

Dancing to the Greg Poppleton 1920s - 30s band at Sydney Rowers - a photo I took from behind the microphone
Dancing to the Greg Poppleton 1920s - 30s band at Sydney Rowers - a photo I took from behind the microphone

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