“The band were fantastic. They reaĺly made the night a success.” — Anne Lyell, The Chiropractic AlumniAs 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. 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. 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. Book Greg Poppleton Now Thank you Aron Downie from Macquarie University for the photos and for permission to use them.
Why is the focus on cows in this clip about bananas?
That's a good question. Particularly since cows aren't mentioned in the song.
THE STORY IS THISI took the film you see in the clip while walking between the towns of Kiama and Gerringong in New South Wales. I saw this small herd sheltering from the hot sun under some small trees in the green, green grass. I perched my pocket camera on the thickest branch of a bush and filmed them. It was a little bit breezy, so the branch swayed, hence the unsteady clip. These cows look so contented!
ALBUMSix months later, when I released this song in the album Back In Your Own Backyard, I chose the film to accompany this upbeat version of 'Yes, I Have No Bananas' because of the tension between the fast tempo of the song and the laid-back 'tempo' of the cows. I also like that, to my not pitch-prefect ears, that where I placed the moos the cows make in the beginning of the mix, the note seems to be close to the same note as the banjo makes, just a bit flat and an octave down. The song is in Bb. The cow is mooing in B very b
BANDGreg Poppleton - 1920s vocals Geoff Power - sousaphone, trumpet and trombone Paul Furniss - alto sax and clarinet Grahame Conlon - Spanish guitar Lawrie Thompson - drums and washboard
Initially the client wanted a big band. They'd already advertised the show as 'Swing Era', 'Glenn Miller', 'Big Band'.But a budget blow-out meant that the client needed a smaller band urgently - a band that could still create a big sound and a dynamic show through an energetic singer and front man.
The Solution: Call Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer - the client went for the six-piece Greg Poppleton jazz deco band.After that, no-one in the client group, or the audience, gave the 'Swing Era', 'Glenn Miller' Big Band a second thought. Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer and band leader. He delivered a mix of Jazz Deco swingers and ballads in English, Spanish, German and Italian, with the following band line-up: Greg Poppleton - authentic 1920s-30s singer Al Davey - trumpet and trombone Paul Furniss - alto sax and clarinet Grahame Conlon - swing guitar and banjo Dave Clayton - double bass Lawrie Thompson - swing drums SwingKatz - swing dance lessons and demonstration
The Result: The audience sang along and filmed and laughed and danced for a two hour show including lunch.The client said they would definitely book the band again. Greg Poppleton jazz deco band and SwingKatz swing dancers
Sound:Because of the size of the room and the number of guests, 130, we provided our own digital sound system. We created a pleasant sound for the audience mixed by our engineer with ipad via a wireless connection. This is something we can do for audiences up to 5000 people. We filled the big band's shoes and more. Need an exciting band? Band Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
How'd It Look and Sound?
Wow! July’s Gin Mill Social was SOLD OUT weeks ahead.
What a fun 1920s night it was in the beautiful Art Deco Cello Restaurant of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s trio, Greg Poppleton (authentic 1920s vocals and megaphone) Geoff Power (sousaphone and cornet) and Paul Baker (banjo) serenaded guests in real Jazz Age style for the first 75 minutes.
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Now, back to July’s Gin Mill Social…
Missy stunned with her globe poses and fan dance.
Mr Gorski amazed with his fine balancing and juggling.
The four course dinner was spectacular, as were the cocktails.
MC Lou P Lou charmed the crowd.
Of course, being Prohibition, there was a raid!