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 swing duo. Grahame Conon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass Greg Poppleton jazz trio. Bob Gillespie drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar Book Greg Poppleton for you event. Contact
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s Trio played for a speakeasy themed house party. We went down so well we were handsomely tipped at the end by the generous host. There was such an array of creative, talented, fun-loving people at the party who danced to Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s vocals with Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar and Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet. Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s jazz at a house party[/caption] We set up in a corner of the lounge room, loading in and setting up very carefully so as not to knock anything in the house. We used a small PA for the vocal mic and banjo. The guitar was played through a small amp. The trumpet and sousaphone did not need to be mic'd at all. And I supplied intermission music including 1930 radio broadcasts by the Philco Orchestra and 1933 Cocoanut Grove broadcasts by the Phil Harris Orchestra. Greg Poppleton, authentic jazz deco singer with trumpet The overall effect was a balanced 1920s-30s sound that was not loud. Guests could talk easily where the band played. Some were even sitting on couches right next to me as I sang. That's how the photo above was taken. Dancing the Charleston to Greg Poppleton's swing at a house party And as always I sang personally to every guest who wanted to engage (which was everyone). No-one felt left out. I had a bad case of (non-contagious) laryngitis, so my singing was sounding somewhere between Tom Waits and Rochester from the 'Jack Benny Show'. I wish had recorded some of it. The show must go on! A blur of action with Geoff Power sousaphone and Grahame Conlon banjo in the Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio Some of the guests sang, too. 'Dark Eyes' and 'Mission to Moscow' were sung with much love by a duet of friends in Russian. An international opera tenor did a beautiful version of 'Autumn Leaves'. And a former back-up singer for punk bands joined me on 'Lili Marleen'. Grahame Conlon with his jazz guitar playing the 1936 hit 'The Way You Look Tonight' in Greg Poppleton's trio Book the 1920s - 1930s trio for your house party through OzManagement- www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact
Greg Poppleton returned to Penrith RSL Saturday 30 June for another of his popular 1920s - 1930s jazz shows of swinging songs from the Great American Songbook. And Greg will be back at Penrith RSL for dancers, Saturday 10 November, 2-5pm. FREE. Swing dancers Sue Ann and Sandy pose with singer Greg Poppleton, Dave Clayton double bass and Damon Poppleton alto sax. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s informal. And there was plenty of dancing. Swing dancers are always welcome with a good sized dance floor. Gary and Deborah dancing to Greg Poppleton Greg is Australia’s only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. Unlike other jazz singers who find jazz after a journey through rock, opera or miming to a parent’s record collection of snappy-fingered Vegas crooners, Greg’s 1920s-30s vocals are authentic and original. He fell in love with the music age three. That's when he first heard Louis Armstrong. Dancing to Greg Poppleton with Bob Gillespie drums, Damon Poppleton alto sax, Dave Clayton double bass and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer Critics in Australia and the U.S are unanimous in saying that “Greg Poppleton captures the essence of the 1920s-1930s with uncanny accuracy.” He has over 1.2 million total YouTube views for his four albums. That makes him Australia’s most listened to YouTube jazz singer without TV exposure. He returned to Penrith RSL, Saturday 30 June, with his Jazz Deco band. Greg Poppleton with Dave Clayton on double bass Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco band instruments on stage. In the band was Greg’s up-and-coming 15 year old jazz alto saxophonist son, Damon Poppleton. Grahame Conlon, who was in Ricky May’s band was on guitar. Blue Mountains double bassist, Dave Clayton, who was in Mic Conway’s Hiccup Band played double bass. And Penrith local, Bob Gillespie, who played in Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, was musical director for Lovelace Watkins and was drummer for the 1990s Australian tour band of the original Glenn Miller Orchestra, was on drums. Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco band will be back for more 1920s jazz, 1930s swing and dancing at, Penrith RSL 8 Tindale St, Penrith Saturday 10 November 2-5pm. FREE! Free parking. Dance floor. Bar, bistro and child friendly. PLUS grow 2" taller, increase your attractiveness, ensure promotion at work, boost your confidence, stimulate hair growth and increase your IQ! Contact Greg through OzManagement for your event: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact
Photos from the final day of Greg Poppleton making Jazz Deco Pop at Sydney's Transport Heritage Expo which ran 9 - 11 June. Enjoy! Thank you to the swing dancers from Swing Patrol, Swingtime, Swingaroo, Harbour City Hoppers and All About Swing who danced toGreg Poppleton's 1920s-1930s jazz deco swing. Greg Poppleton 1920s - 30s Singer makes Jazz Deco Pop! Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton Swing dancers watched by an appreciative audience dancing to Greg Poppleton The Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco trio - Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard washboard Grahame Conlon guitar in the Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco band Geoff Power cornet with Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco band Adam Barnard washboard with Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s band Swing dancers and the Greg Poppleton quartet And, of course, the vintage trains! Take Action: Book Greg Poppleton
A fresh Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco band line-up played today at Sydney's Edwardian Central Station Concourse for the annual Transport Heritage Expo. Did you see the Transport Heritage Expo story on Saturday's evening news? https://www.facebook.com/7newssydney/videos/2151746698182785/ With Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer were, - Damon Poppleton alto sax - Paul Baker banjo - Dave Clayton double bass. A woman rushed up to my megaphone and placed a long-stemmed red rose in it while we were playing. Damon Poppleton holding the red rose the band was given. We're at the Transport Heritage Expo Monday 11 June, too. Playing from 10am - 2pm with sousaphone doubling trumpet, guitar doubling banjo and washboard doubling snare. Here's some more photos from today. Though there must be thousands more out in the wide blue internet from all the clicks and film taken today. Book Greg and the band: gregpoppletonmusic/contact Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer with his 1920s microphone and the wonderful audience. Dave Clayton - double bass with Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco band The Greg Poppleton band playing jazz and swing from the 1920s - 1930s. Damon Poppleton alto sax, Paul Baker banjo, Dave Clayton double bass. Book Greg and the band: gregpoppletonmusic/contact
Greg Poppleton's jazz deco swing quartet played the songs of the 1920s - 1930s today at Sydney's Central Station. We're playing at Central all June Long Weekend (June 9, 10 and 11) for the Transport Heritage Expo. I just realised as I write this that today is the 34th anniversary of my first radio broadcast. But that's by-the-by. Today, we were 'Swing Dancer Bombed' with dancers from Swing Patrol, Swingtime - Dance School, Shagaroo Collegiate Shag and Harbour City Hoppers!! At Central this Sun & Mon, too 10am-2pm. Check out the video! Enjoy...
It's always a great pleasure singing the songs of the 1920s - 30s to the always appreciative audience in The Basement of The Builders Club, Wollongong. And it's also always a great joy to sing with swinging Grahame Conlon on guitar and doubling on banjo, and the spontaneous Dave Clayton on double bass. Songs in English, German, Italian and Spanish included Tip Toe Through The Tulips, El Mansiero, Dove e Quando?, Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt and My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes. The Builders Club has jazz in The Basement every Sunday 2:30 - 5:30pm. Free! We'll be back at The Builders Club in August and November. We hope to see you there, too. And if you want Greg Poppleton at your place, Enquire Now The Builders Club, 61 Church Street, Wollongong Greg Poppleton - 1920s-1930s singer with Dave Clayton on double bass at The Builders Club, Wollongong, Sunday 6 May The Greg Poppleton 1920s Ear Trumpet suspension microphone Grahame Conlon guitar (and doubling banjo) with Greg Poppleton Dave Clayton feeling 'I Got Rhythm' on double bass, Greg Poppleton jazz deco band. Purchase CDs or Download: Bandcamp (in $A which is 0.75$US) Booking enquiries: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
The brief: to keep the room as full as possible on a Sunday 3-6pm after the lunch rush to a largely 'non-jazz' audience. On Sunday, Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, returned with his Jazz Deco music to Sydney Rowing Club. And we'll be back at there, Sunday 5 August. Enjoy these photos from the Greg Poppleton Sydney Rowers show.
SUNDAY JAZZBy the beautiful Parramatta River...
GREG POPPLETON MAKES JAZZ DECO POP!Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band...
ALL ABOUT SWINGCody and Lexie from All About Swing strutted their stuff on the dance carpet. Other couples joined in when we went Latin with songs like Amapola, El Mansiero, Tea for Two and South of the Border.
IN THE GREG POPPLETON BAND: ALTO SAXDamon Poppleton...
WASHBOARD AND DRUMSAdam Barnard...
DOUBLE BASSDave Clayton, who also joined Greg in a vocal duet on 'Yes, We Have No Bananas'.
GUITAR AND BANJOGrahame Conlon...
BOOKINGSBook Greg Poppleton for your club, special occasion and party. Email: email@example.com Phone: 61 407 941 263
The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s trio played for a wedding in the garden at Hopewood House, Bowral. The thunder rumbled but the rain stayed away for a beautiful ceremony and reception. Greg Poppleton serenaded guests with songs from the 1920s and 30s selected from the Greg Poppleton play list by the bride and groom. Songs chosen included Begin the Beguine, Cheek to Cheek and Falling in Love Again. Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer The Greg Poppleton trio at the wedding reception. Greg Poppleton with red 1920s megaphone and vintage microphone. Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet. Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo. The Greg Poppleton duo playing the bride and groom's 1920s-30s jazz requests before the ceremony. Geoff Power trumpet. Grahame Conlon guitar. The view of the garden reception from the vintage 1920s microphone. Geoff Power trumpet. A Tim Storrier sculpture in the gardens Band Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Poppleton band posing with SwingKatz dance troupe... Greg Poppleton - 1920s-30s singer Al Davey - trumpet and trombone Paul Furniss - Clarinet and alto sax Grahame Conlon - guitar and banjo Dave Clayton - double bass Lawrie Thompson - drums Bookings: email@example.com
Greg Poppleton provided the hi-octane musical atmosphere with a selection of bouncy 1920s - 30s tunes sung by Australia's only authentic 1920s-1930s singer. Entertaining, energetic and engaging, Greg and the band were the focus of plenty of happy snaps by nostalgic bus fans. We've even appeared on a few Facebook pages since. Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra. Act now. Enjoy this selection of photos of the night taken by Greg Poppleton, a visitor, and DJ/dancer Swingin' Kitten Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Band in front of a 1930 Sydney bus. Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Paul Baker banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Damon Poppleton alto sax. Photo by Swingin' Kitten. Greg Poppleton sings 'Margie' from the front platform of a 1970 Atlantean double decker. Photo by Swingin' Kitten. 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton with Limpin' Jimmy and Swingin' Kitten, swing and rockabilly DJs. Greg Poppleton singing into a visitor's camera with Damon on alto sax. Photo by Swingin' Kitten Damon and Dad on the way home after the gig in the back of an old Atlantean bus
Remember, Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra. Act now.
Greg Poppleton and his band of 1920s - 1930s jazz swing musicians had a fantastic Saturday. We played two fun jazz gigs audiences greatly enjoyed and danced to - Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz, followed by 'Deckers in the Night' at the Sydney Bus Museum. Saturday was Remembrance Day. At the band's previous show in August I had been asked by Penrith Club members to introduce a suitable song to commemorate the day. I chose the 1918, armistice year hit, 'After You've Gone', inspired by one of my favourite singers, Marion Harris,
As always, I took some snaps of the Greg Poppleton band for you. The band features some of Sydney's most experienced swing, jazz musicians. All are world-toured. Drummer, Bob Gillespie, played in the Glenn Miller Orchestra for their 1990s Australian tours as well as being drummer for Maynard Ferguson's English Band and musical director for Lovelace Watkins. You can see him here backing Lovelace Watkins on 'My Way'.
Now for a triple threat (as they say in 'showbiz') of the Greg Poppleton Penrith RSL Remembrance Day show photos... Greg Poppleton and band have been regulars at Penrith RSL jazz for 9 years Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer The Greg Poppleton band for the 11 Nov concert - Bob Gillespie drums, Stan Kenton double bass, Damon Poppleton alto sax and Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo. A real 1920s - 1930s singer and band is a must for a successful 1920s - 1930s themed event. Greg Poppleton's energy and authentic 1920s - 1930s vocals bring dynamic, Great Gatsby charm to concerts, clubs, weddings, corporate events and house parties. Find out how we can make your next event swing... Booking Contact
Saturday night and Greg Poppleton was singing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s with his band at Simon and Aleis' beautiful at Bush Bank. Bush Bank is an old dairy farm on the coast just south of Kiama, two hours drive (or train + walk) from Sydney. Having a live 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding. Having Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact. I took some photos to show you. In the meantime, find out about having Greg Poppleton at your wedding... Dancing to Greg Poppleton and his 1920s - 1930s band at Simon and Aleis' perfect wedding, Bush Bank, Kiama. The Illawarra is famous for its giant Port Jackson fig trees (and Cabbage Palms). The area was once a rainforest. The big wedding fig tree at Bush Bank. Greg Poppleton's band of red hot 1920s-30s jazz musicians. (L-r) Glenn Henrich soprano, alto, baritone sax, clarinet and piccolo, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone. Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer. Left, Glenn Henrich baritone sax. Right, Geoff Power trumpet. Looking out of the marquee at Bush Bank and across the cow paddocks to the Pacific Ocean To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding, event or party, please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
FILM OF THE LOCAL AREA Set to music from Greg's latest 1920s-30s album Back In Your Own Backyard. In the band video below, I filmed the crashing waves about a year ago just where you see the white breakers in the picture above. Enjoy the 1914 hit, 'They Didn't Believe Me' by the Greg Poppleton 1920s vocal, guitar and clarinet trio in a contemplative mode. The song is from the band's album Back In Your Own Backyard, available from Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.
And here's the band playing 'Yes, We Have No Bananas', also from the album 'Back In Your Own Backyard'. And the film was also taken just over a year ago and just at the back of Bush Bank along the Kiama - Gerringong bush walk. Enjoy!
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club Derrida said,
“If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.”The Illawarra Jazz Club presents Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, with his metamodern jazz band, for an afternoon of Liederhosen. Let me explain… Greg Poppleton’s music is a metamodern mediation between aspects of modernism and postmodernism. As a modernist he is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. As a postmodernist he is both cognizant that he can never be truly ‘authentic’ yet pursues his single-minded mission with Virilian speed to create fascinatingly ephemeral ‘1920s Urzeiten’ unique to his time and place on stage.
“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend,” Jacques Derrida.Deftly avoiding jazz cliches and gimmicky contemporary music incorporations, Greg becomes ‘1920s’ on-stage utilising a thorough ethical framework of sound music practice, stagecraft and an authentic passion for the genre since earliest childhood.
“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation,” Weimar Jazz Age writer, broadcaster and essayist, Walter Benjamin.Greg is truly a metamodern singer in English and German, and the Corrimal Hotel is the one place in the Illawarra where this musical intersection can engage, challenge and charm. Totally untouched by contemporary music, producing sounds that intrigue and catch listeners off-guard, Greg has over 1 MILLION YouTube plays for just one mix of his 1920s-30s music from three albums. Gloriously rejected by the more traditional elements of the jazz community in which he is supposed to belong and embraced by Bob Rogers on commercial radio and 18-35 year olds in Europe, the US and Mexico, there is no middle ground with Greg Poppleton. Greg entertains, bringing an operatically trained voice, a lifelong single-minded approach to the music of the 1920s and 1930s, and an acting background which has seen him in movie scenes opposite such Hollywood stars as Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and John Goodman.
Now I ask you, writing in the first person, is there a place for my metamodern Greg Poppleton band in your hearts so that you’ll be at the Corrimal Hotel, Saturday 7 October, 3:30-6:30pm?There’s a bistro. A bar. And no PA! Greg Poppleton, Corrimal Hotel, Sat 7 Oct
“Thank you for the most amazing gig and for asking me to sing with you...what an honour. You had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. They loved you and Cazzbo on sousaphone hit the spot as well. We will definitely get you back some time.” Shelley Rae King, President Illawarra Jazz Club Book Greg Poppleton now.
Thank you to all of you who came to Penrith RSL for jazz this Saturday and made the afternoon so much fun. The jazz audience at Penrith RSL make the whole afternoon a great social occasion, so the band and I always look forward to playing in the city by the Nepean. In fact, we'll be back at Penrith RSL for Armistice Day, 11 November, 2 - 5pm. With me in the band today as I sang the songs of the 1920s and 1930s, we had, by special request, the great honour of being joined by bass brass virtuoso, Cazzbo Johns, formerly of the Australian Opera. Bob Gillespie, musical director for Lovelace Watkins and drummer for Maynard Fergusson's English Band was on the kit. Guitarist for Ricky May, Grahame Conlon, swung on his Spanish guitar and banjo. Damon Poppleton, aged 14, jammed on alto and tenor saxes. And Flynn Poppleton, age 10, sat in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street. As always, I've taken some happy snaps for you below. See you at Penrith, 11 November! Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton in the Penrith RSL building. Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax. Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.