It’s as hot as one of Gatsby’s parties, it’s The Gin Mill Social! The fun never stops as live swing musicians play all night long and vaudeville performers pop up to entertain when you least expect it. “A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet The first of those swing bands is singer Greg Poppleton's real 1920s trio with Geoff Power on cornet doubling sousaphone and Paul Baker, banjo. Read, see, book the Band. Photos: Alessio Bartoli Event Photography Greg Poppleton waves from behind the vintage mic as a group of Gin Mill Socialites gather for a photo under Missy on the hoop. Greg Poppleton sings through his 1920s megaphone to a happy couple Dancing the Charleston to Greg Poppleton Classy couple dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s jazz. Finhead juggles fires at Gin Mill Social How Greg Poppleton's 1920s Trio looks from the Gin Mill Social mezzanine. The Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio joins in the fun with Gin Mill Social MC Lou P. Lou Geoff Power cornet, the brass section of Greg Poppleton's 1920s Trio. Paul Baker banjo, the string section of the Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio Greg Poppleton using his shoes as percussion on the piano as his 1920s Trio solos. Book Greg Poppleton for your party, wedding and event. Take Action
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 email@example.com
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 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. - 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. 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! Book Greg Poppleton for you event.
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 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.
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. 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 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. 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. 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'. 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. Enquire about having Greg Poppleton at your place: Contact
Greg Poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer and his Jazz Deco trio had the honour of playing for dancers at Elizabeth Bay House for the exclusive 2012 VE Day GI Dance. Greg sang the songs popular in the early 1940s in his naturally true-to-the-era dance band singer style. Some say his voice reminds them of Al Bowlly. Others say Ray Eberle. And his small band is definitely 1940s Sydney when the majority of bands playing for dancers through the suburbs were trios to sextets. (Check out Greg Poppleton's ABC Radio National documentary about Sydney's 1942-45 Booker T Washington Club for U.S African-American service personnel. The band that played there was mainly a quartet.) This fantastic evening celebrated the GI Dances held across Sydney in grand houses like Elizabeth Bay House during the Second World War. Greg Poppleton Trio at the VE Day GI Dance Over a hundred guests filled the historic mansion dressed in 1940s style, many in authentic 1940s uniforms. They danced to Greg Poppleton playing A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, White Cliffs Of Dover, I've Heard That Song Before and many other pop songs of the early 1940s. At the end of the night, the band lead the guests in singing We'll Meet Again, Vera Lynn's post-WWII hit Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart. Guests calling for an encore spontaneously sang out two choruses of Bless Them All as a gloriously emotional end to the dancing! Guests dressed in 1940s style dancing to Greg Poppleton Guests were also treated at the dance to period 1940s cuisine, swing dance classes, 1940s makeovers, live drawing classes, the very funny '1940s paperboy' MC with prizes for the best-dressed All guests were gloriously dressed in vintage style, with many in authentic clothes and uniforms from the era, as you can see in the photos. Greg Poppleton is Australia's only 1920s - 1930s style singer with duo to 6-piece band. He can also offer a 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra and 1930s-40s Swing Orchestra playing Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Contact Greg through Tony Jex at OzManagement. Greg Poppleton, dancers and festive VE Day bunting Greg Poppleton played 1940s pop songs that had everyone dancing Guests sang along with the band on the last two songs Greg Poppleton filled the dance floor Greg Poppleton bookings and enquiries