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…
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 61 407 941 263
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: email@example.com
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Remember, Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra. Act now.
“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