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
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.
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
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 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