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
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
As Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer, I put on a show, interact with the audience, constantly improvise, spontaneously take risks. How can I have a name like Poppleton is I don't Pop! Look at the band's 12 January 2019 Unanderra Hotel show (full house) for the Illawarra Jazz Club. What's going on in this photo? I'd just sung the first chorus of Singing in the Bathtub in the 2nd set of my Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s show on stage at the Unanderra Hotel. Then I jumped off stage and told the audience, "Everyone sounds good when they sing in the the bathroom. I will now demonstrate." So I walked through the audience as the band played on and went to the Gents. Shelley Rae King, former Illawarra Jazz Club president, raced in to take snaps as I sang the second chorus from the public toilet using the full tiled amplifying bathroom reverb only a 1920s megaphone in a throne room can give. Meanwhile, the band's still playing on stage. And the audience is having a great time - being surprised and entertained. They're being entertained by a singer whose voice can fill a 150 people room, off stage from a toilet, with only a megaphone, while a sousaphone, alto sax, banjo and washboard swing on stage without missing a beat. It's all sounding so good a swing dance couple join me in the toilet - dancing to the music... One-by-one the band spontaneously walk off stage, still playing as I sing, to join me in the big porcelain echo chamber. First Adam Barnard taps in on the washboard. Grahame Conlon strums along on the banjo (which weighs a ton). Damon Poppleton wails in playing alto sax. It gets a bit crowded when Geoff Power on sousaphone joins in... Who'd would expect that would happen from a 1920s - 30s singer and band. Here's a photo taken on stage by one of the audience of Damon, Geoff on cornet and myself a couple of minutes before the first set. Below, Damon takes his last solo as a 15 year old, with Geoff Power on sousaphone and Grahame Conlon, banjo... Book Greg Poppleton for you event As I sang off the top of my head at Unanderra:- "It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that Pop CD, 20 bucks, 20 bucks, 20 bucks, 20 bucks." (Only $12 CD / $7 download on Bandcamp) Actor Website
Firing off with a great view of the 9pm family fireworks exploding into showers of brilliant reds, yellows and greens over Sydney Harbour, Greg Poppleton and his 1920s Trio kicked off the countdown to 2019 at 12-Micron, Barangaroo with a high energy 1920s show where everyone partied. Guests dressed in speakeasy finery danced and partied to Greg Poppleton singing The Charleston, Peanut Vendor, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue and a couple of 1930s requests for Jeepers Creepers and Cheek to Cheek. Greg Poppleton, Australia's only authentic 1920s singer bringing in New Years 2019 at 12-Micron, Barangaroo, Sydney Harbour. Greg pranced and danced in front of the band, crooned into his vintage 1920s microphone, and got up close and personal to guests, serenading them individually with his 1920s megaphone and big, warm lyric baritone voice. 12-Micron is a Barangaroo restaurant, bar and late night dessert house run by two-hat chef, Justin Wise. It's located on the Sydney Harbour waterfront at Shipwrights Walk. A real culinary gem in the car free laneways of exciting Barangaroo. In the band were Geoff Power on trumpet and sousaphone, who also played a Louis Armstrong request on 'Strutting with Some BBQ', Paul Baker banjo, and Ian Bloxsom, former Sydney Symphony Orchestra percussionist, on snare and washboard. Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s Music, New Years Eve 2018-2019 Enquire about having Greg Poppleton for your party.
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.
After entertaining passengers on vintage train trips in February, Greg Poppleton was invited back to entertain on the 'The Hydro Express' and 'The Highlander'. Greg sang the songs of the 1920s and joked with passengers on the vintage trains with Paul Baker, banjo, on the Hydro Express, and then the next day with Grahame Conlon, guitar, on The Highlander. Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Paul Baker banjo in the Guards Van of The Hydro Express The Observation car of the Hydro Express waiting at Sydney's Country Train Terminal The Hydro Express heritage train ran from Sydney to Medlow Bath for High Tea at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel. Guests traveled in their choice of three classes - Standard, Premier or Lounge. The Highland climbing the Illawarra Escarpment Greg Poppleton and Grahame Conlon on The Highlander The view of Stanwell Park beach from the train The Highlander ran from Sydney via Unanderra (where Greg will be singing, 12 January) to Robertson and then Moss Vale. It traveled up the Illawarra Escarpment through temperate rainforest and with views over lake Illawarra and the Tasman Sea. Many guests alighted at Robertson for High Tea at Ranelagh House. Enquire now to have Greg Poppleton at your event
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
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
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...
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
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: 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
How'd It Look and Sound?
What do you do?The venue you're playing at has been undercut by not one, but two, nearby venues. Audience numbers are down. What do you do? Well, if you're Greg Poppleton at Mosman Bowling Club today, you put on a 'helluva' show for the club and the beautiful people who came to see and hear us. Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco singer channeling the spirits of the 1920s and 1930s
You put on an intimate show - singing to each of the 40 guests individually -from the stage and table by table.You bring people together and get the audience singing. You tell personal stories, weave in an amazing anecdote about a song or two or three, and you sing a request or two that brings a tear to the eyes of the requesters. Greg Poppleton and an over the shoulder shot of some of the audience at Sunday Jazz in Mosman Bowling Club
And you have a swinging band:
Greg Poppleton - 1920s-30s vocals Grahame Conlon - banjo and guitar Dave Clayton - double bass Adam Barnard - drums and washboardThe Greg Poppleton swing rhythm section. Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Dave Clayton double bass, and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo In short, you create a 'helluva' show with great musicians that makes everyone happy. In fact, everybody left today with a smile and a desire to come back for more. Many left clutching a Greg Poppleton CD sold to them by Bev Evans. A CHILDHOOD HERO.
Having a special occasion? GREG POPPLETON MAKES JAZZ DECO POP!The Copasetic 1920s - 1930s Jazz Singer and Band are absolutely the Bee's Knees. 1.17 Million Total YouTube views. We'll make your special occasion sparkle, too. Enquire now. Mosman Bowling Club presents a different top notch jazz band for your enjoyment on the first Sunday of every month, 2 - 4:30pm. And they welcome new players and members, too. Get in touch. A guest photo. Greg Poppleton and Dave Clayton . double bass singing, 'Yes, We Have No Bananas'.
MRS SPARKLE Bev Evans was Mrs Sparkle in the Mr Sheen ads. Her talent made the ads hugely successful. As a result, she became Australia's leading hand and placement model.I used to watch Mrs Sparkle on TV as a very little kid and marvel at how natural she was while being incredibly precise in her movements. I've been in 60 TV commercials myself and looking natural while being 'big' as a TVC requires is a rare skill. And I loved the music. Little did I know then that the song was 'Mr Gallagher and Mr Sheen', written in 1922. No, I'm not a 'make-a-quick-buck-off-the-Great-Gatsby-movie' blow-in. I've loved the music of the 1920s and 1930s eversince I first saw Louis Armstrong on TV when I was three years old. Here's Mrs Sparkle selling Mr Sheen on 1960s TV
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
We took a trip on a train, and we thought about you. Saturday 24 February and Sunday 25 February, Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-30s singer, and Grahame Conlon guitar, serenaded passengers on two special historic train trips run by friends at the NSW Rail Museum. And here am I, holding a contemplative show, thinking about you and the 1920s songs I'm about to sing. The location is the wooden 1920s guards van, the duo's 'green room', in one of these historic trains... SATURDAY - THE HIGHLANDER The train on Saturday was The HIghlander, a 1950s diesel. Here it is at Bowral... The Highlander took passengers to Bowral in the Southern Highlands for lunch. Then, the train traveled along the scenic Unanderra-Moss Vale railway line, down the Illawarra escarpment and returned to Sydney via the South Coast and through the Royal National Park. SUNDAY - THE HYDRO EXPRESS On Sunday, the Hydro Express took party-goers on a scenic day trip to the Blue Mountains for High Tea at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel during the Roaring 20s Festival. Here's Grahame and I on The Hydro Express... The Roaring 20s Festival is the festival where I've been singing for dancers with the band at the Great Art Deco Ball since 2012. At Central Station, before heading up the mountains, I took this snap of The Hydro Express' observation carriage... And here was the view from the observation carriage as The Hydro Express pulled into Medlow Bath station in the mountain mist... To book Greg Poppleton's 1920s-30s band and orchestra for your event, contact Tony Jex at OzManagement... 0407 941 263 email@example.com
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