One of the Greg Poppleton band's regular shows is at Penrith RSL. Greg Poppleton sings in authentic 1920s - 1930s style. Greg Poppleton booking enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com Enjoy these photos from the July show... Greg Poppleton hitting the big final note on the 1930s classic, 'The Way You Look Tonight'. 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton conducts the band: Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass and Bob Gillespie drums. Harmonising with Dave Clayton on the 1930s Cab Calloway swinger, 'Jumpin Jive'. Greg Poppleton singing 'Tea for Two'. Greg Poppleton booking enquiries email@example.com Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
Photos and video from the Greg Poppleton band's third day of playing Tin Pan Alley 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo, Sydney Central Railway Station... Enjoy. Band Website - www.gregpoppletonmusic.com Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s singer holding his megaphone and his Tin Pan Alley band. Greg Poppleton singing to a swing dancing couple.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8169" align="alignnone" width="525"] Swinging to Greg Poppleton's Tin Pan Alley music Swing dancers join the band after the show, Suzy and Sandy from Sydney with Steve and from Los Angeles. In the band, Geoff Power cornet doubling sousaphone, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard washboard. Band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
A video and more photos of the Greg Poppleton Tin Pan Alley 1920s- 30s band at the second day of 2019 Transport Heritage Expo. Greg and the band played in the beautiful Edwardian Country Concourse at Central. And swing dancers dropped by to twirl and swirl. Band bookings: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact We'll be at the Expo, tomorrow, Monday 10am - 2pm with sousaphone and cornet. Some photos... Swing dancing to the Greg Poppleton band. you can just see Grahame Conlon's guitar. Greg Poppleton singing, Dave Clayton double bass, Damon Poppleton alto sax. Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 30s music at Sydney Central Station for Day 2 of the Transport Heritage Expo. Now that's a clearer picture of Grahame Conlon on guitar with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass in the Greg Poppleton band. Band booking: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact
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Greg Poppleton and band returned to the Transport Heritage Expo at Sydney's Central Station today, Saturday 8 June. It's their third year entertaining visitors with Tin Pan Alley songs from the 1920s and 1930s to fit the Heritage theme of vintage trains and buses. Adding to the fun, fantastic and colourful swing dancers came along to dazzle with deft footwork as the band played. Thank you Sue Ann! Greg Poppleton and band will be at the Transport Heritage Expo, Country Concourse at Central Station, Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June, 10am - 2pm. Free! Dancers welcome. Band bookings: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact And go for a ride on the steam train, Sydney red rattler and the vintage double and single deck buses. The NSW Rail Museum will be operating steam train rides through the city from Central as part of the annual Transport Heritage Expo. It's a fantastic nostalgic long weekend event for families and transport enthusiasts alike! https://www.nswrailmuseum.com.au/ Here are some phots of the band, dancers and trains, Greg Poppleton singing, Geoff Power Cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo. Posing with Sandy (L) and Sue Ann (R), two of the wonderful swing dancers sliding and gliding to the Greg Poppleton band today. (Thanks Sue Ann for this photo). Geoff Power cornet and sousaphone with Grahame Conlon guitar during a Greg Poppleton band instrumental. Adam Barnard on keyboard during that same instrumental. One of the steam trains at the Transport Heritage Expo. Swing dancing to the Greg Poppleton band at Central Station. Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton in the beautiful, Edwardian Era Country Concourse Steppin' out as the audience gathers. Band bookings: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/contact
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.