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Corporate Case Studies
1. DFS Galleria ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’ Event
Exclusive High Rollers Event for the World’s Top Luxury Brands
“You and the band did an amazing performance! It totally suited the evenings’ atmosphere. We noticed that people were really enjoying the music. You surpassed our expectations. Thank you for your performance!”
— Iris van der Heijden, DFS Galleria Australia, Golden Age of Hollywood themed event
DFS Galleria booked Greg Poppleton to –
1. entertain discerning international high roller guests as they mingled with champagne and canapés, and,
2. deliver a high quality musical performance piped live into their Tiffany and Co., Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Omega and Loewe, Coach, and Burberry gallery outlets as guests shopped.
Greg Poppleton saves you time and money by partnering with a trusted supplier in sound, lights and staging.
At your request, we can supply you with exhibition swing dancers and teachers. We even partner with a 1920s Murder Mystery.
Iconic clients like DFS Galleria, SBS TV and the Bledisloe Cup plus major event companies book Greg Poppleton because I’m passionate about entertaining with fresh, engaging, authentic 1920s-30s jazz and swing that satisfies a wide range of audiences and event themes.
2. TV Channel 1920s Christmas Party
The six-piece Greg Poppleton jazz deco band had 550 guests dancing at the huge end-of-year celebration.
Sound, staging and lights were supplied with the band by Tony Jex. This one stop A/V shop deal when you book Greg Poppleton saves you time and money. It guarantees you perfect sound and ambience every time.
The band's swing dance partners gave an exciting, acrobatic swing dance exhibition. They danced to three songs by Greg Poppleton - Exactly Like You, Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue and Walkin’ My Baby Back Home.
The band's swing dancers were also commissioned to give staff members six weeks of dance lessons leading up to the event. This was to practice two mass choreographic routines to develop departmental bonding and which were a highlight of the night.
The routines were danced to songs from two of Greg Poppleton's albums.
First, the balboa group danced to Greg Poppleton’s ‘The Charleston’ from his ‘Doin’ the Charleston’ album.
Then the Lindy Hoppers hopped to Greg Poppleton’s ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’ from his 2006 album, ‘The Phantom Dancer’.
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. Just add what you want in the message section of the contact page.
3. Annual Three Day Expo Draws 1000s
It's the premier Sydney event for the NSW Rail Museum - 'Where Rail Heritage Comes To Life'.
The NSW Rail Museum operates steam train rides through the city from Central as part of a fantastic nostalgic long weekend event for families and enthusiasts.
In 2017, the Museum booked Greg Poppleton to play 1920s-30s music from 10am - 2pm every day during the event to enhance the vintage experience.
It wasn't the first time the Museum had booked bands for this event.
What happened when they booked Greg Poppleton?
It was the perfect fit.
Greg drew crowds. For the first time people stopped to enjoy the music that had been hired.
Greg's 1920s - 1930s jazz deco swing and high energy stage style added real complementary entertainment value to patrons of all ages.
Cy, a tourist in her 20s from China filmed the band in 2017 (and sang a couple of songs with us). Here's the film she posted on her Facebook page:
So, in 2018, Greg Poppleton was invited back to play another three days at the Expo.
This time, he not only drew bigger crowds, he was Swing Dancer bombed on all three days! They filmed a video...
We even had a woman run up to us and place a long-stemmed rose in my 1920s megaphone. Here's a picture of my son, Damon, holding it. He was playing alto sax in the Greg Poppleton band that day.
The point of this story is: book the right band to make your vintage, heritage, 1920s - 1930s theme a success.
Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer with over 1.2 million total YouTube views. He is the most listened to Australian jazz singer without radio or TV support.
Greg Poppleton plays as a trio to full 1920s Orchestra. Want Glenn Miller? We can do that, too.
“Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection.”
— Kevin Jones, jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM
“The band were fantastic. They reaĺly made the night a success.”
— Anne Lyell, The Chiropractic Alumni
“We really appreciated your efforts in ensuring the success of this event and the very quick and thorough responses to all of my queries was fantastic. You created a fantastic presence on stage and made our 1930s theme feel quite authentic! Most of all I really appreciated your flexibility to play to set times and lengths that were slightly different to the brief when booked. You were just too easy to work with. I would highly recommend you to other bookers seeking a classy, authentic, warm and charismatic act.”
— Sharlene Mifsud, General Manager, Podium, Bledisloe Cup Ball
“A very big thank you once again for your absolute stellar performance at last Wednesday’s Great Gatsby event. Everyone has not stopped telling me how wonderful the Broadcasters were and I have to completely agree. What a perfect fit for the theme! It was such a wonderful night made so much more pleasurable dealing with you and your band. Greg, you are an up most gentleman and professional down to the tee. Your flexibility and dedication to what you do (and do very well) is a testament to you and made by job that little bit easier! I very much look forward to working with you again soon and have sent an email around to the floor letting everyone know your contact details and how wonderful you are.”
— Angela Freeman, Event Manager, cievents
“The band gave 100%.”
— Anita MacMahon, Royal Flying Squadron
“Thank you to you and your fabulous band for making our “Roaring 20s” themed dinner such a success. We all had a ball!”
— Bronwyn Scott, CSIRO 2006 Office Professional National Conference
“Greg was excellent. The music was outstanding and, together with the Swing Katz, really made the night.”
— Joan Edwards OAM President of Sydney CBD Rotary Club
“You did a brilliant job. We look forward to working with you again.”
— Richard Bernardo, Avant-Garde Events for Corporate Great Gatsby Party (Rebooked for Edwardian Event at Sydney Town Hall and 1920s Harbour Cruise.)
“Thank you so much for your wonderful entertainment this evening. We’ve had great feedback and appreciate you taking the time to come and play at our launch. We really enjoyed having you all there.”
— Kate Selth, Event Manager, Movember Launch
“The band was a great success. We couldn’t have been happier with the standard of musicianship and the choice of music. I had terrific feedback from everyone there, and I personally thoroughly enjoyed everything they played. The guys themselves were also very pleasant to deal with. And for the first time ever, the volume was perfect. I don’t know how so many bands get that bit so wrong. I am already trying to think of a reason to have them at another function!”
— Elizabeth Scott, Administration Manager, A.T. Kearney (Australia)
“A big thank you. We all enjoyed the music provided by both yourself and your band at our Christmas party. I will not hesitate to recommend you and your band to anyone who asks. You all did a sterling job in complimenting our 1920s / 1930s Murder Mystery entertainment.”
— Kim McFarlane, Coast to Coast RV Services (Sydney Head Office)
“Thanks again for contributing to our Gala event. The feedback from the staff has been wonderful. I received 2 complaints after the NightHawk Gala: 1) There wasn’t enough room for dancing; and
2) The night ended too soon! I hope you can play for us again in the future, it was wonderful working with you.”
— Michelle Bonamy, Senior Office Administrator, NightHawk Radiology Services
“It was a pleasure to work with you and the band. I will definitely be in contact and look forward to working with you again in the future.”
— Holly Massey and Katrina Picthall, Impressions Events
“The band was perfect with our Chicago Night Theme! Very entertaining and pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend Greg and his
band for any occasion!”
— Glenn Quevedo Preformed Line Products and Sicame
“The band was fantastic. I have had a lot of positive feedback this morning. I will keep you in mind for future events.”
— Lisa Kelly, Deacons Commercial Law, Sydney
“Thank you very much to you and your band for helping make our KingGee/Stubbies gala dinner fun and memorable. I would highly recommend your band for anyone holding a 1920s theme.”
— Lily Lee, Group Marketing Manager, King Gee and Stubbies
“It was all fabulous! Thanks to some great music we got most of the party out on the floor showing off their swing dance moves.”
— Shannon, Event Organiser, Bain International
“The music Greg and the band provided was perfect for our event. Their attention to detail regarding the 1920s theme was fantastic both in costume and sound and I would recommend them to anyone looking to hold a 1920s themed event.”
— Samantha Batger, Events, St Jude Medical Pty Ltd
“The music Greg provided was just right for our event... Background dinner music...A set of swing music for guests to dance to...Excellent vocal highlights of standard classics from the 20s and 30s.”
— Richard Hunter, Development Manager, McDonald Performance Arts, Fundraising Dinner
“You were all smashing!”
“The band was wonderful and I had a ball.”
— Sandra Przibilla, Managing Director, National institute of Liquor Wholesalers Australia
“The team would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all your efforts in our Flappers and Gangsters on the Lawn event. The event was a great success and we could not have done it as successfully without your help and co-operation.”
— Bianca Emerton, Event Manager, Flappers and Gangsters Team, Sydney TAFE
"Thank you for the most amazing gig and for asking me to sing with you...what an honour. You had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. They loved you and Cazzbo on sousaphone hit the spot as well. We will definitely get you back some time."
— Shelley Rae King, President Illawarra Jazz Club