Great Art Deco Ball 2020
Great Art Deco Ball 2020. Greg Poppleton’s and his 1920s-30s music has been playing the Great Art Deco Ball at Katoomba’s Carrington Hotel since 2012. It’s the highlight of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival.
In that time, the Ball has grown in audience size so that the Grand Dining Room now is always full. Tickets sell out months in advance. That’s despite the fact that the only way to get a ticket is to be in the know and ring hotel reception.
The Ball has grown in large part because, as Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer, people who book tickets to enjoy a 1920s experience at the Ball get exactly that.
In 2019, the Carrington decided to book another band. There were so many complaints we were called back. It’s very humbling to receive such strong support from Great Art Deco Ball fans. So in 2020 the dance floor was full most of the night, the band gave two encores, and many happy guests continued enjoying the atmosphere in the Grand Dining Room one hour after the show had concluded.
It’s a lesson that if you want a successful 1920s-30s themed event, you book a 1920s-30s band. Jazz bands, DJs, covers band that do a bit of ‘jazz dinner music and then rock music for dancing’ are not appropriate for a 1920s, 30s, Gatsby event.
I’ve played large 1920s themed events where other jazz bands and big bands, rock bands and DJs have played in other sections of the party. Either guests ask ‘why are they here?’ or they simply get angry. We get re-booked.
Meet the band Greg put together for the 2020 Great Art Deco Ball…
To enquire about having Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s experience at your party, wedding or event, contact Tony Jex via this website’s booking page.
Thank God they've got a proper period band back...Thanks for restoring my faith in a period event.
Yay! Greg Poppleton and his band are back!
Loads of fun!