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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 Grand Dining Room ready for the Great Art Deco Ball

The Grand Dining Room ready for the Great Art Deco Ball

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.

The Grand Dining Room doors of The Carrington Hotel. Photo by Suzanne.

The Grand Dining Room doors of The Carrington Hotel. Photo by Suzanne.

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.

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and a full dance floor

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and a full dance floor

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.

Greg Poppleton from the dance floor. Geoff Power is playing sousaphone.

Greg Poppleton from the dance floor. Geoff Power is playing sousaphone.

 

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.

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Greg Poppleton singing through a 1920s megaphone. Paul Baker is on banjo and Geoff Power's trumpet can be seen.

Greg Poppleton singing through a 1920s megaphone. Paul Baker is on banjo and Geoff Power’s trumpet can be seen.

 

Meet the band Greg put together for the 2020 Great Art Deco Ball…

Geoff Power in Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Band playing sousaphone as well as trumpet.

Geoff Power in Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Band playing sousaphone as well as trumpet.

 

Greg Poppleton with Richelle Booth on bass sax. She also played clarinet.

Greg Poppleton with Richelle Booth on bass sax. She also played clarinet.

 

Paul Baker playing banjo in Greg Poppleton's band at the 2020 Great Art Deco Ball

Paul Baker playing banjo in Greg Poppleton’s band at 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 thisĀ  website’s booking page.

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Thank God they've got a proper period band back...Thanks for restoring my faith in a period event.

Paul

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Yay! Greg Poppleton and his band are back!

Lesley

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Loads of fun!

Linda

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