2018 Great Art Deco Ball Photos

Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer and band, played the Great Art Deco Ball in the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, Saturday 3 February.

It's the sixth year in a row Greg Poppleton has played the Great Art Deco Ball . Each year the Ball gets bigger and brighter.
And it sells out earlier each year, too, without online sales or advertising.
The 2018 Ball sold out in November 2017!
Many of our dancing friends from previous years were at the Great Art Deco Ball this year!

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The Great Art Deco Ball is the highlight of the annual Blue Mountains Roaring 20s Festival.

Photos:
The Carrington Hotel forecourt the night of the Great Art Deco Ball
The Carrington Hotel forecourt the night of the Great Art Deco Ball

Inside the Carrington Hotel. The Grand Dining Room where the Art Deco Ball is held is through the archway on the left. The Billiard Room and Library are down the hall. The black and white photo hanging on the wall on the right is of an entertainment troupe at the hotel in 1906.
Inside the Carrington Hotel. The Grand Dining Room where the Art Deco Ball is held is through the archway on the left. The Billiard Room and Library are down the hall. The black and white photo hanging on the wall on the right is of an entertainment troupe at the hotel in 1906.

Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet in the Grand Dining Room for the Great Art Deco Ball. (L-r) Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Greg Poppleton (1920s singer) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Jim Elliot (alto and bass sax).
Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet in the Grand Dining Room for the Great Art Deco Ball. (L-r) Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Greg Poppleton (1920s singer) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Jim Elliot (alto and bass sax).

Dancing to Greg Poppleton at the 2018 Great Art Deco Ball
Dancing to Greg Poppleton at the 2018 Great Art Deco Ball.

Greg Poppleton taking a selfie and being 'photo-bombed' by happy dancers.
Greg Poppleton
taking a selfie and being 'photo-bombed' by happy dancers.

Grahame Conlon doubled Spanish guitar and banjo.
Grahame Conlon with the Greg Poppleton band doubled Spanish guitar and banjo.

Jim Elliott doubled bass and alto saxophones
Jim Elliott with Greg Poppleton's band doubled bass and alto saxophones.

Geoff Power with Greg Poppleton's band doubled trumpet and sousaphone.
Geoff Power with Greg Poppleton's band doubled trumpet and sousaphone.

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Greg Poppleton at Great Art Deco Ball  - SOLD OUT 5 YEARS RUNNING Blue Mountains 1920s Festival 3 Feb
Builders Club: -  Wollongong 4 Feb
Penrith RSL: -  10 Mar
Jazz at the Pines: -  Dural 18 Mar


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Great Art Deco Ball!

Greg Poppleton and band play their fifth Great Art Deco Ball in the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba.

This is the highlight of the annual Blue Mountains 1920s Festival.

Since Greg Poppleton has been the band at the ball, the event sells out earlier and earlier.

Again this year, the $149 tickets (including 3 course meal) were sold out soon after they went on sale (by phoning hotel reception only.)

Here are my two favourite photos from the 2016 and 2017 Balls. Photo credits, 'Mountain Life'...



Sunday 4 February, Builders' Club

2:30-5:30. Free
61 Church St, Wollongong
Age 18+ only. Greg Poppleton: 1920s-30s vocals
Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo
Dave Clayton: double bass
(Damon won't be playing sax because the venue is now 18+)



What's it like?

THE POPPLETON EFFECT  © Kerrie Foster, Illawarra Breakfast Poets.
"The jazz crowd, they all got excited.
Mr. Poppleton was back in town.
He brought with him first class musicians,
including his son who came down.

This lad of just fourteen was brilliant
and the spitting image of Dad.
The talent will stay in the family.
And I know you’ll agree that’s not bad.

The way that Greg moves round the audience
and picks out whoever he will,
and sings to them through his own megaphone;
you see the crowds get a thrill.

He sings songs from back in the twenties,
and he dresses in clothes from back then.
The consummate entertainer,
we could have him back time and again.

At a TV audition this week I had my portrait sketched by a young artist




Phantom Dancer Radio Show

I've been bringing you the Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER Sydney every week since December 1985.
It's your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV. And it's now heard on 23 radio stations around Australia.

Hear The Phantom Dancer:
Sydney 107.3 2SER Tuesday 12:04 - 2pm
Canberra 92.7 ArtsoundFM Sunday 7 - 7:56pm

You can hear each weekly show online at the radio station 2SER website. And as always, the last hour of The Phantom Dancer is all vinyl.

Here's this week's play list...
Play List - The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #301

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 January 2018 After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 - 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) National Program: ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 - 8pm and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Glenn Miller and his Legacy
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + Little Brown Jug
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania WJZ NBC Blue NY 23 Nov 1940
Troop Movement + Moonlight Serenade (theme)
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom KNX CBS LA 11 Sep 1946
Caribbean Clipper + Close
Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
'Guest Star' Radio Transcription New York City 30 Jun 1957
Set 2
Modern Jazz Radio 1959-60
Rhythm-a-Ning
Thelonius Monk
Connie Mack Park WCAU CBS Philadelphia 3 Mar 1960
So What
Miles Davis
'Treasury of Song' Birdland WNBC NBC NY 25 Aug 1959
Flamingo
Rudolfo Alchourron (g)
’Esta es Jazz’ LR1 Radio el Mundo Buenos Aires Argentina 28 May 1960
Set 3
Piano Led Dance Bands
Theme + Amor
Joe Reichman Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Biltmore Bowl Biltmore Hotel AFRS Re-broadcast Jul 1944
Sunrise Serenade (theme) + Let's Do It Again
Frankie Carle Orchestra (voc) Band
’Your Saturday Dance Date’ Marine Ballroom Edgewater Beach Hotel WMAQ NBC Chicago 12 Aug 1950
The Doll Dance
Vincent Lopez Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Grill Room Room Taft Hotel NYC AFRTS Re-broadcast 1959
Set 4
The Outskirts of Trad on Radio
It's Alright with Me + Hava Nagala
Henry 'Red' Allen
London House WBBM CBS Chicago 30 Mar 1962
Slow Blues
Johnny Mercer (voc) Mary Lou Williams (piano) Pee Wee Russell (clarinet)
’Eddie Condon's Floor Show’ WPIX TV NY 1948
Set 5
Jumping 1944 Radio
Paradise Valley
Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy
Aircheck Apollo Theatre NYC 7 Jun 1944
Elk's Parade
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
Aircheck Terrace Room NJ 17 Feb 1945
Bangs
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room Hotel Lincoln WABC CBS NY 14 Apr 1944
Futurama
Gene Krupa Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’ Newport RI Blue Network 2 Oct 1944
Set 6
1931-32 Radio
I've Got Five Dollars (Theme) + Copenhagen
Friendly Five Orchestra
'Friendly Five Program' Radio Transcription New York City 1932
You Could Have Been The One, Baby
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1932
Take It From Me
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) The Three Ambassadors
Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1931
Egyptian Shimmy
Anson Weeks Orchestra
Peacock Court Hotel Mark Hopkins KGO NBC San Francisco 1932
Set 7
Trumpeter Charlie Spivak on Radio
Charlie Horse
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
Radio Transcription New York City 1941
You Turned The Tables On Me
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day
Palladium Ballroom KNX CBS LA 7 Apr 1948
But None Like You
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day and Tommy Mercer
Palladium Ballroom KNX CBS LA 7 Apr 1948
Half Past Jumpin' Time
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Century Room Commodore Hotel NYC AFRS Re-broadcast 25 Feb 1945
Set 8
Post Swing Alto Sax
Let The Good Times Roll
Louis Jordan (as) Tympani 5
Aircheck Empire Hotel Los Angeles Apr 1949
St Louis Blues
Dave Brubeck Quartet (as) Paul Desmond
’Timex Jazz Show’ WRCA TV NYC 30 Dec 1957
These Foolish Things
Lee Konitz (as)
Storyville Copley Square Hotel WHDH Boston 5 Jan 1954
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Management, Tony Jex, OzManagement 0407 941 263 info@ozmanagement.com

1920s Song Swing Style - Sweet Sue, Just You (with Kangaroos)

Watch the Kangaroos (Burru) while enjoying this up-tempo version of the 1920s song, Sweet Sue, by Greg Poppleton and his 1930s Swing Band.
$1 and it's yours legally at Bandcamp.
$7 for the whole 15 track album!

Singer - Greg Poppleton
Reeds - Paul Furniss
Trumpet - Al Davey
Guitar - Grahame Conlon
Double Bass - Mark Harris
Drums - Lawrie Thompson

January 2018 Newsletter

What's Happening?

SOLD OUT 5 YEARS RUNNING
Greg Poppleton at Great Art Deco Ball 

Blue Mountains 1920s Festival 3 Feb

Builders Club Wollongong 4 Feb

Penrith RSL 10 Mar

Jazz at the Pines Dural 18 Mar

More dates and info

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer with band. We play for weddings, corporate events and house parties, as well as festivals, clubs and balls. Contact us now.

Happy New Year!

Doof-doof, rap-rap, yeah-yeah, oo-oo, plink-plonk and strum-strum is not my soundtrack for New Year’s Eve.

So I’ll be enjoying the spectacular New Year fireworks here in Sydney with family and friends to a different soundtrack! And you’re welcome to share.

These are swing and jazz soundtracks I’ve made for you myself:

1. New Year’s Phantom Dancer radio show: enjoy a two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1930s-50s radio. You can stream it right now at 2ser.com.

2. Enjoy these popular mixes of 1920s – 1930s songs from my four albums. Enjoy!

1920s-1930s Jazz Swing Background Mix 1 Enjoy this perfect jazz set as you watch the fireworks. Hear the uninterrupted mix in Stereo at: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com



1920s-1930s Jazz Swing Background Mix 2 Enjoy this perfect jazz set as you watch the fireworks. Hear the uninterrupted mix in Stereo at: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com



1920s-1930s Jazz Swing Background Mix 3 Enjoy this perfect jazz set as you watch the fireworks. Hear the uninterrupted mix in Stereo at: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com

December Band Photos

Sydney Town Hall

A packed dance floor swung to the music of the 1920s and 1930s by singer Greg Poppleton... See article »

Art Gallery Xmas Party

The Greg Poppleton 1920s – 30s trio never dreamt we’d one day meet royalty! To set the scene... See article »

Contact Greg's management, Tony Jex, directly at OzManagement for all performance enquiries, private events and functions: info@ozmanagement.com

Latest Review from U.S - Budd Kopman (All About Jazz)

Looking for a belated Christmas present? Or is there a birthday coming up for someone you know who likes music, especially swing and jazz songs from the 1920s and 1930s?  (CD available here. Buy mp3s at Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes)

Back in Your Own Backyard - 1920s and 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton

U.S jazz website, All About Jazz's Budd Kopman, reviewed Greg Poppleton's latest album (CD and mp3) 'Back in Your Own Backyard' earlier this year.

Here's what he says:

Greg Poppleton album cover

"There is something about early jazz before the Swing Era, especially that of the 1920s. Its infectious happiness, innocence and floating lightness, its close ties to Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Songbook and how much this music was an integral part of the times makes it irresistible to almost anyone even remotely interested in the history of jazz.

However, jazz is forever restless, and, even back then, always in search of new means of expression. Those who loved this music pushed back, so to speak, and a number of revivals have taken place over the years. The advent of the compact disc in the 1980s saw a burst of activity by collectors of 78s to preserve this music while introducing it to another generation (see Rivermont Records, Jazz Oracle, Mosaic Records, Frog Records, Timeless Records and Retrieval Records).

The seminal histories of early jazz were written by Gunther Schuller (Early JazzThe Swing Era) and Richard Sudhalter (Lost Chords). A few of the people who have worked to keep early jazz alive are band leader Alex Mendham (see Whistling In The Dark), Vince Giordano and Rich Conaty who hosted The Big Broadcast radio show on WFUV for over forty years, playing jazz and pop music from the 1920s and 1930s until his untimely death late in 2016.

Add to the above vocalist Greg Poppleton from Australia. From the age of three, when he saw Louis Armstrong on television, Poppleton caught the early jazz bug and never looked back; his entire persona reflects the jazz age of the 1920s and the Swing Era of the later 1930s. Not only that, he shares his love of this music over the radio on Phantom Dancer broadcast.

Given the knowledge of the era and the authenticity of performance Poppleton's latest release, Back In Your Own Backyard is real delight, sure to surprise lovers of early jazz that such is happening Down Under, as well as win over "newbies" to the music. The twelve tracks are all very well known tunes, mostly from the 1920s, but with four from the 1930s—The Real Dixieland Book / Tunes Of The Twenties has most of them.

Most tracks are around three minutes, with a few getting close four, each being an almost perfect interpretation of what the song is about. Accompanied by the Bakelite Broadcasters (Paul Furniss: clarinet and alto saxophone, Geoff Power: saxophone, trumpet and trombone, Grahame Conlon: banjo and guitar and Lawrie Thompson: drums, washboard), Poppleton and company get inside each tune with their complete commitment to the style. It would take an extremely jaded heart not to smile and tap your foot, much less dance around the room.

All the tracks are extremely well done, but standout tracks include the plaintive "They Didn't Believe Me" (1914—Jerome Kern/Herbert Reynolds), "I'll See You In My Dreams" (1924 -Isham Jones/Gus Kahn) which will be familiar to any fan of the movie Sweet And Lowdown, the pure fun of "Egyptian Ella" (1930 -Walter Doyle), a "Honeysuckle Rose" (1929 -Thomas "Fats" Waller/Andy Razaf) which would make Fats himself jealous and low-key version of "Makin' Whoopee" (1928 -Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn).

Every second of Back In Your Own Backyard is as authentic as can be, making listening to Poppleton and the band not only a joy, but a clear window into the essence of the music of early jazz era."  BUDD KOPMAN, All About Jazz (U.S)






Track Listing: Cake Walking Babies Back Home; They Didn't Believe Me; Too Marvellous For Words; I'll See You In My Dreams; Back In Your Own Backyard; Egyptian Ella; When My Dreamboat Comes Home; Honeysuckle Rose; Nobody's Sweetheart; The Lady Is A Tramp; Makin' Whoopee; Yes, We Have No Bananas.

Personnel: Greg Poppleton: vocals; Paul Furniss: clarinet, alto saxophone, Geoff Power: sousaphone, trumpet and trombone; Grahame Conlon: banjo,guitar; Lawrie Thompson: drums, washboard.

Title: Back In Your Own Backyard | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Self Produced

Greg Poppleton album back cover Greg Poppleton album inside sleeve

CD available here. Buy mp3s at Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes

We Met Micro-Nation Royalty – The Prince of Wy!

The Greg Poppleton 1920s - 30s trio never for a moment dreamt we'd ever be meeting royalty!

To set the scene, we were playing outside a church converted into an art gallery/community centre. The event was a Christmas party for local artists and volunteers...


It was something of a windy summer afternoon, as you might tell from my windswept locks. Jim Elliott on the bass saxophone had to keep a tight hold on his woodwind so it wouldn't go crashing to the ground.


Chuck Morgan played guitar to make up the Greg Poppleton vocals, guitar, bass 1920s trio.


We played in the shadow of the church, now Art Gallery, spire.


What were those poles in the background of the band photos? Here's a better view, and their story...

The 24 poles were created by artist Warren Keen for the Bungaree's Farm exhibition (2012). The poles are carved with dendroglyphs of Aboriginal design as used in NSW to signify burial and initiation sites. More info here.

Now to royalty.

One of the artists who came up to say hello to me and the band said my blue, striped, double-breasted suit reminded him of Duke Ellington.

That's not quite the royalty bit.

The artist had painted Duke Ellington's portrait, while Duke Ellington was touring Australia with his Orchestra in 1970. Duke Ellington tour news clippings.

That artist's name is Paul Delprat.


Paul Delprat, pictured above in a snap I took (with his permission) while we were talking, is principal of the Julian Ashton School of Art - Australia's oldest continuous art school. Paul is a distinguished painter and illustrator. His art hangs in the National Gallery of Australia and in collections around the world. He has also founded scholarships at the Julian Ashton School of Art.

Paul comes from a long line of famous and distinguished Australian artists, including Howard Ashton, Julian Howard Ashton and Julian Ashton CBE.

One of his great grandfathers, Guillaume Daniel Delprat CBE, was a developer of the froth flotation process for separating minerals (something I'm personally familiar with separating and concentration copper, zinc and lead as a young engineer at Cobar Mines in 1980).

And he's THE PRINCE OF WY.

Paul leads a micro-nation. His 'The Principality of Wy' succeeded from Australia, as part of a council dispute turned long-term art project.

We'd met Royalty!!!

For a royal time at your soiree, BOOK GREG POPPLETON, authentic 1920s-1930s singer and band, now.

Community Christmas Carols at Fairfield Museum

The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s band were thrilled to be invited back to play for the Fairfield City Museum Christmas Concert.

And I was also honoured to MC this yearly community event.

Ladies and gentlemen, with music and stalls, there’s a always a real buzz in the air at this beautiful, open air museum and art gallery celebrating Fairfield’s history and community.

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s quartet opened festivities with Grahame Conlon guitar, Al Davey trombone and Damon Poppleton alto sax and myself singing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s sprinked with Christmas songs.

I sang Besume Mucho in Spanish for the first time, with the Spanish Speaking Choir joining in from the audience and applauding enthusiastically at the end.

Community performances were by:
- Shae Mowen School of Dance
- The Choir of Love, (Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac)
- Spanish Speaking Community Choir
- Karen Children and Adult Choir
- William Stimson Public School, Wetherill Park.

And it turned out that the sound man was Santa all along, with bags of lollies for the kids!

To book Greg Poppleton for your event, contact Tony at OzManagement

The audience gets ready for Christmas Carols at Fairfield City Museum with Greg Poppleton and community choirs.
The audience gets ready for Christmas Carols at Fairfield City Museum with Greg Poppleton and community choirs.

1920s-1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, on stage with, Al Davey, trombone.
1920s-1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, on stage with, Al Davey, trombone.

The Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s swing jazz band with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Al Davey trombone.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s swing jazz band with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Al Davey trombone.

The Choir of Love - Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac singers. They finished with the Arabic version of Jingle Bells, in D, Lailet Eid (happy festival).
The Choir of Love - popular Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac singers. They finished their set with the Arabic version of Jingle Bells, in D, Lailet Eid (happy festival).

Fairfield Xmas veterans like Greg Poppleton, The Spanish Speaking Community Choir was established in 2012 as an initiative of the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors STARTTS. Over the last 5 years the SSCC has reunited members from all over Central and South America and Spain singing together in one voice the most popular and classic Latin-American repertoire and keeping alive their Latin roots. They finished their set with Feliz Navidad.
Fairfield Xmas veterans like Greg Poppleton, The Spanish Speaking Community Choir was established in 2012 as an initiative of the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors STARTTS. Over the last 5 years the SSCC has reunited members from all over Central and South America and Spain singing together in one voice the most popular and classic Latin-American repertoire and keeping alive their Latin roots. They finished their set with Feliz Navidad.

One of five dance exhibitions by The Shae Mowan School of Dance. The dance school, located in Wetherill Park, has been teaching children of all ages and walks of life the beauty of dance for many years. They pride themselves on their strong technique, displayed through their ever-growing range of performance troupes.
One of five dance exhibitions by The Shae Mowan School of Dance. The dance school, located in Wetherill Park, has been teaching children of all ages and walks of life the beauty of dance for many years. They pride themselves on their strong technique, displayed through their ever-growing range of performance troupes.

Newcomers to Christmas at Fairfield, The Karen Community Choir performed two sets. The adult choir perform a variety of traditional and contemporary songs.
Newcomers to Christmas at Fairfield, The Karen Community Choir performed two sets. The adult choir performed a variety of traditional and contemporary songs, including Christmas songs.

The Karen children's choir danced to Christmas songs.
The Karen children's choir danced to Christmas songs.

Rounding off the community choirs before Greg Poppleton returned on stage with a closing set of 1920s-30s songs and Xmas carols were the children from the William Stimson Public School Choir in Wetherill Park, conducted by music teacher Allanah Falappi with a festive medley.
Rounding off the community choirs before Greg Poppleton returned on stage with a closing set of 1920s-30s songs and Xmas carols were the children from the William Stimson Public School Choir in Wetherill Park, conducted by music teacher Allanah Falappi with a festive medley.

To book Greg Poppleton for your event, contact Tony at OzManagement

Sydney Rowers Show And Latest Live Music Clip - Tea For Two

Hi, here's the latest live Greg Poppleton clip. It's Tea for Two, written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar for the 1925 musical No, No, Nannette.

An audience member filmed this on their smartphone at the latest Greg Poppleton show at Sydney Rowers.

The band and I hope you will enjoy the Tea for Two Cha-Cha and give it a thumb up on YouTube! (You'll see it right at the end of this post)

I also took some photos for you below.

Only the first minute of the video was useable. As people came up to dance, the band was obscured from the camera's view. And their was camera shake and blur.

We'll be back at Sydney Rowing Club on the beautiful Parramatta River on Easter Sunday 1 April.

Check out where we'll be next on the band website gregpoppletonmusic.com Drum kit, Parramatta River, Greg Poppleton band, 1920s - 30s swing and jazz at Sydney Rowing Club
Looking through the drum kit at the Parramatta River below from the Greg Poppleton bandstand at Sydney Rowing Club.

Dancers, dancing, Greg Poppleton, Sydney 1920s-1930s jazz singer
Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s-1930s songs

Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz band quartet
The Greg Poppleton band in silhouette.

1920s-30s swing musicians Greg Poppleton band
Greg Poppleton band. (L-r) Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Stan Valacos double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Damon Poppleton alto sax and clarinet.


Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and megaphone
Greg Poppleton singing through his 1920s megaphone.

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Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer

A live clip of Greg Poppleton singing Tea for Two as a cha-cha. Tea for Two was written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar for the 1925 musical No, No, Nannette.

Were You At Sydney Town Hall?

Community variety shows are such fun. The Greg Poppleton band got the joint jumping in the Lower Sydney Town Hall Ballroom today. A packed dance floor swung to the music of the 1920s and 1930s played by singer Greg Poppleton and his quartet of world-toured jazz musicians...

We filled the dance floor as you can see in this photo
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and jazz band, filled the dance floor

And lots of guests wanted their photos taken with me singing. I managed to get some of the photo takers to capture a few snaps on my phone, too
And lots of guests wanted their photos taken with me singing. I managed to get some of the photo takers to capture a few snaps on my phone, too

Greg Poppleton at the Sydney Town Hall Christmas Concert

Keeping the beat on drum kit and washboard with the Greg Poppleton band was Adam Barnard.
Keeping the beat on drum kit and washboard with the Greg Poppleton band was Adam Barnard.

One of the acts I managed to get a photo of while they were rehearsing before the show was The Friendship Bridge Dance Group.
One of the acts I managed to get a photo of while they were rehearsing before the show was The Friendship Bridge Dance Group.

I also had my photo taken with the Friendship Bridge Dance Group as the Greg Poppleton band played, 'This Time The Dream's On Me'.
I also had my photo taken with the Friendship Bridge Dance Group as the Greg Poppleton band played, 'This Time The Dream's On Me'.

There was also Welcome to Country by Aunty Norma Ingram, Cultural Dance and song in a variety of Aboriginal Languages by Terry Olsen, Zumba Flash Mob,  Community Theatre with Kelly on piano (who I hadn't seen since last century), Thor the Magician, the St Mary's Cathedral Boys Choir and a wonderful MC.

Sydney's popular Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, welcomed the concert goers. She was mobbed as she went from table to table.
Sydney's popular Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, welcomed the concert goers. She was mobbed as she went from table to table.

Geoff Power doubled sousaphone and cornet with the Greg Poppleton band
Geoff Power doubled sousaphone and cornet with the Greg Poppleton band

The Greg Poppleton band instruments on stage and sound-checked ready for the show.
The Greg Poppleton band instruments on stage and sound-checked ready for the show.

Paul Furniss doubled clarinet and alto sax. Grahame Conlon doubled guitar and banjo with the Greg Poppleton band.
Paul Furniss doubled clarinet and alto sax. Grahame Conlon doubled guitar and banjo with the Greg Poppleton band.

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer. Operatically trained, entertaining and energetic, Greg puts on a show full of verve and exceptional musicianship by the world-toured band.

We play for festivals, clubs, bars and all private occasions.

Visit: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

MC For The Centenary Of Recorded Jazz Ball

2017 is the official Centenary of Recorded Jazz. The first jazz record was recorded and released in 1917 (though there is a contender from 1916 called "That Funny Jas Band from Dixieland").

Jazz promoter Robert Scheltema de Heere re-booked me to MC his 100 years of jazz on record concert. I had MC'd his Jazz Band Ball last year.

I also sang the 1920s classic, 'Cake Walkin' Babies From Home', with Geoff Power's Classic Jazz Band.

The concert was held in the majestic Art Deco Petersham Town Hall in Sydney. Petersham Town Hall was built in 1937-38  in the Inter-War Stripped Classical Style. Similar buildings in the style include Finland's parliament house. The concert was held in the majestic Art Deco Petersham Town Hall in Sydney. Petersham Town Hall was built in 1937-38  in the Inter-War Stripped Classical Style. Similar buildings in the style include the Finnish parliament building in Helsinki.

Petersham Town Hall's largely intact Art Deco interiors has made it a popular filming location for film and television. Scenes for Baz Luhrmann's breakout film, Strictly Ballroom, were shot here in 1992Petersham Town Hall's largely intact Art Deco interiors has made it a popular film and movie location. Scenes for Baz Luhrmann's breakout film, Strictly Ballroom, were shot here in 1992.

Here I'm posing in the foyer with the 'All About Swing' swing dance troupe. I'm standing next to one of the school's principals, Siobhan FordHere I'm posing in the foyer with the 'All About Swing' swing dance troupe. I'm standing next to one of the school's principals, Siobhan Ford (in dark blue).

Backstage with All About Swing (Greg Poppleton L and Matt Adami R)Backstage with All About Swing as they warm-up. (Greg Poppleton L and co-principal, Matt Adami R)

The night opened with Geoff Power's Classic Jazz Band. For the last number of their set I sang 'Cake Walking Babies From Home' as All About Swing swirled and glided across the large dance floor.The night opened with Geoff Power's Classic Jazz Band. For the last number of their set I sang 'Cake Walking Babies From Home' before introducing Paul Furniss' Licorice All-Sorts.

Waiting backstage to announce the duelling pianos of international stars Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt.A photo of the stage I took while waiting in the wings, ready to introduce the duelling jazz pianos of international stars Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt.

CONTACT

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. Greg and his band play for festivals, clubs and bars as well as all private functions.

To find out more, please visit Greg's website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

See What Happened At Sydney Bus Museum



Greg Poppleton provided the hi-octane musical atmosphere with a selection of bouncy 1920s - 30s tunes sung by Australia's only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Entertaining, energetic and engaging, Greg and the band were the focus of plenty of happy snaps by nostalgic bus fans. We've even appeared on a few Facebook pages since.

Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra. Act now.

Enjoy this selection of photos of the night taken by Greg Poppleton, a visitor, and DJ/dancer Swingin' Kitten

Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Band. Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Paul Baker banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Damon Poppleton alto sax.
Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Band in front of a 1930 Sydney bus. Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Paul Baker banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Damon Poppleton alto sax. Photo by Swingin' Kitten.

Greg Poppleton sings 'Margie' from the front platform of a 1970 Atlantean double decker. Photo by Swingin' Kitten.
Greg Poppleton sings 'Margie' from the front platform of a 1970 Atlantean double decker. Photo by Swingin' Kitten.

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton with Limpin' Jimmy and Swingin' Kitten, swing and rockabilly DJs. 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton with Limpin' Jimmy and Swingin' Kitten, swing and rockabilly DJs.


Greg Poppleton singing into a visitor's camera with Damon on alto sax. Photo by Swingin' Kitten

Damon and Dad on the way home after the gig in the back of an old Atlantean bus
Damon and Dad on the way home after the gig in the back of an old Atlantean bus

Remember, Greg can entertain for you, too. Duo to full 1920s Orchestra. Act now.

Penrith RSL Remembrance Day, Greg Poppleton, Bob Gillespie, Lovelace Watkins and Marion Harris

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, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA6ulKFXiTA

I also shot a little tongue-in-cheek Christmas promo for the band's four albums of CDs and mp3s. Please form an orderly queue now to the online Bandcamp shop. See full details in the description below this YouTube video shot live at the Penrith show:
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 and band have been regulars at Penrith RSL jazz for 9 years

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer
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.
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...

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Bush Bank Wedding with Greg Poppleton 4 Nov 2017

Saturday night and Greg Poppleton was singing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s with his band at Simon and Aleis' beautiful at Bush Bank. Bush Bank is an old dairy farm on the coast just south of Kiama, two hours drive (or train + walk) from Sydney.

Having a live 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding. Having Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact.

I took some photos to show you. In the meantime, find out about having Greg Poppleton at your wedding...


Dancing to Greg Poppleton and his 1920s - 1930s band at Simon and Aleis' perfect wedding, Bush Bank, Kiama.

The Illawarra is famous for its giant Port Jackson fig trees. The area was once a rainforest. The big wedding fig tree at Bush Bank.
The Illawarra is famous for its giant Port Jackson fig trees (and Cabbage Palms). The area was once a rainforest. The big wedding fig tree at Bush Bank.

Greg Poppleton's band of red hot 1920s-30s jazz musicians. (L-r) Glenn Henrich soprano, alto, baritone sax, clarinet and piccolo, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone.
Greg Poppleton's band of red hot 1920s-30s jazz musicians. (L-r) Glenn Henrich soprano, alto, baritone sax, clarinet and piccolo, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone.

Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer. Left, Glenn Henrich baritone sax. Right, Geoff Power trumpet.
Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer. Left, Glenn Henrich baritone sax. Right, Geoff Power trumpet.

Looking out of the marquee at Bush Bank and across the cow paddocks to the Pacific Ocean
Looking out of the marquee at Bush Bank and across the cow paddocks to the Pacific Ocean

To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding, event or party, please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
FILM OF THE LOCAL AREA
Set to music from Greg's latest 1920s-30s album Back In Your Own Backyard.

In the band video below, I filmed the crashing waves about a year ago just where you see the white breakers in the picture above. Enjoy the 1914 hit, 'They Didn't Believe Me' by the Greg Poppleton  1920s vocal, guitar and clarinet trio in a contemplative mode. The song is from the band's album 'Back In Your Own Backyard' available from Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes. 
And here's the band playing 'Yes, We Have No Bananas', also from the album 'Back In Your Own Backyard'. And the film was also taken just over a year ago and just at the back of Bush Bank along the Kiama - Gerringong bush walk. Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton Newsletter Nov 2017 - Kiama Wedding and Sydney Town Hall Event

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What's Happening?
Wedding Kiama 4 Nov
Penrith RSL 11 Nov
Bondi Pavilion 15 Nov
Private Event Sydney Town Hall 23 Nov

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Greg Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer with duo to big band. Sounds fabulous?  Click here to get your quote today.

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Wedding

Having a live 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing band can make a fantastic difference to your wedding, but having Australia's only authentic 1920s - 30s singer and band gives you the biggest emotional impact. We're looking forward to playing a wedding this Saturday in Kiama for an excited bride and groom who were thrilled when they saw the band at the Corrimal Hotel last month. Read Greg's article about the wedding in the photo above, and find out how Greg Poppleton and the band can add real 1920s - 1930s charm to your special day.

Coming to Penrith RSL 11 November

Greg and the 1920s - 1930s band are heading west to one our favourite venues, Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St Penrith, 2-5pm. We've been playing at Penrith for nine years and the local jazz club tells us we are one of their most popular bands.

In the band with Greg on Armistice Day:
Grahame Conlon - guitar and banjo (Mellotones)
Stan Kenton - double bass (Mellotones)
Damon Poppleton - alto sax (Anna Vriend)
Bob Gillespie - drums (Maynard Fergusson, Lovelace Watkins, touring Glenn Miller Orchestra)

Dance floor, child friendly, affordable bar and bistro. FREE entry! Drop in for as long as you like - you don't have to stay for the whole show, though most people do. Read Greg's article with photos about the band's August 2017 Penrith RSL show.

Sydney Town Hall 23 November

Greg Poppleton and his 4-piece 1920s - 1930s Jazz and Swing band entertain in a private show with other acts in Sydney Town Hall, 23 November. Greg, singing in real 1920s - 1930s style, will be accompanied by his internationally toured band musicians Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard drums and washboard. Book Greg for your event

Could You Get A Fax In 1938?

Yes. WOR New York makes its 1938 announcement about 'Radio Fax' on next Tuesday's Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton. Every week, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney, online and over 23 radio stations across Australia, Greg Poppleton presents The Phantom Dancer, his multi-award-winning non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV. Read Greg's article about 1930s Radio Fax along with next week's Phantom Dancer swing play list and Greg's historic Video of the Week feature.

October Band Photos

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Builders Club Three years at the Builders Club and another fun afternoon with our Wollongong friends. See article »

Dancers Greg Poppleton Illawrra Jazz Club Wollongong jazz
Corrimal Hotel A full house for the whole afternoon as Greg Poppleton and band played for the Illawarra Jazz Club. See article »

Contact Greg's management, Tony Jex, directly at OzManagement for all performance enquiries, private events and functions: info@ozmanagement.com

1920s-30s Singer Speakeasy Photos – Builders Club Wollongong Show 22 October

It's always a pleasure to be invited back to The Basement in Wollongong to sing the songs of the 1920s - 1930s with my band - Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass.

We turn the intimate cellar into a speakeasy with authentic 1920s - 30s vocals and songs.

We introduced some new old songs to the repertoire for The Basement in the Wollongong Builders Club, including The Continental (as sung by Ginger Rogers), My Canary Has Circle Under His Eyes (as sing by Marion Harris) and Singing In The Bathtub (as sing by Winnie Lightner).

I took some photos for you.

We're playing next at Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St Penrith, Saturday 11 November, 2 - 5pm. FREE!

For more info about the band and band bookings, please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz swing singer and band leader
Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz swing singer and band leader

Damon Poppleton, alto sax, with Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz band
Damon Poppleton, alto sax, with Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz band

Dave Clayton, double bass, Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz swing band
Dave Clayton, double bass, Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz swing band

Grahame Conlon, guitar doubling banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz swing band
Grahame Conlon, guitar doubling banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s jazz swing band

Builders Club mural, Wollongong
Builders Club mural, Wollongong

Please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Illawarra Jazz Club 7 October

Every Saturday, the Illawarra Jazz Club in Wollongong, hosts a jazz band at the Corrimal Hotel on the Princes Highway in Corrimal.

Sometimes the bands are small groups, other times they are big bands. Many local bands and singers are featured.

Greg Poppleton and band were invited to play on Saturday 7 October.

The brief was to use as many outstanding young players as possible in a 1920s - 30s quartet who could play in the style.

So the band featured Damon Poppleton (14) on alto sax, Michael Brady (22) on guitarlele and banjo, Jim Elliott bass sax, Adam Barnard on snare, bells, splash cymbal and washboard, and myself singing the songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era.

What a fun afternoon. It was full house from 3:30 till the show's end at 6:30pm. And the Jazz Club told me it was the largest turnout in some months.

As always, I snapped some photos for you. Enjoy!

We'll be back in Wollongong at the Builders' Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm Sunday 22 October. Free! We hope you can drop by!

Have us at your place! Visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

Adam Barnard on washboard
Adam Barnard on washboard

Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Damon Poppleton, alto sax

Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing
Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer

The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel

Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo

Jim Elliott, bass sax
Jim Elliott, bass sax

Photos 1920s Gin Mill Social Gatsby Night 16 September

Presented by Slide at Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel on Saturday 16th September 2017.

THE GIN MILL SOCIAL STRIKES AGAIN... A ROARING OLD TIME IT WAS!

1920s Band: Greg Poppleton
Band 2: The Jordan C Thomas Quartet
Showgirl: Missy aka Catherine Wait
Dapper Chap: Mr.Gørski
Hosted by Shanghai Sheba Williams.
Produced by Jeremy 'Jersey' Brennan for Slide Sydney.
Photos by Robert Knapman Photography
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More info at http://slide.com.au/shows/ginmill
or phone (02) 89151899

Australia's only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, dancing with beautifully dressed guests at Sydney's 1920s Gin Mill Social
Australia's only authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton, dancing with beautifully dressed guests at Sydney's 1920s Gin Mill Social

Greg Poppleton and his 1920s trio at the Gin Mill Social: Greg Poppleton singer, Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet and Paul baker, banjo.
Greg Poppleton and his 1920s trio at the Gin Mill Social: Greg Poppleton singer, Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet and Paul Baker, banjo.

Greg Poppleton serenading Missy at the Gin Mill Social with the 1920s classic, Love Me or Leave Me
Greg Poppleton serenading Missy at the Gin Mill Social with the 1920s classic, Love Me or Leave Me

Mr Gorski, juggler
Mr Gorski, juggler

Geoff Power, sousaphone, Greg Poppleton's 1920s Trio
Geoff Power, sousaphone, Greg Poppleton's 1920s Jazz Trio

Gin Mill MC - Sheba!
Gin Mill MC - Sheba!

Missy - The Lady with the Fan
Missy - The Lady with the Fan

Sheba and guests at the Gin Mill Social
Sheba and guests at the Gin Mill Social

Greg Poppleton serenades Missy - The Lady with the Lamp
Greg Poppleton serenades Missy - The Lady with the Lamp

Enjoy this perfect jazz set as you work online. Timed for the magic 53 minutes and 53 seconds. Hear Stereo Mix (free or download) at Bandcamp.

Ever Heard A Metamodern Band? Now's Your Chance

Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club Derrida said,
“If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.”
The Illawarra Jazz Club presents Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, with his metamodern jazz band, for an afternoon of Liederhosen.

Let me explain…

Greg Poppleton’s music is a metamodern mediation between aspects of modernism and postmodernism.

As a modernist he is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer.

As a postmodernist he is both cognizant that he can never be truly ‘authentic’ yet pursues his single-minded mission with Virilian speed to create fascinatingly ephemeral ‘1920s Urzeiten’ unique to his time and place on stage.
“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend,” Jacques Derrida.
Deftly avoiding jazz cliches and gimmicky contemporary music incorporations, Greg becomes ‘1920s’ on-stage utilising a thorough ethical framework of sound music practice, stagecraft and an authentic passion for the genre since earliest childhood.
“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation,” Weimar Jazz Age writer, broadcaster and essayist, Walter Benjamin.
Greg is truly a metamodern singer in English and German, and the Corrimal Hotel is the one place in the Illawarra where this musical intersection can engage, challenge and charm.

Totally untouched by contemporary music, producing sounds that intrigue and catch listeners off-guard, Greg has over 1 MILLION YouTube plays for just one mix of his 1920s-30s music from three albums.

Gloriously rejected by the more traditional elements of the jazz community in which he is supposed to belong and embraced by Bob Rogers on commercial radio and 18-35 year olds in Europe, the US and Mexico, there is no middle ground with Greg Poppleton.

Greg entertains, bringing an operatically trained voice, a lifelong single-minded approach to the music of the 1920s and 1930s, and an acting background which has seen him in movie scenes opposite such Hollywood stars as Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and John Goodman.
Now I ask you, writing in the first person, is there a place for my metamodern Greg Poppleton band in your hearts so that you’ll be at the Corrimal Hotel, Saturday 7 October, 3:30-6:30pm?
There’s a bistro. A bar. And no PA!


Greg Poppleton, Corrimal Hotel, Sat 7 Oct

I Gave Nicole Kidman A Big Bunch Of Red Roses...

...in the film Moulin Rouge! while she was singing 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend'.

Then she knocked them out of my hand, pushed me backwards and danced over me.

Since then I've appeared in Dirty Deeds in a scene opposite John Goodman, Hunt Angels in a scene with Ben Mendelsohn and an improvised scene with Adrien Brody in Backtrack.

Here's a clip of Nicole and I which I just found online. I give her the red roses at 1:50. Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton Actor website: www.gregpoppleton.com

Greg Poppleton with Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!