Greg Poppleton

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New Album

Greg Poppleton Releases Volume 1 in his Three Part Album Series, ‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1’.

Authentic 1920s-1930s singer

Greg Poppleton has released the first volume in a three album series called, ‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley’ as a limited edition CD and downloads.

Listen to ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ in German and English as a thank you to the band’s may online fans in Germany at the bottom of this post…

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Greg describes himself as an authentic 1920s – 30s singer. “While I wasn’t alive in the 20s and 30s,” Greg says, “I fulfil all the other qualities of authentic for this style of vocal jazz and swing.”

When he was 3, he saw Louis Armstrong on TV and fell in love with the music. He was hooked on 20s jazz and 30s swing from then on and is a rarity in that to get to this music he didn’t migrate from some ‘youth’ music genre. I’m totally uninfluenced by other music.

Vocalists in the 20s and 30s needed strong voices to be heard. Greg’s a classically trained singer. His coach had been taught by Tito Schipa and Lauritz Melchior.

He’s not a jazz instrumentalist holding a tune while putting on a megaphone voice.

The nine songs on the album include a special German and English version of ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ as a thank you to the many fans Greg has in Germany.

Tour schedule

  • October 12
    One Enchanted Evening – magic and music show Sydney
  • November 9
    Saturday Jazz – Penrith
  • January 18
    Saturday Jazz – Penrith
  • February 1
    Great Art Deco Ball – 1920s Festival Katoomba
  • March 15
    Jazz At The Pines – Dural
  • August 12
    Bondi Pavilion
  • October 20
    Private Event

Album release details

  • Greg Poppleton – 1920s – 30s vocals
  • Al Davey – trumpet and trombone
  • Paul Furniss – alto sax and clarinet
  • Grahame Conlon – guitar, banjo and ukulele
  • Geoff Power – sousaphone
  • Rod Herbert – sousaphone (song 6)
  • Adam Barnard – washboard and snare
  • Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard (songs 2, 6, 8)

Recorded by Peter Gage, Paul Mirtschin and Peter O’Malley, Sydney.
Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave.
Mixed by Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave, Sydney.
Mastered by Bob Scott, Bob Scott Audio Design and Recording, Sydney.
Artwork by Michele Tenaglia, Turin.


  • The Phantom Dancer (2006)
  • Doin’ The Charleston (2012)
  • Sweet Sue (2013)
  • Back In Your Own Backyard (2016)
  • 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1 (2019)


Greg Poppleton has been leading bands singing the songs of the 1920s – 30s since 1994. He began his present band in 2002. Since then, Greg has played jazz festivals and venues in Australia and the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand. Two of Greg’s albums have been played on Sydney commercial radio. Greg has also been an award-winning jazz broadcaster since 1985. His Phantom Dancer radio show is heard on over 20 radio stations across Australia and online.


FIVE STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the 1920s- 1930s with uncanny accuracy.

John Gilbert

eJazzNews (U.S)


Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton an offer [to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival] on the spot.

John Quigley

Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival


Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection.

Kevin Jones

102.5 Fine Music FM


Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot.

Women's Vintage Radio (U.S)


Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-‘70s, rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the Swing Era.

Sue Javes

Sydney Morning Herald


Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.

Bill Lawson

Radio Adelaide


Awesome. Totally fun.

Jesse Miner

‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (US)


Poppleton and company get inside each tune with their complete commitment to the style.

Budd Kopman

All About Jazz (U.S)


Hi Greg. I met you (not in person) during your Friday evening performance at the Waiheke Jazz Festival. I live my life on purpose and in the moment, rarely missing a calling / opportunity. However, during your performance I totally froze when you made eye contact, and I could not bring myself to talk to you afterwards. I regret not telling you that your music has moved and inspired me. Thank you for giving of yourself so generously! With best wishes for your future,

W.T.  NZ

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