Reviews about Greg Poppleton
Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2 is more of what Greg gave us with Tin Pan Alley Vol.1—and that’s no bad thing. The track list is again refreshingly rare, with a nice mix of standards and lesser-heard material. “St. Louis Blues” is one favorite, stepping away from Greg’s normally light, upbeat fare to showcase his surprisingly powerful voice and impressive ability to hold a long note. (He is a big fan of the pre-amplification bel canto technique.)
Dave J Doyle
The Syncopated Times(Link)
The album 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1 is a mix of the very familiar and the lesser-known. “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” is a particular pleasure, featuring the occasional comedy bird whistle and clearly sung with a big smile. In fact, Greg must have been sore from grinning throughout his studio sessions, if his unwaveringly upbeat tone is anything to go by.
Dave J Doyle
The Syncopated Times, Nov 2019.(Link)
Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection.
Jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM
The band was fantastic. They really made the night a success.
The Chiropractic Alumni
You did a brilliant job. We look forward to working with you again.
Managing Director, National institute of Liquor Wholesalers Australia
The band gave 100%.
Royal Flying Squadron
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.
General Manager, Podium, Bledisloe Cup Ball
Avery 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.
Event Manager, cievents
Thank you to you and your fabulous band for making our “Roaring 20s” themed dinner such a success. We all had a ball!
CSIRO 2006 Office Professional National Conference
Greg was excellent. The music was outstanding and, together with the Swing Katz, really made the night.
OAM President of Sydney CBD Rotary Club
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.
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!
Administration Manager, A.T. Kearney (Australia)
Abig 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.
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; and2) The night ended too soon! I hope you can play for us again in the future, it was wonderful working with you.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Development Manager, McDonald Performance Arts, Fundraising Dinner
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.
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
Our guests were thrilled.
Katherine and Chris
Your CD is played often as a reminder of a wonderful day.
Maureen and Alex
Tabea and David
You were all smashing!
Tara and Matthew
Engagement Party (Rebooked for their housewarming)
You guys were just perfect.
Petra and Joshua
You were fantastic!!!! Before we entered the room we could hear you from outside. I said to my new husband “listen to them, our wedding is awesome!!!!” You made the party! Thank you so much for coming.
Kate & Andrew
We couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect musical ensemble! You guys were absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed listening and dancing to every swinging beat. Old and young alike adored the music, and thanks for the special dedication to Grandma Nellie!! She loved it! Thank you also for being so obliging in teaming up with our friend Lanie Lane. It was certainly lovely for us to have our friend perform, she seemed to shine when supported by your band!
Hugh and Libby
Thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding. Out of the 3 x bands we had performing on the day, you were without a doubt the highlight for us and our guests. We had so many comments from people about how good you guys were, so we wanted to pass on the feedback. You really did help create the atmosphere that we wanted. We hope you all enjoyed the day with us. I think we’ve nearly worn your CD out as it’s been played plenty of times this past month. Thanks, and next time something comes up we’ll be sure to keep you in mind.
Kane and Nicole
Happy couple (re-booked twice)
We both thought that the music was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more from you in fulfilling our requirements and helping to create the ambience we were looking for. All the band looked amazing on the day and we would like to thank you wholeheartedly for the effort you put into the music and the look, dealing with you throughout has been exemplary. Regularly we listen to your Phantom Dancer CD especially when we have people over for dinner!We are hopeful that sometime in the future we are in position where we need music for another purpose (maybe for our first child’s birthday party!) as we know who to ask first! We will recommend you to all we know as the results you produced were simply delightful.Thanks for everything Greg and we wish you all the best for the future, please make sure that if you ever come over to the UK to mention it to us as we would love to meet up.
Eva and Andy
A wonderful night and everyone really enjoyed the entertainment...Thank you! We would recommend you to anyone wanting a great night of fun, entertainment and music.
Jenny and Michael
Greg and his band completed the picture of the evening - a 20s inspired theme was taken to a completely different level with their performance but also his genuine nature and happiness to accommodate all requests... thanks Greg. On the night - I was approached by so many guests asking where we had found them and others were already looking to book them for other occasions. They really were fantastic.
Laura and Phil
I’m writing to say how pleased we were with the band - and how much all our guests enjoyed the music. Alex and I were particularly impressed by your rendition of ‘Beyond The Sea’ and how easy you guys made it to perform our first dance (which we were very nervous leading up to it but greatly enjoyed on the night).
Alex and Angus
The night went beautifully and the mood your music evoked was essential to our theme.
You chaps were fantastic, our guests loved you as well. You helped make our night really special. Our only complaint is that we didn’t get quite enough of you! I think its often that way at your wedding though. We spent far too much time talking to our guests and not enough time dancing.
Carol and John
A very warm thank you for your magical addition to our wedding day. Everyone has commented that the band was just excellent and asked how we found you guys. It was such an honour to have your band playing at our special day and thank you very much for accepting. All in all, the band was a wonderful hit and we will no doubt be recommending you to everyone for years to come.
Alenka and Justus
My son’s wedding was sensational. I’ve had nothing but compliments from my guests about your band. Thank you for making it such a memorable evening!
Mother of Groom
A fabulous night. We had a super time that was equally enjoyed by all!
Malcolm and Harleen
My thanks to the Greg Poppleton band. They were superb. They made the event wonderful.