Wayside Chapel 1920s-30s Song Concert – 18 May
Cabaret of 1920s-30s Songs
Free, but bookings essential
We’re back for our annual one hour Waverley Concert of 1920s-30s swing and jazz this Wednesday 18 May. I sing. Grahame Conlon plays banjo and guitar. We missed 2021 because of Covid, this year we’re looking forward to seeing you live in the Wayside Chapel, Bondi.
Here’s a recording of the 2020 concert which was on Zoom…
Cabaret of 1920s-30s songs by Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s-style singer) and Grahame Conlon (banjo / guitar)
Vocals for this cabaret of 1920s-30s songs are accoustic. No microphone (the suspension mic is a prop) and no audio sweetening. The sound is Zoom via an inbuilt laptop mic. We’re sitting on a lounge so this could also be called Lounge Music.
Every year since 2006 we’ve played an annual concert in the historic Bondi Pavilion next to iconic Bondi Beach. This year the concert was online because of Covid and restoration work at the Pavilion.
Greg’s authenticity in 1920s-30s singing comes from a lifetime of listening. He also trained in bel canto singing with Steve Ostrow of Continental Baths fame. Steve discovered Bette Midler and relaunched the career of Peter Allen. Cab Calloway, Margaret Whiting and Josephine Baker sang in his club.
Greg sings in an Australian accent, including when he sings in German, Spanish and Italian. He sometimes sings while eating a banana. The Jazz Police called during the show.
Songs in this spontaneous, energetic cabaret include The Charleston, Yes We Have No Bananas and Carolina in the Morning.
Bookings & Music Website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
Greg has put out 8 albums. His new album, released in July 2020, is ‘Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2’.
Read Dave J Doyle’s review of ‘Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2’ in the online US magazine, ‘The Syncopated Times’: https://syncopatedtimes.com/greg-poppleton-%E2%80%A2-tin-pan-alley-vol-2/
APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tin-pan-alley-vol-2/1515196327