Greg Poppleton is a truly authentic 1920s-30s singer. His voice instantly recreates the style and glamour of the Jazz Age and Swing Era. He sings with world-touring jazz musicians. He leads an authentic 1920s-30s trio-sextet and 11-piece 1920s Orchestra. A 1920s-30s mix from his 3 albums is reaching 400,000 YouTube hits.
Greg entertains at major music festivals (Sydney Festival, Art and About, Thredbo Jazz, Blue Mountains 1920s, Aroma, Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festival, Kings Cross, Dubbo Jazz, Merimbula, SkyCity Darwin Sunset Jazz, Canberra Centenary, Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th Anniversary, Canada Bay Tea Festival and Spring Into Jazz). He performs regularly for clubs, balls and cabarets.
Greg is a performer and entertainer. You often see him on film and TV playing opposite the likes of Nicole Kidman, John Goodman, Adrien Brody and Emma Booth and in 55 TV commercials. You’ve heard his character voices on radio. He was SBS Radio’s first English language broadcaster with an afternoon news and music show. He’s played the lead in a BBC Radio drama and voiced documentaries for ABC Radio. You can hear him every week over 22 radio stations and online as The Phantom Dancer with a non-stop 2 hour mix of live swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio and TV.
Greg Poppleton’s total authenticity, big vocal range and high swingin’ combo will hold you enthralled from the first flip of his cartoon eyelids. Find out more.
“Damn, I wish I had known you when we had a theatre. We would have called you over to perform with us in a minute! The thing that got both Lynn and me, besides your great voice was your ability to “sell a song” and your particular energy and pronunciation which came across as completely American! Not sure an Australian would see that as a compliment, but you were singing what amounts to virtual American “folk” music. And that trio, which I mentioned at the time, was an absolute knockout. And the kid of the tuba, he is ready for New Orleans if he cares to go try it. ”
Lance Belville, San Francisco (US)
“Listening to the 1929 recording by the Mound City Blue Blowers of I Ain’t Got Nobody and My Gal Sal shows the Broadcasters have captured the basic sound. Not surprising when you consider the group includes musicians of the calibre of Paul Furniss (reeds) Al Davey (trumpet and trombone) and Lawrie Thompson (drums and washboard) who show how well they have mastered the style. Grahame Conlon (tenor banjo) makes a mockery of those many banjo jokes with his rollicking solo on The Road To Gundagai. As for the leader, he has captured that decade’s vocal style to perfection especially on Falling in Love Again sung in both English and German. As enjoyable as they are to listen to The Bakelite Broadcasters must be even better live.”
Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, formerly jazz critic for The Australian national newspaper
“Awesome. Totally fun,”
Jesse Miner, ‘Hey Mr Jesse’ podcast, San Diego (US)
“You’re really kickin’,”
Norma, New York City caller on Women’s Vintage Radio (US)