Swing Dancers and Children Dancing


Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.

The band drew a big semi-circle of onlookers at a location people normally rush through to catch their train.

At one point in the second set, I spied a group of six dressed in fine vintage fashion, hesitating outside the semi circle of onlookers.

When I called out to them that they might want to dance to the next song, Somebody Loves Me, it turned out they were swing dancers!

So I took some snaps as they took to the terrazzo to swirl and twirl to the band’s swinging authentic 1920s – 1930s swing.

After the gig, my agent, Tony Jex, from OzManagement, texted me this nice message from a person who was in the audience,

“Greg, thanks for the dedication of Avalon today. By the way, On The Sunny Side of the Street is my funeral song and always gets me teary. Thanks again,” Craig and Baby Steven.

In the Greg Poppleton band:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard, snare, bells, blocks and choke cymbal.

And please visit Greg Poppleton’s website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com with lots of band videos, photos and gig guide.

Greg Poppleton ‘Swinging At The Speakeasy’ in Palmer & Co.


Wednesday night, 26 April, Greg Poppleton and band returned to Palmer & Co to play at the Wednesday night ‘Swinging At The Speakeasy‘ curated by Pia Andersen.

One couple at the bar, enjoying Greg Poppleton and band, told me that our energetic, swinging, 1920s performance made them think they were back in New York City.

With Greg Poppleton in the band were Paul Furniss clarinet, Paul Baker banjo and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.

Pia has put together a fine collection of bands for this free Wednesday night event in the 1920s styled brick-lined vaults of this Sydney underground nightclub.

And what is absolutely fantastic is that the newest Sydney swing dance school, All About Swing, headed by Siobhan and Matthew, dress up for Swinging at the Speakeasy and dance to live bands. Free!

Yep, Swinging At The Speakeasy is free. It’s very Wednesday. Bands play from 7-10pm and it’s at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane off George Street near Circular Quay.

Authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton with his 1920s-30s duo to full 1920s orchestra is also available for all your entertainment needs. Request a quote now…

Here are some photos from Greg Poppleton Swinging At The Speakeasy.
Photo credits: Pia, Siobhan, Tarsh and Katrina…

1920s jazz trio
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band (Paul Baker banjo, Greg Chilcott sousaphone, Paul Furniss clarinet (out of shot) Swinging At The Speakeasy.
swing dancers and audience
The vibe at Swinging At The Speakeasy as Greg Poppleton played.
dancers and 1920s Greg poppleton jazz band
Greg Poppleton 1920s band with the All About Swing dancers
swing dancers dip with Greg Poppleton swing jazz band
The dipsy doodle
singing to the swing dancer
Greg Poppleton singing to dancer Siobhan Ford

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Greg Poppleton Show Photos Builders Club, Wollongong


Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 30s singer and band, returned to The Builders Club Wollongong, Sunday 16th April.

It was the second show on the band’s Easter Tour 2017, with a enthusiastic audience in The Basement at The Builders.

Greg often took a walk through the audience to sing to everyone personally, his booming 3-octave baritone filling the room without a microphone.

On stage: Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s vocals), Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Damon Poppleton (soprano sax).

We’ll be back at the The Builders Sunday 25 June and Sunday 22 October.

Both shows are free. Music starts 2:30pm. Lights up at 5:30pm.

Meantime, we also love playing weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

For your wedding, corporate event and party, Request a quote.

The final Greg Poppleton on the Easter Tour 2017 will be the 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret, Friday 21 April. More Info and Tickets

Then, Wednesday April 26, dance to Greg Poppleton Swingin’ at the Speakeasy at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane, City, 7-10pm. Free.

24 March Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton Band


Greg Poppleton and band opened the 24 March Gin Mill Social with plenty of rhythmic 1920s hotcha.

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer sang, with Paul Baker banjo and Jim Elliott on alto and bass saxophone.

Here’s a gallery of all the fun at Sydney’s premier 1920s night.

Get in early to book your tickets for the last Gin Mill Social at Slide, Friday 21 April, 6:45-11:30pm.

It will be the final show of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017: Penrith RSL 15 April 2pm = Builders Club Wollongong 16 April 2:30pm – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills 21 April 6:45pm

Greg Poppleton and band also play weddings, corporate events and parties. Contact us at the band website.

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos


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

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

21st Birthday 1920s Party with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the great pleasure of playing for a very special 21st birthday on Saturday.

I took some photos of the 1920s quartet for you, featuring the very best in Australian vintage jazz: Geoff Power trumpet and sousaphone, Ben Jones alto sax, tenor sax and clarinet, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo and Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s – 30s singer.

Because the gathering was made up of very talented singers in jazz, musical theatre and opera, we were more than happy for a few vocal sit-ins.

The young lady whose birthday it was is herself sat in with the band (and her two closest friends) on Two Sleepy People. Another Sydney jazz identity joined us for a gobsmakingly smokey take on Makin’ Whoopee. We had the real deal in jazz sing Lullaby of Birdland. And a great voice in professional music theatre wowed the party with Minnie The Moocher. Lots of fun!

We love playing birthdays, weddings and corporate events because we always play for the very best people who always have an enjoyable time. Contact Tony Jex about having Greg Poppleton at your occasion.

The 1920s jazz trio: Grahame Conlon guitar, Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone
The 1920s jazz trio: Grahame Conlon guitar, Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone. Photo: Ben Jones saxes and clarinet.

 

Ben Jones plays clarinet with Grahame Conlon on guitar and Geoff Power on the sousaphone. Photo by 1920s singer Greg Poppleton.
Ben Jones plays clarinet with Grahame Conlon on guitar and Geoff Power on the sousaphone. Photo by 1920s singer Greg Poppleton.

 

A band instrumental, Chinatown My Chinatown, the birthday host's request. Ben Jones reeds, Grahame Conlon banjo and Geoff Power trumpet.
A band instrumental, Chinatown My Chinatown, the birthday host’s request. Ben Jones reeds, Grahame Conlon banjo and Geoff Power trumpet.

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Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters Trio At 30th Birthday


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (1920s Trio) played for a “Farewelling the 20s” 30th Birthday at The ArtHouse, Sydney

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio for a 30th Birthday at the ArtHouse
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio for a 30th Birthday at the ArtHouse

“Thank you so much for playing last night. So many people told me how fantastic the band was, and I loved it.”

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are available for your 20s – 30s theme birthday, too! And wedding. And corporate event. Visit the band website