Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show, Corrimal Hotel 7 October – Illawarra Jazz Club


Every Saturday, the Illawarra Jazz Club in Wollongong, hosts a jazz band at the Corrimal Hotel on the Princes Highway in Corrimal.

Greg Poppleton and band were invited to play on Saturday 7 October.

The brief was to use as many outstanding young players as possible in a 1920s – 30s quartet who could play in the style.

So the band featured Damon Poppleton (14) on alto sax, Michael Brady (22) on guitarlele and banjo, Jim Elliott bass sax, Adam Barnard on snare, bells, splash cymbal and washboard, and myself singing the songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era.

What a fun afternoon. It was full house from 3:30 till the show’s end at 6:30pm. And the Jazz Club told me it was the largest turnout in some months.

 

Have us at your place! Visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

Adam Barnard on washboard
Adam Barnard on washboard
Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing
Dancing to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
Jim Elliott, bass sax
Jim Elliott, bass sax

Have us at your place! For bookings, visit the band website, www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

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30 June Gin Mill Social Photos


The Greg Poppleton 1920s trio:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s vocals
Geoff Power – sousaphone doubling trumpet
Paul Baker – banjo
opened the first Gin Mill Social in its new location Cellos, Level 4, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Sydney.

The first night was fantastic. In fact, the next show, Saturday 29 July is already sold out!

I’m sure there’ll be more shows in August and September. Check the Greg Poppleton gig guide for dates

As always, some action snaps from the 30 June Gin Mill Social.

BUT FIRST…

Your next chance to see Greg Poppleton and band is at
SWING NIGHT with GREG POPPLETON
Django Bar, Marrickville Rd and Railway Parade, Marrickville

Step up for a night of Swing Music and Dance. Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, his swing trio, and the ‘All About Swing’ swing dancers. We will transport you to a 1920s-30s dance hall.

TICKETS
$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show.
Book now https://www.stickytickets.com.au/54798
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Book now https://www.stickytickets.com.au/54798

30 June Gin Mill Photos:

Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s Trio. Greg Poppleton vocals, Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Paul Baker banjo.
Missy the fandancer with Finhead
Missy the fandancer with Finhead
Finhead juggles knives while balancing an axe
Finhead juggles knives while balancing an axe
Geoff Power in Greg Poppleton's band. The sousaphone weighs 21 kg
Geoff Power in Greg Poppleton’s band. The sousaphone weighs 21 kg
Gin Mill Social MC Sheba.
Gin Mill Social MC Sheba.
A kiss in the evening
A kiss in the evening
The four course menu inspired by Gatsby era hotel cuisine
The four course menu inspired by Gatsby era hotel cuisine
Missy strikes a pose
Missy strikes a pose
It's a raid. Well it is Prohibition.
It’s a raid. Well it is Prohibition.
Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. Operatically trained, I don't need a microphone to be heard in a large room.
Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. Operatically trained, I don’t need a microphone to be heard in a large room.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer, serenading a table of flappers.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer, serenading a table of flappers.
Greg Poppleton with his megaphone croons 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'.
Greg Poppleton with his megaphone croons ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’.

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Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar Sunday 16 July


Hello!

I’ll be swinging at the hip Django Bar with my band, Sunday 16 July and I’d love to see you there.

It’ll be a cheeky, barnstorming, high energy show featuring a sunny collection of upbeat songs from the Prohibition and Swing Era.

It’s called Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar.

And I’ll be joined by the All About Swing dancers. All dancers welcome! TICKETS 

$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Here I am improvising on Margie to two of the All About Swing dancers at a gig in April…

And here’s the band and I with Siobhan and Katrina Jane from the All About Swing crew…

In my swinging trio for the Django Bar, Sunday 16 July, will be: ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet, Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo, and high school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton. Damon has already performed on stage with Anna Vriend (Canada) and Denis di Blasio (USA).

Damon is way underage, so under 18s are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult.

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and On The Road to Gundagai.

Come along have dinner, have a dance and have fun!
See you Sunday 16 July at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar.
Doors open 6pm. Show 8pm. Finishes 10pm.

Tickets:
Door: $20
Pre-book: $17 + bf at stickytickets
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar 8pm Sunday 16 July with All About Swing Dancers

1920s-30s Jazz at the Builders Club, Wollongong 25 June


I returned with my band, Greg Poppleton, to The Basement in the Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong, for a cosy afternoon of 1920s – 1930s swing and a few laughs.

It was good to see so many old friends of the band in the audience and nice to make some new acquaintances, too.

And it was also very nice to be invited by the Illawarra Jazz Club to play at one of their Corrimal Hotel jazz afternoons later in the year. I’ll keep you posted for time and date.

We’re back at The Builders Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2;30-5:30pm on Sunday 22 October.

We’re also playing:
30 June – Gin Mill Social. Tix
16 July – Django Bar, Marrickville. Pre-book $17. $20 door. Tix
29 July – Gin Mill Social. Tix
30 July – Sydney Rowers club, Abbotsford 3pm

In the band was:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Dave Clayton – double bass
Damon Poppleton – alto and soprano saxes

Visit the band website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

As always I took some blurry photos for you…

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band leader with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band leader with Damon Poppleton alto sax and Dave Clayton double bass.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s jazz swing trio with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Dave Clayton double bass.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s jazz swing trio with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Dave Clayton double bass.
Grahame Conlon with the Greg Poppleton band on guitar doubling banjo.
Grahame Conlon with the Greg Poppleton band on guitar doubling banjo.
Dave Clayton with the Greg Poppleton band blissing out on the double bass
Dave Clayton with the Greg Poppleton band blissing out on the double bass
The Builders Club, jazz every Sunday in The Basement 2:30-5:30pm. 61 Church St Wollongong.
The Builders Club, jazz every Sunday in The Basement 2:30-5:30pm. 61 Church St Wollongong.

Book Greg Poppleton for your event or occasion: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com