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.
Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton
Swing dancers took the chance to dance to Somebody Loves Me
On the way home, I snapped the same green steam train chugging through Redfern Station
Steam train waiting at Central for the Transport Heritage Expo
Grahame Conlon, guitar
Geoff Power, playing Sunday on cornet
Greg Poppleton 1920s – 30s singer leads his trio: Geoff Power sousaphone and cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar, Adam Barnard washboard and snare
Children love dancing to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s music. lots of high fives.
Check out the hot new video for you on the new website – ‘All About Swing’ dancing to Greg Poppleton playing The Charleston at Palmer & Co.
We’re back at Palmer & Co this Saturday night, 27 May, 8-Midnight. FREE.
If you’re in the city, drop by.
Palmer & Co is on Abercrombie Lane, downstairs, off George St and a five minute stroll from Wynyard Station.
This is what it looks like when we play there…
We’re playing the wedding reception of one of our good, long-time Facebook friends and fan of the band tonight.
And we’re sure looking forward to it.
The theme is Jazz Club – and we’ve played at plenty of those – Foundry616, Blue Note, Vanguard, Basement, Gin Mill Social, and jazz festivals.
I’ve assembled, as always, the best aggregation of classic 1920s jazz and 1930s swing musicians there is to be had in Sydney:
Paul Furniss – clarinet and alto sax
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.
If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.