Greg Poppleton and his jazz deco 1920s-30s quartet had the great honour of being part of Marguerite and Andrew’s beautiful wedding reception at Seacliff in Gerringong.
It was especially touching to sing their especially meaningful requested song, ‘At Last’, as they made their entrance into the reception to family and friends.
Marguerite and Andrew chose the Greg Poppleton jazz deco quartet to play for their 1920s styled reception. And as the photographer said to me, “live music, well played, really lifts the vibe at a wedding. You can feel it.”
The Greg Poppleton band played 1920s instrumentals until dinner. Then Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer serenaded the party with songs from the Jazz Age.
Marguerite and Andrew asked Greg to sing, ‘At Last’, for when they entered the reception to huge whistles and applause.
“At last, my love has come along.
My lonely days are over, and life is like a song…”
‘At Last’ was introduced by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the 1941 movie, Sun Valley Serenade. Etta James later recorded the most famous version. Beyonce has also sung it in an Etta James tribute.
In Greg Poppleton’s jazz deco quartet were:
– Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer
– Geoff Power, trumpet and sousaphone
– Dr Mark Pinner, clarinet, alto sax and baritone sax
– Grahame Conlon, guitar and banjo
The reception was held in the romantic Seacliff barn, overlooking Weeri Lagoon. Looking at Werri brought back happy memories for me of walking there from Kiama during a recent holiday with my family.
For those of you familiar with the NSW Southcoast, Seacliff is the stunning white farmhouse just at the Princes Highway turnoff into Gerringong.