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"Filled with musical integrity. A unique perspective on the familiar."
Gerald H Beulah, JazzReview.com (U.S)

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About


About

 

"Filled with musical integrity. A unique perspective on the familiar."
Gerald H Beulah, JazzReview.com (U.S)

 

Greg Poppleton is nearing 1 Million total YouTube views.

That's a big number for a jazz singer. 

That's an even bigger number when you consider that Greg is an independent. 

But he's not just another jazz singer. He is, in fact, Australia's only authentic, 1920s-30s style singer, totally uninfluenced by contemporary music. 

Greg’s passion for classic, New Orleans, 1920s-1930s jazz goes back to age three when he saw Louis Armstrong on TV. 

Greg Poppleton is such a completely original singer he's a genre of his own. 

Jazz and non-jazz audiences love him.

Greg is an entertainer. He has an operatically trained, three octave voice.

He is engaging, spontaneous, witty, fun, highly professional with a gob-smackingly swinging band. 

He's also appeared in a few Hollywood movies.

Online, 71% of Greg Poppleton's viewers are aged 18 - 44 with a 50/50 male/female split.

Biggest online audiences are in the USA, Germany, Italy, France and Japan.

Greg Poppleton was auditioned twice for the band leader role in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby.

‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from Greg’s new album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ was picked for the soundtrack of a new German-Israeli movie co-production, The Cake Maker.

Greg Poppleton is also a feature film, TV, stage actor and voiceover. He has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.

Greg Poppleton also leads The Lounge Bar Lotharios an 11-piece Great Gatsby 1920s Dance Orchestra.

Resident 1920s trio for the monthly sold out Gin Mill Socials at Slide Cabaret

- Resident 1920s quartet at the annual Great Art Deco Ball in the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, which always sells out as soon as tickets go on sale.

Greg Poppleton interview in the New Zealand vintage magazine 'Glory Days'.

Greg Poppleton interview in the New Zealand vintage magazine 'Glory Days'.

Greg Poppleton has released four albums. Two have been played on commercial radio.

In Greg’s backing Bakelite Broadcasters band are such outstanding jazz musicians as…

Paul Furniss – soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet – played for the Sidney Bechet Society in New York City, the Graeme Bell Band and Tom Baker’s San Francisco Jazz Band.

Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet – ARIA nominee, ten US tours playing at the Bix Beidebecke Festival and with the Vince Giordano Swing Orchestra in New York.

Grahame Conlon – banjo, guitar and ukelele – honed his 1920s-30s chops in the Adelaide Wonderband led by Sybil Graham. Backed many touring US singers including Ernestine Anderson.
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Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboards – master of the blocks and choke. Drummer for Graeme Bell, Don Burrows and Bob Barnard. He has also played with Bud Freeman and Billy Eckstine.

Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot. So authentic.
— Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S)
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! Your great voice, your ability to ‘sell a song’ and your particular energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.
— Lance Belville, Writer / Theater Director, San Francisco

Greg Poppleton at the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival. 5th year as resident band at the festival's Great Art Deco Ball.

Greg DJs live swing and jazz from 1920s-50s radio every week on his multi-award-winning weekly jazz radio show, The Phantom Dancer

The Phantom Dancer has been on-air since 1985 and is currently heard on 22 radio stations and online. 


Greg Poppleton has released six albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing:

2006 - The Phantom Dancer: Album of the Week: Women's Vintage Radio (US)

2012 - Doin' The Charleston: Album of the Week: 2CH Commercial Radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide. 

2013 - Sweet Sue: Album of the Week: 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, ArtSoundFM

2014 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1 (songs from 3 albums) 970,000 YouTube views

2015 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2 (songs from 3 albums)   55,000 YouTube views

2016 - Back In Your Own Backyard. Released 31 October 2016.

Festivals: World's first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival and many historical events. 

Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection.
— Kevin Jones, jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM
5 STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S.)
Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience. Greg’s interpretations, dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing.
— Warren Fahey AM, music historian, record producer (Festival)
Thank you for the most amazing gig and for asking me to sing with you...what an honour. You had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. They loved you and Cazzbo on sousaphone hit the spot as well. We will definitely get you back some time.
— Shelley Rae King, President Illawarra Jazz Club
Awesome. Totally fun.
— Jesse Miner - ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (USA)
Greg has the natural knack of sounding exactly like a 1920s / 1930s singer.
— John Buchanan, Jazz Concert and Festival Producer
Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.
— Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide
Boy do these guys swing!
— Gerard H Beulah Jr, JazzReview.com (USA)
Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-‘70s. As his mates brought the Sex Pistols’ album or sung along to Queen on the radio, he was rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the 1930s Swing Era.
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald

 Greg is the 1920s - 30s theme Wedding, Corporate Event, Birthday Party specialist

 

After midnight. and dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s Orchestra at the 2013 Canberra Centenary 1920s Gala in the Albert Hall