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Greg Poppleton

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About Greg Poppleton

The authentic Roaring Twenties & Swing Era singer with Band/Orchestra. Million+ online views. Guaranteed vintage wow
Vintage jazz band
Sydney
Public liability insurance of £20 million

When I was 3 I saw Louis Armstrong on TV. Hooked on 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing ever since. I bring the era to life. Guaranteed vintage wow. Real 1920s-30s singing style plus band or orchestra. Your event will be a dazzling Hollywood experience. Think vintage glamour, prohibition and speakeasies. Sold out shows for the Sydney Festival (twice), Waiheke International Jazz Festival (NZ), annual Great Art Deco Ball and more. On radio I bring you the award-winning Phantom Dancer live swing jazz show heard on 20 stations and online. In movies you may have seen me with Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! and with Adrien Brody and John Goodman. On TV, in Barons (ABC), The Last Days of the Space Age (Disney +), Year Of (Stan) and many more. We’d also love to play for your wedding, birthday, house party and corporate event. ENQUIRE NOW "5 stars. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy." John Gilbert eJazzNews (U.S) "It would take an extremely jaded heart not to smile and tap your feet, much less dance around the room, to Greg Poppleton." Budd Kopman All About Jazz (U.S) "Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton Sydney Jazz Band an offer on the spot." John Quigley Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival "Greg’s pleasing, vintage voice... impressive portamento slides on "The Charleston"... refreshes well-worn standards again and again on “Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue” and “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate.” Dave Doyle Jr The Syncopated Times (U.S) "Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection." Kevin Jones Jazz critic The Australian newspaper and Fine Music Sydney "A very warm thank you for your magical addition to our wedding day. Everyone has commented that the band was just excellent and asked how we found you guys. It was such an honour to have your band playing at our special day and thank you very much for accepting. All in all, the band was a wonderful hit and we will no doubt be recommending you to everyone for years to come." Alenka and Justus "My son’s wedding was sensational. I’ve had nothing but compliments from my guests about your band. Thank you for making it such a memorable evening!" Jil Swinnerton "Thank you very much to you and your band for helping make our KingGee/Stubbies gala dinner fun and memorable. I would highly recommend your band for anyone holding a 1920s theme." Lily Lee Group Marketing Manager, King Gee and Stubbies "Superb. Made the event wonderful." Jan Alewood Birthday Party "You were fantastic!!!! Before we entered the room we could hear you from outside. I said to my new husband “listen to them, our wedding is awesome!!!!” You made the party! Thank you so much for coming." Kate & Andrew "Thank you so much for your wonderful entertainment this evening. We’ve had great feedback and appreciate you taking the time to come and play at our launch. We really enjoyed having you all there." Kate Selth Event Manager, Movember Launch "The band was perfect with our Chicago Night Theme! Very entertaining and pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend Greg and his band for any occasion!" Glenn Quevedo Preformed Line Products and Sicame

Greg Poppleton's Reviews

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Charlotte B
2 years ago

Greg & his band recently played at my birthday party and it was certainly one of the highlights of the night! The music was fantastic!

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Jacqueline B
6 years ago

Greg and his band played for my 50th birthday and were fantastic. They were perfect for my vintage Hollywood theme with a song list great for mingling and dancing at the Golden Age Cinema Bar.

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Greg Poppleton's Song list

1920s - 30s Vocals
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Eb
Ain’t She Sweet C
All Of Me C
Always F
Amapola Bb
Anything Goes Bb
As Time Goes By C
Avalon Eb
Baby Face C
Begin The Beguine C
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen Em
Besume Mucho Dm
Blue Moon C
Blue Skies F
Button Up Your Overcoat G
Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home C
Carolina in the Morning C
Charleston Bb
Cheek To Cheek C
Dinah F
East Of The Sun F
Exactly Like You Bb
Falling In Love Again C
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue Bb
Georgia Eb
Happy Days Are Here Again C
Honeysuckle Rose F
How Deep Is The Ocean C
I Can’t Get Started Bb
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love F
I Found A Million Dollar Baby F
I Only Have Eyes For You C
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter C
It Had To Be You Eb
It’s Only A Paper Moon F
I’ve Got The World On A String F
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Eb
The Lady is a Tramp C
Louise F
Love Me Or Leave Me Fm
Margie Eb
Makin’ Whoopee F
My Blue Heaven Eb
My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes Eb
My Gal Sal Bb
Night And Day Eb
On The Sunny Side Of The Street Bb
Out of Nowhere F
Road To Gundagai F
St James Infirmary F
St Louis Blues F
Sheik Of Araby G
Singing in the Bathtub Eb
South Of The Border C
Star Dust Ab
Stormy Weather Ab
Sweet And Lovely
Sweet Lorraine F
Sweet Sue G
Tea For Two Ab
The Peanut Vendor G
The Very Thought Of You G
The Way You Look Tonight Eb
These Foolish Things Eb
Three Little Words C
Time On My Hands F
Tip Toe Through The Tulips Eb
Too Marvellous (For Words) G
Two Sleepy People Eb
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home C
Where Or When F
Wrap Your Trouble In Dreams Bb
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby Bb
You Made Me Love You C
and many more
Instrumentals include:
Hindustan
Tishimingo Blues
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
I Got Rhythm
At Sundown
Struttin’ with Some BBQ
Rose Room
East St Louis Toodle-oo
Autumn Leaves
San
September in the Rain
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Tin Roof Blues Bb
Honeysuckle Rose
Lady Be Good
Just You Just Me
S’Wonderful Eb
and many more
Customer questions

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong, Annette Hanshaw, Ruth Etting, Ella Mae Morse, Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, Rudi Schuericke, Tommy Dorsey, Dolly Dawn, Don Redman, Cab Calloway, C-Sanders Nighthawks, Fletcher Henderson, Scrappt Lambert, Raymond Scott, John Kirby, Paul Whiteman, Ferde Grofe, Frank Coughlin, Jim Davidson & his ABC Dance Orchestra, Alice Smith

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Festival of Sydney show, 'The Rivoli'. A celebration of social life before social media when to meet was to talk, laugh and dance together. Australia’s best dancers and a stellar live band. We invite you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into an immersive exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our 5-piece line-up is as follows: 1920s-30s vocals, guitar or piano, sousaphone doubling trumpet, alto sax, washboard or drums. We start from a vocal/guitar duo max 1 hour to 11-piece 1920s-30s orchestra

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. Recorded 1920s-30s music between sets is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. We do not provide DJs.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 hour before performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we either perform acoustically so we can move around freely.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5 by 2m space to perform”

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of $100 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
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Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Dixieland
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Event types:
Wedding, Corporate event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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