GREG POPPLETON

GREG POPPLETON

Great Gatsby jazz and swing by Australia's only authentic 1920s-30s singer and world-toured band. 1.1 Million YouTube plays. Background and dancing. Wedding, corporate and party specialist.

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Greg Poppleton gets rave reviews from music critics and clients for his 1920s - 1930s vocals with swing jazz band...
 
Wedding, corporate event and party specialists.
 
1.1 million YouTube plays.
 
Trio to 6-piece singer and band. 
 
1920s orchestra and 1930s big band also available.
 
Professional, fun, easy to work with.
 
Music for background, mood and dancing.
 
Dinner suit or 1930s suits and tie.
 
Will travel anywhere.
 
Swing dancers available on request.
 
Free PA for up to 80 guests.
 
Use the band microphone for your speeches.
 
PA, lighting and staging also available for the biggest events.
 
Played Sydney, Waiheke (NZ), SKYCITY Darwin, Thredbo, Dubbo, Glen Street and Illawarra Jazz Festivals.
 
Interviewed by Bob Rogers, ABC Radio, 2SER, Glory Days and Sydney Morning Herald.
 
CDs of the Week in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.
 
Actor in movies with Academy and Golden Globe Award winners Adrien Brody, John Goodman and Nicole Kidman.
 
4 albums released.
2 played on commercial radio.
5 CD of the Week awards.
1.1 Million YouTube plays
 
See song list and hear audio samples below.

Why trust you music with any other band?
 
Read rave reviews by music critics, wedding corporate and party clients...
 
"Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection."
— Kevin Jones, jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM
 
"Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot."
— Women's Vintage Radio (US)
 
"Greg has the natural knack of sounding exactly like a 1920s / 1930s singer."
— John Buchanan, Jazz Concert and Festival Producer
 
"Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience and Greg's interpretations, including dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing."
— Warren Fahey AM, record producer and music historian
 
"Captures the essence of the 1930s swing era with uncanny accuracy,"
— eJazzNews.com (USA)
 
"There's nothing like stumbling across an artist who is fresh, original, filled with musical integrity, and one who has a unique perspective on the familiar."
—  Gerald H. Beulah, Jr, JazzReview.com (USA)
 

 
 
“I thought you and the band did an amazing performance! It totally suited the evenings’ atmosphere and we really noticed that people were enjoying the music. It really surpassed our expectations.
— Iris van der Heijden, DFS Galleria Australia
 
“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, Bride & Groom
 
“My, what a wonderful time we had on Saturday night! I am receiving so many emails and phone calls of congratulations - some saying it was the best party they have ever been to! Now, that IS high praise!! Many people on the night said how lovely the music was, and how good it was not drowning out all conversation. I want to thank you Greg, for playing the songs I requested of you from yesteryear. They really transported me back to another era!”
— Maggi Brown, Birthday Party, South Coogee
 
“We really appreciated your efforts in ensuring the success of this event and the very quick and thorough responses to all of my queries was fantastic. You created a fantastic presence on stage and made our 1930s theme feel quite authentic! Most of all I really appreciated your flexibility to play to set times and lengths that were slightly different to the brief when booked. You were just too easy to work with. I would highly recommend you to other bookers seeking a classy, authentic, warm and charismatic act.”
— Sharlene Mifsud, General Manager, Podium, Bledisloe Cup Ball
 
“A very big thank you once again for your absolute stellar performance at last Wednesday’s Great Gatsby event. Everyone has not stopped telling me how wonderful the Broadcasters were and I have to completely agree. What a perfect fit for the theme! It was such a wonderful night made so much more pleasurable dealing with you and your band. Greg, you are an up most gentleman and professional down to the tee. Your flexibility and dedication to what you do (and do very well) is a testament to you and made by job that little bit easier! I very much look forward to working with you again soon and have sent an email around to the floor letting everyone know your contact details and how wonderful you are.”
— Angela Freeman, Event Manager, cievents
 
“Thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding. Out of the 3 x bands we had performing on the day, you were without a doubt the highlight for us and our guests. We had so many comments from people about how good you guys were, so we wanted to pass on the feedback. You really did help create the atmosphere that we wanted. We hope you all enjoyed the day with us. I think we’ve nearly worn your CD out as it’s been played plenty of times this past month. Thanks, and next time something comes up we’ll be sure to keep you in mind.”
— Kane and Nicole, Bride & Groom (re-booked twice)
 
“The band gave 100%.”
— Anita MacMahon, Royal Flying Squadron
 
“Our guests were thrilled.”
— Katherine and Chris, Bride & Groom
 
“Thank you so much for Friday. Everyone had an absolute blast and we have received nothing but positive feedback! The dessert marquee along with you and the Bakelite Broadcasters were a complete success.”
— Shannon Phelan, Events Manager, The Royal Sydney Golf Club (Re-booked twice)
 
“We were delighted to have Greg Poppleton and The Bakelite Broadcasters perform as a trio at our wedding. Their charismatic performance created a wonderful atmosphere for our cocktail reception. The music was wonderful as always and we couldn’t have imagined a better band. We have received so many compliments from guests on the music, thank you Greg Poppleton, Greg Chilcott and Grahame Conlon for making our day such a success!”
— Amalia and Jakob, Bride & Groom
 
“Thank you to you and your fabulous band for making our “Roaring 20s” themed dinner such a success. We all had a ball!”
— Bronwyn Scott, CSIRO 2006 Office Professional National Conference
 
“Greg was excellent. The music was outstanding and, together with the Swing Katz, really made the night.”
— Joan Edwards OAM President of Sydney CBD Rotary Club
 
“You did a brilliant job. We look forward to working with you again.”
— Richard Bernardo, Avant-Garde Events for Corporate Great Gatsby Party (Rebooked for Edwardian Event at Sydney Town Hall and 1920s Harbour Cruise.)
 
“I’m writing to say how pleased we were with the band - and how much all our guests enjoyed the music. Alex and I were particularly impressed by your rendition of ‘Beyond The Sea’ and how easy you guys made it to perform our first dance (which we were very nervous leading up to it but greatly enjoyed on the night.)”
— Alex and Angus, Bride & Groom
 
“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
 
“We couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect musical ensemble! You guys were absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed listening and dancing to every swinging beat. Old and young alike adored the music, and thanks for the special dedication to Grandma Nellie!! She loved it! Thank you also for being so obliging in teaming up with our friend Lanie Lane. It was certainly lovely for us to have our friend perform, she seemed to shine when supported by your band!”
— Hugh and Libby, Bride & Groom
 
“Greg and his band completed the picture of the evening - a 20s inspired theme was taken to a completely different level with their performance but also his genuine nature and happiness to accommodate all requests... thanks Greg. On the night - I was approached by so many guests asking where we had found them and others were already looking to book them for other occasions. They really were fantastic.”
— Laura and Phil, Bride & Groom
 
“Exceptional service from start to finish, tailoring a set list that hit the right note. Greg and the band have played several HHT major events, and are always exceedingly professional and a pleasure to work with.”
— Emily Mann, Dress To Kill Ball, Historic Houses Trust Audience Development Officer
 
“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, Bride & Groom
 
“We both thought that the music was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more from you in fulfilling our requirements and helping to create the ambience we were looking for. All the band looked amazing on the day and we would like to thank you wholeheartedly for the effort you put into the music and the look, dealing with you throughout has been exemplary.
Regularly we listen to your Phantom Dancer CD especially when we have people over for dinner!
We are hopeful that sometime in the future we are in position where we need music for another purpose (maybe for our first child’s birthday party!) as we know who to ask first! We will recommend you to all we know as the results you produced were simply delightful.
Thanks for everything Greg and we wish you all the best for the future, please make sure that if you ever come over to the UK to mention it to us as we would love to meet up.”
— Eva and Andy, Bride & Groom
 
“The band was a great success. We couldn’t have been happier with the standard of musicianship and the choice of music. I had terrific feedback from everyone there, and I personally thoroughly enjoyed everything they played. The guys themselves were also very pleasant to deal with. And for the first time ever, the volume was perfect. I don’t know how so many bands get that bit so wrong. I am already trying to think of a reason to have them at another function!”
— Elizabeth Scott, Administration Manager, A.T. Kearney (Australia)
 
“A big thank you. We all enjoyed the music provided by both yourself and your band at our Christmas party. I will not hesitate to recommend you and your band to anyone who asks. You all did a sterling job in complimenting our 1920s / 1930s Murder Mystery entertainment.”
— Kim McFarlane, Coast to Coast RV Services (Sydney Head Office)
 
“You chaps were fantastic, our guests loved you as well. You helped make our night really special. Our only complaint is that we didn’t get quite enough of you! I think its often that way at your wedding though. We spent far too much time talking to our guests and not enough time dancing.”
— Carol and John, Bride & Groom
 
“A fabulous night. We had a super time that was equally enjoyed by all!”
— Malcolm and Harleen, Bride & Groom
 
“Thanks again for contributing to our Gala event. The feedback from the staff has been wonderful. I received 2 complaints after the NightHawk Gala:
1) There wasn’t enough room for dancing; and
2) The night ended too soon! I hope you can play for us again in the future, it was wonderful working with you.”
— Michelle Bonamy, Senior Office Administrator, NightHawk Radiology Services
 
“It was a pleasure to work with you and the band. I will definitely be in contact and look forward to working with you again in the future.”
— Holly Massey and Katrina Picthall, Impressions Events
 
“A wonderful night and everyone really enjoyed the entertainment...Thank you! We would recommend you to anyone wanting a great night of fun, entertainment and music.”
— Jenny and Michael, Bride & Groom
 
“You guys were just perfect.”
— Petra and Joshua, Bride & Groom
“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
 
“The band was fantastic. I have had a lot of positive feedback this morning. I will keep you in mind for future events.”
— Lisa Kelly, Deacons Commercial Law, Sydney
 
“OUTSTANDING!”
— Tabea and David, Bride & Groom
 
“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
 
“Your CD is played often as a reminder of a wonderful day.”
— Maureen and Alex, Bride & Groom
 
“It was all fabulous! Thanks to some great music we got most of the party out on the floor showing off their swing dance moves.”
— Shannon, Event Organiser, Bain International
 
“The music Greg and the band provided was perfect for our event. Their attention to detail regarding the 1920s theme was fantastic both in costume and sound and I would recommend them to anyone looking to hold a 1920s themed event.”
— Samantha Batger, Events, St Jude Medical Pty Ltd
 
“The night went beautifully and the mood your music evoked was essential to our theme.”
— Samantha
 
“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, Mother of Groom
 
“The music Greg provided was just right for our event... Background dinner music...A set of swing music for guests to dance to...Excellent vocal highlights of standard classics from the 20s and 30s.”
— Richard Hunter, Development Manager, McDonald Performance Arts, Fundraising Dinner
 
“You were all smashing!”
— Tara and Matthew, Engagement Party (Rebooked for their housewarming)
 
“The band was wonderful and I had a ball.”
— Sandra Przibilla, Managing Director, National institute of Liquor Wholesalers Australia
 
“The team would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all your efforts in our Flappers and Gangsters on the Lawn event. The event was a great success and we could not have done it as successfully without your help and co-operation.”
— Bianca Emerton, Event Manager, Flappers and Gangsters Team, Sydney TAFE
 
"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
 

Audio Samples

1. BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

2. TOO MARVELLOUS
3. I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
 
1920s - 1930s Song List
 
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller/Harry Brooks/Andy Razaf (1929)
Ain't She Sweet?
Milton Ager/ Jack Yellen (1927)
All Of Me
Gerald Marks/Seymour Simons (1931)
Always
Irving Berlin (1925)
Amapola
Joseph LaCalle /Albert Gamse (1924)
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfield (1931)
Avalon
 Al Jolson/ BG De Sylva/ Vincent Rose (1920)
Begin The Beguine
Cole Porter (1935)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Jacob Jacobs/Sholom Secunda (1932)
Blue Moon
Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart (1934)
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin (1926)
Button Up Your Overcoat
Ray Henderson/ Bud G. DeSylva/Lew Brown (1928)
Charleston
James P Johnson (1923)
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin (1935)
Crazy Rhythm
Irving Caesar/Joseph Meyer/ Roger Wolfe Kahn (1928)
Dinah
Harry Akst/ Sam M. Lewis/Joe Young (1925)
East of the Sun
Brooks Bowman (1934)
Exactly Like You
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930)
Georgia
Hoagy Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell (1930)
How Deep Is The Ocean?
Irving Berlin (1932)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1928)
I Found A Million Dollar Baby
Harry Warren/Mort Dixon/Billy Rose (1931)
I Only Have Eyes For You
Harry Warren /Al Dubin (1934)
If I Could Be With You
James P. Johnson/Henry Creamer (1926)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter
Fred E. Ahlert /Joe Young (1935)
It Had To Be You
Isham Jones/Gus Kahn (1924)
It's Only A Paper Moon
Harold Arlen/E. Y. Harburg/Billy Rose (1932)
I Get a Kick out of You
Cole Porter (1934)
I've Got The World On A String
Harold Arlen/ Ted Koehler (1932)
I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter (1936)
Just One More Chance
Sam Coslow/Arthur Johnson (1932)
Louise
Leo Robin/Richard A. Whiting (1929)
Love Me Or Leave Me
Walter Donaldson /Gus Kahn (1928)
Lover Come Back To Me
Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein (1928)
Margie
Con Conrad/J. Russel Robinson/Benny Davis (1920)
Makin' Whoopee
Walter Donaldson /Gus Kahn (1928)      
Minnie the Moocher (6-piece band only) 
Irving Mills/Cab Calloway/Clarence Gaskill (1930)
More Than You Know
Vincent Youmans/ Billy Rose/Edward Eliscu (1929)
My Blue Heaven
Walter Donaldson/ George A. Whiting (1927)
Night & Day
Cole Porter (1932)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930)
St Louis Blues
W.C. Handy (1914)
Sheik of Araby
Harry B. Smith/Francis Wheeler/Ted Snyder (1921)
Sing, Sing, Sing (6- piece band only)
Louis Prima (1936)
Small Hotel
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1935)
South Of The Border
Jimmy Kennedy/Michael Carr (1939)
Star Dust
Hoagy Carmichael /Mitchell Parish (1927)
Sugar
M Pinkard / S Mitchell / F Alexander (1926)
Sweet & Lovely
Gus Arnheim/Charles N. Daniels/Harry Tobias (1931)
Sweet Lorraine
Cliff Burwell /Mitchell Parish (1928)
Sweet Sue
Victor Young/Will J. Harris (1928)
Tea For Two
Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar (1925)
The Very Thought Of You
Ray Noble (1934)
The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields (1936)
These Foolish Things
Eric Maschwitz/Jack Strachey (1936)
Thou Swell
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1927)
Time On My Hands
Vincent Youmans/Harold Adamson/Mack Gordon (1930)
Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Joe Burke/ Al Dubin (1926)
Two Sleepy People
Hoagy Carmichael/Frank Loesser (1938)
When I Take My Sugar To Tea
Sammy Fain/Irving Kahal/Pierre Norman (1931)
Where Or When
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1937)
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Harry Barris/Ted Koehler/Billy Moll (1931)
You Made Me Love You
James Monaco/Joseph McCarthy (1913)
You Took Advantage Of Me
Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart (1928)
You're Driving Me Crazy
Walter Donaldson (1930)
+ 100s more 1920s & 30s Vocals & Instrumentals          
 
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