Greg Poppleton

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Greg Poppleton - uncannily authentic 1920s - 1930s jazz swing singer and band leader.
Grew up on 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing. He's the real deal.
1.2 Million Total YouTube Plays!

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)

— Amalia and Jakob, Bride & Groom

— Kate & Andrew, Bride & Groom

— Iris van der Heijden, DFS Galleria Australia



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Australia's only authentic 1920s-1930s singer, film/TV actor and entertainer, Greg Poppleton makes your wedding and events music personal.
He works with your guests to match the atmosphere and vibe of your occasion on the day.

Suitable for 1920s-30s, Great Gatsby, Vintage, Traditional, Classic, Glamorous, Boho Chic, Garden, Vineyard weddings and occasions.

You can expect:
- Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer (opera trained)
- World-toured 1920s - 1930s specialist jazz musicians
- Friendly, reliable, professional service
- Music for background and dancing
- Music volume at a level where it's easy for you and your guests to talk
- Dapper musicians
- Rapt guests

From traveller . com . au
Article: The Hydro Express: Take a train trip back in time to the Blue Mountains by Caroline Gladstone
“As I open heavy doors and brace myself as we swish and sway, I pass ladies in their finery, a few gents in spiffing suits and fedoras and meet singer Greg Poppleton serenading passengers in the front carriage. Poppleton is a well-known swing band leader and key performer at the Great Art Deco ball held in Katoomba's Carrington Hotel during the festival. Today, minus his band and old-style megaphone, he's singing tunes of the 1920s and '30s to a rapt and certainly captive audience as he moves from carriage to lounge car.”

Detailed stage plots available from Tony when you book the band.

1920s-30s Songs:
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)
Falling In Love Again Friedrich Hollander (1930)
Georgia Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell (1930)
Honeysuckle Rose Fats Waller
How Deep Is The Ocean? Irving Berlin (1932)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love Jimmy McHugh / 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)
My Gal Sal Paul Dresser (1904)
Night & Day Cole Porter (1932)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields (1930)
St James Infirmary Traditional
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)
Stormy Weather Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg (1934)
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)
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home Fred E, Ahlert / Roy Turk (1930)
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 of 1920s & 30s Instrumentals

Band sizes range from 1920s-1930s Trio to 1920s Orchestra (11-piece)
All band sizes include Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer.
Exhibition Charleston and swing dancers available on request.
Free sound for under 100 guests. (No lighting)
Special deals on sound, lighting, A/V and staging.

Public liability insurance to $20 million.