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Greg Poppleton

Hi, I’m Greg Poppleton. When I was 3, I saw Louis Armstrong on TV and have been hooked on 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing ever since. Now the Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz band and 1930s swing band play clubs, restaurants, balls, hotels and festivals.

I appear in the movies Moulin Rouge! and Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

On screen with film stars Adrien Brody, John Goodman and Nicole Kidman.

8 albums released.
2 played on commercial radio.
5 radio awards for his national Phantom Dancer swing and jazz radio show.
1.3 Million TOTAL YouTube plays.  

Greg Poppleton has released 8 albums of 1920s-30s jazz and swing:

2006 - The Phantom Dancer 

2012 - Doin' The Charleston 

2013 - Sweet Sue 

2014 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1

2015 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2

2016 - Back In Your Own Backyard

2019 - Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1

2020 - Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2


2014 Finalist jazz/classical category MusicOz
2016 Finalist jazz/classical category Australian Independent Music Awards
+ 6 jazz radio broadcaster awards


Album Review

Greg Poppleton: Back In Your Own Backyard

Read "Back In Your Own Backyard" reviewed by Budd Kopman

There is something about early jazz before the Swing Era, especially that of the 1920s. Its infectious happiness, innocence and floating lightness, its close ties to Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Songbook and how much this music was an integral part of the times makes it irresistible to almost anyone even remotely interested in the history of jazz. However, jazz is forever restless, and, even back then, always in search of new means of expression. Those ...

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"His style harks back to a pre-jazz age of bel canto singing; he named the likes of Henry Burr and even Enrico Caruso amongst his influences, in a recent chat with The Syncopated Times. Such idols show themselves in Greg’s version of “The Charleston” when, in the final chorus, he holds several syllables in impressive portamento slides. These, with his half-spoken, quivering vibrato, do a lot to refresh an otherwise very well-worn standard; something he achieves again and again with “Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue” and “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate.”
Dave J Doyle, The Syncopated Times (U.S.A)

"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.A)

“Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts

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Louis Armstrong
trumpet and vocals
Cab Calloway
composer / conductor
Buddy Clark
bass, acoustic



Sweet Sue

From: Sweet Sue
By Greg Poppleton

The Charleston

From: Doin' The Charleston
By Greg Poppleton



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