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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


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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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Cab Calloway
Bessie Smith
voice / vocals
Annette Hanshaw
voice / vocals
Dinah Washington
voice / vocals


Album Discography

Too Marvelous

From: Back In Your Own Backyard
By Greg Poppleton

Sweet Sue

From: Sweet Sue
By Greg Poppleton

The Charleston

From: Doin' The Charleston
By Greg Poppleton



Sidney Bechet
saxophone, soprano
Paul Whiteman
Annette Hanshaw
voice / vocals
Connee Boswell
voice / vocals

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