Since 2002, Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s and 1930s singer, has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s, Great Depression and 1930s Swing Era with his band of world-toured classic jazz musicians.
Drawing on influences like Louis Armstrong, Al Bowlly, Annette Hanshaw, Cab Calloway and very early jazz Bing Crosby, Greg has gained a loyal following through his authentic 3 octave vocals, his always top-notch swinging 1920s-30s band and his charismatic and original high-energy performances.
Greg has released 4 albums and two mixes that have received over 1 Million YouTube views worldwide.
Greg has appeared in Hollywood movies with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.
He was auditioned twice for the 1920s band leader role in Baz Luhrmann’s movie, The Great Gatsby.
‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from Greg’s new album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ was picked for the soundtrack of a new German-Israeli movie co-production, The Cake Maker.
"Greg Poppleton's music always hits the spot - so authentic sounding!"
Women's Vintage Radio (USA)
“Poppleton captures the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy. 5 Stars”
John Gilbert, eJazzNews.com (USA)
“The band knows what to do in terms of style. For swing enthusiasts the trivia alone (in the 8-page CD booklet) is worth the sticker price, never mind all of the nice music.”
Donny Harvey, MuzikReviews.com (USA)
“Just TRY not to sway to the music. I dare you!”
Gerald H. Beulah, Jr. JazzReview.com (USA)
2006 - The Phantom Dancer
Album of the Week: Women's Vintage Radio (US)
2012 - Doin' The Charleston
Album of the Week: 2CH Commercial Radio Sydney, ArtSoundFM Canberra, 5MBS Adelaide
2013 - Sweet Sue
Album of the Week: 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney
2014 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1
(Songs from 3 albums) 850,000 YouTube views
2015 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2
(Songs from 3 albums) 60,000 YouTube views
2016 - Back In Your Own Backyard
Release date 31 October
Festivals: World's first 2016 International Jazz Day Event, Sydney Festival, Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ, Thredbo, Illawarra, Dubbo, Merimbula and Glen Street Theatre Jazz Festivals, Blue Mountains 1920s Festival and many historical events.
Greg Poppleton is a feature film, TV, stage actor and voiceover. He has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.
Greg Poppleton’s tracks