Sydney Jazz Band - 1920s Dance Orchestra

1920s Sydney Jazz Orchestra. 11-piece with authentic 1920s jazz band singer and authentic 1920s Great Gatsby songs.

1920s Sydney Jazz Orchestra. 11-piece with authentic 1920s jazz band singer and authentic 1920s Great Gatsby songs.

Tourism Awards

Here are some more photos of Sydney's only authentic 1920s Orchestra for you, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, at the Blue Mountains Tourism Awards, Friday 9 Aug. These photos are by David Hill.

The instant The Lounge Bar Lotharios play is like being transported back in time to a Great Gatsby party. World-acclaimed 1920s dance band singer, Greg Poppleton, is undeniably the absolute authentic singer of songs that made the Roaring 20s roar. ARIA nominated Lotharios maestro, Geoff Power, conducts 10 world-touring vintage jazz specialists - three hotcha horns, three sinful saxes and clarinets, piano, banjo, sousaphone and drums - all played to art deco perfection. With an extensive library of vintage 1920s dance band arrangements like Me And Jane In A Plane and The Charleston, The Lounge Bar Lotharios are the bees knees! And we can add Sydney's best 1920s dancers. They'll dazzle you with some fine hoofing and even teach you The Charleston. (It's easy!). Enquire now

Greg Poppleton - Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer with The Lounge Bar Lotharios
Greg Poppleton - Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer with The Lounge Bar Lotharios

"Greg Poppleton captures that decade's [1920] vocal style to perfection," Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney. Jazz Critic, The Australian

The photos were taken by David Hill, a personal hero. His Wikipedia entry says of him, "He has been chief executive and director of the State Rail Authority of New South Wales, chairman and managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, head of Soccer Australia, head of Sydney Water, director of the Australian National Airlines Commission and Chairman of CREATE, a national organisation responsible for representing the interests of young people and children in institutional care. A former North Sydney rugby league junior, Hill was president of the North Sydney Bears Rugby League Football Club between 1989 and 1992. He was instrumental in the eventual ban on cigarette sponsorship of the game." Every organisation David Hill has headed, he has reinvigorated and changed for the better, in my humble opinion.

Dancers silhouetted as The Lounge Bar Lotharios play
Dancers silhouetted as The Lounge Bar Lotharios play

Grahame Conlon banjo, Rod Herbert sousaphone, Tony Gardner piano in the foreground in The Lounge Bar Lotharios
Grahame Conlon banjo, Rod Herbert sousaphone, Tony Gardner piano in the foreground in The Lounge Bar Lotharios. That's Ben Gurton in the background taking a trombone solo

The reed section, Alan Solomon, Ron Nairn, David Horniblow and the horn section, Ben Gurton trombone (out of shot) Geoff Power trumpet and music director, Al Davey trumpet
The reed section, Alan Solomon, Ron Nairn, David Horniblow and the horn section, Ben Gurton trombone (out of shot) Geoff Power trumpet and music director, Al Davey trumpet, Alex Inman-Hislop drums

Do you want The Lounge Bar Lotharios to play for you? Come to the booking page.