Phantom Dancer

One of 2SER's longest running programs, The Phantom Dancer is a treasure trove of swing, jazz & dance from live 1920s-60s Radio & TV. Greg Poppleton has brought this multi-award-winning show to you since 1985.

Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s and 1930s dance band singer. His band albums have more than 1 Million YouTube plays. Band website.

Greg Poppleton is a film and TV actor with Benchmark and a voiceover artist for MCA.Hear the latest Phantom Dancer shows below, with playlists and a weekly insight into a selected swing jazz artist.

Check out the last four weeks of shows below:

Tuesdays at 12pm
  • Greg Poppleton


Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 8th Jan 2019

One of the curiosities on this week's Phantom Dancer is part of a weekly broadcast from 1933 of one of the last of the 1920s commercial brand orchestras. In this case, the orchestra is the AandP Gypsies. There's also a set from the exceptional 1940s Sydney swing band led by George Trevare. Produced and presented by 1920s - 1930s singer and band leader, Greg Poppleton. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 1st Jan 2019

Your New Year's Phantom Dancer is choc-a-bloc full of New Years swing and jazz from live 1936 – 1966 radio and Wynn the Astrologer's predictions for 1937. Presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, since 1985 on 107.3 2SER Sydney, the show is now re-broadcast over 24 stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia. Hear the show online from midday 1 January (AEST). Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 25th Dec 2018

The Phantom Dancer is on Christmas Day this year. Greg Poppleton brings you a mix of Christmas Day and Christmas themed swing and jazz from live 1930s-50s radio & TV. On your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio you'll hear plenty of Jingle Bells by Fats Waller, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Benny Goodman, Paul Baron and more. Lena Horne, Frances Langford, The Three Sisters and Chiquita also bring some Christmas cheer. And in the first set of the show we hear this week's Phantom Dancer feature artist, Oliver Wakefield. Read More