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 19th Feb 2019

Double bassist Harold Rumsey was a byword in jazz in the 1950s. Leaving the Stan Kenton Orchestra after an argument, he formed his Lighthouse All-Stars, creating a new jazz venue and introducing audiences to the newest champions of modern jazz all at the same time. He's this week's Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton feature artist. Read his story, see him on 1960s TV, see the play list, hear the Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz radio show. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 12th Feb 2019

Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson is this week's Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton. The stride and boogie pianist claimed to have invented the word 'hipster'. His stellar career nosedived in 1946 after he released the drug song 'Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine?'. That same song brought him out of obscurity when 'discovered' by Dr Demento in 1985 after which he released three albums. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 29th Jan 2019

On this week's Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton we hear from the world's first electric guitarist, Alvino Rey, at the peak of his popularity in 1942. He invented the world's first amplified guitar at age 15 in 1923. He also introduced 'Stringy' the electronic talking guitar in 1941. Read the story, see photos, read the play list, hear the show after 29 January right here. Read More