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PP Arnold  former Ikette & Swinging Sixties London Soul Star
Saturday 26th May 2018

PP Arnold former Ikette & Swinging Sixties London Soul Star

Plus the DJ duo of Mister Kicks and Screaming JP

Doors Open:

8.00pm

Pre sale Tickets:

$69.90 inc B.F.

 

With special guests

Tim Rogers, Andy Kent, Russell Hopkinson, Talei Wolfgramm and James Black, together with special guests, in Australia and New Zealand in May.

The First Lady of Immediate Records

PP ARNOLD

In Her First Ever Concert Tour of Australia & New Zealand.

Ike & Tina Turner, Mick Jagger & Andrew Loog Oldham, The Small Faces, The Nice, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Humble Pie, Nick Drake, Dr. John, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Steel Pulse, Roger Waters, The KLF, Ocean Colour Scene, Primal Scream, “Absolutely Fabulous”, Oasis, Maddy Prior, Paul Weller and You Am I can’t be wrong.

60s Soul legend and mod icon PP Arnold begins her Australian tour – with backing from members of You Am I and the Rockwiz Orchestra – next week, and in keeping with the spirit of the music, the majority of her shows will feature guest opening sets from renowned DJ’s from the Soul/Mod scene.

 Perth has the duo of Mister Kicks and Screaming JP at The Fly-By-night.

PP Arnold of course is the former Ikette who landed in London in 1966 and forged a solo career with the help of Mick Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham and others. With hits like ‘First Cut is The Deepest’ and ‘(If You Think You’re) Groovy’, and work with everyone from The Small Faces and Roger Waters to Primal Scream and Paul Weller, P.P. Arnold is British rock, pop, and mod royalty.

PP’s tour visit follows the release of “The Turning Tide”, an album of unreleased recordings from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. It was meant to be her third album. Sessions were begun with Barry Gibb (who contributed a few new compositions) producing; Barry got busy with the Bee Gees, and the project was picked up by Eric Clapton, who used a band that would soon become the basis for Derek & The Dominoes. “The Turning Tide” includes superb interpretations of Traffic’s “Medicated Goo” and the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in addition to the aforementioned Gibb songs and more. It cracked the UK Top 30 upon release, recently made the NZ iTunes Top 20, and has been the subject of many accolades and much airplay since its release.

Although this will be PP’s be first concert tour of these parts, she has previously performed here as a featured singer with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in 2007.

PP has worked with numerous other artists in both a live and studio context too – from Nick Drake to Boy George. Her voice has graced numerous hits including Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and the KLF’s ‘What Time Is Love”. She sung on the Kane Gang’s hit 1989 hit cover of the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself”, which reached #19 in Australia. More recently she has recorded with Primal Scream and Oasis, and she has worked extensively with Ocean Colour Scene. She appears on Paul Weller’s 2017 album “A Kind Revolution”. She has a voice that other artists love to work with; her first duet was with Rod Stewart on a single produced by Mick Jagger, “Come Home Baby”, way back in ’67.

With her memoir soon due for publication and a new album in the can, co-written and produced by the Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Craddock and also including a couple of tracks written by long-time supporter and fan Paul Weller (who also sings on one of the tracks), 2018 promises to be a big year for PP Arnold.

She gets right into the swing of it in May when she teams up with a stellar five-piece band featuring three members of You Am I – Tim Rogers on guitar & vocals, Andy Kent on bass, Russell Hopkinson on drums – together with James Black on keys and Talei Wolfgramm on backing vocals. All five love PP and her music – Tim and Talei recreated Steve Marriot and PP’s vocal parts for a duet of “Tin Soldier” on Rockwiz some years ago (and Tim will do the same with PP for this tour!)  This is a dream band backing an extraordinary vocalist in what will undoubtedly be amongst the most talked about tours of the year.

 

 

Catch PP ARNOLD, with Tim Rogers, Andy Kent, Russell Hopkinson, Talei Wolfgramm and James Black, together with special guests, in Australia and New Zealand in May.

 

Thursday 17th May – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda

Friday 18th May – Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury

Saturday 19th May – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan

Sun 20th May – The Powerstation, Auckland

Wed 23rd May – Factory Theatre, Marrickville

Sat 26th May – Fly by Night Club, Fremantle

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