PP Arnold w/ the Rockwiz Orchestra
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DOORS 7.30pm // SHOWTIME 8.00pm // PP ARNOLD 9:00pm. ‘60s Soul icon PP Arnold returns to Australia in November backed by the Rockwiz Orchestra featuring an all-star cast!
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PP Arnold's CV includes Ike & Tina Turner, Mick Jagger & Andrew Loog Oldham, The Small Faces, The Nice, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Nick Drake, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Roger Waters, The KLF, Ocean Colour Scene, Primal Scream, Oasis and Paul Weller.
She was the Los Angeles teenager who became London's First Lady of Soul after hitting town in 1966 with Ike & Tina Turner and coming to the attention of Mick Jagger. She's best known for her beautiful and classic mid-to-late '60s hits including "The First Cut Is The Deepest", "(If You Think You're) Groovy" and "Angel of the Morning", as well as the powerful chorus of the Small Faces' iconic hit "Tin Soldier". She became so identifiable with that era that she guested alongside her friend Marianne Faithful in the final episode of the original series of "Absolutely Fabulous".
Having toured here as featured vocalist in Roger Waters band in 2002 and 2008, PP undertook her own first concert tour of Australia in May this year. The forever young singer and her hand-picked band comprising Tim, Andy & Rusty from You Am I, James Black from Rockwiz and Talei Wolfgramm, wowed crowds across the country. They did it on the back of two days intensive rehearsal and a mutual admiration and love that positively radiated from the stage.
PP returns in November and is set to play the Gershwin Room at St Kilda's iconic and new refurbished Esplanade Hotel. There she'll be accompanied by the band that helped make the Gershwin Room famous nationally, the esteemed Rockwiz Orchestra. James Black, Peter Luscombe, Mark Ferrie and Ashley Naylor are PP Arnold fans to the man - of course James played with her here in May. Together with PP they will be joined by Talei Wolfgramm - another fan and another veteran of PP's last visit (and PP's very favourite backing vocalist) - and her sister Eliza Wolfgramm. It promises to be a very special evening indeed.
'The Turning Tide' is out now on Kundalini Music through The Planet Company -
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