America soul star of the 60s P.P. Arnold is coming to Australia in May for the very first time as a solo singer and her backing band is almost all of You Am I.
The P.P. Arnold touring band will You Am I’s Tim Rogers on guitar & vocals, Andy Kent on bass Russell Hopkinson on drums. Davey Lane was not available for the tour. Also in the band, James Black on keys and Talei Wolfgramm on backing vocals.
P.P. Arnold was the go-to backing singer for acts like The Small Faces, The Ikettes with Ike and Tina Turner and Rod Stewart.
P.P. sang on the recordings of ‘Itchycoo Park’ and ‘Tin Soldier’ for The Small Faces in 1967.
That same year she recorded the duet ‘Come Home Baby’ with Rod Stewart. The song was produced by Mick Jagger and featured Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Keith Emerson.
P.P. Arnold recorded the original version of Cat Stevens ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’. Stevens later released it himself. Rod Stewart also covered the song on his ‘Tonight’s The Night’ album a decade later.
In 1984, P.P. Arnold featured on the ‘Electric Dreams’ album performing the title track written by Boy George and Roy Hay of Culture Club.
She was also the singer on The KLF’s ‘What Time Is Love’.
P.P. Arnold has appeared on albums fro Peter Gabriel, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Roger Waters. She also toured the world with Waters ‘In The Flesh’ and ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ tours.
P.P. Arnold Australian dates
Thursday 17th May – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda
Friday 18th May – Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury
Saturday 19th May – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan
Wed 23rd May – Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Sat 26th May – Fly by Night Club, Fremantle
Sun 27th May – Rosemount hotel, North Perth