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by Victoria Winkler
posted 13/12/2018

PP Arnold Hits The Road With You Am I

Following her appearances as special guest on Rockwiz’s 2018 National Tour, the ‘60s Soul/Swinging London icon hits the road this week for more shows with her all-star Australian band featuring Tim Rogers, Andy Kent and Russell Hopkinson of You Am I, Talei & Eliza Wolfgramm and James Black. 

To celebrate, PP has made available a new song from her forthcoming new album “The New Adventures of PP Arnold”, to be released in 2019. The new song “I Believe” was co-written with her son Kojo and now features in her live set.

“‘I Believe’ is a song that I wrote with my son, Kodzo (Kojo) Samuel, that Kodzo also produced when he was 16 years old. We recorded the original digital version on my 16 track home studio as a dance track”

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 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.

With Talei’s sister Eliza now set to join, PP and her gang return to Australia in December for another round of shows. Whilst all the hits will remain and most of the favourite deep cuts, several surprises are promised, including a tribute to PP’s #1 musical inspiration.

The December tour will cap a busy year for PP Arnold, which has seen her tour extensively on the back of the release of “The Turning Tide”, an album of unreleased recordings she made with Barry Gibb and Eric Clapton in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. With her memoir soon due for publication and a new album. “The Further Adventures of PP Arnold” in the can, co-written and produced by the Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Craddock and including a contribution from long-time supporter and fan Paul Weller, 2019 promises to be a big year for PP Arnold.

What: PP Arnold 2018 Australian Tour

When: Wednesday 12th of December 

Where: Club York, Sydney

For More Information And To Book Tickets Click Here

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