PP Arnold is a legend!
Arriving in England as an Ikette with the Ike & Tina Revue, PP was spotted by Mick Jagger who immediately convinced Andrew Loog Oldham to sign her to his “Immediate” record label. Several huge hits followed, the best-known being ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’, Angel Of The Morning and ‘(If You Think You’re Groovy)’. PP was one of the iconic faces of London’s Swinging 60’s.
Pat has collaborated, recorded, worked and toured alongside such luminaries as The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, with her own band ‘The Nice’ led by Keith Emerson, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Humble Pie, Nick Drake, Roger Waters, Ocean Colour Scene, The Primal Scream, The Manfred’s and the list goes on and on. Her session credits read like a Who’s Who list that stretches across more than four decades of Rock & Roll and Pop history.
As well as touring with Roger Waters in recent years on three ‘In The Flesh’ and three ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ tours where she wowed audiences around the world, in 2009 she toured the UK with Geno Washington and Jimmy James on the Flying Music ’This Is Soul Tour’ and has since toured around the UK in her own right doing what she does best, taking Soul Music to the people: live and direct.
In 2012 she toured the UK with Maddy Prior, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, Thea Gilmore and a host of other brilliant Folk artist on ‘The Lady: Homage To Sandy Denny’ tour where she paid tribute along with the others performing three soulful renditions of Sandy’s beautiful songs. ‘Old Fashioned Waltz’, I’m A Dreamer and the beautiful ‘Take Me Away’, which she has also recorded.
Her last single “Beautiful Song” from the Band Of Sisters “Issues” album delights fans old and new whenever she performs it. Both are available at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and iTunes.
Her West End credits include ‘Catch My Soul” a Rock Othello, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Starlight Ex press’, as well as the Olivier Award winning “Once On this Island”. Her Film Soundtracks include; “Electric Dreams”, “Super Grass” and most recently, ”Seven Psychopaths”. Her T.V. Credits include, ‘Ready Steady Go’, Top Of The Pops, Pop Quiz, Rock Family Trees, Absolutely Fabulous, Jools Holland, T.F.I. Friday and many others in England and across Europe.
2015 was a very special, exciting year for PP Arnold! She did her first solo tour in Cape Town, S. Africa after the 1970’s success of her second album “Kafunta”. “I had no idea that the record had been such a big success there until I went there with Roger Waters in 2002. It was the first time that I performed there as a solo artist in my own right”
As well, she delighted audiences as a part of the “ Solid Silver 60’s “ 30th Anniversary tour where she will be performing alongside, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender (The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, and The Merseybeats, all backed by the New Amen Corner.
2015 ended with sell out concerts at the Isle of Wight Scooter Festival and a full house performance for the 25th Anniversary celebration of The Jazz Café, Camden Town.
2016 continues to be exciting with so many highlights, performing at the Gala night of the “Small Faces Musical” at the Vault Theater Waterloo this April, as well as concerts at The Classic Grand Glasgow and The Venue, Rhosygilwen, W. Wales. In July even more ‘highlights’ at The Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival and The Windsor Festival Of Jazz, Folk and Blues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.
She is very pleased and honored to have been invited to be a special guest once again with The Manfreds on their 2016 tour along with the amazing Zoot Money.
She will also be celebrating her 50th Anniversary in the music industry with a Spring tour in 2017 to promote a brand new album that is being produced by Steve Cradock of ‘Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, The Specials and The Songbook Collective fame. ‘The Steve Cradock Band’ will back her on the tour. Her long awaited autobiography will also be released at this time. If that’s not enough, look out a compilation of unreleased Heritage recordings from the late 60’s and early 70’s that is also in the pipeline.
For more information regarding all of her 2016/17 happenings, the pages below will inform you of so much more and keep you up to date with everything.