PP Arnold - London’s First Lady of Soul at Islington Assembly Hall
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper St, Islington, , London N1 2UD, UK
London’s first lady of soul comes to Islington Assembly Hall for an unmissable night of stunning vocals steeped in the city’s rich musical history.
P.P Arnold is the rare type of performer who can make powerful soul vocals seem as effortless as the incredible career which she built with them.
Having started her career in California as a backing singer for Ike and Tina Turner, she eventually found herself in London where a tour with the Rolling Stones helped her strike up an unlikely friendship with Mick Jagger. It was he who convinced her to begin a solo career, signing to Immediate records, with which she recorded iconic tracks such as “The First Cut is the Deepest” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”. She also went on to record the album “The Turning Tide”, produced by Eric Clapton and Barry Gibb, although it wasn’t released until 2017. Since then, she has gone on to work on everything from west end shows, to lending her vocals across a whole host of genres, from acid house to britpop. Her role within British musical history is undeniable and today, she continues to record, with an energy as strong as ever.
In October, she comes to London for an evening of stunning soul and jaw-dropping vocals. She’ll be performing her classics as well as new songs from my latest album, ‘The New Adventures of PP Arnold’. In addition, Steve Cradock will be musically-directing the gig for a very special performance.
It’s set to be an unmissable night of music for anyone with a heart for Britain’s rich musical history.