Arnold has seen it all and at the second of four intimate shows in Victoria she delighted in name-dropping, taking her audience on many a shimmy down memory lane. (At one point that included a walk through a park with Mick Jagger, laden with innuendo; and a sharp sting of black humour as she recalled Ike Turner giving her a hard time - “Not that hard!”)
It was as if her good friends the Bee Gees, the Small Faces, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton and Jagger were all there in the room with us. But she had Australian music royalty backing her up instead, in You Am I (sans Davey Lane), the sumptuous Talei Wolfgramm on vocal harmonies and James Black (RockWiz, Men at Work, The Black Sorrows) on keys.
Arnold commanded the stage in a blazing red sequinned dress to Wolfgramm’s black velvet and diamantes; Rogers sported a fawn paisley suit and a baby blue and gold “Timmybacker” guitar.
We were treated to familiar hits – each of which Arnold had an endearing back story for – and some lesser known tracks from her two 1960s solo records.
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