The Kenton Theatre has announced that singer PP Arnold will be making a rare appearance in Henley as part of an autumn mini-tour celebrating 50 years as a solo performer, on Friday 27 October.
American-born Arnold arrived in the UK in 1966 as a backing singer for Ike & Tina Turner before being spotted by Mick Jagger, who recommended her to Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog-Oldham, who produced her debut album The First Lady of Immediate alongside Jagger and Kenton regular Mike Hurst.
60s hits for the singer include Angel of the Morning, The First Cut is the Deepest and To Love Somebody. She had a successful collaboration with the Small Faces including singing backing vocals on Itchykoo Park and Tin Soldier as well as her solo hit (If You’re Feeling) Groovy. Subsequent collaborations over the next four decades include Graham Nash, Peter Gabriel, Primal Scream, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart and the KLF.
She comes to the Kenton in the same month her long-awaited album The Tide is Turning – which includes tracks produced by Barry Gibb and Eric Clapton, songs written by Van Morrison and Sreve Winwood and covers of You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Spinning Wheel – is released.
Kenton programming manager Tom Ryan told the Henley Herald: “We are delighted that PP Arnold is making one of her few South of England dates on this special tour at the theatre, in what we believe might be her first appearance in Henley.”
Tickets for the show, which takes place on Friday 27 October at 8pm, are available online at www.kentontheatre.co.uk or in person and by phone on 01491 575698 (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 10am-1pm).