Daylesford Gig Guide, December 5

GOT SOUL: PP Arnold, best known for hits like The First Cut Is The Deepest, is coming to Castlemaine.
GOT SOUL: PP Arnold, best known for hits like The First Cut Is The Deepest, is coming to Castlemaine.

Wednesday, Live Piano Bar @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Thursday, Gillian and Terry @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Friday, DJ Zolly Gold @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Saturday, Black and Blue @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Returning to the venue, Black and Blue are promoted as Melbourne’s “rootsiest five-piece blues rock band”.

The band’s members have recorded and played with bands and artists including Pat Wilson, Paul Norton, Rhonda Burchmore and Tinsley Waterhouse.

Black and Blue performs a blend of originals, classic Aussie covers, swing and blues/rock. 

Friday Festivities, Friday @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Saturday, Sean Dixon @ Old Hepburn Hotel

A Daylesford-based singer-songwriter, self taught on guitar and piano, Dixon has travelled the world sharing his songs. 

Sunday, Marty Luke @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Friday, Buck Jr @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Aurora @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Open Mic @ Blue Bean Cafe

Friday, PP Arnold @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

The ‘60s soul/swinging London icon will perform with her band featuring Tim Rogers, Andy Kent and Russell Hopkinson of You Am I, Talei and Eliza Wolfgramm and James Black.

PP Arnold‘s CV includes performances with Ike and Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Small Faces, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Nick Drake, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Roger Waters, as well as Primal Scream, Oasis and Paul Weller.

PP Arnold became London’s first lady of soul after perfroming with Ike and Tina Turner in 1966, and coming to the attention of Mick Jagger. She’s best known for her 1960s hits including The First Cut Is The Deepest, as well as the powerful chorus of the Small Faces’ hit Tin Soldier.

PP Arnold became identifiable with that dynamic era to the point that she guested alongside Marianne Faithful in the final episode of the original series of Absolutely Fabulous.

It’s been a busy year for PP Arnold, touring 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.