Factory Theatre, Sydney
In which a 71 year old black American singer, best known as a backing vocalist for everyone from The Small Faces to Peter Gabriel, from Steel Pulse to Ocean Colour Scene, and everyone in between, headlines her first tour in Australia, backed by a rhythm section and lead guitarist from a famous Australian indie band, with a backing singer and keyboard player from a long running Australian music TV quiz show.
Did it work? Was it good? Well, yes, no, and sometimes.
PP released her album The Turning Tide last year, although it was recorded in the early seventies, mainly produced by Barry Gibb with three tracks produced by Eric Clapton. The common denominator here is Robert Stigwood, who managed all of them, and caused PP’s record to be delayed because he wanted to get the Bee Gees back together after their brief split at the time.
PP is definitely a survivor, and an impressive one. She sings brilliantly. She talks and engages with the audience right from the start, she’s friendly and funny, telling us stories about the songs and the famous people she worked with, starting with Ike and Tina Turner, » Continue Reading.