Her early days were split between Sweden and New York City, and her influences ranged from Miles Davis to Yoko Ono and Ari Up. Neneh Cherry's distinctive vocals and powerful lyrics are on show on her new album Blank Project, and Australian audiences are about to see and hear her in concert- with band RocketNumberNine- for the first time. Neneh Cherry talks to Andrew Ford about beginnings, influences and and where she's at.
Feb 28/ March 1: Perth Festival [Festival Gardens]
March 6, Melbourne, Arts Centre
March 7, Golden Plains Festival in Meredith, VIC
March 8 and 9, Womadelaide
March 11, Sydney Opera House