LEGEND: Singer Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters.
LEGEND: Singer Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters.

Jump back to the 80s with the Pointer Sisters

MUSIC is still an all-family affair for The Pointer Sisters.

Ruth Pointer and her sister Anita, two thirds of the three-time Grammy Award-winning R& B trio, continue to tour with their '80s hits I'm So Excited, He's So Shy, Jump (For My Love) and Automatic.

For the past seven years Ruth and Anita have been joined on stage by Ruth's daughter Issa and granddaughter Sadako.

All four women will arrive on our shores in May for a national tour.

"We're old-school," Ruth tells APN.

"We just want to sing and party on stage and bring the audience along with us. There's not a lot of trapeze or any of that going on; it's just a party.

"Hopefully the songs will bring back some memories for some people because they certainly do for us."

Ruth, 69, loves performing with her "fierce and fabulous" daughter and granddaughter.

"I have to say I am in awe of them when I'm on stage," she says.

"They can do moves I have never seen, that I have never been able to do. I just stand back and look at them. It's something I never could have imagined.

"They are fierce and fabulous."

The great grandmother still has a spring in her step though, getting up to a bit of mischief with Sadako when they visited last year.

"The last time we were in Australia me and my granddaughter ran off and got piercings and tattoos together," she says.

"She said, 'come on Nanna let's get a piercing' so I got this piercing in my ear. Then she says, 'okay it's our last day, let's go get a tattoo'.

"When I got home my husband goes, 'what's that on the back of your neck?'."

At The Tivoli in Brisbane on May 27 and Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast on May 28.



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