Average White Band
Infectiously danceable funky soul, based on the sounds of Memphis and Motown! Performing to sold-out audiences for over 30 years.
Reserved Seating $30 Advance/ $35 Door; Front-of-House $35 Advance/$40 Door
Cabaret Seats $45 Advance/$50 Door
Average White Band (AWB) are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere. Whilst a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go Round Again' to name but two - attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Stop The Rain' became much sampled and turn tabled 'rare' grooves. Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', 'A Love Of Your Own' and 'Nothing You Can Do' - amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded.
Band Members: Rocky Bryant, Alan Gorrie, Klyde B Jones, Onnie McIntyre, "Freddy V" Vigdor.