Average White Band

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM
The Studio Theatre

Presented by the King Center and Elko Concerts

AVERAGE WHITE BAND
Friday, March 18th at 8:30 pm
Tickets on Sale Friday, January 8th at Noon


*This performance is in the Studio Theatre*

Tickets starting at $70 (inclusive of fees)

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces,' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing which stretches 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. While a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go Round Again'- became hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Stop The Rain' became much sampled grooves. Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', and 'A Love Of Your Own'- amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded. The current line-up of the band - this time with noted US recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre - continue to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim. All this and more is perfectly illustrated in the band's latest release, "AWB R&B", a live CD recorded in Austin, Texas in September of 2015.


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