Average White Band playing the Average White Band album in its entirety and much more.
One of the top soul, R&B and funk groups, first known for the timeless instrumental hit Pick Up The Pieces. The band's future would lead to multiple gold & platinum albums and Grammy nominations with the legendary Atlantic label. They were the first Brits to simultaneously top the US Top 100 singles, albums and R&B charts, before gathering similar worldwide honours.
Considering their Scottish roots, AWB's influence on hip-hop, rap and modern R&B is a phenomenon shown by the hundreds of samples from their originals, by such as Erik B & Rakim, Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, P-Diddy, Mark Ronson, Rick Ross, et al. Their dance hit Let’s Go Round Again remains a fixture of contemporary radio, streaming and the remix world.
Average White Band’s Scots originals Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre lead today’s lineup with Freddy V and Cliff Lyons on horns, Rocky Bryant on drums and Rob Aries on keys, behind ace vocalist Brent Carter. They maintain their place at the top table of soul and funk music, much to the delight of eclectic and multi-generational audiences everywhere.