|The Average White Band, widely considered among the very best in R&B and soul history, include members Onnie McIntyre (guitar, vocals), Alan Gorrie (bass, guitar, lead vocals), Fred Vigdor (saxophones), Monte Croft (keyboard, bass, guitar), Brent Carter (lead vocals) and Rocky Bryant (drums). |
For the better part of the last thirty years, the Average White Band has performed sold-out shows around the world, confirming the timeless appeal of their infectiously danceable funky soul. Formed in 1972, their roots may have been Scottish, but the collective heart of the band belonged to the soulful sounds coming out of Memphis, Detroit, and Philadelphia in the 1960’s.
One of the most sampled bands ever, AWB’s music has been used by over 200 hip-hop and rap artists, including Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, TLC and P. Diddy, and has influenced a whole new generation of funk and soul acts.
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Detailed schedule information:
Sets at 19h, 21h30