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Show Title: Average White Band

Location: The Suffolk – 118 East Main St, Riverhead NY 11901

Date: Saturday, August 16th, 2023

Time: 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)                               

Ticket Price: $85 – $110

Buy Tickets Here: https://thesuffolk.org/event/average-white-band/

 

One Of The Top Soul, R&B, And Jazz-Funk Groups Of All Time!

 

First known for the timeless instrumental hit Pick Up the Pieces, the band’s future would lie in its diverse songwriting and unique approach to rhythm & blues. With multiple gold & platinum albums and three Grammy nominations on the legendary Atlantic label, they were the first Brits to simultaneously top the US Top 100 Singles, Albums and R&B charts, before going on to similar UK and international honors.

 

Ironically, given their Scottish roots, the six-piece took the instrumental cues of US Jazz giants Adderley, Hancock, Sample, Shorter & co., and the soulful influences of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder, et al., to create their own authentic R&B blend, which, with the tongue-in-cheek name, happily surprised both black and white audiences alike. This uncanny paradox led to AWB’s early Inclusion on Soul Train where their two famed appearances are still much viewed; doubtless it was partly why the music was featured in so many big movies: Swingers, Private Parts, Superman 2, Starsky & Hutch etc., to name but a few standouts.

 

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