Montalvo Arts Center presents

Average White Band

Carriage House Theatre Concert Series at Montalvo

Wed Nov 17, 2010
Montalvo Arts Center
$30 - $60
Music, R&B/Soul Music
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Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental hit "Pick Up the Pieces," Average White Band's strength actually lies in their consistently accomplished song writing, stretching across several gold-selling albums and multi-Grammy nominations. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece band 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 such as "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 and turn tabled "rare" grooves. Many more tunes, such as "Cloudy", "A Love Of Your Own" and "Nothing You Can Do" among 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 continues to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim.

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408.961.5858 (Box Office)



  1. Montalvo Arts Center
    15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA