THE Montrose Music Festival committee is delighted to welcome the Average White Band (with support from Lights Out By Nine) back to Montrose Town Hall this Saturday for what will be another fantastic gig.
They are the original MMF headline act and enjoyed the experience so much that they wanted to come back.
AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces’, the band’s strength actually lies in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching 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. The current line-up - 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.
AWB are supported by Lights Out By Nine – a powerhouse rhythm and blues band who have developed a collection of their own original songs and are receiving a great deal of media attention. They continue to build on their growing reputation as a great live band, playing gigs and festivals with audiences of up to 20,000 people.
Tickets are on sale from Ticket Web (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk) and at various local outlets (One Up Records Aberdeen, Hoggs newsagents Montrose). Doors open at 7pm on 3rd September in Montrose Town Hall.
A committee spokeswoman said: “Average White Band are a fantastic band who give audiences energetic performances of their amazing music. Music fans should book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”