Blue Note Hawaii - Average White Band Dec 6 - VIP
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Blue Note Hawaii is proud to present...AVERAGE WHITE BAND! Thursday Dec 6th at 9pm!
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 lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold-selling albums and multiple 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.
Whilst a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go 'Round Again' to name but two - attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Person to Person' became much sampled and turn-tabled 'rare' grooves. Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', 'A Love Of Your Own' and 'Nothing You Can Do' - amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded.
The current lineup of the band, with noted US musicians alongside founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, continues to delight audiences and critics alike in its wide-ranging touring. The musical energy and trademark sound are remarkably true to the original, and with constant revisitations and re-workings of AWB's, and others' classics in the mix, it is no surprise that the Average White Band is now a multi-generational attraction and a perennial fixture with so many of the top music venues.
Fred "Freddy V" Vigdor - Tenor Sax, Keyboards, Vocals
Alan Gorrie - Lead Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Onnie McIntyre - Guitar, Vocals
Brent Carter - Lead Vocals
Rob Aries - Keyboard, Bass
Rocky Bryan - Drums
Cliff Lyons - Alto Sax, Keyboards, Vocals
Seating is First Come, First Served
Full Dinner available
$10 Food & Beverage Minimum Per Person at the Tables