Perth Concert Hall - Horsecross Arts Ltd Perth
An Evening with
Average White Band
This iconic band are coming to Perth Concert Hall so grab your pals and your tickets and get the date in your diary!
They will play the iconic AWB album in its entirety along with much more besides in this special show. Still one of the world’s top soul, R&B and funk groups, they are best known for the timeless instrumental hit Pick Up the Pieces. The band earned multiple gold and platinum albums and Grammy nominations with the legendary Atlantic label. They were the first Brits to simultaneously top the US Top 100 Singles, Albums and R&B charts, before gathering similar worldwide honours.
Considering their Scottish roots, AWB's influence on hip-hop and modern R&B is a phenomenon shown by the hundreds of samples from their originals, by such as Erik B & Rakim, Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, P-Diddy, Mark Ronson, Rick Ross, et al. Their dance hit Let’s Go Round Againremains a fixture of contemporary radio, streaming and the remix world.
Average White Band’s Scots originals, Perth’s own Alan Gorrie making a long overdue return to his home city, and Onnie McIntyre lead today’s lineup with Freddy V and Cliff Lyons on horns, Rocky Bryant on drums and Rob Aries on keys, behind ace vocalist Brent Carter. They maintain their place at the top table of soul and funk music, much to the delight of eclectic and multi-generational audiences everywhere.
Age: 16+ (under 18s must be accompanied)
Tickets: £30; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
* * *
Horsecross Arts is a creative organisation that runs the fantastic Perth Concert Hall, and the newly refurbished Perth Theatre, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company.
These two wonderful, contrasting venues - the historic Edwardian theatre with its classic proscenium arch and the state of the art concert hall with some of the finest acoustics in Europe - are at the heart of cultural life in Perthshire and the venues are a destination and a resource base for everyone.
The multi-award winning team has earned a reputation for adventurous programming, unique commissions, critically acclaimed performances by world-class artists and inspirational community activities.
* * *
Check out other events happening across Perth