Warm 106.9 is proud to welcome funk superstars Average White Band to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley for four nights, Thursday, December 11th-Sunday, December 14th! Band members include Onnie McIntyre (guitar, vocals), Alan Gorrie (bass, guitar, lead vocals), Fred Vigdor (saxophones), Monte Croft (keyboard, bass, guitar), Brent Carter (lead vocals) and Rocky Bryant (drums). Set times Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm all nights.
The Average White Band, widely considered among the very best in R&B and soul history, returns to Jazz Alley for four nights of blistering funk. For the better part of the last forty years, the Average White Band has performed sold-out shows around the world, confirming the timeless appeal of their infectious flair.
The heyday of funk music yielded a number of R&B groups making serious waves in the music world. None, though, made as big a splash as a certain band of seemingly out-of-place Scotsmen. With a self-effacing name, fiery guitars and the tightest horn section this side of Tower of Power, the Average White Band stormed onto the U.S. Billboard charts in 1974 with their self-titled AWB. A blazing set of soul and funk masterpieces, AWB featured the phenomenally successful instrumental “Pick Up The Pieces” – now one of the most recognizable hooks in funk music – and a slew of spectacular cuts, including a cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Work To Do” and the smooth groove “Nothing You Can Do.”
Tickets available at JazzAlley.com.