Average White Band

SOLD OUT - Average White Band , Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

Monday 28th July 2014 - Saturday 2nd August 2014
Dates: Monday 28th July - Saturday 2nd August Ticket Prices: £40.00 - £60.00
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Dates:

Monday 28th July 2014
- Saturday 2nd August 2014

Doors open time

First House
18:00

Ticket Prices:

£40.00 - £60.00

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Average White Band Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

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SHOW TIMES

Please note on Mon/Tue/Wed, there will be 1 show (AWB onstage 8.15pm approx)

Thursday - there will be 2 x shows (AWB onstage 7.30 and 10.15pm approx)

Alan Gorrie (bass/gtr/keys), Onnie McIntyre (guitar & vocals) Rocky Bryant (drums & percussion), Rob Aries (keys, bass), Fred Vigdor (Saxes, keys, vocals), Brent Carter (Vocals)

AWB is regarded as one of the best soul, R & B, and funk bands alive. Though first known for the timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces', the band's strength consistently lay in its songwriting, stretching across several gold & platinum albums and triple Grammy nominations with Atlantic Records. They were the first Brits to simultaneously top the USA Top 100 Singles, Albums, and R&B Singles charts, before taking similar international and UK honours.

Paradoxically, given their Scottish roots, the six-piece took the instrumental influences of US Jazz greats Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders etc., and R&B heroes such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder - and molded their own authentic soulful blend, embraced ever since by black and white audiences alike, worldwide.

While a good number of tracks, such as ‘Cut The Cake’, ‘Queen Of My Soul’, 'Let's Go Round Again' attracted major chart action as further hit singles, many other album cuts, like 'Schoolboy Crush' became deep sampled and turntabled as 'rare' grooves. AWB's samples run into the hundreds, and so their contribution to Hip-Hop and modern R&B is unquestioned. Ballads, such as 'Cloudy', 'A Love Of Your Own' and 'If I Ever Lose This Heaven' stand as some of the finest soul tracks ever.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of their breakout success with "AWB" and the group will be performing much of that record throughout their 2015 dates as a salute to one of R&B music's classic and most influential albums. A 19-CD box set of their complete studio recordings was released in 2014, on Demon Records.

 

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Supporting Artist/Band

Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars are comprised of some of  the greatest talents on the U.K scene, including some of our most regular performers James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Pedro Segundo (drums)

James Pearson:-

Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James Pearson is one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, the late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth declared: "James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness".

Sam Burgess:- 

Double Bass Despite only being in his early 30’s, already Sam is a stalwart of the UK jazz scene. As well as appearing on numerous film soundtracks such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Hannibal'. Sam’s thumping, pounding, relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, Gary Novak, Joe Lock, Dave Kekowski, Guy Barker, Dave O'Higgins, Pete King, Gareth Williams, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, John Horler, Gwyneth Herbert, John Dankworth, The BBC Big Band and Robbie Williams. 

Pedro Segundo:-

At 22 years old Pedro Segundo, Portuguese drummer joins the James Pearson Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Born and raised in Lisbon, picked up the drums seriously at the age of eight starting studying classical percussion a year later. In June 2011 he graduates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Timpani and Classical Percussion. His musical ability combines a blend of styles creating a unique sound on the drum set. He has played regularly with Dennis Rollins, Femi Temowo, Mário Franco, Cleveland Watkiss and many other artists touring in festivals all around the globe.

Other regular performers include:

Dave Ohm (drums), Natalie Williams (vocals), Alex Garnett (sax), Nigel Price (guitar), Steve Rushton (drums), Polly Gibbons (vocals), Alistair White (trombone), Gary Baldwin (hammond), Al Cherry (guitar), Matt Home (drums), Alan Barnes (sax), Ralph Salmins (drums), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Mark Smith (bass), James Nisbet (guitar), Pete Long (sax), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Dave O’Higgins (sax), Alec Dankworth (bass), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and others...

To find out more, please go to:

www.myspace.com/thejamespearsontrio


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Dates: Monday 28th July - Saturday 2nd August Ticket Prices: £40.00 - £60.00
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