They're Scotland's legendary Average White Band, and they're coming to The Grand on Saturday. The funky crew will share the bill with California's Tower of Power.
Far from 'Average'
Perhaps most recognized for their timeless tune "Pick Up the Pieces," the Average White band's strength actually lies in its accomplished song-writing abilities, which spans several gold-selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations.
Despite their Scottish roots, AWB (founded in the early '70s) has taken the influences of their r&b heroes — greats like Marvin Gaye, James Brown and Donny Hathaway — and created their own authentic sound.
The band's popular tunes have made appearances in ample films and TV shows such as: "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Saturday Night Live," "Superman II," "Next Friday" and "The Bernie Mac Show."
It's to the Average White Band's credit that the guys don't live it to their name — because their gripping tunes are anything but run-of-the-mill.
'Power' to the people
For the past 44 years, Tower of Power has been crafting their own brand of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has been delivering their unique tunes to their fans and appearing before sold-out crowds as they tour the world each year.