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Average White Band

11 Sep 2009 / in music and gigs

Last night we went to the recently renovated Assembly Rooms in Leamington Spa to see Scottish funksters the Average White Band.

They were funktastic!

If you’re wondering ‘who?’ then check out this on You Tube, their biggest hit; I challenge you not to nod your head in time to the music and in approval. It’s a song you’ll know, trust me!

For me, Onnie McIntyre’s bright, insistent and jangling rhythm guitar give AWB its unique sound. And combined with bouncing, energetic bass riffs, crisp and groovy drums, I find it irresistible.

Some people might find the catchy tunes on the sax more distinctive, but for me it’s that funky, ‘high key’ guitar.

The sound quality in this venue was superb, really clear and bright, and did justice to AWB’s joyful, upbeat songs. We stood at the front and shook our average white arses until our legs ached (that could just be our age, of course).

I felt slightly cheated that they didn’t play two of my favourites, ‘Queen of my Soul’ and ‘Let’s go Round Again’ but hey, they funked me to the core, so who am I to complain?

Photos: Moth Clark

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