Average White Band gig this Saturday

The Average White Band - still time to buy tickets
The Average White Band - still time to buy tickets

THERE is still time for local music fans to get their hands on tickets for the legendary Average White Band, who will play the town hall this weekend.

The soul/funk group will play a one-night only concert on Saturday at the invitation of the Montrose Music Festival committee.

It will be the band’s second visit to the town, after headlining the first music festival in 2008.

Widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music, the band’s strength actually lies in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi-Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records.

Although boasting Scottish roots, the six-piece have been influenced by their R&B heroes including Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others although they have developed their own sound which was adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere.

The current line-up - this time with noted US recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre - continues to record and tour around the world to continuing critical and audience acclaim.

Supporting the band will be Lights Out By Nine, a powerhouse rhythm and blues band who have developed a collection of their own original songs and are receiving a great deal of media attention. They continue to build on their growing reputation as a live band, playing gigs and festivals with audiences of up to 20,000 people.

Tickets are on sale from Ticket Web at www.ticketweb.co.uk and Hogg’s newsagents on the High Street. The doors will be open at 7pm.