Better than your average

NOT many bands tend to admit that they might be average, let alone use the adjective in their own name...

But then this band is not average. They are legendary.

Average White Band, known for hits such as the timeless instrumental ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ (used in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), are making a rare appearance at The Junction in Cambridge.

After selling thousands of records in the US, and receiving various nominations for Grammy Awards, the famous five made it big on the UK funk and soul scene in the mid 70s.

They have been touring the world ever since and still receive audience acclaim wherever and whenever they perform.

The band’s strength lies in the consistently accomplished song-writing, which stretches across several gold selling albums.

Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, they took the influences of their R&B heroes – people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own authentic sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere.

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The current line-up of the band – this time with noted US recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre – come to the Junction on Saturday August 27. For more details visit

Tickets are �18 in advance, doors open at 7pm. Call 01223 511 511 or visit