Average White Band Booked for Newton, N.J. Theatre

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BY GEORGE J. DACRE

The Newton Theatre, established in 1924, will feature the music of “Average White Band,” April 28 at 7 p.m. and hail it as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music.

The group formed in the early 70s and became the supporting act for the 1973 Eric Clapton tour. The AWB is best known for their mega hit “Pick Up the Pieces” and they have sold several gold albums and have had multi Grammy nominations for Atlantic Records.

AWB has Scottish roots and were influenced by R&B heroes such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Donny Hathaway. Songs like “Cut The Cake” and “Let’s Go Round Again” have been AWB hit singles and “A Love of Your Own” and “Nothing You Can Do” are said to be among some of the finest soul albums produced.

The band is now made up of founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre augmented by noted U.S. recruits. Their latest release is “Soul And The City.” Tickets for the April appearance available at 973-383-3700 or TheNewtonTheatre.com.