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Average White Band / Lee Fields & The Expressions
Welcome back to the Festival for the legendary soul-funk band. For forty years, The Average White Band have been distilling their special blend of r’n’b, jazz, soul, and Motown into a potent funky mix; and they still invest live shows with the energy and excitement that they did when “ Pick up the Pieces’, “Cut The Cake” and ‘Person To Person” were charting. Founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, front the group, and keep the flame of the classic sound. From North Carolina, Lee Fields is one of the original soul survivors – he made his first record in 1969 – now finding a new lease of life with the support of Daptone and Truth and Soul Records. He’s the real deal out of Brooklyn’s funk and soul scene – the sensual but lived in voice, the hard hitting lyrics, the impeccable timing, and the ultimate funky band, The Expressions. ...