April 4, 2014
Foo Noodle Bar
Jeffrey Osborne & Average White Band
About The Soul Tour
Join us at Horseshoe Hammond for a concert with Jeffrey Osborne & Average White Band on April 4, 2014.
About Jeffrey Osborne
Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with funk and soul group Love Men Ltd, later renamed L.T.D. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, producing such Top 40 hits as "Don't You Get So Mad," "Stay With Me Tonight," and "Love Power,” a duet with Dionne Warwick.
Jeffrey Osborne's funk and R&B solo career has brought him five gold and platinum albums, including Stay with Me Tonight and Only Human. He also recorded an album of duets with Grammy award-winning soul singer James Ingram and scored an international hit with "On the Wings of Love" in 1982. After his six A&M albums released during the '80s, he moved to Arista for Only Human (1990), then switched to a series of independent labels. His releases during the 2000s and 2010s included That's for Sure (2000) and Music Is Life (2003), as well as the covers albums From the Soul (2005) and A Time for Love (2013).
About Average White Band
Best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” soul and funk band AWB's strength lies in their consistently accomplished songwriting, stretching across several gold selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations for Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes – people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown and Donny Hathaway – and developed their own authentic sound which was eagerly adopted by audiences around the world.
Average White Band’s current lineup, with noted US musicians alongside founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, delights audiences and critics alike. The musical energy and trademark sound are remarkably true to the original, and with new arrangements of classic songs, it is no surprise that the Average White Band is now a multi-generational attraction and a perennial fixture at top music venues around the world.
Don’t miss Jeffrey Osborne & Average White Band’s Chicago show at Horseshoe Hammond!