Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) 2019 SoulMusic.com Interview

Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) 2019 SoulMusic.com Interview

One of the first UK groups to literally ‘export’ horn-driven ’70s funk and soul back to the US and achieve international success in the process,  Average White Band (or AWB as they became known) created a catalogue of compelling grooves and heartfelt ballads that have stood the test of time. No surprise then – with classics like “Pick Up The Pieces,” “Cut The Cake,” “Queen Of My Soul,” “School Boy Crush,” “If I Ever Lose This Heaven,” “Cloudy” and “A Love Of Your Own” – that the music of AWB (inducted by popular vote into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame this month) is among the most sampled in history.

The June 2019 release of “Average White Band – Gold” as a 3-CD and 2-LP set provided SoulMusic.com founder, ‘British Ambassador Of Soul’ David Nathan with the opportunity to sit down in London with AWB’s Hamish Stuart to reflect and reminisce on the band’s impact, musical inspirations, collaborators,  the timelessness of their music and the real origin of the group’s name!