Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B band, who had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million selling song, "Pick Up the Pieces" and their albums AWB and Cut the Cake. The band name was initially proposed by Bonnie Bramlett. They have influenced others such as the Brand New Heavies, and been sampled by various musicians including the Beastie BoysTLCThe BeatnutsToo ShortIce CubeEric B. & RakimNas and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Arrested Development - in turn making them the fifteenth most sampled act in history. As of 2012, forty years after their formation, they continue to perform.

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