Alan Gorrie
Alan Gorrie

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Alan Edward Gorrie (born 19 July 1946 in Perth) is a Scottish bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and singer. He is a founding member of the Average White Band[1] and remains one of two original members in the group's current line-up.[2]


Having previously played in Forever More, Gorrie and Owen "Onnie" McIntyre formed the Average White Band in London in 1971. They became a successful funk/R&B group, topping record charts internationally with the AWB album and "Pick Up the Pieces" single.

As part of Forever More, Gorrie appeared in Lindsay Shonteff's 1970 exploitation film Permissive, and also composed the scores for Shonteff's films The Yes Girls (1971) and The Fast Kill (1972).

Solo discography


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: Alan Gorrie". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  2. ^ Alan Gorrie/Average White Band interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' August 2011
  3. ^ "Alan Gorrie – Sleepless Nights on Discogs".