The 360 Band name may not be familiar to everyone just yet, but anyone who loves real soulful music has listened to Hamish Stuart (guitar/vocals), Molly Duncan (Saxophone) and Steve Ferrone (drums) knowingly or otherwise. Hamish, Molly and Steve and have individually and collectively played on recordings that have achieved combined sales approaching 30 million units and were all long-standing members of the original Average White Band – the influential UK band who conquered the world during the seventies and early eighties.
The 360 Band is exactly half of the original Average White Band whose striking brand of funk, soul and r&b produced seminal cuts such as ‘Cut The Cake’, ‘Put It Where You Want It’, ‘Let’s Get Go Round Again’, ‘Person To Person’, ‘Feel No Fret’, ‘A Love Of Your Own’, ‘Stop the Rain’, ‘If I Ever Lose This Heaven’, ‘Cloudy’ and the classic ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ which even the Godfather Of Soul James Brown was moved to acknowledge its funk influence, releasing a response single ‘Pick Up The Pieces One By One’ under the name A.A.B.B. – the Above Average Black Band. AWB are one of the most sampled bands of all time, artists such as Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Nas, Kool Keith, Erik B. & Rakim, Jurassic 5, Big Daddy Kane, A Tribe Called Quest and super producer Mark Ronson have all utilised their fantastic rhythms to great effect.