There’s no need to “make a wish, baby” because 5x Grammy nominated Ambrosia is coming to Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) on Saturday, November 14, at 8 pm.
Formed in 1970, Ambrosia is the legendary Southern California band that came to national prominence in 1975 with their self-titled debut album. Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive rock invasion of such English acts as “Yes,” “Genesis” and “King Crimson,” the group quickly proved it was much more than that. The group’s albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles and attracting the collaboration of such cultural icons as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Alan Parsons. Their debut album spawned the band’s top 20 chart single, “Holdin’ On To Yesterday,” in addition to their hit song, “Nice, Nice, Very Nice.”
In the group’s brief recording history, Ambrosia has garnered five Grammy nominations, five hit singles and heavy FM radio airplay along with the admiration and respect of the musical community. Today Ambrosia is more alive than ever and continues to sell out concerts worldwide. The band performed on “The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon,” back in 2011 before Fallon began hosting “The Tonight Show.”
Ambrosia has shown its musical versatility with the ability to play a progressive set of music with “Yes” and “Genesis” and seamlessly glide into their own pop hits such as “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me” with romantic soul. With three of the four original members in tact, plus the addition of guitar ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and backing vocals, Mary Harris with amazing vocals and on keyboard, and the powerful and contemporary lead vocals and acoustic guitar of Ken Stacey; Ambrosia is exploring new musical territory and continuing to wow lifelong fans and new converts alike.
In May 2015, Ambrosia released their new single, “Hopes and Dreams,” which was featured on the soundtrack of the award-winning family feature film, “The Sparrows: Nesting.”
LOCATION: Patchogue Theatre (71 E. Main St)
DATE: Saturday, November 14
PRICE: Ranges from $35 to $65 plus fee. For more information on the show, visit PatchogueTheatre.org or call 631-207-1313
TICKETS: Online at PatchogueTheatre.org, by phone (631)207-1313 or at the box office (open daily from 12-6pm).
Watch a video montage of Ambrosia performing its greatest hits.
[Content courtesy of Patchogue Theatre]