The well known rock band from the late 70s early 80s, Ambrosia, will be making an appearance on the Newberry Opera House stage performing their classic hits like “Biggest Part of me”, “Only Woman in the World” and “How Much I Feel” and many more. The show will begin on Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now; you can purchase them here or by calling the Box Office 803-276-6264.
“The band brings its multicultural generational up beat feel to the stage, it’s easy to get overload in today’s news oriented world, this is a wonderful escape” said Molly Fortune, Executive Director of Newberry Opera House. Fortune, also hopes for this show to be a sell out.
About Ambrosia: In 1970, four young musicians decided to come together to create a band in Southern California. They wanted to produce a more upbeat style of music that was invigorating. And that’s what they eventually did. Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond were the original band members that each brought something unique to the group. From a mixture of classical sounds, with a touch of soul and R&B this captivating style is what defined them as “Ambrosia”.
Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as “Yes” and “King Crimson”, the group quickly proved it was all that and much more as it’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.
In it’s brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this was in addition to Sold Out concerts around the world.
Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever. With three of the original members intact plus the addition of guitar ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and backing vocals, Mary Harris contributing amazing keyboards and vocals, and the powerful and contemporary lead vocals and acoustic guitar of Ken Stacey…Ambrosia is exploring new musical territory and continuing to wow life-long fans and new converts alike!
Many Artists like Ambrosia will be hitting the stage this season to bring a new, fresh feel to the Opera House. Reserve your tickets early at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call 803-276-6264 or visit our website www.newberryoperahouse.com. Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get exclusive artist and event information, as well as a sneak peek behind the scenes!