Ambrosia, the band known and loved by a multitude of fans since the 1970’s, is now more alive and compelling than ever. This 5-time Grammy Nominated ensemble is exploring new musical territory and bringing an exceptional musical performance to stages everywhere.
In 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new moving and invigorating style of music. Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack, and Burleigh Drummond produced a sound that was immediately recognized. Today, Ambrosia is three of the original members with the addition of guitarist Doug Jackson, contributing keyboardist Mary Harris, and powerful lead vocalist/acoustic guitarist Ken Stacey.
Always exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical, and world influences – with tangled roots of soul, rhythm, and blues – Ambrosia is continuing to entertain their original fans while still engaging newer audiences.
Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of English acts Yes and King Crimson, the group quickly proved itself with a unique blend of aural landscapes. Their musical styles attracted the collaboration with cultural icons Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alan Parsons, Bruce Hornsby, Michael McDonald, Edgar Winter, Dave Mason, Gary Wright, Al Stewart, and others. Ambrosia has toured extensively with Fleetwood Mac, Heart, and the Doobie Brothers.
During Ambrosia’s early recording history they garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, received frequent radio airplay, and gained the admiration and respect of the musical community – in addition to their sold out concerts around the world. Ambrosia achieved 5 Top 40 hit singles on Warner Bros. Records, released between 1975 and 1980, including “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me”. In 2015 the group released a new single, “Hopes and Dreams”, which was featured on the series called “The Sparrows” that aired on the Fox television channel. As of 2017, the new Ambrosia material keeps coming.
Bringing a breathtaking performance of their classic hits as well as new moving music, Ambrosia puts on a perfect show for any stage, casino, night club, festival, or special event.
In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music.
Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized 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 in tact 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!
Born and raised San Diegan, Alyssa Jacey is a quintuple threat: Singer/songwriter, dancer/choreographer, TV Host, model and actress. She grew up dancing in professional dance teams, performed in the Super Bowl and continues to choreograph and dance in music videos. She only discovered she had a voice at 23 years old, and after learning so, furiously started writing her own songs, recording them and performing live. Self-taught on guitar and drums, Alyssa tours regularly and has performed over 3,000 shows all over the world.
After opening for Bruno Mars twice (and other A-list artists listed on www.ImageTwelve28.com) and moving to Nashville, Jacey has built quite the resume of awards and nominations: nominated “Best Live Country Performer” for the Nashville Independent Music Awards, won first place at last year’s Singer/Songwriter Competition at the San Diego County Fair, winner of NBC’s “The Voice, San Diego,” Competition and “Your Song San Diego,” and has had several nominations for ‘Song Cut of the Year’ and ‘Recording of the Year’ by TSAI. More on www.AlyssaJacey.com!