For one night only on Saturday, July 1, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, American rock and roll band Ambrosia will make its first live appearance at the legendary Boston’s on the Beach. Los Angeles quartet Ambrosia, whose founding members included bassist and vocalist Joe Puerta, keyboardist Christopher North, and drummer Burleigh Drummond, fused symphonic art rock with a slickly produced pop sound.
Originally discovered in 1971 by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, who invited Ambrosia to play with the orchestra in the “All-American Dream Concert” at the Hollywood Bowl, it took the young band four more years to secure a record contract. When Ambrosia was released in 1975, the eponymous album spawned the chart singles “Holdin’ on to Yesterday” and “Nice, Nice, Very Nice.” (The latter was based on Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.) In 1977, Ambrosia scored another big hit in 1977 with a cover of The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour”” from the film All This and World War II, in which they also made a special appearance. More hits followed, including “How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me,” and “You’re the Only Woman.”
Today, the five-time, Grammy-nominated band has undergone a creative reshuffling. With three of the original members intact, the band now features guitar ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and backing vocals, Mary Harris on keyboards and vocals, and Ken Stacey on lead vocals and acoustic guitar.
John Ford Coley
Ambrosia will be joined onstage by the American singing legend John Ford Coley. Classically trained on piano and an avid guitarist, Coley is most revered as half of the Grammy-nominated duo, England Dan and John Ford Coley. Today, he continues to perform his platinum and gold record hits for audiences around the world, including classic hits like “Love Is the Answer,” “Gone Too Far,” “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” “We’ll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again,” “Simone,” and “Nights Are Forever Without You.”
Tickets start at $30 per person. For more information and ticket pricing, visit bostonsonthebeach.com/live-music.
Boston’s on the Beach is located at 40 South Ocean Blvd. A1A, Delray Beach, Florida. For more information or to make reservations, please visit us online at bostonsonthebeach.com or call 561.278.3364.
Date(s) - 07/01/2017
8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Boston's on the Beach