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The Canyon Agoura Hills
28912 Roadside Drive Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818-879-5016
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 22 members
cardiff5
Review from cardiff5
Red Velvet 137 events 61 reviews

the band sounded about as good as they ever did, but it was way too loud for actual enjoyment.

reviewed Apr 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Dan Weissberg
Review from Dan Weissberg
28 events 19 reviews

Yes, 3 of 4 orignial members. And they sounded nice, nice very nice. If you think their music was too loud, please stop attending rock concerts and go to the symphony. It's supposed to be loud, as long as it is not so loud that the sound is...continued

reviewed Apr 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Cheryl Travis
Review from Cheryl Travis
26 events 10 reviews

Ambrosia was great! Enjoyed the band and the music. Great venue as well.

reviewed May 24 2014 report as inappropriate
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Ambrosia

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The founding members of Ambrosia grew up in Southern California. Their earliest musical influences came from the Beach Boys and the Beatles. In an early incarnation of the band, Joe Puerta and David Pack began to experiment with harmonies. This led to an infatuation with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. After Christopher North and Burleigh Drummond joined, the four attended a show at the Whiskey a Go-Go to see an unknown (at the time), but highly recommended new band: King Crimson. That show would change their perception of music forever.

Other major influences on the music of Ambrosia include the Allman Brothers, the Sons of Champlin, Yes, The Who, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Traffic, Pink Floyd and later Genesis and Gentle Giant. Individually, David Pack always loved Motown and this is still very evident in his singing and songwriting; Christopher North was classically trained but loves jazz and the blues; Burleigh Drummond had early training in stage acting; and Joe Puerta liked anything that had a tone.

A little known fact is Ambrosia’s connection with the Alan Parsons Project. Alan Parsons himself was the engineer for Ambrosia’s first album and the producer for their second; all four members of Ambrosia played on the first Alan Parsons Project album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination (which was recorded soon after Ambrosia’s first album); and David Pack appears on the Alan Parsons Project album Try Anything Once (1993), co-writing, playing and providing vocals on two songs.

Ambrosia is still together (or more accurately, together again), still with the original four members, and they’ve been doing live performances for a number of years. There have been no new albums since 1982, but they have continued to write and perform new material.

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