Valentines Day 2021
On Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, Jack Howard and The Ambassadors Of Love will bring their splendid Bacharach And Beyond show to Memo for the first time. The show will also help to kick off the St Kilda Writer’s Week in fine style.
The group has recently expanded the concept to include some of the other great sophisticated songs of the era – think Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, Jimmy Webb, The Carpenters; and of course, still plenty of Bacharach.
With the fabulous Michael sisters, Heather and Marj, on lead vocals and flute and violin, Jack on vocals and trumpet, John Berto on guitar and vocal, Amy Valent Curlis on vibes and percussion, Greg Murray on drums and Rob Walker on bass, plus the great addition of John Mcall on piano and Ian Haines on trombone, the show has been brilliantly realised and orchestrated.
They launched the show in December 2018 and it was a sensation – a conga line circled the room by the end of the night! With the expanded line-up and their usual heart and soul, The Ambassadors will take you on a glorious retro musical ride.
Jack plays with Hunters & Collectors, and in 2017, toured the world with Midnight Oil. He has been described as “one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music”. In 2020, he released his musical memoirs, Small Moments Of Glory, alongside his latest original album, Dog Songs.