Ambient Sojourn or ASB (Ambient Sojourn Band) is largely known as a revered six piece ensemble of choice musicians. The group consists of an incredible female lead vocalist, a dynamic and talented bassist and guitarist, an outstanding male vocalist/percussionist and harmonica player, and a highly accomplished drummer. Additional special Guest players sit in with the group on keys, guitar, saxophone, as well as other amazing musicians. They perform an eclectic mix of funk, blues, rock, TV tunes, jazz and much more! The group performs at private & corporate events, festivals, for TV shows, universities, restaurants & bars. ASB can downsize its ensemble and sound equipment to fit into any venue. The group is equipped to perform in a intimate restaurant, jazz club downtown or on the countless premier commercial and private stages throughout New England.
Ambient Sojourn is synonymous with taking a temporary journey to cover and create music using an experimental approach. It's ambition is to enhance mood and atmosphere for the sole purpose of entertaining music enthusiasts of all ages.
"In a music scene that is dominated by corporate playlists, imitation and predictability, the Ambient Sojourn Band offers an innovative style and sound. It extracts from the American and international songbook advancing a diverse catalog of remarkable music".
"They don't carbon copy music, but instead create it by studying its rudiments, while applying their individual improvisation abilities to each song making them fresh each performance".
Ambient Sojourn was founded by Dave Alex in August of 2016. Beginning as an instrumental group and developing into largely a vocal driven band. They strategically input their instrumental roots into the set and within specific songs.
The band has the ability to fit into any size venue and adapt to that individual room.
The group is versatile enough to perform a quiet jazz brunch or ramp up the funk, blues and rock & roll on a weekend night, to performing a mix of anything in-between.
The band can perform anywhere from 2 to 6 hours depending on the need.
Ambient Sojourn's attire ranges from black tie formal to casual based on the individual venues specific need and atmosphere.
The band uses a state of the art Bose PA system.
What is special about the Bose PA system?
(1) It is small, portable and compact.
(2) It's placed behind the performers and acts as both the main and monitor speakers with zero feedback.
(3) Only a limited portion of the band goes through the PA.
(4) Less speakers and performers going through the PA significantly reduces overall volume and gain.
(5) Decreased PA equipment allows more floor space to entertain.
(6) Bose quality sound is second to none!
Our band leader continuously monitors the volume of the group to ensure that your patrons can consume, have conversation, dance and have fun without over bearing volume levels.
Ambient Sojourn co-hosts events with each venue promoting them months in advance using Facebook.
Several weeks prior to the event a representative from the group hand delivers 4 to 5, 11x17 quality flyers to post at the venue. Occasionally, depending on distance, flyers are sent via email.
The band arrives on site a minimum of 2 hours in advance of showtime to set up and requires approximately 1 hour after the performance to break down.
The group has some stage lighting available for venues that don't have any.
The band offers affordable price points across a variety of events.