Ambitious Lovers Quotes
My parents were missionaries- I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil. As a young kid, my mom loved music and played piano. She liked Nat King Cole and Dorival Cayimmi, a Brazilian singer. There was a lot of music on TV too. I used to listen to all the pop music in Brazil at the time that was really exciting like Jorge Ben and Caetano Veloso and Roberto Carlos (a kind of rocker then now a kind of Julio Iglesias). Then the Beatles arrived and the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. We got all that stuff down there too. Stevie Wonder later. I was ready for it. I wanted to hear it and change and find out about the world at large.
I put together the group to do some gigs. The first record is Arto Lindsay and the Ambition Lovers. I got a record deal and played a couple of times. I went looking for somebody to help make the record. I heard about Peter (Scherer) thorough Kip. He worked on that first record (Envy) and then we decided to work as a duo. We did two more records as a band and lot of other stuff like ballet scores, commercials, production work.
I think the Ambitious Lovers never got their due- we had terrible management and at that point, we were on major labels and we didn't have any music business savvy which we could have used. We made a series of hilarious mistakes not in terms of music but in terms of making it happen.
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