Ambrose Lupercal, at a past Holy White Hounds performance.
Three questions with Ambrose Lupercal
Published on February 25th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Ambrose Lupercal, 25, is the bassist for Holy White Hounds, performing at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave.
Q: You and Brenton Dean have played together in a number of bands over the years. How did you first get together?
We basically got introduced to each other through Steven (Rood), who drummed for us in all our bands over the years. We went to high school together, and we all went over to jam at Steven’s house. It went pretty well and we’ve been playing together ever since.
Q: Saturday is your birthday show. What do you have planned?
Well, our friends Foxholes are dropping their album that night. It’s pretty awesome, I’ve been listening to the rough mixes they gave me and I can’t wait to hear it live. This will be our third local show with our new drummer, and it’s still exciting to get out there with him and rock out with the new lineup. And hopefully we’ll have something in the music video category to debut that day, or a few days before. I think that’s all coming together.
Q: What was it that drew you to the bass?
I feel like I’ve always gone the long way around doing things in life. When my friends started picking up instruments, everyone went for guitar or drums. No one was picking up bass. I think that made it cooler to me, the fact that it wasn’t popular. I spent $170 when I was 14 on my first bass at Last Chance Guitars and have been teaching myself ever since. It isn’t much, but it’s something.