April 2019 - New show booked! Thursday, May 9th at The Rail in Smithtown, NY - Instrumental Rock/Fusion Night celebrating the CD releases of two of Long Island's finest guitar players, good friends Ethan Meixsell and Scott Thomas Ferreira! We round out the bill, for a night of high energy, original progressive music played with passion and spirit. The Rail is a really nice, comfortable Long Island venue with an excellent sound system. Looking forward to playing there for the first time!
February 2019 - Big show news!! We have been invited to perform at the legendary My Father's Place with good friends Callooh Callay for the re-opened venue's first "Progressive Rock Night"! High-energy, original progressive music played with passion and spirit. Thursday, April 4th, come celebrate Callooh Callay's CD release "Astonishing Flow of Time" and Ad Astra performing new material. 6:00 doors for dinner and drinks; 8:00 showtime. $20 - 2 Drink Minimum - Get your tickets in advance here!
November 2018 - Final show of the year on Saturday, December 1st at the Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck, NJ, opening up for the incredible ELP Tribute band Manticore! Get you tickets in advance for only $10 here!
June 2018 - A bunch of shows coming for the summer and fall! Ethan Meixsell and Eric Wollman will be joining us for a Manhattan show at Desmond's Tavern on Friday, June 29th. Then a show at the New Jersey ProgHouse with Andy Timmons and Travis Larson Band on Saturday, July 28th. And of course out annual show at KJ Farrell's with Travis Larson Band and Ethan Meixsell. Check the shows page for more info.
January 2018 - A few Long Island shows coming up in February with Grammy Award winning guitarist/producer Larry Mitchell!. Ethan Meixsell will be joining us for the 89 North show on Thursday, February 8th and then we'll hit the Long Beach Music Festival on Saturday, February 10th. Check the shows page for more info.
October 2017 - A few shows coming up at the end of October. Excited to be playing with good friends Ethan Meixsell and The Travis Larson Band on October 24th at KJ Farrell's in Bellmore, Long Island. Also playing with Joe Denzinon's Stratospheerius for his CD Release party on October 31st in Manhattan! Check the shows page for more info.
August 2017 - We have once again been invited to perform at this year's WUSB Benefest at Katie's of Smithtown in Smithtown, NY - SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR WUSB Stony Brook radio on Saturday, September 9th. Check the shows page for more info.
April 2017 - Excited to have been invited to this night of Original Progressive Rock at 89 North on Thursday, April 13th! Hope to see all of our Long Island fans there as we tear it up with Joe Deninzon's Stratospheerius and Callooh Callay. Early night with AD ASTRA opening the show at 7:30. Check the shows page for more info. Writing continues for our third CD!
January 2017 - The new year starts off with a couple of shows with the great people of SONIC VOYAGE FEST. Friday, February 10th at OLIVE'S, Nyack, NY and Thursday, March 9th at The Shrine, NYC! And a special show on February 16th in Bethpage, NY with Grammy Award winning Instrumental Guitarist and Producer LARRY MITCHELL! Check the shows page for more info. Writing continues for our third CD!
August 2016 - Very excited to have been selected to play ProgDay 2016! The International Progressive Rock festival is the longest running of its kind at 22 years and counting. We will be performing on Sunday, September 4th at 12:30. We have also been invited to perform at this year's WUSB Benefest at Katie's of Smithtown in Smithtown, NY - SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR WUSB Stony Brook radio on Saturday, August 13th. Check the shows page for more info.
June 23rd, 2016 - Just announced! We will be special guests of the Stu Hamm Band on Wednesday, July 6th at Revolution Music Hall in Amityville! I've been a fan of Stu's for many years, especially after seeing him perform live for the first time with Joe Satriani at the Bottom Line in NYC in January 1988. Mick Jagger came out and sang Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" with the band...unforgettable night!
June 2016 - First gigs of 2016 will be on June 21st and July 2nd! We're excited to be invited as the opening act for Circuline's CD Release Party at the New Jersey Prog House in Dunellen, NJ on Tuesday, June 21st! We'll be doing some songs in the set that we have never performed with the current line-up. As a super-bonus, Harold Skeete will be playing bass in both bands that night! Looking forward to a great night in a venue that specializes in Prog. We will also be performing at the Somerville Summer Stage on Saturday, July 2nd in Somerville, NJ. Hope to see you at the shows! Check the shows page for more info.
Fall 2015 - Regional Mini-Tour - 6 shows - Nov. 6, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 28 - Totally pumped to be doing a Regional Mini-Tour!! Six dates, hitting Upstate NY, Manhattan, Long Island and New Jersey. 4 dates with our good friends Magic Elf and 2 dates with new friends Shadow Eden! Also joining us on different nights of the tour will be Eric Wollman Trio, Ken Talve Trio, New Jersey's own Orpheus Nine, Stratospheerius and Joe Stump. Six nights of live, original music played with passion, fire, precision and soul!! Check the shows page for date venue info.
Summer 2015 - We are continuing to play live shows in the NYC/Long Island area! Check the shows page for venue info: Friday, June 12th at Mr. Beery's in Bethpage, NY; Thursday, August 6th at KJ Farrell's in Bellmore, NY; Saturday, August 22nd at Katie's of Smithtown in Smithtown, NY - SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR WUSB Stony Brook RADIO!! And, if all goes well, there is a mini-tour of the tri-state area brewing with some special friends, details to follow shortly!
Winter/Spring 2015 - We are continuing to play live shows in the NYC/Long Island area! Check the shows page for venue info: Sunday, February 22nd at 89 North in Patchogue, Long Island, NY and March 27th at The Delancey in Manhattan, NY
Summer/Fall, 2014 - We are continuing to play live shows in the NYC/Long Island area! Check the shows page for venue info. We're excited to be doing a run of shows with good friends, Magic Elf, Ethan Meixsell and the Travis Larson Band from October 9th through 12th. Check out the shows page for venue info.
September 24th, 2013 - Our next live gig will be on Saturday, October 12th at ShapeShifter Lab with good friends Ethan Meixsell and Eric Wollman Trio!!. ShapeShifter Lab is a highly esteemed performance venue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY and we are privileged to be given a night there to play our special brand of Prog/Fusion...Rock!! Check out the shows page for venue info.
April 25th, 2013 - Our next live gig will be on Thursday, May 2nd at KJ Farrell's opening up for instrumental guitarist extraordinaire LARRY MITCHELL. This will be a fun show with all the local guitar heads in attandance! We go on early at 7pm, so come down for dinner - KJ's has an excellent bar menu! Check out the shows page for venue info.
July 2012 - Our first show with new drummer Tony Savasta will be on Friday, July 6th at KJ Farrell's in Bellmore, Long Island, NY. KJ's is the premiere venue for local talent on Long Island and we're glad to be back.
May 2012 - We have found a new drummer and the first few jams are going great. Tony Savasta is a welcome addition to the band and we're excited to be hammering out these tunes again! Live show coming soon.
July 17th, 2011 - Our last show with David Penna will be on Friday, August 5th- Check out the shows page for venue info. It is with great sadness that we announce Dave's departure form the band. We wish him much luck and success as he focuses on his writing. Can't wait to hear it Dave! In the meantime, we're looking for a drummer...know anybody?!
March 15th, 2011 - Check out the shows page for a bunch of live gigs already booked through the spring and summer! We're psyched to be out there playing regularly!
February 20th, 2011 - We have a couple of shows lined up with the incomparable Chick Corea/Return to Forever cover band SCOGEOJAM. This Saturday, February 26th at Zebra Club in Copiague, NY and Wednesday, March 30th at KJ Farrell's in Bellmore, NY. Check out the SHOWS page for more info.
October 22nd, 2010 -
We have a couple of
gigs booked and are looking
forward to get back out there. First up is our debut
Manhattan gig, Friday, October 29th, 9PM at
Desmond's Tavern. Click
here for venue information.
August 9th, 2009 - Thanks to all who came out to our CD release party show last month. We had a great turn-out with people coming all the way out from South Jersey and Connecticut. Our next show is scheduled for Friday, August 28th at The Wave in Patchogue, NY. Click here for more info.
June 1st, 2009 - We've finally mustered up some time from our busy lives to get together for sporadic rehearsals and will be doing our first live show in over three years! The CD release party celebrating the long awaited release of "AD ASTRA" will be Friday, July 10th at Whoville in Bethpage, NY featuring two sets of material from "AD ASTRA" and "Joe Nardulli". For more details, check out the shows page.
November 7th, 2008 - AD ASTRA feature/interview this afternoon on Randy Allar's "The Fusion Show" Friday afternoon, November 17th from 1 - 3 PM EST on WCSB radio 89.3FM Cleveland, live streaming www.wcsb.org/listen/. We are very honored to be featured on Randy's highly esteemed radio show with listeners spanning the globe.
July 23rd, 2008 - Joe Nardulli Band is now AD ASTRA and their debut CD is available now! We're really happy with how it turned out and are looking forward to getting out there with a bunch of live shows to promote the CD. Click here to order by Credit Card, PayPal, Google Checkout, etc. Stay tuned for more updates.
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