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Magic Elf + Ad Astra | Celebrating 20 Years of Progressive Rock & Fusion!

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Magic Elf + Ad Astra | Celebrating 20 Years of Progressive Rock & Fusion!
Magic Elf + Ad Astra | Celebrating 20 Years of Progressive Rock & Fusion!

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Glenside, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

About the event


AD ASTRA is an Instrumental Progressive Rock/Fusion band that has been active in the NYC/Long Island music scene for over 10 years. With a clear focus on melody and arrangement, over a bed of complex rhythm and harmony, their songs always keep your interest and never sound monotonous. They've released two CDs of material and are

writing for a third. Recent highlights include multiple performances at the New Jersey ProgHouse, a show with world-renowned bassist Stu Hamm, a blistering 90-minute set at the 2016 ProgDay International Progressive Rock Festival, a performance at the 2018 Progtoberfest Progressive Rock Festival and a show at the historic My Father’s Place on Long Island. Summer 2019 had them joining French Prog/Fusion phenoms Mörglbl on their tour of the Northeastern US, while being featured in the NY Post as a tie-in to Brad Pitt’s movie, which shares the band’s name. In the meantime, continues to book shows, while writing new material to showcase live, before hitting the studio for

their highly anticipated third release.

Website with streaming music samples:

YouTube videos page:


Link to Press/CD reviews:


Apple Music:



noun \'elf\

plural elves \'elvz\

"With no clear-cut distinction between humans and gods, the Elves tend to sustain their role as

powerful, sometimes threatening outsiders gifted in magic, mentally sharp, lovers of nature, art, and

song. More beautiful and wiser than humans, with sharper senses and perceptions, Elves are

monstrous and delightfully harmful."

MAGIC ELF’s high energy, progressive rock/fusion is often compared to The Dregs, Rush, King

Crimson, Allan Holdsworth, along with echoes of both Bach and Beck. Guitar World Magazine

says, "Without a doubt, the Elf packs a punch... their all-instrumental music is ass-kickingly ferocious

jazz fusion/progressive hard rock... a must-hear for any serious fans of creative, technically proficient

prog rock”.

Hailing from New York, together since 1985, the band's cult following is ferocious, hard-core and



Guitarist for the progressive rock groups, Magic Elf and Carl Roa Band, Roa rips through

supercharged solos and glides through mazes of soulful chord progressions. Roa's ability to balance

musicality and technique has delighted music fans worldwide and earned accolades from Guitar

World and Billboard magazines. Roa's unique playing style puts him at the forefront of today's

progressive rock genre. Carl has released numerous albums, instructional DVD’s, and was a

columnist for Guitar World magazine. Carl is endorsed by Kiesel Guitars, Dimarzio, Mogami Cables.


Dave Miranda has been drumming for diverse musical projects since 1983, including “Zappa-punk”

legends Six & Violence (featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Lettuce Prey, 1990), progressive

thrash/metal Relatively Records artists Ludichrist (later Scatterbrain) and currently with rock/fusion

trio Magic Elf. A professional audio engineer since 1999, Miranda experiments with all phases of

audio production and drum sounds, in pursuit of the ultimate strategies for heavy genres.


Bassist Roy Altemus has been an original member of Magic Elf since the beginning. His intense and

revered playing style is featured on the Magic Elf album “Heavy Meddle”. With decades of recording,

teaching and touring experience Roy was a member of the national touring act Witness of the 70’s

and 80’s.



Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door (cash or card).  Advanced tickets are recommended! 

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Doors Open at 7:30pm | Show begins at 8pm

The Royal's Health & Safety protocols can be found at:

DRINK: Our neighbors at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery have a bar set-up in the back of the venue and will be selling their delicious beer. BYO-Wine is allowed with a $5 corkage fee per person. No Hard Liquor or outside beer permitted.

FOOD: We sell small snacks at each event, but we are not a restaurant and do not have table service. We strongly recommend having dinner at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery beforehand and we do allow outside food in the venue if you wish to bring it in.

PARKING: Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the parking lot of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Enter the lot on Mt. Carmel Avenue, on the other side of Easton Road. Parking is available at the Glenside Train Station, but at your own risk as we are not associated or contracted with SEPTA. Street parking is also available.


  • Pre-Sale General Admission

    This ticket price is only available until 5pm the day of show.

    +$0.38 service fee
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  • Door General Admission

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