Astrosurf plays catchy melodies on reverb laden electric guitar. We interpret the music of surfers, cowboys and spies that the early electrical Fender guitar influenced so heavily in the 50’s. Depending on the night you might hear us play our own songs using classic sounds, classic TV and movie music, obscure old time songs and other hits from the 50’s.
Sometimes we put on special projects with added musicians. Entire symphonies, like the Dvorak’s New World Surfony, with our 8 piece band, or Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker Surf, John Coltrane’s A Love Surfpreme.
Our latest release, “Anything But…” came out Dec. 17th 2021. Find it on Bandcamp. Our second release came out Oct. 14, 2019. Find it on Bandcamp, and wherever you stream music! Our debut EP ‘Live off the Ocean Floor’ released April 30th, 2016. You can purchase and listen to it here, on Bandcamp.
Our members are Toronto based freelance musicians Chris Adriaanse (bass), Tzevi Sherman (guitar) and Justin Mchugh (drums). They can be heard with numerous indie bands, jazz bands, and songwriters throughout Toronto.
While we claim to play ‘surf music’ our approach is more as it is in jazz ensembles which we come from. Improvisation, adventurousness, pushing of boundaries and dynamic group playing clash with the clearly defined conventions of ‘surf’ music. Our performances are interesting, humorous, and full of fun energy for any room.