Andy Ascolese is a multi-instrumentalist that plays drums, keyboards, bass and guitar. He is the guitarist, songwriter and producer for The Royal Guard, plays drums for Kasim Sulton and occasionally plays drums, bass, guitar and keyboards for Blue Öyster Cult. Andy also plays drums for the premiere U2 tribute band 2U. Andy is also a main contributor for the podcast Band Geek which is on the RiotCast network.
Andy has performed on stage with Blue Öyster Cult, Nine Days, The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel, X-Davis, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, J-Freak (featuring members of Maggie's Dream), Rudy Sarzo, Danny Miranda (Queen) and many more.
Andy has studied music since he was four years old. He has studied piano and drums privately and attended The New School University in NYC as a jazz piano major.