Mantra Vega Reunite!

The transatlantic band Mantra Vega co-founded by Heather Findlay and Dave Kerzner have reunited to write and record a new song called “We See You” to raise funds for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

“We See You” by Mantra Vega features Heather Findlay on lead vocals, Dave Kerzner on keyboards and vocals, Dave Kilminster on lead guitar, Chris Johnson on rhythm electric guitar, Stuart Fletcher on bass & Alex Cromarty on drums.

Artwork by Howard Rankin

The band has also made a “Global Sing-Along Mix” available, where anyone in the world can sing the verses in their own language, or with the wordless anthemic chorus.
“Heather came to me with this great idea of reuniting Mantra Vega to do a song for this global concern regarding the war in the Ukraine. I’m proud to have taken part in it” says Kerzner. “In addition to raising funds to help the people of the Ukraine we also wanted to send love and support to all who are suffering from this crisis through the universal language of music”.

“In a bid to move out of a place of worry and fear watching the situation in Ukraine unfold, the seeds for “We See You” emerged and quickly evolved into a beautiful, uplifting collaboration that carries a message of light and hope to our fellow Humans” says Findlay. “War is sadly deeply ingrained aspect of Human nature and wherever on Earth it occurs, the effects are devastating and far reaching. Serving only as another reminder of the fact we are ultimately one. When they hurt, we hurt”.

 ‘WE SEE YOU’ will be available from Midnight 00.00 on Friday 6th May exclusively on Bandcamp For a limited time only. 

All proceeds from which will be donated to DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE UKRAINE APPEAL

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Spreading the Love

In an incentive to help spread the love, Mantra Vega invites fans to share the single artwork created by Howard Rankin from Midnight (00.00 GMT) on Friday 6th May, either as their profile pic, or as a social media post, accompanied by the download links, encouraging their friends to head over to Bandcamp to buy the single.

Why bandcamp?

Bandcamp is a platform which offers fans the ability to pay what they want for the music. As it is a platform which offers hi-resolution audio downloads too, the price per track is usually a little higher and so creates a great fundraising opportunity for charity too.

Why Bandcamp Friday?

Bandcamp Friday currently happens once a month and on this day only, the 10% revenue share Bandcamp usually takes is waived, which in this instance means more funds can be donated to Ukraine. 

Visit Mantra Vega’s Official Facebook Page HERE

Official Website HERE

“Light will find its way…”

Photos: Roger Newport

Modern Prog Artist Dave Kerzner Releases “Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019” – OUT NOW!

Dave Kerzner is a progressive rock artist and producer who has been making music since the mid-90s with artists such as Kevin Gilbert of Toy Matinee and others. In 2010 he co-founded the award-winning band Sound of Contact with Simon Collins and co-wrote/produced their debut album “Dimensionaut.”

Since then, Kerzner has released two highly acclaimed studio solo albums “New World” and “Static” as well as several live albums and a lot of music made with an array of collaborative projects such as his band In Continuum featuring special guests Steve Hackett of Genesis and more, Mantra Vega, a transatlantic project with former Mostly Autumn singer Heather Findlay, Lo-Fi Resistance with Randy McStine and star-studded tribute albums with his side project Sonic Elements.

“Because a lot of my songs have ended up on albums from different bands and projects, as opposed to being easily found on my solo albums, I thought it would be nice to bring a taste of each together in one double CD package at an attractive price to introduce a body of my work to new listeners,” says Kerzner. “While doing this compilation, I also wanted to include previously unreleased outtakes, alternate studio tracks and live versions of songs from these albums so this collection would appeal to those who already have my albums and want more.”

Kerzner’s new album “Breakdown” coming out on Cherry Red Records is a collection of 21 songs on 2 CDs with over 2 hours of music produced by Kerzner including brand new versions of songs like “Only Breathing Out” which he originally wrote and recorded with Sound of Contact, as well as the song “All That Is” from the soon to be released sophomore “In Continuum” album. “Acceleration Theory Part 2: Annihilation,” a song that features guest vocalist Jon Davison of Yes and was co-written between Kerzner and Yes co-founder Jon Anderson. The title track of the album,”Breakdown,” is an outtake from Kerzner’s solo album “Static.”

In addition to this, the collection offers alternate versions of songs from LoFi Reistance’s “Chalk Lines” and Mantra Vega’s “The Illusion’s Reckoning” with a special trip back to 1995 when he played with Kevin Gilbert’s band Thud in the form of a new live tribute performing Kevin’s song “Joytown.”

To purchase Dave Kerzner’s “Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019”:

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In Continuum Releases Follow Up Album Acceleration Theory Part Two: Annihilation

For immediate release

November, 27, 2019 , Miami Florida – In Continuum announces the release of their second album! Earlier this year frontman Dave Kerzner had collaborated with his Sound of Contact band mates past and present to put out the first in a series of sci-fi fi progressive rock albums called “Acceleration Theory” with his new band/project In Continuum.

Now, at the end of the same year, comes the follow up album called “Acceleration Theory Part Two: Annihilation” which has just become available on CD and HQ digital download from Kerzner’s Sonic Elements Bandcamp as well as being available on Apple iTunes, Amazon and others.

“This second album offers a satisfying conclusion to go along with our first album which ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger” says Kerzner “But, that doesn’t mean it’ll be the last one in the series”.

Acceleration Theory Part Two: Annihilation is the follow up album to In Continuum’s Acceleration Theory Part One: AlienA released in January 2019. Both are cinematic Progrock concept albums dealing with alien visitation in the future and the fate of mankind. Like their debut, the new album once again features an all star cast of musicians including: Dave Kerzner, Matt Dorsey and Randy McStine from Sound of Contact, vocalist Gabriel Agudo from the Steve Rothery Band, drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Marco Minnemann (of Big Big Train and The Aristocrats respectively) and special guests Michael Sadler (Saga), Jon Davison (Yes), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner Band), Leticia Wolf (The Dead Deads) and more.

The album was mixed and produced by Dave Kerzner and features songs written mainly by Kerzner with a variety of tracks co-written with Simon Collins, Kelly Nordstrom and Matt Dorsey from Sound of Contact.

Check out an audio preview of the album here:

For more info visit:

Follow In Continuum on Facebook:
Twitter & Instagram @incontinuumband

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Dave Kerzner Announces New Progressive Rock Supergroup, “In Continuum”

Monday, March 19th, 2018, Miami, Florida: American musician, songwriter, producer, sound designer, co-founder of the band Sound of Contact and lauded progressive-rock artist Dave Kerzner, has announced the birth of a new progressive rock super-group named “In Continuum”. The band consists of Kerzner at the helm as the main songwriter and keyboardist, sharing lead vocal duties with Gabriel Agudo (Steve Rothery Band / Bad Dreams).

Joining Kerzner and Agudo on the debut album – set for release later in 2018 – are top multi-instrumentalists Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) and Randy McStine (Sound of Contact, The Fringe), former Porcupine Tree and Sound of Contact touring guitarist John Wesley, drummers Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard) and Derek Cintron along with guitarist Fernando Perdomo from the Dave Kerzner Band. Special guests on the album will include singer Jon Davison (Yes) and guitarist Steve Rothery (Marillion).

“In Continuum will have a similar approach that Alan Parsons Project or King Crimson has had in that it will feature multiple singers and musicians” says Kerzner “Each album will have a cast of players best suited for the material.”

The music of “In Continuum” is described as “sci-fi-themed space rock” and stylistically it’s a cross-over blend of progressive rock and mainstream alt rock.

Kerzner says “My role in Sound of Contact writing lyrics and music for keyboard-driven progressive rock music is similar to Tony Banks’ role in one of my favorite bands, Genesis. I’ve created ‘In Continuum’ as a new vehicle and outlet for that musical side of me to continue while I explore other areas in my solo work”.

In Continuum will be performing on Cruise To The Edge, Feb 4-9, 2019, and at Progstock 2018 in Rahway, NJ in October 2018. More shows and further details regarding the album release will be announced at a later time on


Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA),

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Dave Kerzner Announces New Album “Static”

For immediate release. November 16, 2016, Miami, Florida:

Dave Kerzner, co-founder of the progressive rock group Sound of Contact, has embarked on his second solo album called “Static”. It is the follow up to his highly acclaimed debut album “New World”. Kerzner, who has run two successful Kickstarter campaigns for his previous albums, has chosen the crowd-funding platform again for “Static”.

The album is available for pre-order here:

“Static” is a Progressive Rock concept album about navigating past the chaos, clutter and noise so prevalent in modern everyday life. It will feature Dave Kerzner on lead vocals, keyboards and guitars along with guitarist/bassist Fernando Perdomo, drummer Derek Cintron, guitarist Randy McStine (The Fringe), bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), drummer Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), bassist Stuart Fletcher (Mantra Vega), bassist Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), vocalists Durga & Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd) and more.

“The approach I’ve taken with ‘Static’ is a mix of improvisational collaboration with the guys I played with on my last tour combined with writing songs on my own like I did on ‘New World'” Says Kerzner “As a result, the experience for me is like a hybrid of my past band projects and my solo work for the best of both worlds in terms of spontaneity and a diverse blend of styles.”

“Static” is expected to be released in the first Quarter of 2017 on CD and download through Kerzner’s independent RecPlay label. For more more information visit

Dave Kerzner Bio:

Dave Kerzner is an American rock singer, songwriter, producer and keyboardist. He co-founded the award-winning Progressive Rock group “Sound of Contact” with Simon Collins and co-wrote/co-produced their acclaimed 2013 album “Dimensionaut”. Kerzner’s debut solo album “New World” came out in 2014 and featured special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears), David Longdon (Big Big Train) and many other music icons. The album received world-wide critical acclaim and Kerzner’s song “Stranded” was nominated for “Anthem of the Year” in the 2015 Prog Awards. In recent years, Kerzner has worked with Steven Wilson on his album Grace For Drowning, Steve Hackett on his Genesis Revisited 2, Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn) on Mantra Vega’s “Illusion’s Reckoning”, Randy McStine on Lo-Fi Resistance “Chalk Lines”, Joe Lynn Turner on “The Sessions”, Simon & Phil Collins on “The Big Bang”, Billy Sherwood and Jon Anderson of Yes, Alan Parsons and many others. Dave’s background includes playing with Kevin Gilbert’s Thud in the 90s. He performed “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” with Giraffe at Progfest ’94 and toured with Shankar on Peter Gabriel’s 1993 WOMAD festival. In 1996, he founded the sound development company Sonic Reality which has provided sound design for popular keyboard manufacturers, software instruments and some of the biggest names in music.

Dave Kerzner YouTube Channel:

Dave Kerzner Facebook:

@davekerzner on Twitter, Instagram

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Dave Kerzner Releases “New World Live” Blu-ray and DVD

Promo video with highlights from the “New World Live” Blu-ray and DVD, now available to order in signed or unsigned versions from:

Dave Kerzner’s New World Live concert video on Blu-ray and DVD is now available for pre-order (ships first week of November 2016). Various versions and bundles including DVD, Blu-ray, CD and more can be ordered here:

Dave Kerzner is a progressive rock artist best known for co-founding the award-winning band Sound of Contact with Simon Collins (son of Phil Collins). His debut solo concept album “New World”, which featured special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) and many other iconic musicians from the Prog world, received much critical acclaim. In March and April of 2016 the Dave Kerzner Band featuring Durga McBroom, Fernando Perdomo, Stuart Fletcher and Alex Cromarty embarked on a European tour which ended in Zoetermeer, Netherlands on April 2nd, where Kerzner and band co-headlined the Prog Dreams V festival at The Boerderij. This concert video is from that show.

“New World Live” is an immersive multi-media rock concert experience that has been captured on high quality digital video and audio and mixed in both stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround. It is available in either a region free NTSC DVD or Blu-ray as well as in audio on CD (regular 1 CD or extended 2 CD edition) or digital download from popular sources such as iTunes, Amazon and others including Kerzner’s direct:

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Dave Kerzner Releases New 4-Song EP “Paranoia”

Dave Kerzner, Progressive Rock solo artist and co-founder of the award-winning band Sound of Contact, has just released a digital-only 4 song EP called “Paranoia” which is now available for download from iTunes, Amazon and other popular download sites. It features two new studio tracks.


“Paranoia” is a song that was originally planned for his debut solo album “New World” but will be included on Kerzner’s follow up solo album in 2017. “The Field” is an instrumental version of a song originally intended for “Mantra Vega”, Kerzner’s band project with Heather Findlay (ex-Mostly Autumn). In addition, two previously unreleased live tracks are included on the EP. “Secret” and “Recurring Dream” were performed by the Dave Kerzner Band at ROSfest earlier this year.

The “Paranoia” EP is a supplement to Kerzner’s recently released “New World Live” album, currently available for download and soon to be shipping on CD, DVD and Blu Ray. The live tracks feature Durga McBroom, long-time vocalist for Pink Floyd, and an incredible cast of musicians Kerzner has worked with in Sound of Contact, Mantra Vega and more.

“We did a live album and concert video so people around the world who might not have been able to make it to one of our shows could see and hear it performed live.” Says Kerzner. “I’m also working on my follow up solo album so I thought it would be nice to give people an early taste of what’s to come with the new studio tracks”.

You can hear many of these new studio and live tracks streaming for free on, and Spotify.

Link to listen on iTunes and Apple Music:

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Dave Kerzner Releases “New World Live” Progressive Rock Album

Sept 13th, 2016, Miami, Florida – Dave Kerzner, co-founder of the progressive rock band Sound of Contact, has released a live album called “New World Live” on his Independent RecPlay label. It features his debut solo album “New World” performed live in its entirety. The Dave Kerzner Band, with two separate line ups in the US and UK, consists of Kerzner on lead vocals, keyboards and guitar, Durga McBroom, long time vocalist for Pink Floyd and her sister Lorelei McBroom on backing vocals, fellow SOC band mates Matt Dorsey and Randy McStine on guitar and bass, Fernando Perdomo on guitar, Stuart Fletcher of Mantra Vega on bass, Alex Cromarty of Mostly Autumn on drums and Derek Cintron on drums.

photo by Howard Rankin

photo by Howard Rankin

photo by Howard Rankin

photo by Howard Rankin

The album combines songs recorded from two shows to create one seamless concert listening experience following the story of Kerzner’s futuristic concept album. One show was recorded in Miami, Florida just days before Dave Kerzner and band performed on Yes’s Cruise To The Edge in November 2015 and the other at the famous Boerderij in Zoetermeer, Netherlands for the Prog Dreams V festival on April 2nd, 2016.

“New World Live” is now available for download from iTunes, Amazon and popular download sites including Kerzner’s own Sonic Elements Bandcamp page:

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Two CD versions of “New World Live” are coming out this month, one with all 77 minutes of “New World Live” on a single CD and another “Extended Edition” which includes an additional bonus disc featuring Durga McBroom singing “Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd and a medley of Sound of Contact songs all performed by the Dave Kerzner Band plus three brand new studio tracks.

A “New World Live” concert video is also coming soon on DVD and Blu Ray.

New World Live Album Track List:

Stranded Part 1-5
Into The Sun
The Lie
Under Control
Crossing of Fates
My Old Friend
Ocean of Stars
New World
Redemption (Stranded Part 6-10)

Link on Bandcamp:

Extended Edition Bonus Disc Track List:

Lucky Man
The Field
Great Gig In The Sky
SOC Medley: Mobius Slip pt 3, Omega Point, Not Coming Down

Link on Bandcamp:

NWL Extended

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Dave Kerzner Releases New Music Video for “Nothing” and Announces European Tour Dates For 2016

For immediate release. December 9th, 2015, Miami, Florida:

Dave Kerzner from the band Sound of Contact has released a new music video for his song “Nothing” from his solo album “New World”. Having just performed with Yes, Marillion, Three Friends and more on Cruise To The Edge, Kerzner has announced new European Tour Dates for the Dave Kerzner Band in Spring, 2016 and will also be performing in the US at ROSfest in May, 2016.

Here’s the premiere of the official music video for “Nothing” featuring Dave Kerzner, Nick D’Virgilio, Fernando Perdomo and special guest, fellow SOC band mate, Matt Dorsey. 

“Nothing” has also been released as a single with a FREE downloadable Radio Edit version from:    

The single also includes the full length album version, a bonus track called “Recurring Dream” and an alternate mix by legendary engineer/producer Tom Lord-Alge.

“I’m a big fan of late 70s and early 80s crossover Progressive Rock from bands like ELO, Genesis and Yes. It’s what lured me into their musical worlds and this song pays homage to that retro sound with a modern twist” says Kerzner.

The European touring line up will include Kerzner who will be joined by New World-guitarist Fernando Perdomo and long-time Pink Floyd backing vocalist Durga McBroom along with special guests from Sound of Contact, Mantra Vega, Mostly Autumn and more. The shows are double-billed with the Progressive Rock group District 97.

UK Dates include:

March 26th, 2016 – The Borderline, London, UK
Tickets available here:
March 27th, 2016 – The Musician’s Pub, Leicester, UK
Tickets available here:
March 28th, 2016 – The Robin 2, Bilston, UK
Tickets available here:
March 29, 2016 – Sound Control, Manchester, UK
Tickets available here:

Other European Dates:

March 31, 2016 – Das Rind, Russelsheim, DE
Tickets available here:

April 2nd, 2016 – Zoetermeer, Holland
Dave Kerzner Band will perform at the Prog Dreams V festival along with bands such as Focus, Three Friends (Gentle Giant), District 97 and Mantra Vega!
Tickets available here:

For more information:
Dave Kerzner YouTube Channel:
Dave Kerzner Facebook:
@davekerzner on Twitter, Instagram…
Dave Kerzner’s critically acclaimed album New World is available in standard and deluxe editions from  iTunes, Amazon and popular on line music stores.

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Dave Kerzner Announces Plans For “New World” Live Album & Concert Video

Dave Kerzner of Sound of Contact has put together a 7 piece band to perform the songs of his acclaimed debut solo album, “New World”. He has launched a new Kickstarter campaign with an aim to independently fund a multi-disc live album on CD and high definition Blu Ray. Kerzner is no stranger to crowd-funding as this is how his studio album was financed.

“When an independent artist such as myself wants to put on a production with star players from around the world, fortunately there are creative ways to make it happen by connecting with the fans and offering exclusive bundles with a one of a kind experience behind the scenes” says Kerzner.

The Dave Kerzner Band consists of New World-guitarist Fernando Perdomo, drummer Derek Cintron, Lorelei and Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), multi-instrumentalists Randy McStine and Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) plus some special guests who will be joining them for their performances on Cruise To The Edge and a soon-to-be-announced show in Los Angeles that will be recorded for the live album.

For more information on the New World Live Kickstarter campaign:

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