Announcing Heart Land Mines Volume! Pre-Order Now!

Here it is! New album cover and my forthcoming solo concept album is called “Heart Land Mines Vol. 1”!

It’s based on a true story from around the mid to late 90s when I drove back and forth across the country between LA, NY and Miami trying to decide where to live and what I was going to do given I had all my stuff in storage and moved out of my then girlfriend’s Santa Monica apartment. I grabbed a suitcase and guitar then just started driving with no particular plan. I wrote songs along the way and now, over 25 years later, you’ll finally be able to hear them!

Here is an early first listen. An album teaser “preview”:

Heart Land Mines features a variety of great musicians including Fernando Perdomo, Matt Dorsey, Joe Deninzon, Durga McBroom, Mark McCrite, Lyle Workman, Alex Cromarty, Tetra Fletch, Derek Cintron and my son Daniel as well as other guests to be announced.

There will be three pre-order versions. A single CD album, a multi-disc deluxe edition with bonus tracks and a surround Blu-Ray and a Super Deluxe Backers Box Set where you get an extra disc of instrumental mixes plus cool swag and your name in the thank yous.

First pre-order is now available for the main CD!

Here’s the pre-order for the 3 Disc Deluxe Edition (2 CDs and a Blu-Ray with surround).

Here’s the last one which is a Limited Edition “Backer’s Box Set” with 4 discs (including the surround Blu-Ray and an extra disc of instrumental mixes and extras) plus all kinds of extra swag including a backstage pass and guest pass sticker, signed postcard and some other items including an album cover key chain (appropriate for a road trip!). This one is higher priced because it’s meant as a Kickstarter-style crowdfunding support item and for your support you get your name in the thank you credits of the liner notes of the album.

My Bandcamp page is

Photo & Album Cover by Erik Nielsen, Brigitte Roka and myself.

New Solo Album “The Traveler” Released Today!

ALBUM RELEASE DAY! Today I’ve released my third solo album called “The Traveler” on my Bandcamp page.

There are many editions including deluxe box sets and more!

I’ve also just uploaded a full album overview that gives you highlights from each of the 9 songs from start to finish!

Big thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the album and helped to make this possible. It’s been a looonnngggg journey!

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

Black Sand Records

Sonic Elements

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