Dave Kerzner Band on Tour Fall 2023!

October 9, 2023 @ 7:30p: Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA – One of only two DOUBLE-BILL shows with Argentina’s GENETICS, the Genesis tribute band that just toured South America as Steve Hackett’s backing band! My All-Star band will feature DURGA McBROOM (Pink Floyd) FERNANDO PERDOMO (Echos in the Canyon), MATT DORSEY (Sound of Contact) and more! Special VIP opportunities to hear sound check and a post-show meet and greet with autographs and photos with the bands!
Tickets: https://www.keswicktheatre.com/events/detail/499033 

October 7, 2023: Headlining at Progstock, Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ – Full show at Progstock – Playing “Dimensionaut” and more with my All-Star Band featuring DURGA McBROOM (Pink Floyd), FERNANDO PERDOMO (Echos in the Canyon), RANDY McSTEIN (Porcupine Tree), MATT DORSEY (Sound of Contact), MICHAEL SADLER (Saga), JOE DENINZON (Kansas) and more!
Progstock Passes available here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/progstock-2023-festival-3-day-passes-134100 

October 5, 2023: @ 8:30p: Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ – One of only two DOUBLE-BILL shows with Argentina’s GENETICS, the Genesis tribute band that just toured South America as Steve Hackett’s backing band! My All-Star band will feature DURGA McBROOM (Pink Floyd), FERNANDO PERDOMO (Echos in the Canyon) and MATT DORSEY (Sound of Contact) and more.
Tickets: https://www.simpletix.com/e/progstock-2023-pre-festival-special-event-tickets-139480 

Dave Kerzner Band and Genetics Live at the Keswick Theatre October 9!

Second show announced with Genetics tribute band and the Dave Kerzner Band. It’s in Glenside, PA October 9th at the famous Keswick Theater!

I’ll be playing the songs from my forthcoming solo album and then I’ll be guesting with the premier Argentinian Genesis tribute band Genetics in a live performance of the hits of Genesis. Durga McBroom of Pink Floyd also guests!  

Ticket link is: https://www.axs.com/events/499033/genetics-genesis-tribute-band-and-the-dave-kerzner-band-tickets

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 http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com

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

Announcing 2 Special Dave Kerzner Band Shows at Progstock 2023

Genetics Genesis Tribute Band and Unplugged Dave Kerzner Band
Thursday, October 5, 2023
8:30PM at The Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ

First show: We will be performing at a ProgStock pre-festival special event where I’ll be playing the songs from my forthcoming solo album and then I’ll be guesting with the premier Argentinian Genesis tribute band Genetics in a live performance of songs from Genesis’ 1980 Duke Tour. Same venue as Progstock in Rutherford, New Jersey on October 5th.

Tickets: https://www.simpletix.com/e/progstock-2023-pre-festival-special-event-tickets-139480

Dave Kerzner Band Full Show Playing Dimensionaut and more!
Saturday October 7, 2023
8:00PM at The Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ

Second show we’ll be performing a different set that includes the entire Dimensionaut album by Sound of Contact on October 7th which requires a Progstock Pass, sold separately on Progstock’s web site: https://www.simpletix.com/e/progstock-2023-festival-3-day-passes-134100

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

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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”: https://geni.us/Breakdown

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: http://www.incontinuumband.com

Follow In Continuum on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/incontinuumband
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 http://incontinuumband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/incontinuumband
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/incontinuumband

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/static

“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 https://www.davekerznermusic.com

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.

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