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: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/merch

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: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/merch

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: http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com

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 https://www.davekerznermusic.com, http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com and Spotify.

Link to listen on iTunes and Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paranoia-ep/id1156593993

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: http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com

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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: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/new-world-live

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: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/new-world-live-extended-edition-bonus-disc

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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: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/nothing    

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: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/ygb2603y
March 27th, 2016 – The Musician’s Pub, Leicester, UK
Tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339099
March 28th, 2016 – The Robin 2, Bilston, UK
Tickets available here: http://www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4290
March 29, 2016 – Sound Control, Manchester, UK
Tickets available here: https://www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/events/dave-kerzner-band-district-97/

Other European Dates:

March 31, 2016 – Das Rind, Russelsheim, DE
Tickets available here: http://www.dasrind.de/vorverkauf.html

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: http://cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl/programma/progdreams-v/

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

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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davekerzner/new-world-live-album-concert-and-video-by-dave-ker

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“Stranded” Music Video Premiered on PROG Magazine Website

Dave Kerzner has premiered his video for Stranded with Prog.

The five-part version of the track appears on the Deluxe Edition of his album New World. The song is nominated in the Anthem category at this year’s Progressive Music Awards.

The video features Pink Floyd backing vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson alongside Kerzner himself, and uses visual elements created by Christine Leakey.

Kerzner tells Prog: “New World is a cinematic type of concept album. I’ve planned a lot of visual elements to go along with the music, in the form of music videos and also for the upcoming live shows.

“I drew inspiration from movies like Star WarsDune and Capricorn One. It was a thrill for us to shoot this on location in a real desert!”

New World is on sale now in a range of formats. The Dave Kerzner Band, featuring McBroom-Hudson and sister Lorelei, perform on this year’s Cruise To The Edge on November 15-19, with tour dates to be announced soon.

Please vote for Dave Kerzner “Stranded”- Nominated for “Anthem of the Year” by Prog Magazine Awards

Thank you Prog Magazine for nominating my song “Stranded” from my debut solo album “New World” to be voted upon for “Anthem Of The Year” at the 2015 Progressive Music Awards! It truly is an honor to be recognized amongst my peers and musical heroes like Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson and so many others.

If you want to support me you can vote for “Dave Kerzner – Stranded” in the “Anthem Of The Year” category here: http://awards.prog.teamrock.com/vote/anthem

You can vote for artists in other categories here: http://www.progmagazine.com/awards

I don’t know how long the voting lasts for so if you’re going to do it then please do it soon! To everyone who has already voted for my song to win this honor, I can’t thank you enough. Awards aren’t the end all be all. But, it’s what it represents that matters. Even being nominated is rewarding. However, if I’m going to fly back to England to attend this award ceremony I want to at least give a little speech to show my gratitude. In other words, I prefer to win! Haha! So… what do you think? Reasonable pitch?


Dave Kerzner Returns to Cruise to the Edge

Dave Kerzner and his band are pleased to return to Cruise to the Edge for 2017! ctte17-marquee0611

The 2017 Cruise to Edge, the 4th voyage of the ultimate Prog Rock experience at sea, will set sail February 7-11, 2017 aboard a new ship!

This year’s four-night exclusive full ship charter cruise will set sail out of Tampa, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance Of The Seas, visiting Cozumel, Mexico and feature 15+ artist performances, including headliners YES, Kansas, Steve Hackett, John Wetton, Mike Portnoy Patrick Moraz and many more.

We had a great time on the 3rd Cruise to the Edge in 2015!


Dave Kerzner Releases “Deluxe Edition” 2 CD Expanded Version of “New World”

New World Deluxe Edition CD Cover RGBFebruary 9th, 2015, Miami, Florida –  Dave Kerzner, formerly of the band Sound of Contact, has just released an expanded 2 CD version of his acclaimed Progressive Rock debut solo album. “New World – Deluxe Edition” ships world-wide today in an elaborate double disc package with over 143 minutes of music from eSoundz.com in the US and BurningShed.com in the UK. A special “Mastered for iTunes” downloadable version is now available on iTunes and a high quality mp3 & FLAC version is available with pdf booklet on Kerzner’s “Sonic Elements” Bandcamp page.

The Deluxe Edition features 23 tracks total with 5 additional vocal songs, 7 cinematic instrumentals and extended versions of the songs from the standard single CD album, “New World”.

“All the new songs are placed in their correct order within a concept album.” Says Kerzner “This isn’t just the album plus a bonus disc of outtakes. These are songs that could have been on the main album but there simply wasn’t enough room on one CD. This version has longer intros, outros and segues which gives it a live concert and movie-like feel to the overall listening experience.”

Both “New World” and “New World – Deluxe Edition” feature special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Simon Phillips (The Who), Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), David Longdon (Big Big Train), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn), Russ Parrish (Kevin Gilbert), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and more.

Dave Kerzner was recently voted in the top 10 for 3 categories in Prog Magazine’s Reader’s Poll for 2014 for “Album of the year”, ‘Keyboardist of the year” and “Tip for 2015”!

Dave Kerzner “New World – Deluxe Edition” on iTunes:

On Bandcamp: https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/new-world-deluxe-edition

On CD world-wide from https://www.davekerznermusic.com and http://www.esoundz.com
In the UK from:  http://www.burningshed.com and http://www.themerchdesk.com