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DAVE KERZNER (aka “Squids”) is a songwriter, producer, keyboardist and vocalist who is best known as co-founder of Sound Of Contact, and co-writer and co-producer of Sound of Contact’s award-winning concept album Dimensionaut. He is also well known as the founder of the sound production company Sonic Reality. In addition to KERZNER’s career as a solo artist he is part of several projects including the UK-based band Mantra Vega with Heather Findlay and his fantasy band/tribute project Sonic Elements that combines sampled Sonic Reality artists with special guests from the Prog World.

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Over the years DAVE KERZNER has worked with many artists and producers ranging from Kevin Gilbert to Keith Emerson and ELP, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Alan Parsons, Crowded House, Genesis, L. Shankar, Bono and The Edge, Ginger Baker, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Neil Peart of Rush, Jerry Marotta of Peter Gabriel, Billy Sherwood and Jon Anderson of Yes, David Longdon (Big Big Train), Rolling Stones, The Who, Durga and Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd), David Kilminster (Roger Waters), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Ken Scott (Beatles, Bowie, Elton John), Hugh Padgham (The Police, Genesis), Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn), Nick Davis (Genesis, XTC), Ringo Starr, Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp), Woody Woodmansey (David Bowie), Sam Phillips, T-Bone Burnett, Francis Dunnery (It Bites, Robert Plant), Phil Ramone, Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Rod Morgenstein, Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny Group), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin, Them Crooked Vultures), Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Waits, Barbara Streisand, Madonna, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush), Allen Sides (Ocean Way Recording), Rik Emmett (Triumph), John Wesley, Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Carmine and Vinny Appice, John Blackwell (Prince), Ed Greene (Steely Dan), Alastair Greene (Alan Parsons Project), Russ Parish (Steel Panther), Toss Panos, Corky James, Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears, Genesis, Big Big Train, Spock’s beard) and others.

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After many years working in sound design and production with SR and as a keyboardist with other artists, KERZNER decided it was time to take center stage as lead vocalist and put out his first progressive rock album as a solo artist.

KERZNER’s critically acclaimed 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.

KERZNER has now embarked on his second solo album called Static, a progressive rock concept album about navigating past the chaos, clutter and noise so prevalent in modern everyday life.

“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. 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 September/October through KERZNER’s independent RecPlay label.

On The Web:

Dave Kerzner Official Website
Dave Kerzner on Bandcamp

Videos To Check Out:

Dave Kerzner Band - "Crossing of Fates" - Live At The Boerderij
Dave Kerzner Band - "Redemption (Stranded Pt 6-10)" - Live in Miami
Dave Kerzner Band - "Stranded" - Official MusicVideo

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Static cover

Static (Coming 2017)

New World Live cover

New World Live (2016)

New World Deluxe Edition cover

New World
Deluxe Edition (2015)

New World cover

New World (2014)

"Any dedicated prog fan should appreciate the incredible quality here on display. If this would have been Pink Floyd's "New World", I have no doubt that it would be sitting at the very top of the charts. Dave Kerzner has created a massive, opulent and timeless piece of psychedelic prog that will stand the test of time. "
- tszirmay, PROGARCHIVES

"...if you’re ready to be taken on a very special journey with someone who knows a thing or two about creating magnificent soundscapes and heady but user-friendly Prog then Dave Kerzner is your guy!"

"New World in its original 2014 standard release is one of the greatest prog epics ever, and [New World Live] (which follows that original track list) definitively proves it, if you had any doubts."

"While the performances are excellent by all involved, it is the songs that standout the most.  Each song has a purpose and is memorable.  Kerzner builds a true album where listening from beginning to end is worth it and the payoff is there with the brilliant closing track... This is a great album, one that includes everything that is exciting about Prog and combines the influences of the past with an updated twist."

"...if you begin by accepting that this album is paying homage to a golden era, you will find it to be the most satisfying listen in years... This really is a masterpiece. Not in the sense of a unique piece of classic work, but by being 140 minutes of prog bliss."