Dave “Squids” Kerzner, songwriter, producer, keyboardist and vocalist, is best known for co-writing and co-producing Sound of Contact’s award-winning concept album “Dimensionaut,” and for founding the sound production company Sonic Reality. In addition to Dave’s career as a solo artist, he is part of several projects, including the UK-based band “Mantra Vega” with Heather Findlay, as well as his fantasy band/tribute project “Sonic Elements,” which combines sampled Sonic Reality artists with special guests from the prog world.
Over the years Dave has worked with many artists and producers, including Kevin Gilbert, Keith Emerson and ELP, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Alan Parsons, Crowded House, Genesis, L. Shankar, Bono and The Edge, Ginger Baker, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Neil Peart (Rush), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Billy Sherwood and Jon Anderson (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) and others.
Kerzner’s debut album “New World” received rave reviews and earned a spot on the top 10 in Prog Magazine’s Reader’s Poll in 3 different categories. His song “Stranded,” which features Steve Hackett of Genesis and Durga McBroom of Pink Floyd, was nominated for “Anthem of the Year” in the 2015 Progressive Music Awards. In the 2013 Progressive Music Awards, Kerzner won the “Limelight Award” with Sound of Contact.
Members of the Dave Kerzner Band:
Dave Kerzner: Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
Fernando Perdomo: Guitar
Randy McStine: Bass, Guitar
Matt Dorsey: Guitar, Keyboards, Bass
Derek Cintron: Drums
Durga McBroom: Vocals
Lorelei McBroom: Vocals