Dave Kerzner, with a new album, full band, and audiovisual experience
Matt Dorsey, with a full band
The Mahavishnu Project
Bob Moog Foundation featuring Robeone (Robert Schindler)
The Bandwagon USA
More to come!
A New Home!
After 6 years, ProgStock has a new home in 2023!
The Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ, a 101-year-old performing arts center in the heart of Rutherford, located at 1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford, NJ 07070, will be the home of the ProgStock Festival in 2023 and (we hope) for many years to come!
We bid a fond farewell to our former home, the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ. We will especially miss her crew, but the time has come to make a fresh start!
Ticket sales will start on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:00PM US Eastern time with our ProgDucer passes.
Our 5-year Patron passes are already available with your choice of the best available seat this year and for future years at ProgStock, plus many other incredibly awesome perks! Contact us now for details before tickets start selling to the general public.
ProgStock 2023 Ticket Options & On-Sale Dates
Available NOW until October 6, 2023:
ProgStock 5-Year Patron Pass: Click below for details!
Hint: This lets you lock-in the best available seat this year and for future years at ProgStock…plus many other incredibly awesome perks!
Access to artist meet-and-greets that day (after Prog-Ducers)
Available starting in mid-September:
Live-Streaming: $10-$15 USD (for each performance)
Can’t make it to the festival this year, but want to join in the fun from the comfort of your own home? Each main stage performance of this year’s festival will be broadcast as a separately ticketed event on the StageIt livestreaming platform. Prices for these livestreamed shows are very affordable, so feel free to throw us onto the big screen at home and join us for as many of our stellar performances as you wish!
Let Go” is a new collection of songs written and recorded by multi-instrumentalist Matt Dorsey. Stylistically it stands as a blend of all the artists and bands that influenced him including, Rush, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, XTC, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan and more. It can be described as progressive-pop-rock. On it Matt sings and plays guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and, on two of the songs, the drums. Marco Minnemann provides drums on three tracks and Jonathan Mover on another three. Dave Kerzner performs a keyboard solo that he wrote for one of the songs.
Says Matt, “‘Let Go’ is a collection of songs that cover many aspects of life. I studied philosophy in college and the first song I wrote following my studies was MAN, which is something of a summary of the human condition and a celebration of the mystery and miracle of human existence. Following my college days, I shifted my focus from western to eastern philosophy and you can hear a sense of that influence in the song Echo which expresses a deep connection with all living things. ‘Let Go,’ too, is a reflection of the eastern philosophical tradition expressing a sort of taoist disposition toward the flow of things and a zen-like non-attachment. Waiting for the Fall and Castles Made of Sand are a bit darker, expressing a more existential despair, the one about perpetual failure and the other about the fleeting nature of time. But, to round the album out, Compromise, Dangerous and Impossible Friends are more straight-forward love songs. Life is many things. Art should reflect that. ‘Let Go’ is an album about the philosophy of life.”
The album contains 8 tracks recorded almost entirely at Matt’s home studio in Orange County, except for the drum tracks provided by Minnemann and Mover, and the keyboard solo by Kerzner. The album was mixed by Matt and mastered by Andy VanDette. The album artwork was created by Ed Unitsky.
Best known as a founding member of Sound of Contact, he has also played with Beth Hart, Dave Kerzner, In Continuum, and most recently with the all-star progressive rock cover band ProgJect.
Says Matt, “I hope those who listen to my music actually get something meaningful or useful out of it, even if it’s just the enjoyment of the rhythms and melodies or the tapping of the foot. If one gleans anything more deeply significant, all the better. If I’m honest, I write and play music entirely for the sheer joy of it. I guess that’s a bit selfish to say. That said, I know there is power in music, to be sure, and it can move people in very potent ways. I feel privileged to be a part of that. I guess to sum it up my message is simply, life is extraordinary and we would do well to look longer and more carefully at it.”
1. Castles Made of Sand 2. Compromise 3. Waiting for the Fall 4. Man 5. Impossible Friends 6. Echo 7. Let Go 8. Dangerous
I’m very pleased to announce my brand new sci-fi progressive rock band called “In Continuum”!
The first album will be released later this year! Joining me on lead vocals will be Gabriel Agudo (Steve Rothery Band, Bad Dreams) with special guest Jon Davison of Yes and it will feature multi-instrumentalists Matt Dorsey (SOC), Randy McStine (The Fringe, SOC), Wes Dearth(Porcupine Tree, SOC), Nick D’Virgilio (BBT, Spocks Beard), Derek Cintron and Fernando Perdomo (DKB) and the amazing Steven Rothery(Marillion) and more! Just announced today, “In Continuum” will be doing a big show on Cruise To The Edge Feb 4-9th, 2019!
Sound of Contact co-founder Dave Kerzner has released a new music video from his second solo album “Static”. It’s for his song “Dirty Soap Box” which features a guest appearance from the legendary Steve Hackett, former guitarist of Genesis.
“I wanted to make reference to my deep-rooted influences of early Genesis in this song,” says Kerzner. “Having Steve Hackett join us for this modern day ‘Broadway Melody’ type adventure through current events completed the picture for me.” Watch the music video for “Dirty Soap Box”:
This is the second guest appearance from Steve Hackett on Kerzner’s songs. Previously Hackett guested on Kerzner’s song “Stranded” from his debut album “New World”. Other musicians featured on “Dirty Soap Box” are guitarist Fernando Perdomo, drummers Nick D’Virgilio of Big Big Train and Derek Cintron with bassist Matt Dorsey also from Sound of Contact. Kerzner’s previous music video from “Static” was “Chain Reaction”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5MbY06KwBU ;
Dave Kerzner’s album “Static” is available from iTunes, Amazon and popular download sites. It’s distributed on CD worldwide by Cherry Red Records and available here:http://geni.us/Static ;
“New World Live” is the first live album of Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact, Kevin Gilbert). It features his entire debut solo album (New World Standard Edition) performed live seamlessly with the songs played in the same order as on the studio concept album.
The songs were recorded in Miami and Holland (at the famous Boerderij) with two Dave Kerzner Band line ups. The world-class musicians and singers joining Dave Kerzner on stage for this album are: Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd), Fernando Perdomo, Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), Stuart Fletcher (Mantra Vega), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Randy McStine (The Fringe) and Derek Cintron.
1. Stranded (Part 1-5 Live) 09:49
2. Into The Sun (Live) 08:50
3. The Lie (Live) 04:41
4. Under Control (Live) 06:20
5. Crossing of Fates (Live) 04:09
6. My Old Friend (Live) 05:16
7. Ocean of Stars (Live) 06:31
8. Solitude (Live) 03:05
9. Nothing (Live) 06:11
10. New World (Live) 06:35
11. Redemption (Stranded Part 6-10 Live) 16:01
Dave Kerzner – Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar
Fernando Perdomo – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Durga McBroom – Vocals
Lorelei McBroom – Vocals
Randy McStine – Bass, Guitar
Matt Dorsey – Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Stuart Fletcher – Bass
Alex Cromarty – Drums
Derek Cintron – Drums
Produced and Mixed by Dave Kerzner
Assistant Engineer – Andrew Gonzalez
Holland Show recorded multitrack by The Boerderij
A Blu Ray and DVD will also be made available specifically from the Boerderij (Holland) show. Note that the songs on the concert video are not the same as what’s on this live album and this is the only way to hear the entire New World (Standard) album performed live from beginning to end.
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