Marc Douglas Berardo

"Marc Douglas Berardo writes songs that are witty without being superficial, intelligent without being ponderous, fun without being silly. He performs them with an infectious verve. On top of that, he doesn't seem to have the slightest idea of just how good he is. "  - David Olney, Legendary American Songwriter and Performer, Nashville, TN.

Waiting on a Brand New Day is Available Everywhere

I wrote the song a few years back at the tail end of a period of personal upheaval. The Lyric endeavors to capture two singular moments in time for the characters of the song as they sit on the roof of an apartment building looking off into the night in which the “lights looked like Paris.” The second happens on a summer night on an island with a view of the mainland as “the fire on the beach kept us warm.” In those moments the narrator does not want to break the spell of their newfound connection. He simply finds comfort in the metaphor that there is nowhere else that he’d rather be as they wait on a brand new day.  The music is meant to have the galloping feeling of new love and the excitement of changing times. The whole thing just about wrote itself. 

The video was filmed on location in Westerly, RI, and Block Island, RI, by DSC Studios in Pawcatuck, CT.  It was edited by Marc Douglas Berardo and Dan Corbett for DSC Studios, in June 2022.  The principal photography is by Joshua Behan of Westerly, RI 

The track was recorded in Woodstock, New York at the world-famous Mark Dann Studios. Produced by the brother team of Chris and Marc Douglas Berardo, the musicians include Eric Parker- Drums (Joe Cocker, Orleans), Dr. Westchesterson - piano, organ) Mark Dann – Bass.    

Marc Douglas Berardo © 2020 Overhead Map Music/ASCAP

The Hard Part

“Bravery.  The new song “The Hard Part” from Marc Douglas Berardo forthcoming album inspires you to be brave in the darkest time. With a folk-rock groove, he takes you to a place within yourself to make changes you want to see in the world. Compassion is one of Berardo’s superpower ingredients in his songwriting.”  - MarySue Twohy, SiriusXM Program Director, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

"This realistic and optimistic new single from Marc Douglas Berardo questions the hard parts of life and the hope that we will not only face difficulties but to find the ability to surpass. “The Hard Part” is certainly a song for our era. Bruce Swan, Programmer / Host , Asheville FM 103.3  WSFM-LP 103.3  Ashevillefm.org 

 

Date Event Location
The Bluebird Cafe In The Round with Walt Wilkins, Amelia White and Thomm Jutz. Bluebird Cafe , Nashville, TN 37215 Bluebird Cafe , Nashville, TN 37215
ITZALL Goode Music Series with Dana Cooper 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar and Gallery , Annapolis, MD 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar and Gallery , Annapolis, MD
Lucky Penny with Jimmy "Daddy' Davis Lucky Penny House Concerts, Washington, DC Lucky Penny House Concerts, Washington, DC
Weil Sings House Concert Series with Special Guest Lynn Hollyfield Takoma Park Takoma Park
Chez Hill House Concerts with Jimmy "Daddy" Davis Baltimore, MD Baltimore, MD
MDB's Harbor Songs with Featured Abbie Gardner and Special Guests Dr Westchesterson The Malted Barley Upstairs Listening Room , Westerly, RI The Malted Barley Upstairs Listening Room , Westerly, RI
Lower Falls House Concerts Abbie Gardner Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA
Songwriters in the Raw with Jessica Smucker, Abbie Gardner & Marc Douglas Berardo Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, Lancaster, PA Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, Lancaster, PA
Stardust Ballroom Concert with Abbie Gardner Bellmawr, NJ 08031 Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Godfrey Daniels with Abbie Gardner Bethlehem, PA Bethlehem, PA
Hurdy Gurdy Music Club with Louise Mosrie Fair Lawn Community Center, , Fair Lawn, NJ Fair Lawn Community Center, , Fair Lawn, NJ
Club Passim with Louise Mosrie Cambridge, MA 02138 Cambridge, MA 02138
Cafe Eleven with Abbie Gardner Saint Augustine Beach, FL 32080 Saint Augustine Beach, FL 32080
ACMA Listening Room with Abbie Gardner Fort Myers, FL 33901 Fort Myers, FL 33901
The Listening Room at Sarasota The Music Compound, Sarasota, FL 34232 The Music Compound, Sarasota, FL 34232
Sunroom Songwriter’s Series Dover, DE Dover, DE