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