September 24, 2018 - We would like to introduce our new guitarist, Ric Samano. Ric brings a wealth of experience to TSO. Please join us in welcoming Ric to The Sympathy Orchestra family.
September 24, 2018 - As some of you may know, Last Saturday's show was Robin's final show with TSO. She has moved on to concentrate on other projects. She will be missed, but she will always remain part of the TSO family. Please join us in wishing her the very best with her new endeavors.
September, 23, 2018 - Thank you to everyone who danced, cheered and applauded us last night at Winners Bar. You were an amazing audience! Thank you to Mark for having us at his place and thank you to his staff for treating us so well. We hope to see everyone again very soon.
August 19, 2018 - Thank you to everyone who came out to support us a Rosie O'Grady's yesterday. Thank you to the staff at Rosie's for treating us so well and thank you to Stephanie for booking us. We hope to be back again next year.
August 18, 2018 - Today's the day! Join us at Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale at 5pm. No Cover. Take a break from watching the cruise to grab a bite, have a drink and let us entertain you. See you there!
July 31, 2018 - Gig scheduled for Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale during The Dream Cruise on August 18th. See our Concert Dates Page for more information.
July 14, 2018 - Gig scheduled for October 20th at The Brick Wall Pub and Grill in Adrian. See our Concert Dates Page for more information.
June 16, 2018 - Thank you to everyone who came out to see us last night at the Token Lounge. We know that the late show time is rough. We greatly appreciate your support.
June 2, 2018 - What an amazing audience at the Old West End Festival today! This was not only the best audience in the 3 years that we have played the festival, but the best audience that we have EVER played to. Thank you so much for the wonderful response. Your energy and enthusiasm really drove our performance. Thank you to Jay for the excellent sound. We missed you last year. A super big thank you to Scott and Melissa Ramsey for booking us again. We'll see everyone next year.
May 5, 2018 - Thank you to everyone who came out to The All Around last night. We had a great time and we hope to see you all very soon.
April 8, 2018 - WOW!!! Where do we start? What an amazing audience last night at the Sports Locker! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces, both familiar and new. We couldn't do what we do without you. Your support means the world to us. It was our pleasure to entertain you. Thank you so much to James for having us at his place. Here is a bar owner that does things the right way. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. We are looking forward to coming back. If you haven't been to the Sports Locker before, do yourself a favor and stop in soon. You will not be disappointed. Great food and great service. See you at the next show.
April 1, 2018 - Happy Easter to everyone. We hope to see you this Saturday, April 7th at the Sports Locker in Livonia at 9pm. NO COVER CHARGE. More details can be found on our Concert Dates page.
Mar. 17, 2018 - All of us in The Sympathy Orchestra would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day.
Feb. 18, 2018 - WOW! What a fantastic crowd last night! We hadn't experienced that kind of audience response before. We are truly grateful and humbled by your support. Thank you to the Dawg House Bar And Grill for treating us so well. We had a wonderful time entertaining everyone.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Thank you to everyone who came out to the show last night. Your fantastic response to our music really fueled our performance. Thank you to Danny J's Brick Tavern for having us at their place. We had a wonderful time!
Jan. 12, 2018 - We had a fantastic time at the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Convention in Grand Rapids. Thank you to Larry for inviting us. Thank you to Joe and his crew for the great sound. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our meet and greet table and talked with us. We hope to see all of you throughout the year.
Jan. 1, 2018 - Happy New Year from all of us in TSO. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us in 2017. We are looking forward to performing for all of you in 2018.
Dec. 30, 2017 - Follow us on Twitter at @thesympathyorch
Dec. 25, 2017 - Merry Christmas from all of us in the TSO family to all of your family.
Dec. 3, 2017 - Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our Concert Window Broadcast. We enjoyed playing some of the new songs for you.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in TSO to all of you.
Sept. 10, 2017 - Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Emerald Theatre yesterday for BTAC MusicFest 2017. Thank you to BTAC President, Timothy Harrison and BTAC, Vice-President, Don Kerner for adding us to the bill. It was an honor to be part of such a wonderful event. If anyone was unable to attend last night's event, Bands Together Against Cancer has other events coming up very soon. Please visit their Facebook page at Bands Together Against Cancer for more information. An additional shout out to David Dillingham at Michigan Event Credentials for the photos and Norm Jankowski for the stage lighting design.
The Sympathy Orchestra was founded in 2009 by Scott Rochon. The band has been playing live in the metro Detroit music scene (and sometimes beyond) since 2010. Todd Villeneuve joined and David Marquis returned in January of 2017. Alan Gregory and Anne Kadrovich joined in February of 2017. Ric Samano joined in September of 2018. Thank you to all of the TSO fans, friends and family for their ongoing support.
Todd Villeneuve - Vocals
Ric Samano - Guitar and Vocals
David Marquis - Guitar and Vocals
Anne Kadrovich - Keyboards and Vocals
Alan Gregory - Bass and Vocals
Scott Rochon - Drums and Percussion
Originally from the Boston, Alan started off playing in the blues scene before moving on to classic rock bands, including a Led Zeppelin cover band. His influences include Porcupine Tree and Yes.
Fueled by science fiction, Anne is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known for playing bass in the Los Angeles-based bands Tuscaurora and Sissy Bar.
Todd began playing guitar at 13, with live work following soon after. His first singing gig was with The Iguana Project. His influences include Bigelf, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
At a young age, Ric heard his Uncle playing Spanish guitar and knew that he had to do this! Influences include Rory Gallagher, Andres Segovia, Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin and many others.
David began playing at age 14 on a guitar from Sears. He has played and sang in many local bands including a 25 year stint in a wedding band. His influences include Yes, Pink Floyd and Genesis.
Scott began playing drums at age 15. After hearing the music of ELP, Scott knew exactly what kind of music that he wanted to play and create. Other influences include The Beatles, Yes and King Crimson.