June 9, 2019 - Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the Motor City Pride Festival in Hart Plaza last night.
Mother Nature was much kinder to us this weekend than she was the previous weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Party cloudy with a nice breeze. The setting was wonderful with the Detroit skyline, the river and Canada all within sight from the stage. We had a great time and we are looking forward to coming back next year.
June 2, 2019 - Thank you to everyone who braved the hail, rain, thunder, lightning and mud (lots of mud!) to catch our performance at the OWE Festival last night. Your support means the world to us. Thank you to Scott and Melissa Ramsey and The Old West End Association for having us back once again. It's always a special event to be part of, even when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate. We hope to see you all again next year.
May 31, 2019 - We got a very nice mention in an article in the Toledo Blade. Thank you to Scott Ramsey for talking about us and thank you to Geoff Burns for including us in his piece about the OWE Festival. You can read the article here.
May 22, 2019 - Just a week and a half until the Old West End Festival. See our Concert Dates Page for more details.
April 28, 2019 - We just finished a rare, late afternoon rehearsal. We were on fire! We are excited to begin the Spring / Summer Concert Schedule in just a few weeks.
April 9, 2019 - And now, as promised, a major show announcement: We have accepted an invitation to play at the Motor City Pride Festival on June 8th at 7:30pm in Hart Plaza in Detroit. We are very grateful for the opportunity and we are looking forward to entertaining everyone at this year’s festival. More details to follow as soon as we receive them.
April 5, 2019 - Major show announcement coming soon. Stay tuned...
March 31, 2019 - Another epic 4+ hour rehearsal in the books. We are very excited to bring the new material to you very soon.
March 11, 2019 - Gig scheduled for July 30th. We will be playing a free concert in Handy Park as part of Redford Township's Summer Concert Series. More details can be found on our Concert Dates Page.
March 3, 2019 - We had an epic 4 hour rehearsal. The new material is coming along great, including what we are sure will be a few surprises for all of you.
February 11, 2019 - We added two new songs to the repertoire during yesterday's rehearsal
February 7. 2019 -We are looking forward to Sunday's rehearsal after almost a month off. Alan has been off in China, always on the lookout for new and stranger things to eat. Scott has been working on his "Supernatural Suite", while in appropriate mood lighting. Anne and Todd have been nesting at home to keep away from polar vortexes and thermal whiplashes. David has been sequestered in a dank, dark basement, figuring out Queen tunes and leads with his new Red Special guitar.
January 13, 2019 - Thank you to the Skerbeck Entertainment Group, Inc. and to the entire Skerbeck family for having us at their hospitality suite last night as the musical guest. We had a great time and loved being there in the Van Andel Suite at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
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January 6, 2019 - We just finished an epic 4 hour rehearsal, in preparation for next weekend's gig. Oh yeah, we're ready.
December 31, 2018 - We wish you all a very happy and safe New Year. We are looking forward to seeing you all in 2019.
December 25, 2018 - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us in The Sympathy Orchestra to all of you.
December 4, 2018 - We landed an amazing private show gig for a date in January 2019. We will share more about it when it is appropriate.
December 3, 2018 - We began work on original material. The plan is to write a set worth of original music and present it in a Concert Window performance in 2019. Stay tuned.
November 22, 2018 - The TSO family wishes all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.
October 21, 2018 - Thank you to everyone who came out to support us a The Brick Wall Pub & Grill last night. Thank you to the staff at the Brick Wall for treating us so well and thank you to Candi for booking us. We hope to be back again soon.
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.
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.
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. Eduardo Perez returned in February of 2019. Thank you to all of the TSO fans, friends and family for their ongoing support.
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.
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.
Todd Villeneuve - Vocals
David Marquis - Guitar and Vocals
Eduardo Perez - Guitar and Vocals
Anne Kadrovich - Keyboards and Vocals
Alan Gregory - Bass and Vocals
Scott Rochon - Drums and Percussion
Eduardo was in a number of high quality bands in his native Brazil, including the AppleBand and Simplesmente Paul. Eduardo is a multi-instrumentalist and The Beatles are his biggest influence.
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.
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.