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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
February 9, 2020 - Thank you to everyone that came out to see us at The Plymouth Roc last night. What an amazing audience!!! Special thanks to those of you who stayed through the entire night with us. Thank you to Jordan for having us back in his place once again. Thank you to Chris from Plymouth Rock Recording Company for the great sound. Special thanks to David Dillingham from Michigan Event Credentials for the sweet laminates. It was our pleasure performing for you. We'll see you at the next show.
February 1, 2020 - Only one week until we stroll into Plymouth to play at The Plymouth Roc. Come early and enjoy great food and drink and then stay late and party with us. See you there!
January 1, 2020 - Happy New Year from all of us in The Sympathy Orchestra. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2020.
December 25, 2019 - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us in The Sympathy Orchestra to all of you.
November 28, 2019 - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in The Sympathy Orchestra family to all of you.
November 18, 2019 - We are taking a break over the next few weeks for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have had a very productive month, with no less than 10 new songs being worked on. We are looking forward to bringing these songs, plus many others to you at The Plymouth Roc on Saturday, February 8th, 2020.
October 31, 2019 - Happy Halloween from all of us to all of you.
September 22, 2019 - Thank you to everyone who came out to the Crystal Bar & Grill last night, especially on such short notice. As always, it was our pleasure to entertain you. Thank you to Ray for having us at his place. We hope to come back soon.
September 17, 2019 - Gig scheduled for this Saturday at the Crystal Bar & Grill in Westland. See our Concert Dates page for more details.
September 12, 2019 - Gig scheduled at The Plymouth Roc for February 8th, 2020. See our Concert Dates page for more details.
September 8, 2019 - We had a very fun and productive rehearsal today. 3 new songs added to the repertoire.
September 1, 2019 - We are currently booking shows for the winter. If you would like to have us play at your club or event, please drop us a note on our Contact Us page or through our Facebook page.
August 15, 2019 - We want to thank the Display Group for having us play at their open house. They had an amazing stage set up for us, including a wonderful light show.
July 30, 2019 - Still coming down from tonight's show. What an amazing audience! Thank you so much for coming to the show. It was our pleasure to entertain you. We would like to thank once again, George Matick Chevrolet and the Redford Rotary for sponsoring our show and to the Redford Township Leisure Services for booking us and to Michael for the fantastic introduction. We had a wonderful time and we hope to be back on the Summer Concert Series schedule next year.
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.
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 - 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.
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 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.
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.
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.