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All our tracks are Live Recordings, this is what we sound like, LIVE.

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  • Steve

    Steve Netcong

    Thank you Charlie, it's always a pleasure to be in Little Falls. Such wonderful people.

    Thank you Charlie, it's always a pleasure to be in Little Falls. Such wonderful people.

  • Charlie

    Charlie Little Falls

    Great show in little falls! Great range of songs from a lot of decades.

    Great show in little falls! Great range of songs from a lot of decades.

  • Steve

    Steve NNetcong

    Mark and Wendy, thank you for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed the show Steve

    Mark and Wendy, thank you for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed the show

    Steve

  • Mark and Wendy

    Mark and Wendy G

    My wife Wendy & I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your concert tonight in Netcong. We want to thank you for dedicating "Sitting In The Park" to us tonight. I mentioned to you that "The Gladiolas" also recorded "Little Darlin" the same year as David Somerville and The Diamonds. The Gladiolas version featured Maurice Williams singing lead before he formed "The Zodiacs". Maurice also wrote the song. Here is a link to The Gladiolas version ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsSkI81Sgk ). We made it home to Matawan with no traffic. Looking forward to seeing you perform again soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Mark & Wendy G.

    My wife Wendy & I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your concert tonight in Netcong.
    We want to thank you for dedicating "Sitting In The Park" to us tonight. I mentioned to
    you that "The Gladiolas" also recorded "Little Darlin" the same year as David Somerville and The Diamonds.
    The Gladiolas version featured Maurice Williams singing lead before he formed "The Zodiacs". Maurice
    also wrote the song. Here is a link to The Gladiolas version ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsSkI81Sgk ).
    We made it home to Matawan with no traffic. Looking forward to seeing you perform again soon. Enjoy the rest
    of the summer. Mark & Wendy G.

  • Steve

    Steve Netcong

    Great job, Woodland Park with our July 20 Summer Concert. Great Venue.

    Great job, Woodland Park with our July 20 Summer Concert. Great Venue.

  • Steve

    Steve Netcong

    We aer looking for a male vocalist, but I will keep you in mind.

    We aer looking for a male vocalist, but I will keep you in mind.

  • Elena Marie

    Elena Marie Mt.Arlington

    Hi, Are you looking to add a vocalist to your mix?

    Hi, Are you looking to add a vocalist to your mix?

  • Steve

    Steve Netcong

    Thanks Jerry

    Thanks Jerry

  • Jerry Kaufman

    Jerry Kaufman Nutley Nj

    What a beautiful show yesterday at Yanticaw park. I loved it, as well as the sound you all had. The small sound system was perfect. Keep up the exellent work.

    What a beautiful show yesterday at Yanticaw park. I loved it, as well as the sound you all had. The small sound system was perfect. Keep up the exellent work.

  • Steve

    Steve Netcong

    Thanks Kathy, We are excited also. I am from North Haledon and I'm always happy to perform in my home area. See you then.

    Thanks Kathy,
    We are excited also. I am from North Haledon and I'm always happy to perform in my home area.
    See you then.

Another Sold Out Night 

The Cameos, Park Ave, Ray Cetrell, DJ Augie, M.C Johnny Mangia and The Symphonics played to a sold out crowd at The Brookside last Saturday night. 460 people packed the newly renovated hall. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment but the service was slow and some dinners were not served until 11:00 pm. Another show is in the works for October and a venue has not been determined. We will let you know when the details are complete.

Next question, Why don't we use a band? 



This is a simple one. Musicians that play the kind of music we play usually are playing music for a living. They work 3 to 5 nights a week and go where the money is. We are limited in our gigs because we all have day jobs and family's. The next issue is cost, if we added a band our cost would be at a price that we could only do large venues. Using electronic tracks (not mp3's or studio tracks) we can control each instrument. Most all groups use some kind of sequence or have more than 8 people in the band and that brings us back to cost. Our music is played on Roland MIDI sequencers and we have 2 on at all times. The more people you have in a band the more opinions you have to deal with which at times creates more trouble than it's worth. The last reason is that for all the years we have each been playing, we have connected with so many people that they enjoy the songs we do. We are always learning new songs from yesterday to today and getting new fans every night. We also do sound from the stage and have 10 mixes going plus 2 main mixes. We are happy making a fair amount of money and still able to play local venues.
Thank you to everyone who supports The Symphonics. We plan to give you our best each and every night and remember we are a vocal group with tracks.

Until next time,

Stevie V

Question was, Who were the original Symphonics. 

The group started in 2002. The members were; Steve Vervaet, Michael Schiavo, Rich Gutches and Joel Katz. Joel left the group after a few months and was replaced by Gary Bonner who wrote the song Happy Together and performed by Flo and Eddie (The Turtles). Gary left the group after 6 months and was replaced by Ron Febba. The group continued on until 2011 when it was revamped to the current lineup. Steve Vervaet, Michael Schiavo, Jason Gecek and Howard Hulin. We should have called the group MAGIC. It take's 7 people or more to create the sound that we produce with 4. We found that we can give a great show at an affordable price. We can perform from small parties to major events.         

The picture below is from our first gig.

Rich, Steve, Michael and Gary.


 
 
Todays Group 2015

Jason, Howard, Michael and Steve

Start To The Summer Concerts 

We had a wonderful night 6/17/15 starting the summer concert season in Clinton. Our friends DESIRE were also on the show. It was the first time our groups have performed on the same stage. Check our website often, you don't want to miss the magic. Picture with DESIRE singing Happy Birthday to Troy.See you soon, Steve, Mike, Jason and Howard.

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What is everyone doing for the weekend, the weather should be perfect.
Take a look at our new website and let us know what you think.
Stay safe and see you soon.

The Symphonics 

We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Please let us know what songs you would like to hear.
All our tracks are Live Recordings, this is what we sound like, LIVE.

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The Symphonics

GRACE CHURCH HARVEST FEST, 1500 Route 46, Netcong, NJ 07857

Tickets$ 5.00. All you can eat, all day. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Home Made French Fries and much more. 2 Shows, 12:15 and 2:15 Also appearing, Baz McGuire and 288 1:15 and 3:15

$5.00 Per Person

Golden Memories Show. THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover, NJ 07936

Accapella by The Savoys DJ Augie MC Johnny Mangia Ray Cetrell Park Ave The Cameos The Symphonics

Details to follow Limited Seating Reservations only 973 887-2682

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