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

 

 

 

 

 

The Symphonics have lost a dear friend and mentor. Bobby Wells left an indelible mark on our hearts with his passing. He was such a large part  of our musical history. From Sidewalk Symphony to the Duprees and finally the Infernos we were blessed to have worked with him. The most treasured part of our relationship with him was his long lasting friendship. We learned a great deal from Bobby but the most valuable lesson he taught us was his loyalty to his friends. We can't imagine not seeing him on stage but what hurts us so deeply is the fact that we won't be able to see him and laugh about the old times. If there's a Rock and Roll Heaven ,Bobby will be leading the band. R.I.P. our brother and know that we will always raise our microphones to you!

Love ya,

Schiavo, Steff, and Steve               5/01/2020

 

 

 

1994 BOBBY WELLS INFERNOS VIDEO

 

 

Call For Pricing and Bookings:  Steve 973 796-4130      Michael 973 202-4235
E-mail  stv46@optonline.net

Photography by Ron Johnson
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  • Steve
    Steve Netcong
    No he has been gone for 3 years. The members are; Stevie V Michael Schiavo Bobby Stefanelli

    No he has been gone for 3 years.
    The members are;
    Stevie V
    Michael Schiavo
    Bobby Stefanelli

  • Peggy
    Peggy Alpha nj
    Is Jason Gecek still in the group?

    Is Jason Gecek still in the group?

  • Steve
    Steve Netcong
    It is our pleasure. We will add more DooWop. Thank you

    It is our pleasure. We will add more DooWop.
    Thank you

  • Linda Zator
    Linda Zator Rockaway
    Thank you for the beautiful music Baby I’m For Real is my favorite Love to hear more Doo Wop

    Thank you for the beautiful music
    Baby I’m For Real is my favorite
    Love to hear more Doo Wop

  • Steve
    Steve Netcong
    Right here on our website under shows

    Right here on our website under shows

  • Linda Sulpy
    Linda Sulpy Byram twp
    Where can I find your schedule of events?

    Where can I find your schedule of events?

  • Steve
    Steve Netcong
    Sure

    Sure

  • Sally Kaufman
    Sally Kaufman Lacey Township, NJ
    Would love to receive your notifications. Email is sak51458@aol.com

    Would love to receive your notifications. Email is sak51458@aol.com

  • Steve
    Steve Netcong
    Thank you, Linda. We had a great time in Netcong under the gazebo. I hear there was 70 people that fit under there. We love being close to our fans. No smoke and mirrors just pure talent. Thank you for being a fan of The Symphonics. Our next local gig will be in the ballroom at The Asian Diner in Ledgewood in The Quality Inn on September 23 call Steve for reservations 973 796-4130. Hope to see you there... Steve

    Thank you, Linda.
    We had a great time in Netcong under the gazebo. I hear there was 70 people that fit under there. We love being close to our fans. No smoke and mirrors just pure talent. Thank you for being a fan of The Symphonics. Our next local gig will be in the ballroom at The Asian Diner in Ledgewood in The Quality Inn on September 23 call Steve for reservations 973 796-4130. Hope to see you there... Steve

  • Linda
    Linda Rockaway
    I enjoyed your music so much at the outdoor concerts My favorite was Netcong under the gazebo in the rain

    I enjoyed your music so much at the outdoor concerts
    My favorite was Netcong under the gazebo in the rain

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.

The picture below is from our first gig.

Rich, Steve, Michael and Gary.


 
 
 

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