SoundCheck Live – April Edition 

The Evolution of Synth-Pop

The 3rd year Anniversary of SoundCheck Live was no ordinary evening.  6 months in the making, the April Edition of this Steve Ferlazzo Production saw the strings stripped back in lieu of the keys.  

The drum kit was electronic, the guitars were few and sparse and were placed in their rightful place…at the back of the stage behind the fortress of electronica.

A Truly Epic Evening

Dedicated to Sean Weitzmann

#MEGAHOST:
Izzy Presley – (Another FN Podcast,Monsters of Rock Radio Show)

THE “RESIDENT SYNTHESISTS”
Steve Ferlazzo aka “The Wizard of Lazz” playing:
E-Mu Emulator II, Arturia Matrix Brute, Arturia Minibrute, Arturia Keylab 88, Apple Mainstage

Mitchell Sigman aka “Mitchel MegaHertz” playing:
Ensoniq SQ-80, Arturia Keylab Essential 61, Apple MainStage

Sven Martin aka “Fünky Zëit Mït Svën” playing:
Roland Juno 60, Arturia Keylab Essential 61, Yamaha CS01, Apple MainStage

Derek Frank aka “Model D” playing:
Moog Voyager, Keylab Essential 61

ELECTRONIC DRUMMERS:
Glen Sobel – Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires
Randy Cooke – Smashmouth, Dave Stewart
Robin Diaz – Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Courtney Love, The Band LĪve
Anthony J. Resta – Duran Duran, Elton John, Collective Soul (producer /composer)
Jimmy Keegan – Spocks Beard
Eric Skodis – Imperial Drag, Jane Weidlin, Missing Persons
Chris Reeve – Tom Morello, FIlter
Harley DeWinter – Diamante
John Mader – Hamilton Musical, Pat Benetar, Steve Miller
Christopher Allis – Deana Carter, Denny Laine

SYNTH AND ELECTRIC BASSISTS:
Michael Bradford – Kid Rock, Dave Stewart, Richie Sambora
Eva Gardner – P!nk, Cher
Jesse Stern – Sly Stone, Gloria Gaynor, Jordin Sparks
Victor Brodén – LeeAnn RImes, Little Big Town, Richard Marx
Stu Brooks – Dub Trio, Matisyahu , Saturday Night Live Band

GUEST SYNTHESISTS:

Brockett Parsons – Lady Gaga, Diddy
Adriana Balic – P!nk
Dave Schulz – Berlin, Wang Chung, English Beat/General Public
Skylar Thomas – Frank Hannon Band, Ozzy Alive
Matthew Jordan – Rooney, Sabrina Carpenter

GUEST GUITARISTS:
Joe Augello – Robin Thicke, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson
Steve Dawson – CJ Ramone, Jesse Malin, Bridget Everet
Matt Fuller – Puddle of Mudd

GUEST VOCALISTS:

Amy Keys – Dave Stewart, Phil Collins, Herbie Hancok
Dezmond Meeks – Solo Artist
Eric Dover – Slash, Alice Cooper, Jellyfish, Imperial Drag
Sean Beavan – 8mm, NIN & Marilyn Manson producer/engineer
Juliette Beavan – 8mm
Carl Restivo – Tom Morello, Satellite Party
Jacob Bunton – Adler, Neon Coven, Composer
Freddie Morales – Devotional – The Depeche Mode Experience
Jude Crossen – Patti Austin, Phil Perry

Gussie Miller – Writer/Producer

GUEST BACKGROUND VOCALISTS:
Annette Marie Frank – Mvps, LA ALLSTARS
Lisa Margaroli – Lou Gramm, Linda Perry, Jeff Beck
Felice Hernandez – Oingo Boingo, Hilary Duff, Pitch Perfect 2
Angela Michael – Rod Stewart, American Idol Tour BGV

GUEST HORNS/STRINGS
Eliza James – Paul Anka, Burt Bacharach
Jon Manness – Gloria Trevi Vs. Alejandra Guzmán Versus World Tour, The Redline Horns

ACT I 

CLOCKWORK ORANGE – Wendy Carlos

DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)

OXYGENE Pt. 4 – Jean-Michel Jarre
DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)

VIENNA – Ultravox
JUDE CROSSEN(LV)/MIKE ODABASHIAN(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/ELIZA JAMES(V)

IF YOU LEAVE – Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
CARL RESTIVO(LV)/CHRIS REEVE(D)/EVA GARDNER(SB)/MATTHEW JORDAN(S1)/ADRIANA BALIC(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)

THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER – Howard Jones
CARL RESTIVO(LV)/CHRIS REEVE(D)/EVA GARDNER(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/ADRIANA BALIC(S2)/MATTHEW JORDAN(S3)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK/JUDE CROSSEN(BV)

SHOUT – Tears for Fears
CARL RESTIVO(LV)/RANDY COOKE(D)/MICHAEL BRADFORD(SB)/JOE AUGELLO(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK/JUDE CROSSEN(BV)

SWEET DREAMS – Eurythmics
AMY KEYS(LV)/RANDY COOKE(D)/MICHAEL BRADFORD(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/ELIZA JAMES(V)/FELICE HERNANDEZ/ANNETTE FRANK(BV)

THE METRO – Berlin
AMY KEYS(LV)/RANDY COOKE(D)/MICHAEL BRADFORD(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)

PERFECT WAY – Scritti Politti
GUSSIE MILLER(LV)/ROBIN DIAZ(D)/JESSE STERN(SB)/JOE AUGELLO(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/ANNETTE FRANK(BV)

BLUE MONDAY – New Order
JUDE CROSSEN(LV)/ROBIN DIAZ(D)/JESSE STERN(SB)/STU BROOKS(EB)/SKYLAR THOMAS(S1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S2)

BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE – Thomas Dolby
“NINA” BETTENCOURT(LV)/JIMMY KEEGAN(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/JOE AUGELLO(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK(BV)

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR – The Buggles
“NINA” BETTENCOURT(LV)/JIMMY KEEGAN(D)/DEREK FRANK(EB)/JOE AUGELLO(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/ MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK/JENNIFER OBERLE(BV)

ACT II 

AUTOBAHN – Kraftwerk
HARLEY DeWINTER(SPD)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)(VOC)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)(LV)

THE ROBOTS – Kraftwerk
HARLEY DeWINTER(SPD)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)(VOC)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)

THE MODEL – Kraftwerk
HARLEY DeWINTER(SPD)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)(LV)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)

GIRL U WANT – DEVO
CARL RESTIVO(LV)/NUNO BETTENCOURT(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/MATT FULLER(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)

 WHIP IT – DEVO
CARL RESTIVO(LV)/NUNO BETTENCOURT(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/MATT FULLER(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)

WORLD IN MY EYES – Depeche Mode
JUDE CROSSEN(LV)/EVA GARDNER(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/ADRIANA BALIC(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/FELICE HERNANDEZ(BV)

NEVER LET ME DOWN AGAIN – Depeche Mode
FREDDIE MORALES(LV)/CHRIS REEVE(D)/MICHAEL BRADFORD(SB)/MATT FULLER(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/SKYLAR THOMAS(S2)/DAVE SCHULZ(S3)

STRIPPED – Depeche Mode
FREDDIE MORALES(LV)/CHRIS REEVE(D)/MICHAEL BRADFORD(SB)/MATT FULLER(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/SKYLAR THOMAS(S2)/DAVE SCHULZ(S3)

METAL – Gary Numan
SEAN BEAVAN(LV)(G)/GLEN SOBEL(D)/MARTY O’BRIEN(EB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)

ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC? – Gary Numan
SEAN BEAVAN(LV)(G)/GLEN SOBEL(D)/MARTY O’BRIEN(EB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)

CARS – Gary Numan
SEAN BEAVAN(LV)(G)/GLEN SOBEL(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/MARTY O’BRIEN(EB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/BROCKETT PARSONS(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)

ACT III

I FEEL LOVE – Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder
DEZMOND MEEKS(LV)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN (S3)/FELICE HERNANDEZ/ANGELA MICHAEL(BV)

 SITUATION/DON’T GO – YAZ
JULIETTE BEVAN(LV)/CHRIS REEVE(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)(BV)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)(BV)

FASCINATION/DON’T YOU WANT ME – Human League
SEAN/JULIETTE BEAVAN(LV)/CHRISTOPHER ALLIS(D)/STERN(SB)/DAWSON(G)/FERLAZZO(S1)/SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN(S3)/ANNETTE(BV)

HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF – Duran Duran
JACOB BUNTON(LV)/ANTHONY RESTA(D)/STU BROOKS(EB)/JOE AUGELLO(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK(BV)

SAVE A PRAYER – Duran Duran
JACOB BUNTON(LV)/ANTHONY RESTA(D)/STU BROOKS(EB)/JOE AUGELLO(G)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK(BV)

DOCTOR DOCTOR – Thompson Twins
JUDE CROSSEN(LV)/JOHN MADER(D)/BRODEN(SB)/FERLAZZO(S1)/SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN(S3)/LISA/ANNETTE(BV)

CHAINS OF LOVE – Erasure
JUDE CROSSEN(LV)/JOHN MADER(D)/VICTOR BRODEN(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/FELICE/ANGELA(BV)

TAINTED LOVE – Soft Cell
ERIC DOVER(LV)/ERIC SKODIS(D)/JENNIFER OBERLE(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/ROBBIE GENNET(S2)

I RAN – Flock of Seagulls
ERIC DOVER(LV)/ERIC SKODIS(D)/JENNIFER OBERLE(EB)/MATT FULLER(G)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S1)/ROBBIE GENNET(S2)

WEST END GIRLS/ DA FUNK – Pet Shop Boys/Daft Punk
JUDE CROSSEN(LV)/GLEN SOBEL(D)/DEREK FRANK(SB)/STEVE FERLAZZO(S1)/MITCHELL SIGMAN(S2)/SVEN MARTIN(S3)/ANNETTE FRANK(BV)

LEGEND:
(D) – Simmons Drums
(SB) – Synth Bass Station
(EB) – Electric Bass
(G) – Guitar
(S1) – Synth Station 1
(S2) – Synth Station 2
(S3) – Synth Station 3
(VOC) – Vocoder
(LV) – Lead Vocal
(BV) – Background Vocals
(V) – Violin
(TPT) – Trumpet

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