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Csaba Petocz Honored at Conway Recording Studios

Producer/engineer/mixer Csaba Petocz

Conway Recording Studios owners Susan and Buddy Brundo, along with musician/composer/record producer Matthew Wilder, held a private, impromptu service honoring noted producer/engineer/mixer Csaba Petocz, who passed away on July 17 after a long battle with cancer.

A three-time Grammy Award nominee with 37 Number One record credits and 32 Platinum or multi-Platinum albums, Petocz worked closely with top names in the industry, from Metallica to Alanis Morissette.

The service was held in Hollywood, Calif., in Conway Recording Studios’ garden area, and was attended by a small group of industry notables, all of whom were close personal friends of Petocz and his wife, Lisa Roy. Petocz’s sister Susan and brother-in-law Darryl Simpson from Australia were in attendance.

Attendees included Niko Bolas, Lyle Workman, Christine Wu, Vincent van Haaff, Al and Lisa Schmitt, Steve and Linda Genewick, Michael Beinhorn, Kim Bullard, Maureen Droney, Shevy Shovlin, David Angress, Robert Clyne, Brian Kraft, Jay Wanamaker, Mick Guzauski, Dennis Herring, Steve Lukather, CJ Vanston, Peter Doell, Phil and Cathy Wagner, Dave Pensado, Herb Trawick, Candace Stewart, Leslie Lewis, Paul Fox, Margaret Sekelsky, Ellis Sorkin, Tom Kenny, Stacey Barnett, Eric Bettelli, Joe Chiccarelli and others.

Pictured, from left: Linda Genewick, Steve Genewick, Vincent van Haaff, Tommy Vicari, Al Schmitt and Lisa Schmitt

Everyone at the memorial event had a chance to visit and exchange stories about Petocz and his love of music and the recording industry, and how he touched and affected the lives of everyone he came in contact with.

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