Hollywood, CA (August 20, 2015)—A private service honoring noted producer/engineer/mixer Csaba Petocz, who passed away on July 17 after a long battle with cancer, was recently held at Conway Recording Studios.
Conway owners Susan and Buddy Brundo, along with musician/composer/record producer Matthew Wilder, held the impromptu service in the studio’s garden area; the event was attended by a small group of industry notables, all of whom were close personal friends of Csaba and his wife, Lisa Roy.
Csaba’s sister Susan and brother-in-law Darryl Simpson from Australia were in attendance, and all present were able to visit and share stories about Csaba and his love of music and the recording industry, and how he touched and affected the lives of everyone he came in contact with.
A three-time Grammy nominee with 37 number-one record credits and 32 platinum or multi-platinum albums, Csaba worked closely with the top names in the industry, from Metallica to Alanis Morissette. With a complete absence of self-pity, Csaba never let his illness affect anything he did, and he always was a motivating force to everyone around him, E
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.