rock & pop with a touch of soul, jazz & blues
A real surprise gift for all Toto fans! Having enjoyed a worldwide success for three decades, the band retired permanently in the spring of 2008, but now they do one tour to provide money for their seriously ill original bass player Mike Porcaro. His stand-in is Nathan East, who is known as the trusted low-end holder of Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.
Toto was founded in 1977 as a get-together of California’s hardest working session players. It turned out to last for 30 years, producing 12 studio and 4 live albums and a bunch of evergreen radio hits, like Hold The Line, Rosanna, Africa, I Won’t Hold You Back, I’ll Be Over You and Pamela. The band’s records have sold more than 30 million units. Their easily approached, very melodious radio rock contains many different ingredients, especially from soul, jazz, prog rock and hard rock, which is no big wonder, as the band’s members have separately played on the records and tours of countless famous artists, like Boz Skaggs, Steely Dan, Seals & Croft and Sonny & Cher, to name just a few. Some of the members, like keyboard wizard David Paich and the Porcaro brothers Jeff (died in 1992), Steve and Mike, are actually second-generation session veterans. The collective musical experience of these guys can only be called mind-boggling.