His name is synonymous with multiplatinum pop, having topped the charts with Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Elton John, Boz Scaggs, Barbra Streisand, and Toto, the band he helped found. Along the way he won Grammy awards for “Album of the Year”, “Producer of the Year”, and “Record of the Year”, and he solidified his reputation as a top-call27091982karelhamm_steveporcaro2 keyboardist, songwriter, sound designer, and producer. But there’s more to Steve Porcaro than record sales, platinum plaques, and radio airplay. Unbeknownst to many of his pop/rock admirers, Steve has built a solid musical foundation in film scoring. For over a decade, he studied composition with Allyn Ferguson, and has collaborated with James Newton Howard, including work spanning The Fugitive to King Kong. Along the way, Steve has scored a variety of major motion pictures and hit television shows, and has steadily built his reputation as a world-class composer. While he still gets called regularly for pop studio and stage projects, Steve’s passion and primary focus is music for film having most recently scored the FX series, “Justified”

 Feature Films

  • A Murder Of Crows ( Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berringer, and Eric Stoltz),
    dir. Rowdy Harrington, Phoenician Films
  • Metro ( Eddie Murphy), dir. Thomas Carter, Touchstone Pictures
  • My First Mister ( Albert Brooks, LeeLee Sobieski), dir. Christine Lahti
    Paramount Pictures
  • Head Over Heels ( Freddie Prinze Jr, Monica Potter), dir. Mark Waters,
    Universal Pictures
  • Skulls *shared credit ( Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Leslie Bibb), dir. Rob Cohen, Universal Pictures
  • Cougar Club (Carrie Fisher, Faye Dunaway)
  • Dune (w/ Toto) dir. David Lynch
  • Emmett’s Mark (Scott Wolf, Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne) dir. Keith Snyder, USA
  • Wayward Son ( Harry Connick Jr.), dir. Randall Harris, Avenue
    Pictures

 Television

  • Justified (Series) FX
  • Unanswered Prayers Lifetime
  • The 19th Wife Lifetime
  • Raines (Series) NBC
  • Footbal Wives (Pilot) Touchstone
  • Montana Sky Lifetime
  • Carolina Moon Lifetime
  • A Season On The Brink (Movie of the Week) (Brian Dennehy). dir. Robert Mandel, ESPN
  • Century City (Pilot)
  • Enterprise (Series)
  • Gideon’s Crossing (Series) ABC
  • Hope ( Christine Lahti), dir. Goldie Hawn, TNT original feature film
  • North Shore (Series) FOX
  • The American Experience: John And Abigail Adams (Mini Series) PBS
  • The Sentinel (Series) UPN

 Composing / Misc.

  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (composer: additional music; orchestrator)
  • Primal Fear (musician, additional music)
  • The Medallion (composer: additional music; orchestrator)
  • The Skulls (composer: additional music)

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Comments 189

  1. Jordan

    Steve,

    I just wanted to tell you how amazing your work is. I’ve listened to numerous songs you have played over the years, but my absolute favorite is from 1976 when you played with Boz Scaggs and did that killer solo on “Lido Shuffle”. The sound and sync with the band was dead on. Amazing performance! I find myself listening to that version of “Lido Shuffle” at least once a week and have for the past 10 years! You just can’t find another version of that song like that one!

    Take care Steve! All the best!

  2. Yasmin Kakkar

    Hi Steve, my name is Yasmin Kakkar and a friend and I are making a documentary for a nonprofit charity. We recently came across the song you and John Bettis composed for Michael Jackson, titled Human Nature. The song fits perfectly within our film, but due to copyright issues we may not be able to put in in. This is why we are asking your permission for rights to put the song in our documentary. Your help with this would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Steve

      Hello Yasmin,
      Unfortunately, I no longer control the rights to Human Nature. If I did, I would say YES in a heartbeat. Sony/ATV owns the Human Nature copyright.I wish I could be more help. Good luck.

  3. Davide Corazza

    Hi Steve,

    The Toto tour with Michael Mcdonald: Will it be you guys on stage together? Or you guys or him the opener? On the Caesars site it says “Michael Macdonald”, and it should say TOTO! ( ;

    Let me know. Always great to hear from you!

    Davide Corazza

    1. Steve

      Hey Davide,
      At this point, it’s a little fuzzy. I think they’re saying that we’re “co-headlining”.. I think for the most part, we’ll be opening for Michael. We did several gigs that way last year and it went great. We share a lot of the same audience, so we had a great time. We’re just thrilled to be playing the states to tell you the truth. Take care, and see you at Caesar’s.

  4. Troy

    Steve, thank you so much for you response…I am truly honored. I mean like, WOW! I just wanted to say thank you to you and the Porcaro Family for creating and performing some of the most important music of our time. Your music touched the world and has made people everywhere feel much better about their own lives.
    No matter what genre or era – its still the same 12
    notes for composition. But you and your brothers took
    those notes and created music that’s timeless. Its
    truly the gift that keeps on giving for generations. Thank you, thank you….THANK YOU, STEVE!

    1. Steve

      Thanks Tim,
      I would love to come to Croatia! I’m sure the guys would too. Hopefully, we’ll see you one of these days soon. Thanks, the album is coming out great. I can’t wait for you to hear it.

  5. TROY

    Steve, it is an honor to connect with you, your one of the most talented and gifted innovators the world has ever known. The question I had was with regard to your time supporting Gary Wright during his tours in 1977 and beyond. For “My Love is Alive”, the moog bass lines you are playing are so incredible funky, your making that moog talk! Back then you didn’t have a lot of the technology that we have today to stabilize and control the physics of sound. Did you maintain those moogs and do all the programming of patches yourself for those tunes or did Gary?

    1. Steve

      Troy,
      Thank you for your kind words. I’m suddenly feeling humbled.
      Yeah, Gary days . . . The Moog I used for the bass part on “Love Is Alive” is the first synth I ever owned. My brother Mike loaned me the money when I got the gig with Gary to pay for it along with an Oberheim DS-2 Sequencer, and an Oberheim SEM.
      What was tough about the older analog stuff wasn’t just keeping them in tune. Each oscillator had an offset and scale adjustment that was incredibly sensitive and unstable back then. Basically, it was this tweak that scaled the oscillators to be in tune up and down the keyboard at a different octaves. I did do some of those tweaks myself, but would always try not to. . . As much as it was a pain, these flaws did contribute to it’s amazing sound. The patches, or programming of the sounds was all me as far as the live stuff went. There was no way to save anything on the Mini Moog. I was trying to copy the cool sounds that were on the record. I remember the friend I bought the Moog from, Jay Chernik was teaching me where to set the knobs to come close to the sound on the record. I marked them down with tape. Some knobs like “attack” and “decay” are obvious, but “amount of contour”??? Take care

  6. Christian

    Hey Steve. He is playing bass on your new album now that Nathan East has left? I know Tal Wilkenfeld has played on it but just wondering who else is?

    1. Steve

      Dimitar,
      Unfortunately no, I know of no plans for the time being to have a concert in the Balkan region but I wish we would. I hear from a lot fans from there. Hopefully very soon.

  7. Mario

    Hi steve,i’m big fan of you and also fan of Toto.I’m listening toto since i was 5,now im 15.Bless you all guys!
    And i wanted to ask you if you are coming with Toto in serbia,macedonia or bulgaria this summer….
    Thanks for your reply.

  8. Johan E

    Hi Steve!
    I have some questions about the touring members of Toto through history. In the beginning you always had an extra percussionist. Then you added various guys on saxophone and other wind instruments. Nowadays you “just” have extra backup singers.
    What factors did you consider back then and now when you chose what kind of touring members you wanted? Is saxophone for example too much associated with the 80’s sound to be considered today? Or is it just a qustion of a limited budget?
    If you could choose freely with no limits whatsoever how does your dream touring lineup look regarding players and/or instruments?

    Regards Johan from Sweden

    1. Steve

      Johan,

      Good question. On Toto albums, we’ve used anything and everything to try to make the best possible record, including the London Symphony, Tom Scott and Jerry Hey horn arrangements, you name it. Especially in the earlier days.
      We always try to pull off the record as close as possible and would love to bring an orchestra everywhere we go but . . .

  9. Sune Schack

    Hey Steve,

    It’s Sune – from Denmark/Copenhagen – and Porcaro & Paich Fan Club.

    I was VERY happy to see the answer you wrote to Christy: you @ vocals at the upcoming TOTO album. ‘The little things’… Can you say what kind of style? Or secret? 😉

    Also wanna ask you how the solo album is going? Any dates? We’re SO many fans that hope for several Steve P vocal tracks @ that one. I know how you feel with own voice. But…. You promised me/us a ‘Takin’ it back 2014′ LOL. And that requieres YOU (and Hungate & Shannon F) 😉

    I’d gladly help listening – like you said earlier, if u need any help. Would be an honor…. My mail is: sune@textflow.dk

    Thanks again for + 35 y of endless inspiration. All you Porcaros are my biggest heroes & influence. Even Jeff as much as you and Mike 😉

    See ya in Denmark @ tour – cannot wait!

    Cheers,

    Sune

    1. Steve

      Sune,
      It’s typical me. Mid tempo ballad. What else were you expecting? With my Justified responsibilities, Toto’s new album, and preparing for the upcoming Japanese tour hasn’t left me with much time for my solo project. Scoring Justified pretty much eats up my week while I work on it. It’s very important to me and I work on it every chance I get. You and I will talk soon. Take care, sp

    1. Steve

      Hi Mark,
      The keys will be the same as the last couple tours. Yamaha Motif XF-8 on the bottom and Yamaha Motif XF-7. I’m also running Mainstage on a Mac laptop that holds the majority of my sounds. Ciao

  10. Rob

    Hi Steve,

    I saw you several times live in The Netherlands with Toto the last few years, and It seemed to me that you really enjoyed beeing back on stage playing with this amazing band. With you, the real Toto sound is back!

    Are you already involved in the new Toto record, did you already record some keys, and is there any chance for a Steve Porcaro song on the new album?

    Many thanks for taking time for a reply! So glad you’re back with Toto, studio and live.

    Rob

    1. Steve

      Rob
      Your very perceptive. I am having fun playing with the guys again. It’s like “Hot Tub Time Machine” for me. I’ve been able to re-live 1983 for the past 5 summers. I am working with the guys on the new Toto album as well as working on my own project. There should be a lot coming your way. Thanks for your interest and your kind words.

  11. Fulvio

    Hi Steve,
    This website is such amazing thing!
    I wanted to ask you, since i’m studying to being a composer (i’m guitar player) in your composing/production phase from which part do you start ?
    Harmony then Melody,
    Melody then Armony,
    Rhythm and Bass line.

    Thanks for you reply.
    hugs from Italy

    1. Steve

      Fulvio,
      Welcome to Musinq!! I love your kind of question. I wish I had a better answer. The truth is, it’s always different depending on the situation, but there are definitely go-to starting places I’ve acquired over the years. Writing to film can be very different than writing songs, but for me, whether it’s a song, or a cue, I try to establish an atmosphere that is distinct. With film, my intention is to always serve the picture no matter what. With songs, I have more freedom.
      Sometimes it starts with a tempo I get in my head. What’s always been the case but happens now more than ever is with the constant influx of new sounds and sample libraries and the amazing programming going on these days, just a sound can totally be the jumping off point. Often when I’m looking for a sound for something I’m urgently working on , I come across something cool that has nothing to do with what I’m working on but I start jamming with it and writing something I dig and stop everything to record it somehow. It’s often difficult to pick up where I left off. I do have fun though. Sometimes it’s the drums and bass groove that are the starting point. Many times it starts off with just me pounding out chords on the piano and trying to capture a mood whether it’s a cue or a song, while I sing a melody on top. Or I do a lot of finger-picking guitar parts on plucky keyboard sounds. I could go on. I hope some of that helps

      1. Fulvio

        Thanks so much for your reply, it has helped me alot.
        Is a pleasure to see this kind of approach from a great musician like you.
        I will be inspired by the moment and will try any sounds, grooves or chords progression i can find , then i’ll come with a nice melody to put in.

        Have a nice work w/ Toto and w/ all your next projects.

        best regards.

  12. Christy Robertson

    Hi Steve! I’m a fan and member of the Porcaro/Paich group. I understand you are working on a solo album? Wow!! I think you have such an amazing voice and talent and wish there were more lead vocals of you on the Toto albums. Takin’ it Back and the Human Nature Demo are incredible!!! When can we expect a release date and can you tell us anything about it?

    I was also thrilled to learn a few days ago you are going to be on the new Toto album! I’m anxious for both of these releases.

    1. Steve

      Hi Christy,
      Thanks for your kind words. I like my voice too . . . kind of sometimes. It is excruciating for me to do finished vocals. It’s very difficult for me. I’ve never really taken care of my voice and it takes me a loooong time to get a finished vocal. Not only that, but my range is incredibly limited. As a songwriter, I don’t want to limit myself to have to write just what I can sing. I’m personally much more interested in my songwriting than I am in my singing. Having said that, I will have a vocal on the new Toto album. The guys just heard a song a wrote with Alee Willis called “The Little Things” that looks like I might be singing on the next Toto CD.
      In my spare time, which isn’t much these days, I’m working on my own project that will probably have a few lead vocals by myself. Thanks for your interest. There’s cool stuff coming.

  13. Davide Corazza

    Hey Steve! Big fan of your playing! You always added such a creative, virtuosic element to the music of Toto. I deeply appreciate what you do, and you’re a smart cat, too! What I wanted to ask: Will you be coming to Toronto anytime soon with Toto? I would be forever grateful if you guys did! I’m 20 and have been into the music of Toto for a few years now.

    Thanks a million,

    Davide Corazza

  14. Jon

    Hey Steve,

    I love the music in Justified. I am a Kentucky native and love what you have done to really enhance the show with your music. I have not been able to find a song though that I would love to purchase and maybe you could help? It is the song in Season 2 episode 9 where Coover snorts a pill off of his bandaged hand and heads towards the party. I cant wait for some of your tunes to be available for purchase!

    1. Steve

      Hey Jon.
      A native Kentukean? (sp?) High praise indeed, thanks. I know exactly which cue you’re talking about because I loved it to. I would love to take credit for it, but that one was written by Marc Bonilla who does all the guitars for me on Justified. He also writes a few cues each week and that was one of them. I thought he really nailed it. There is a Justified Score Soundtrack CD coming out soon, but that cut isn’t on it unfortunately. The fine people here at Musinq are putting together a mailbox that we can send and receive stuff in. When they get that together, send me another note and I’ll sneak you an mp3 of that cue. Don’t tell anybody.

  15. John Coster

    Love all your work with Toto and your various session work on the countless songs you have worked on, my question is what are the fundamental things or processes your do when working on a session with an artist?

    1. Steve

      Hey John,
      The main thing is to always serve the song. Sometimes when you start trying different parts and sounds on a record, you can fall into a sound or a part that you think is great, and you start developing it, and it sounds great and it feels great, and you take the next step and expand it and sometimes, after you have fallen in love with your sound and what you played, you realize at a certain point that it took on a life of it’s own and you served that, your wonderful idea, instead of the song. I’ve written a part that steps right on the vocal melody or another part while blindly following my wonderful idea. Point I’m making is you have to keep checking yourself along the way and make sure you’re always serving the song. It starts there. With all the stuff we got, the possibilities are endless as are the processes. Hope this helps.

      1. John Coster

        Yes I understand Steve and thank you for your advice you and your brothers are legends in the business so I have been soaking up whatever advice you have been giving to others on here as well as what you have said to my question, so thanks again and look forward to your next solo project,session works or new ToTo material.

  16. Santts

    Hello there Steve,

    Im Santts, 27, from Brazil! Im a singer piano player! Just released my first album!
    Ive influenced a lot fom the soul, R&B, reggae, and Brazilian music, as a young musician and being lucky enough to be in touch with guys like… I was wondering if I could leave a link to one of my videos? its me on the Piano, and my fellow friends, a rock/R&B version!
    Id be thankfull if I could hear ur thoughts on it, I sent one of those links to Natan East(Bass player whos plaied with you guys), a while ago! I heard some good feedback, this is the newest videos, with the best audio and image quality I could show,
    Looking forward to hear from you sir,
    All the best,
    Santts,

    Santts video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQWkOg4-Yyg

    1. Steve

      Hey Santts,
      I think these guys here at Musinq are going to provide us with a way to send and receive files, but we’re not there yet. Even then I’m afraid I don’t have time to listen to everything I’m sent. Take care and good luck with everything.

  17. Márton

    Hey Steve,

    can you give advice to keyboard players on how to learn elaborate arrangements by ear? I mean not the main piano or organ parts, but the parts that are more buried in the mix. The synth “contrapoint” above the unisono in ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ is only one example. Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and Toto music is full of those. Also recreating the patch is hard when I have no clue how it was made.

    My other question is how to get new ideas for arrangements. The subtle stuff you’re renowned for :) Especially when the song itself is a work in progress, and it begs for some clever instrumentation to keep it going and developing.

    Thanks for this amazing opportunity here!
    Márton

    1. Steve

      Hey Márton,
      You must first develop your ear to learn elaborate arrangements by ear. Some people are just born with it. Certainly not me. My ear is not very developed, I’m ashamed to say. It’s difficult for me sometimes to transcribe what I hear on a record. Those “contra point” lines you’re talking about are often improvised while I play the track over and over, until something sticks. Yes recreating the patch is hard when you have no clue how it was made. As you develop your ear and your synth know-how, you’ll get better and better at it.
      I get new ideas for arrangements from the new songs I work on. Also, I like to listen to what’s played on the radio and try to keep my stuff fresh and influenced by what’s new, without chasing after any fashion. I just let it influence me.
      THE most important thing, is for it to serve the song first, but then sound like me and no one else whenever I can.

      1. Márton Marczell

        Hi Steve,

        Thank you for the response. I am also interested in TOTO’s keyboard setup. What soft synths do you use live? What synths does David Paich use? Do you program his synths too or does he do it by himself?

        I’ve just listened to Rosanna from the new DVD and the synth solo sounded amazingly faithful to the recording. It has never been this accurate on earlier live recordings AFAIR. Great job! TOTO is so much better with you on board.

        Márton

        1. Steve

          Márton
          Being on the road, I have much more downtime than I do at home, so I’m able to respond much faster to my Musinq questions. My apologies to anyone who has had to wait too long.
          The soft synths I use live are the same that I use in the studio at home. That’s a big reason I dig Mainstage so much. I have a love/hate relationship with Logic, but I’ve gotten use to a lot of it’s soft synths like the ES-2 which is my goto for analog synth patches like the various blippy brass sounds I do. (I usually assign a little bit of a very fast decaying envelope to just one of two oscillators giving me a brass-like “blip” that makes the attack of the sound more interesting) I do that quite a bit with Toto. I also use Logic’s Hammond organ model the EVB3, as well as their EXS-24 sampler for a lot of my string and other orchestral sounds as well as for FX that I just want to trigger from my keyboard. I also use Omnisphere here and there. By the way, there is a new version of logic (10) as well as Mainstage that has amazing improvements on their B3 model and other plugs which I’ve yet to switch over to.
          I also love using the tape delay plug in quite a lot as well as Logic’s compressor.
          Do the “real things” sound better? Sure, but consistency live is what I’m all about these days, you can keep the change; and I’m not the synth geek I use to be. Spending more time writing and with my family is more important to me nowadays.
          David uses the same stuff for the most part. He’s using a new piano model I don’t remember the name of. Was using Ivory. He does some synthing on his own, but I usually come help and give tweek here and there when he asks.
          Glad you’re digging the new DVD and thanks for the kind words.

  18. Mike Whittaker

    Hi Steve,

    Long-time fan and follower of your work, and very glad to see you back in the Toto fold.

    Can you share your thoughts on the “Human Nature” compositional process, and second; your process for constructing the synth solo sections on Rosanna, Pamela, and the bridge solo section on Carmen? The synth colors, contrasting/intersecting lines, note choices and expression are pure brilliance!

    Thank you for taking the time to answer questions and particularly for the many years of musical pleasure, inspiration and talents you and your family shared with fans and fellow musicians. Looking forward to hearing more of your work in the future and wish you continued success.

    Regards,
    Mike Whittaker

    1. Steve

      Hey Mike,
      Thanks for the kind words.
      The Human Nature compositional process started with pure inspiration; My young daughter having a bad day at school and asking me why people act mean sometimes; I wrote the gist of the song about an hour later on the piano out in the cutting room at Record One, while the rest of the band was in the control room with Greg Ladanyi mixing the song “Africa”; I began demoing it on a 4 track cassette in a hotel rooms on the road with Toto soon after; Quincy Jones at one point asked to see the verse lyrics (the demo was very rough and you can hear what he first heard if you Google “Human Nature Demo”) They were terrible and he asked if a guy named John Bettis could take a stab at the verses. I said sure and John turned my tune into a song.
      On constructing the synth sections, I just try to go for it, use the technology in a musical way and show everybody why I’ve spent the time I have with all of that stuff. (Because of the possibilities!!) Sometimes you reach too far, but since I was never a “player” the way the other guys are, I’ve always have been eager to show what it is I do, do. (no snickering) Using the studio as your ax. Combining the right blend of musical know-how, with really cool synth stuff.
      Thanks again Mike for your kind words and yes, there is more music from me your way.

  19. Maxwell McGough

    Hi Steve! I enjoy the show Justified and I know that you do the scores for it. I was wondering if those scores will be available for purchase or listening somewhere. I especially like the one where Raylan looks at his family graves, it also plays when Boyd visits the house he and Ava were going to buy but she was arrested. That score is outstanding and I would to be able to listen to it at any ole time.

    1. Steve

      Yes Maxwell, a Justified score album should be coming out soon. They haven’t given me a date yet but it does have the cue you’re referring to. Thanks for your interest and thanks for your kind words.

    1. Steve

      Rex
      Advice for young musicians would be to practice what makes you unique and exploit the heck out of it.
      Favorite style I wish I could play would be Jazz.
      There’s a million places I’ve never been and would love to see.
      Take care

  20. Robert

    Good Evening!

    My name is Robert from Bydgoszcz-Poland.
    I fan TOTO-I would to thank you for music TOTO-my greatest band.
    First time I listening TOTO when I was almost eight.
    Now I’m 42 years old.
    I’m a children trainer football and judo.

    I dreamed about career of musician but I was poor boy and my dreams was broken.

    TOTO music it was joy,big art and pleassure in my childhood in poor communism country no future,no freedom and no chances.

    Thanks for wonderful concert in Poland in ?ÓD? 25.6.13.

    I’m waiting for dvd from Polska and a new longplay off course.

    I wish you good healh and true greetings from winter Bydgoszcz

    Robert Jagodzi?ski

  21. Tomson

    Hi! I know one really shouldn´t compare different musicians. Everybody plays differently. BUT, will Keith be able to play songs that Simon was a part of, and played, as only he can? Like Dave´s gone skiing for example. (I know he can play it), But he just don´t seem to be that kind of drummer. You know what I mean? And also, that is a sick piece to play on the drums! Or you know another piece that might require 2 bass drums. There really is no drummer that I can think of, that is so good on the double bass drum that Simon is.

    I realize that it was a lousy question! But yeah.. It was a thought..

    I´m however really looking forward to listen to your new sound. I´m sure it will be great! Thanks for all the great music!

    /Your no1 biggest fan from Sweden!

    1. Steve

      Hi Tomson,
      You didn’t mention it, so I thought I’d remind you that Toto had a drummer before Simon. While he never played the same as Jeff, he did an amazing job making the gig his own as I’m sure Keith will. I have a feeling we won’t be playing Dave’s Gone Skiing anytime soon. Sorry if that seemed harsh. Thanks for your continued support and see you next summer.

  22. John

    Hi Steve,

    Which intervals makes up your top 3 harmonies?
    How do you think a keyplayer sould approach the low note playing with regards to the bassplayer?
    3 things to make a band stay together?

    Thanks,
    John

    1. Steve

      Hey John
      Sorry, I don’t have a top 3.
      Keyboard players playing with a great bass player should make sure their left hand stays Out of the way and doesn’t clutter the low end for the most part. There are no rules. Use your ears and be sensitive to each other.
      3 things to make a band stay together… I wouldn’t know, I’ve never been in one that did.
      Sorry I’m not more help.

  23. Rhinosaurus_Rex

    Aha I see. I’m much more familiar with Davey, Denny and Leland so I’m curious as to what you do. Do you have a genre? And what kind of things do you enjoy?

  24. Josh Gallagher

    Hi again Steve!

    I’ve had a question that I’ve always been dieing to know the answer for! From the Turn Back music video sessions (live for today and goodbye elenore), there’s footage of this awesome jam between you and Jeff that is like one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard, and I’ve always wondered if it was made into a song or not (or if it already was a song). I can’t find the video on youtube anymore, but it’s with Jeff somehow using his drumming wizardry to make a drum machine groove with soul which you start playing over and eventually Jeff starts grooving away on the kit.

    Anyway hope you know what I’m talking about haha, sorry I couldn’t find the footage! EXTREMELY excited for the new Toto blu-ray and album, as well as your solo album! Can’t wait!

    All the best and thanks for spending the time to answer everyone’s questions!
    Josh

    1. Steve

      Hey Josh,
      I DO know what you’re talking about. Isn’t that a relief?? It was this jam of mine I use to play a lot that I never finished. (there’s a lot of those) I still dig it and may get around to finishing it one day. The working title is “Jimmy”. That’s so cool that you noticed that little piece and dug it, and then told me about it. Thanks

      1. Josh Gallagher

        YES, FINALLY! Haha, wow that’s awesome! Thanks! Hope to see it finished one day, it’s such a killer tune. I know what you mean, I’ve got loads of those little gems recorded in my band that are so cool, but just never seem to get completed.

        No problem! Thanks for the reply.

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