Steve Porcaro


Steve Porcaro

Infobox Musical artist


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Name = Steve Porcaro
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Steven Maxwell Porcaro
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Born = Birth date and age|1957|9|2|df=y
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Origin = Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Instrument = Keyboard
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Occupation = Keyboardist and composer
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Associated_acts = Toto
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Steven Maxwell "Steve" Porcaro (born 2 September 1957, Hartford, Connecticut) is a keyboardist and composer who was an original member of the rock/pop band, Toto.

Porcaro wrote the song "Takin' It Back" for Toto's first album, and the song was released as a single together with the hit, "Hold The Line". He also wrote "It's A Feeling" for "Toto IV" and "Lea" for "Fahrenheit". He left Toto in 1986 after the "Fahrenheit" record in order to pursue a more full-time songwriting and composing career. Another significant credit to note is that Porcaro composed the music for the song "Human Nature" from Michael Jackson's album "Thriller". As a History Note, Steve also played with Gary Wright during the Tour of the Summer in 1977 supporting Dreamweaver. Steve's talents can clearly be heard on "Love is Alive" with Gary Wright.

However, Porcaro has continued working with Toto in various supporting capacities, assisting with keyboards, drum looping, synthesizers and arranging/composing. He has also done session musician work for many other acts, including Yes (on "Union") and Jefferson Airplane (on their self-titled 1989 reunion album). Porcaro was also a member of Chris Squire's short lived solo band "The Chris Squire Experiment" in the summer of 1992.

His brother, Mike Porcaro, is Toto's bass player. In addition Steve's late brother, Jeff Porcaro, was Toto's co-founder and drummer from 1977 until his death on August 5, 1992.

"Rosanna", Toto's popular 1982 Grammy winning single, was written for him by the band's primary songwriter, David Paich. The song was widely understood to refer to Steve's defunct relationship with the actress Rosanna Arquette, although this has never been confirmed.

Porcaro is currently working on film scores such as the one for "Montana Sky", and is credited as an additional keyboardist on Toto's current release, "Falling in Between" (released in February 2006).

External links

* [http://www.toto99.com/ Official Toto website]
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* [http://www.hydrasolation.com/ TOTO-Hydrasolation — Le site Web des Fans de TOTO]


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