Mike Porcaro

Session cats rarely make the artistic leap to a career as platinum selling recording artists - however Toto was a notable exception. Comprised of LA's premier players who waxed hits for scores of world renowned artists, bassist Mike Porcaro joined his brothers Jeff (drums) and Steve (keyboards) for their Isolation album (1984), replacing studio ace and band-member David Hungate.

A valued sideman of tours and record dates with Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton , Michael Franks, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Seals & Crofts, Donna Summer, Carlos Santana, Natalie Cole, Joe Walsh, Aretha Franklin, and The Pointer Sisters, to cite a select few, Mike excelled in a wide array of genres spanning pop, funk, soul, rhythm and blues, rock, Latin, disco, techno - and every permutation thereof. Mike Porcaro was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2009 with Toto.

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