List of Toto band members

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Toto
TOTO live 2010 in Copenhagen in KB Hallen.JPG
TOTO live in Copenhagen, Denmark at KB Hallen July 20, 2010. The 2010 lineup from left to right: Simon Phillips (drums), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Mabvuto Carpenter (vocals), Jory Steinberg (vocals), Steve Lukather (guitar, vocals), Nathan East (bass, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards) and Joseph Williams (vocals).
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres progressive rock, neo-progressive rock, symphonic rock, arena rock, hard rock, soft rock, fusion
Years active 1977–present
Labels Columbia, Frontiers, Toto
Website www.totoofficial.com
Members Steve Lukather
David Paich
Steve Porcaro
Joseph Williams
Past members Jeff Porcaro
Mike Porcaro
David Hungate
Bobby Kimball
Simon Phillips
Greg Phillinganes
Keith Carlock
Dennis Frederiksen
Jean-Michel Byron

The following is an overview of musicians who have performed in the American rock band Toto.

Current members[edit]

Steve Lukather

Active: 1977–2008, 2010-present
Instruments: guitars, backing and lead vocals, bass guitar
Release contributions: all releases

David Paich

Active: 1977–2006, 2008, 2010-present
Instruments: keyboards, backing and lead vocals, synthesizers
Release contributions: all releases except for Falling in Between Live

Steve Porcaro

Active: 1977–1987, 1998, 2010–present
Instruments: synthesizers, backing and lead vocals, keyboards
Release contributions: Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Dune, Isolation, Fahrenheit, Toto XX, Live in Poland, Toto XIV
Release contributions as guest: The Seventh One, Kingdom of Desire, Tambu, Mindfields, Through The Looking Glass, Falling In Between,

Joseph Williams

Active: 1986–1989, 1998, 2010–present
Instruments: lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Release contributions: Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, Toto XX, Live in Poland, Toto XIV
Release contributions as guest: Falling in between

Former members[edit]

Jeff Porcaro

Active: 1977–1992
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Dune, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, Toto Live, Kingdom of Desire, Toto XX

Bobby Kimball

Active: 1977–1984, 1989, 1998–2008
Instruments: lead and backing vocals, occasional keyboards
Release contributions: Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Toto XX, Mindfields, Livefields, Through the Looking Glass, Live in Amsterdam, Falling in Between, Falling in Between Live

David Hungate

Active: 1977–1982, 1999, 2009, 2014–2015
Instruments: bass guitar, guitar
Release contributions: Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Toto XX, Toto XIV

Mike Porcaro

Active: 1982–2007
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals, cello, percussion
Release contributions: Dune, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, Toto Live, Kingdom of Desire, Absolutely Live, Tambu, Toto XX, Mindfields, Livefields, Through the Looking Glass, Live in Amsterdam, Falling in Between

Fergie Frederiksen

Active: 1984–1985
Instruments: lead and backing vocals
Release contributions: Isolation

Jean-Michel Byron

Active: 1990
Instruments: lead and backing vocals
Release contributions: lead vocals on 4 new songs on the compilation album Past to Present 1977–1990, demoted to backing vocalist during the 1990 'Planet Earth' tour

Simon Phillips

Active: 1992–2008, 2010-2014
Instruments: drums, percussion, keyboards
Release contributions: Absolutely Live, Tambu, Toto XX, Mindfields, Livefields, Through the Looking Glass, Live in Amsterdam, Falling in Between, Falling in Between Live, Live in Poland

Greg Phillinganes

Active: 2003–2008
Instruments: keyboards, backing and lead vocals, synthesizers
Release contributions: Falling in Between, Falling in Between Live

Keith Carlock

Active: 2014–2015
Instruments: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Release contributions: Toto XIV

Timeline[edit]

Lineups[edit]

The following is a complete chronology of the various lineups of Toto. Only official line-ups are included in this overview.

1977–1982 1982–1984 1984–1985 1986–1987
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Kimball – vocals
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards, vocals
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Fergie Frederiksen – vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards, vocals
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar
  • Joseph Williams – vocals
1987–1989 1990–1991 1991–1992 1992–1998
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar
  • Joseph Williams – vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar
  • Jean-Michel Byron – vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Simon Phillips – drums, percussion
1998–2005 2005–2006 2007-2008 2009
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar
  • Simon Phillips – drums, percussion
  • Bobby Kimball – vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Mike Porcaro – bass guitar
  • Simon Phillips – drums, percussion
  • Bobby Kimball – vocals
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • Simon Phillips – drums, percussion
  • Bobby Kimball – vocals
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar

Musicians Hall Of Fame

  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards
  • David Hungate – bass guitar
  • Shannon Forrest – drums
2010 2010–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016

Hiatus

  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards
  • Joseph Williams – vocals
  • Simon Phillips – drums, percussion
  • Nathan East - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals, bass guitar
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards, vocals
  • Joseph Williams – vocals, keyboards
  • David Hungate – bass guitar
  • Keith Carlock – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
  • David Paich – keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards, vocals
  • Joseph Williams – vocals
  • Shannon Forrest – drums
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar

Touring musicians[edit]

Since 1979 Toto has hired many touring musicians. Because Toto usually brings one or more backing vocalists or musicians with them on tour and due to a lot of changes in their line-up , with Steve Lukather being the only band member to have played on every single studio- and live-release since the band formed in 1977, Toto has had to rely on a large number of 'guest' musicians over the last 38 years. Already before the release of their latest album Toto XIV, the core of the current Toto now consists of Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joe Williams. For the 2016 tour Shannon Forrest will remain in the drum seat, while Leland Sklar, after 7 years, will return on bass guitar to replace David Hungate.

Current[edit]

  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar (filled in for Mike Porcaro 2007-2008, 2016–present)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (1979, 1982–1987, 2015–present)
  • Shannon Forrest – drums (2014–present)
  • Jenny Douglas-Foote (formerly known as McRae) – vocals, percussion (1990–93, 1995, 1996–97, 2011–12, 2014–present)
  • Mabvuto Carpenter – vocals, percussion (2010–present)

Former[edit]

Touring musicians timeline[edit]

External links[edit]