Steve Porcaro will be gracing our June 15th luncheon at Catalina’s with insights to his interesting musical life. Known for his prolific session work, Steve co-wrote “Human Nature” on Michael Jackson’s Grammy-winning album,”Thriller,” solidifying his individual mark on the music industry.
Please join us for a
Luncheon with Steve Porcaro!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 11:30am
Catalina’s Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Steve has worked extensively with music producer icons Quincy Jones and David Foster and many of music’s most successful artists including Don Henley, YES, Elton John, and Boz Scaggs. Highly respected for his film and television scores, Steve composed the music for the award-winning FX show, “Justified,” starring Timothy Olyphant.
Steve Porcaro’s touring career began with Gary Wright supporting Wright’s hit album “The Dream Weaver” and then with Boz Scaggs along with the other original members of Toto, prior to that band’s 1977 inception. Steve’s older brothers, Mike Porcaro (bassist) and Jeff Porcaro (drummer), also members of Toto were highly respected session musicians and their father, Joe Porcaro is regarded was one of the world’s most influential session percussionists and educators. In 2010, Steve toured with Toto when the decision was made to reform the band in support of his brother Mike, during Mike’s lengthy battle with ALS.
Along with his work on “Human Nature,” Steve Porcaro performed other “Thriller” tracks including”Beat It” and”The Girl Is Mine” and composed the song “For All Time” which was included on the “Thriller 25th Anniversary” Edition. A testament to his compositional influence,”Human Nature” has been covered and/or sampled by many artists including Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, SWV, Nas, and Chris Brown. He has written or co-authored music on each of Toto’s first six albums, with the exception of “Isolation” and most recently performed on the band’s highly acclaimed 2015 album “Toto XIV.” He also co-wrote and sang lead on”The Little Things” and “Bend“which is featured on the Japan edition of that release. After many years of success, Toto continues to play to sold-out audiences in Europe, US and Japan.
It was a long time in the making, and Steve is thrilled to bring his highly anticipated solo album, “Someday / Somehow” to fans across the globe.
Please join us at Catalina’s on June 15th when Marlene Hajdu interviews Steve. Call to reserve today!