TOTO - Official Website - Questions and Answers


Bobby Kimball

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Mark-Hendry: I am a singer and entertainer. It's what i do for a living and i am currently working in Norway doing the piano bar circuit. To me there are few feelings better than giving all you have to a song, like you seem to---giving more than 100% but managing to stop just short of vocal Nodes (i hope). Something you said on your Q+A has struck a chord with me and i hoped you could expand on it. You talked of the 'middle voice' and that you must find it. I wonder what you mean because i have recently discovered a new part of my voice which is not a head voice so to speak, but certainly reaches higer than a chest voice. It is the voice that allows me to sing Hold the Line and Rosanna etc and also to sing backing vocals high but strong. Are we talking about the same area of the voice and if so how does one go about strengthening it to hold out like you do night after night.
Bobby: First and foremost, you have to guard your health and always keep the next night of vocalizing in mind. Always warm-up before you sing (don't beat your voice up, but do a bit of singing), and try to keep you vocal cords wet. I drink a lot of water and use some sort of glycerin or Ricola drops when I sing. Along with the water, that works for me (you must find what works best for you). I mentioned Roger Love's book "Set Your Voice Free", which has a CD included with exercises for your voice. I think it's imperative that you remain conscience of the fact that your going to need to take care of your whole being to stay in good vocal shape.
Elaine: Hi Bobby
I am the lead singer of a band that gigs four or five nights a week in england. As you will be all too familiar with, I suffer from hoarse throats from time to time. I have had coaching (some good, some bad!) and always warm-up before a gig. However, the hoarse throat sometimes never quite goes away!! I was wondering if you had any quick-fix tips or potions to drink for unavoidable sore throats before a gig?
Thank you,
Elaine
Bobby: Hi Elaine. I'm going to put a "Q & A" section on my website soon. Just like an advice section for singers only.
If you're having a hoarseness that doesn't go away, get a good (I would recommend you try a voice specialist) doctor to take a look at your throat. You could be developing "Vocal Nodes". This is some that can be dealt with, but you need to do some vocal rests (totally), and have that checked out as soon as possible. If you have to sing while your throat is sore or you are hoarse, please drink a lot of water before, during, and after you sing. This will keep your throat lubricated at least. One of the best recovery systems is vocal rest thought. Don't even talk if you can avoid it.
It's very important to warm-up before you sing, but don't even overdo that. There comes a point of diminishing returns if you stress your throat out before you have to sing.
I use "Sugar-free Ricola" drops (you'll keep your teeth in better shape) onstage with a lot of water. This seems to keep my vocal cords lubricated. You may find that other things, like glycerin drops could work for you. Every voice is different, as well as there needs to keep them in shape. I hope this helps. Do see a doctor though, and thanks for writing.......................Bobby
Richard: Hi Bobby, First off all, thanks for the great 3 concerts in Holland last few days. One of the best shows ever. Thanks for the great setlist.
Q: Was it diffucult to sing songs from the Seventh one and Isolation album??? And is it thrue that you originally sang all songs on the original Isolation album. Thanks, Richard v Kollenburg Holland.
Bobby: Hi Richard. We were well into the Isolation album when I was asked to leave the band. I still have some of the recordings on cassette. I've been asked by countless people to send them a copy, but I never felt like that would have been a good idea for Toto as a whole. These are special treasures just for me. We talked about re-recording some of the tracks with my vocals, as I'm sure they still have them on the tracks. My background vocals are still there.
I found it really fun to sing songs that I recorded, but were redone with Fergie. I also really liked doing the Joseph Williams songs. I have a whole new respect for him, as he's been a friend of mine for a long time. I'm trying to make the songs "mine", in my own way of feeling them.
Paolo: Hi Bobby!
I am Paolo from Italy , i was at the Modena concert and was so happy and excited to hear you guys on stage !
What a great suprise to hear you sing Pamela , Angel dont cry ,Only the children and Carmen !! sung by you they surely have more the Toto sound !! what a great story about the song " Good for You" he he .. I had the fortune to see last years concert in Lucca and there i got to get a photo shaking your hand after the warm up in the afternoon , i have the foto on the fireplace !!!
I really hope that next year the band will come again in Italy , and i wanted to ask if you will make some more solo albums or will contimėnue only with Toto ? i think that songs like "Annalies" and "Christine" are really great !
Which is your favourite Toto song ? or songs ?
Thanx once more for the fantastic night in Lucca !!
Ciao from Italia !!! and come back soon !!!!!
Bobby: Hi Paolo. Thanks for coming out to see us again. We had a great time in Italy (but that's normal, right?). You guys are some of the luckiest people in the world to live in such a beautiful place. the rest of the world is jealous of you.
I will be making another solo CD very soon. I have the songs in a demo state, but I've had little time to go into the studio, as we've been touring a lot for about 3 years now. We're taking a little time off after the end of August, so I'll have a little time to get back into the studio and record more. I think you'll like the new solo CD. As far as my favorite Toto songs,.......Make Believe, White Sister, Mama, You Are The Flower, Girl Goodbye, Rockmaker,....etc. I have a lot of favorites, but that's normal with a band like Toto.
Thanks for writing and keep in touch.................Bobby
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Melanie: How did you like playing in Chile?
Bobby: Chile was really great. It was my first trip there and I was amazed at the crowd response. Our fans are usually pretty enthusiastic, but they were completely over the top in Chile. At a few instances, the crowd was singing louder than the band was playing. All-in-all, it was a very nice trip and they've already asked us to come back.
Kim: Are there any of the songs of the 1984-1995-era albums you'd be keen on singing live? Endless for instance? You did a great job on Home of the Brave.
Bobby: There are, and we're actually discussing that very point at the moment. We'll take some of those songs and do them on the next tour. I wouldn't want to divulge which one's are going to be there, as that kind of takes the fun out of it, besides the fact that I would only be guessing anyway.
mark ridout: Any news on your new solo effort?
Bobby: I have all of the songs for the solo CD written, but I want to run them by the band, just in case they may want to use any of that material. either way, when we stop touring, I'll be working on that, along with the Toto CD.
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indigojc: Hi Bobby. I wanted to ask you about the live vocal arrangements. Who decide in the band whom will do this or this another one voice or this detail or this another vocal detail. I'm asking you because I noticed in the live video (LIA) that "Hold the line" doesn't has the vocal harmonies that were done in the original recording and almost all the concerts... Personally I miss those vocal while hearing the dvd in compare whit another lives or studio version.
Bobby: We "all decide" what harmonies and vocal arrangements are going to happen live. It occurs in rehearsal when we work out the songs and fix the vocals for the tour. On the "LIA" Tour, we decided to "not put vocal harmonies" on Hold The Line, because we thought it would be a nice opportunity for the audience to participate in the singing on the end of the song. You may hear the harmonies on the next tour,......maybe not. We're starting rehearsals on the Far East Tour this week, but it will be the same setlist we played for the DVD. Our next tours, after we record again, will determine what will be played, and how the vocal harmonies will be arranged.
Mushanga: Who do you like more, Beatles or Stones?
Bobby: Yes, and Yes. Of course, you're talking about two of my favorite bands. They both influenced me deeply. The first time I heard the Beatles, I was singing in a 10 piece horn band in Louisiana. I was thinking, "What!, no horns". We had a complete new set of rules to work by then. Needless to say, the horn section was history in about 6 months from that date and we became a rock band with the 5 piece configuration of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals.
The Stones, a shining example of "how to do it" in the music business. They remained friends and continued to pump out their own style of hits right up to this very day. They've always had that rough and tumble sound that let's us all know we're human, and not perfect. They do exactly what they want onstage and get away with it famously. I think they're one of the best things that ever happened to Rock and Roll.
Jogi_Wimball: Would you concidering using the "Westcoast All Stars" guys (Joseph W., Bill C. and Joson S.) for singing background vocals on the new Toto record???
Bobby: Hi Joe. I would love to do that if you guys would come out and sing with me. I thought the vocals on "West Coast Allstars" were great, and fun to boot. "It is a dream I have Sire".
Oh yeah, if this is not Joe, same answer.
Totus: I'm listening to Rise Up, I've lent it from a friend and I like it! I don't know why I didn't buy it...if it's still available (??) I see you played with great musician on the album Bruce Gowdy, Ricky Phillips (from Frederiksen/Phillips and now with Styx) and I was especially surprised to see Mark/Marcy Free from Signal, a real killer voice. How did you came in contact with Mark/Marcy Free?
Bobby: My first contact was with Bruce Gowdy. He's a great friend and he also co-produced the CD. Most of the songs had been cut priveously by "Unruly Child" with Bruce producing, but the CD didn't sell very well and I loved the songs. I met Mark/Marcy through Bruce. Fantastic talent. Loved doing the CD.
mark_ridout: Just wondering how the new CD is progressing, if at all, given Simon and Dave taking a break. Have you done any further work on your new solo CD.
Bobby: Hi Mark. We're working at a deficit her without Dave and Simon (our main producer). We're still writing songs and getting ready to record, but as they say in the "book of rules", Shit Happens. This is a very bitter-sweet year for us, as we don't have Simon or Dave swith us, but I have to say without any hesitation, Greg P. and Ricky L. are truly awesome players that allowed us to pick up the pieces without any slack. We're right where we should be with the music at the moment, so we're very lucky in that manner. We do miss Dave and Simon, but we feel very fortunate to have such great talent in the wings as we do.
I have man y songs written for the Solo CD, however, my first agenda is to attend the new Toto CD and from the swongs I have after that, I'll do the solo CD. Not "left-overs", but wise choices.
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mark_ridout: Just wondering how the solo CD is coming along and if you have ideas of for the new TOTO CD?
Bobby: Hi Mark. I'm still in the process of writing the material for what I want to consider my best solo CD ever. I'll have about 40 songs to choose from when all is said and done. I have some of the demos recorded now, but as you well know, the Toto schedule is very demanding and stands as first choice to anything else I have going on. The band will be doing "Night of the Proms" in Europe from October until December 21st. It will be about 50 concerts with an orchestra and we're really looking forward to it. We'll be in the hotels for about a month at a time, so we plan to set up a studio in a suite in each hotel to write and record some of the material for the new Toto CD. Look for a lot of surprises and some great sounds.

Take care......................Bobby
Rob_Venlo: Toto still sells or allmost sells out many live shows, despite not much airplay on radio/tv. Do you sometimes think, when performing live and seeing all those fans: "I'm a lucky guy that I can (still) do this?"
Bobby: Rob, Rob, Rob,..........I really feel lucky that I can do anything that makes people happy, especially myself. The band really gets along well, even though we've been thrust into some pretty demanding situations. We have some of the finest of fans and we still very much enjoy doing our best to entertain them. We have bad nights(in our opinion), like anyone else, but being onstage with Toto is about as close to heaven as one can get, musically that is. I have no words for the feeling of being back with the band again, and I'll be doing my absolute best at each performance, rest assured.

All the best.......................Bobby
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Elly: Yesterday I FINALLY got so lucky to catch your solo album "All I ever needed" at my local recordshop, I was looking for it for such a long long time, thank God! .........And it's such a brilliant album, chapeau!!!!!!
It's such a thrill for me to hear Mickey Thomas on it, I fell in love with Mickey's voice, when I heard him for the very first time on Elvin Bishop's "Once in a life time", amazing singer.
I just love hearing you both singing on "Kristine", so my question is: "What made you decide to have Mickey on your album?"
Is it 'cause you two are such a perfect match together?
And.....wil he be on your next solo album too??
Please, say YES!!!
Bobby: I think the main reason Mickey's on the CD is that he's an incredible singer. He's also one of my favorite people in the world, besides that great voice. I've known Mickey for a number of years, but I too, worshiped him from afar, until we met at one of his concerts in Beaumont, Texas. I still have the photos from that night. I do plan to ask Mickey to sing on my next endeavor (and I have other pictures to bribe him with, just in case he says NO). I'm sure he'll do whatever I ask when he sees the shots. (Just Kidding) Mickey's doing a solo CDd at the moment, so I'm going to call him and make myself available to do background vocals for his project. That's kind of how things are done now. Favors are the new "coin of the realm" now.
Either way, I love singing with, and just hanging out with Mickey. If you knew him, you'd understand. He's very likeable and funny. Here's hoping I can make him answer his phone for my CD.
Rural_Stil_Life: I think that your singing on this tour is even better than on the Mindfields tour. I'm the lucky owner of some recordings from the recent tour, and on every recording your performance is truly amazing and very constant!!
Do you feel the same way ? Might it be because you're used to sing more live on a frequent basis now, in contrast of prior to the Mindfields tour, so that your voice is more warmed up in general ?
Bobby: I'd like to think that the constant "keeping in good health" has something to do with it. I noticed a decided change when I stopped drinking on a regular basis, and started working out everyday. It really helps the vocal cords to keep fit and do a lot of sweating. I sing a little everyday too. I'll sit at the piano and entertain myself a short while each day. It helps you clear your head and it keeps the cords from getting rusty. The other thing is (and a big part of it), I love singing with Toto, because they constantly push me to "Maximum Vocal Power" on a nightly basis. You can't go on stage with this band and think you can coast along. You have to attack it with all your heart if you want to survive the night. Everyone of us have the same job though. The "norm" for each of us is just above what most musicians consider impossible,......this, on a nightly basis. It makes us grow as musicians and it brings the crowd to a keener awareness of what good music is. As for the voice being warmed up, I do a 10 minute vocal exercise each night before we hit the stage. Luke and I both do the same exercise CD,a nd it seems to help a lot. I never want to go on stage cold, because it's not good for the voice, nor will you get your best performance from that behavior. Some rules: You have to constantly be aware of what could possibly hurt your voice. It's a muscle, it's not tunable, not replaceable, and the motor for it lives in your soul. Your body is your instrument, so take care of it.
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mark_ridout: Now that TOTO is in a bit of a break mode, is there anything happening or new to report with your planned solo effort?
Bobby: Hi Mark. At the moment, I'm still in the "making of the deal" to do my solo CD. Of course, I've been writing for this project for a long time and have amassed quite a few songs for it (enough for 3 CDs). I'm in the process of picking the best 15 and I'll start working in the studio about the second week of May. I'll be doing a lot of the CD with Vince DiCola (whom I've already recorded 4 songs with) and plans are in the works to write even more additional material to fit the general style of the CD.
Marco.steff: I'm a singing student from Italy who was amazed by the quality of your last concert in Milan (8th February) and by your incredible voice. I would like to ask you a couple of questions: how did you get such an incredible control and range? I mean, what kind of study and practice did you need to master your voice such a way? Is there any reference book you consider particularly helpful?
Bobby: Actually, I started singing at a very early age and I owe a lot of the early training to my high-school vocal teacher. She was an inspiration to me and, little did I know how she would affect my life and career. The first concerts for larger crowds were in clubs around my small hometown in Louisiana. We lived on the border of Texas and the four clubs my band played in were all at least 5000 seaters. The sound system was very inadequate for that size of a building, so I had to really sing hard to hear myself (as we had no monitor system). I pushed my voice nightly and built up a resistance to the usual stressed throat. For the longest time I felt that it was normal to have a sore throat. I lived very close to where Janis Joplin and Edgar Winter were from. As a matter of fact, Edgar and Johnny Winter had a local band playing near a lot of my concerts. I went to a lot of their concerts and was so impressed, I knew then, I had to sing. The Southern music was mostly "Black or Blues". I emulated a lot of my heroes from that era (Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye,.....etc... far too many to mention here) and most of their voices were rasp-edged. It's how I learned to sing the blues.

I don't recommend tearing at your voice that way, but it was the approach I had to deal with. I recommend getting a vocal coach and learning to warm up you voice before you sing (something I always do now that I know better), learning how to hit high notes without the effort of straining your vocal cords, how to find your "middle-voice", and a few tricks that will push you into the range you need to be in to compete with singers you enjoy. I also think you should try to sing the music that inspires you. That always helps to push you further along the learning curve. It forces you to enjoy what you're singing,........ very important. Sing a little everyday; Sing with your favorite artists and try to copy them, then try to do that even better; Listen to a lot of different kinds of music and sing with it; practice, practice, practice.
ncc1712: I've been wondering for a long time why you did come to the Saarland (where I live in Germany) after your brake with Toto in 1984? I know you made some records with Frank Farian. What do you link with "our" country? Have you been lucky to be here?
Bobby: After my departure from Toto in '84, I had the good fortune to be introduced to Frank Farian through my managers at Fitzgerald-Hartley. It seems that Frank had called them about me and wanted me to sing on a personal project he had going called "Far Corporation". While there, I found a new side of myself and a certain freedom I hadn't enjoyed for quite some time. I liked it so much there I moved to Germany for about 5 years and some of my very best friends are still there to this day. When in Germany, I always call my friends and we hang out together. I learned a lot about your wonderful country in that 5 years, and as a former official resident, I can say that it was some of the better moments in my life to have been there.

I can definitely tell you I was very lucky to have come to Germany when I did. It afforded me some financial gains, great friends, a lot of travel and sights I would never have seen, the ability to "know about your country and appreciate how the people live", and some of the most fun times of my life. We'll be back there soon and I consider Germany my second home, as my mother's family was from Frankfurt.
Rural_Stil_Life: Are there some unreleased songs that you really like, and can you tell us about these songs (ballads, rockers etc.)
Bobby: There were quite a few extra songs, or song ideas that got recorded in the early years that were never finished. I thought some of these were great and should have been finished and released. There was one that comes to mind from the TOTO album called "Come Back To Me" that was only a verse and part of a chorus. I felt it could have been a hit song. It's mid-tempo and has a repetitive chorus. The band sounded great on it and it was very fun to sing. A lot of things never made it to tape, but that's another story all together.
Rural_Stil_Life: What is the first song you recorded with TOTO ?
Bobby: The first thing I remember recording with the band was the vocal on "Tale of a Man". It was originally sung by Dave but I went into Studio 55 in the very beginning of the band and put a vocal on that same track. The next thing we did together was the song "You Are The Flower", written for my daughter (then about 1 year old) and it ended up on the first album almost intact from the very first take. It was my "audition" for the band.
Rural_Stil_Life: Do you still play keyboards / piano ?
Bobby: I do, but not around Dave very often. Only when I have an idea for a song or something like that. I really stand in awe of his talent on keyboards and I learn a lot from watching him play. I do write on keyboard though. I'm a bit unorthodox in my fingering of the keys as I didn't learn to read or have a teacher. I taught myself to play by listening to some really great players of the New Orleans genre. That's really the kind of music I was raised on and my Mom played "boggie piano" too. It was a great atmosphere to grow up in, as there was always music in my life.
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Blu: Would you be glad if Fergie Frederiksen sang with you as TOTO member?
Bobby: I really don't see the need at any point to hire another singer to do exactly (maybe not exactly) what I do. It would be like hiring another lead guitarist for Luke. It's just not needed. We already have Tony Spinner (who in my humble opinion, is the best choice we could have made for that position). Tony is very well liked by the band, plays great backup guitar (lead too, for that matter), and sings his ass off. The band is getting "more seamless" with each concert, and there's little lacking in any department. Not to be too laconic or effusive on the matter, there have been some problems with some of Fergie's recent actions (i.e., going on the "Regis and Kathy Lee" TV show as Toto and singing "Hold The Line," in my opinion, was a bad move).
Fergie has been around my life for quite some time now. He took my place in a band that I helped start in Louisiana called "Louisiana's LaRoux" (first called "The Levee Band"). Great band. I left them (with much apprehension) to come out to LA and sing with the rhythm section of "3 Dog Night" after the 3 singers vacated the band. We called the group "S.S. Fools". Turns out, the name was very appropriate. I left that band to join Toto, where i resided for 7 years. When I was fired from Toto (probably a good move for the band, but an even better one for me, as I was doing great harm to myself with various pharmaceuticals), Fergie left LaRoux and came out to LA to fill (?) my position. I thought he did a decent job of copying my lead vocals, as they were already done, and, I had done most of the backgrounds before my life started to take leave of it's senses, causing me to get fired. Once again, a positive thing for me in disguise.
To make a long story short, Fergie has traced my every step and he's ended up singing with almost every band I've persued. He's been rather like a "nuetron star" and "always there" when I turned around. Seems that if I hadn't made a path for him, he wouldn't have known where to go. I don't mean to be insensitive or crass, but this is the truth and Fergie knows it too. I think he's a decent guy, but maybe needs to find someone else to follow. I'm feeling a little bit "stalked".
We have an amicable relationship and I hold no grudges, but I really don't think there's a need to add anyone to Toto at this time. I'm just speaking for myself (as I don't think some of the other band members would be so benignant), but I wish Fergie the very best in his persuits and ask that he please not advertise himself as Toto (as his time there was brief, and the songs he does on the road in that guise are one's that I did originally). We're thinking of putting my original vocals of the songs off the CD he sang on into play now. May just make a decent CD out of it.
Blu, all this out of fun,...... I hope I've not offended you by my answer, and I also hope I've cleared the issue of him returning to Toto.
Tina: Did you ever had a sore throat during a concert tour? If yes, how did you cope with it?
Bobby: Being a singer for so many years, I've experience hoarseness, a sore throat, a bruised ego, (all terrifying experiences, especially when you have to get up onstage and do it again the next night). I drink a lot of water and do my best to get all the rest required on the road. The band has been very gracious with me as far as letting me slide on doing too many interviews (tears the throat up), and I appreciate that by giving them all I have when I hit the stage.
One thing you have to always think of as a singer,.........your instrument is your body and soul. You MUST take very good care of them both if you plan to do this with any earnestness. Rest, especially the vocal cords, is "a must" on the road. While everyone else is going to have a night of fun, you have to go to bed. "Vocal silence is your friend." I would suggest (not knowing what stage you are in as a singer), that you get some vocal training to learn how to care for your voice, ........ also there are many tricks that can help you achieve your goals that are "hard fought lessons" without good advice. Hope this helps and good luck!
Rural_Stil_Life: Bobby, I heard / read that you have a lot of recordings from ' the old' TOTO days (studio rehearsals, soundchecks etc. ) Stuff I know fans would love to hear some day. Is it possible to release these at some point.
Bobby: I made it a habit of recording everything and keeping at least a cassette of rehearsals, sound-checks, fun times, (I even have a tape of the day the band was together in one room playing for the very first time as a group,......priceless to me). I could have caved in at any point and given this out, (there were many who asked), or made a very good price on making a CD out of it, but that would have been rather sacrilegious as to where my heart is. They will remain in my files and maybe someday when the whole band approves, we'll just do a fun release of it on the Toto99.com page. I think some things are too special to handle with anything less than "kid-gloves," so for the time being, I'm holding onto these items and safeguarding them. I would love to share these with the fans though. They're literally "the soft white underbelly" of the band and very tender moments.
floppy: Hi Bobby how old was "All I Ever Needed" before you released it. And when will you do another solo thing or something with Glenn Hughes.
Bobby: It was recorded very fast. I CO-wrote the CD with John Zaika, an old friend, and Dave Barnette, a brilliant writer. We were still writing as we recorded the CD. I wrote half of the lyrics on the couch just outside the recording booth as the tracks were being laid down. We were shooting for a rather funky, soulful CD (hopefully we made it), and it was a really fun venture. I think from start to finish (writing and recording), it was about a 4 month project.
By the way, I would love to get a poll of just how many people bought the CD and where they got it. It seems the money vanished on sales and I'm just curious as to how many were sold. I've signed an awful lot of them on the road, and it would be interesting to know where they came from. If any of you got one, please send your story to the page and I'll check it out. This would be a tremendous help to me in tracking the money.
On recording with Glenn Hughes, he's absolutely one of my favorite singers and a beautiful soul. We've been friends for many years and I've really only had an occasional chance to work with him. It was always a pleasurable experience and I really hope we can work together soon in the future. However, my time is very dominated with Toto tours at the moment, and I don't think that will let up for quite some time. I know Glenn is very busy as well, so only the stars know when that celestial moment will arise. Hopefully very soon, as he's one of my heroes for much longer than even he knows. I was listening to him way back in the "Trapeze" days. I thought I was listening to God sing. Bless you Glenn Hughes for all you do. I'll try and get that together for you (Floppy), AND for myself as well.
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Mark Ridout: Your new solo cd was Co-produced by Joe Vana. Just wondering what your thoughts on it are, a release date and what style of music is on it.
Bobby: Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The solo CD is still in the dream-state. I spoke with Joe Vana about Co-producing something, but I've been very busy with Toto, and will be for quite some time. Our European Tour will take us until the end of February, then there is a possibility that we'll be booking more dates, especially some in the States, God willing and provided we find the right group to tour with. The package tour thing seems to be the way to go @ this time, so we'll be looking to do a tour here with a package that makes sense for us. My solo CD is a side project and will happen when all of my energy is not devoted toward pushing Toto. I have some songs that are very near and dear to me, and I've worked on them for about 20 years. They're very personal and from the heart, and therefore I would like to commit them to a CD at some point. I guess I'll just have to keep you up on that idea. Meantime, it's all about Toto for me.
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