David Hungate

 

 

 

Biography:

David Hungate is a bass player whose career is mostly linked to when he was an original member of Los Angeles pop-rock band Toto from 1977-1982. Even Boz Scaggs's Silk Degrees album of 1976 included Hungate's bass and several other future members of Toto. Hungate's tracks featured the "hook" popping bassline on the single "Lowdown," and the lyrical bass fills on "Harbor Lights" and "We're All Alone." 

Hungate played on Toto's first four records, including multiple Grammy award-winning album, Toto IV. He left the band shortly after its release for a career as a session musician in Nashville. Mike Porcaro, his replacement for Toto IV's videos (and subsequent albums), is the brother of two of Toto's original members, Jeff and Steve Porcaro. Hungate also plays guitar and has produced and recorded with several country artists such as Ethel and the Shameless Hussies. Currently residing in Nashville, Hungate has collaborated with both former and current members of Toto for occasional recordings and gigs over the years. He was also a primary member of AOR supergroup Mecca fronted by Joe Vana and Fergie Frederiksen.

 

 

David and Party Of The Century:

David and Giorgio have been in touch since the IV TOTO single release. They become nice penpals and when Giorgio told David about POTC he accepted to record bass track on a very special song in the album.

In fact, the track here Hungate plays on features two original members of the TOTO band (David and Bobby Kimball).

David Hungate recorded his POTC feature on the track: 

At My Door (duet with Bobby Kimball)

 

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