David Paich is an 8-time Grammy Award winner including: Producer of The Year, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year. Paich also won an Emmy for his work on the television series Ironside. As a founding member of the Grammy award-winning band TOTO, Paich is most notably known for his work as keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the band. With hundreds of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling tour-acts in the world. Collectively and individually, the band has played on nearly every major hit record of the past quarter century, placing their distinctive stamp of excellence all over CD shelves around the world. With over 35 million records sold, TOTO is the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire musical community.
Paich’s work with TOTO includes writing chart topping hits such as: "Rosanna", "99", "Hold the Line", "Georgy Porgy", and most of Toto's hits over the years. Paich co-wrote the 1982 hit, "Africa", along with TOTO's drummer Jeff Porcaro. He also sang lead vocals on the song.
David Paich and Party Of The Century:
David and Giorgio first met in Tokyo at the IV TOTO single presentation to the Band. Since then, they remained very good penpals, keeping on writing and chatting all the time! When Giorgio showed up with his Party Of The Century idea, David didn't hesitate one second before accepting to be part of it!! David played a fantastic acoustic piano and B3 organ and had the files sent to Giorgio and Vittorio to place on the main session.
David Paich recorded his POTC feature on the track:
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