Later this month, former TOTO vocalist Bobby Kimball will play four concerts in Finland. His band has been assembled by the much-in-demand guitarist/producer/songwriter Tommy Denander. We thought that we could get some insight into the gigs from him, and asked a few questions.
You're coming over to Finland with Bobby
Kimball, the legendary voice of Toto. I know Bobby's been over here a few times, but what about you,
have you played in Finland before?
How did you hook up with Mr.
Have you assembled the band for these
dates, and who's in the band besides you and Bobby?
We picked a great band with Pontus Engborg from Glenn Hughes on drums, Ken Sandin from Alien and K2 on bass and P-O Nilsson who's played with Joseph WIlliams before on keyboards...really great sounding band.
But on the dates in Finland we will bring a legendary Swedish drummer to fill in for Pontus, Mats Persson who's played with Roxette, Tomas Ledin and pretty much every star in Sweden!
With Bobby living in another country, have
you been able to rehearse together?
Apart from the Toto stuff, is there room in the setlist for other material? Something
from the Jamison-Kimball album would be nice....
Later this year, you're doing the
"Legends" concerts with several AOR vocalists. There are now only dates in Japan and Sweden, any
chance that you could bring that show to these shores?
Interview by Kimmo Toivonen