“In May 1997 a number of people of the Toto mailinglist on tthe Internet decided to record Toto songs as a tribute to Toto.
Quickly this became a serious project with musicians contributing from all over the world”.
This is the text on the back of the CD booklet of Fanfields 1.
In 2001 Fanfields 1 was released as a Fans’ Tribute to Toto. The album was praised for its honest feel and great musicianship.
Many musicians from all over the world contributed, like for instance Lars Säfsund and Robert Säll of Work of Art, Phil Vincent, Ed James and Michael Riesenbeck.
Since then a lot has happened with Toto. We feel that the time is right to start the work on another Fanfields album with profits going to the Michael Porcaro Fund (Sweet Relief Musicians Fund), ALS foundation and Fergie Frederiksen Foundation (Liver Foundation).
It’s the least we can do to give back something to the band that gave us so much pleasure and inspiration through their albums and live concerts.
The recent deaths of Mike and Fergie made clear that there is so much behind the music, illness being one of those things.
This project is started to not only pay tribute to our beloved band, but also help contribute to the good causes for which our heroes stand and stood themselves.
Fanfields 2 contains a host of awesome musicians from all over the globe and was released in 2016.
We pay special tribute on this album to three of our departed heroes, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Fergie Frederiksen, by recording some of their personal most favorite Toto songs as well as recording several songs from “Isolation”.
This is the time to show our beloved band and their loved ones that we honor them and support them through the good and the bad times.
The cd “Fanfields II” is sold out but there are still some “Fanfields I” remastered ed. available !!
For those who want one please contact Michael Riesenbeck for more info ! => E-mail
Artists involved in this project !!
John Pratt, Lars Edvall, Guus Willemse, Guido Bungenstock, Art Brauer, Mikel Allen, Phil Vincent, Walter S. Hemingway, José Bosschers, Øyvind Kristoffersen, Irène Allouche, Mark Hendry,Nalle Pahlsson, Jonas Högberg, Ollie Oldenburg, Peter Kisch, Rick Rici, Thomas Vikstrom, Tom Nordseth, Marco Schuit, Linus Norda, Magnus Midelf, Ulf Jordal, Rob Lundgren,Valentina Moser, Richard Watts, Raymond Herveille, Peter TrumPeter Svensson, Brandon Klopp, Daniel Trobell, Erroll Rollins, Eskil Engen, Herman Furin, Jan Egil Øverkil, Rob Boshuijzen,Pete Riley, Kristian Crone Riege, Rasmus Kihlberg, Bob Schimscheimer, Dirk Brouns, Sam Porcaro, Andreas Passmark, Benn Gray, Emmanuel Guzmán, Erwin Willemse,Sietze Postma, Jase Brooks, Jan van Olffen, Max de Witte, Noud Maas, Lennox Gerritse, Phil Williams, Alexander Wassberg, Jimmy Keys, Kay Ronny Dahl, Markus Riegler,Ulf Jordal, Phil Taylor, Jim Rykbost, Morris Adriaens, Robert Thyni Grahm, Sune Schack, Stéphane Séjourné, Robert Elovsson, Jonas Öijvall, Chris Trujillo, Christian Fridh, Christian Tolle,Matthias Simoner, Victor Lundell, Michael Casswell, Michael Riesenbeck, Janne Stark, Sven Larsson, Brent Klopp, Paul Burton, Coen Molenaar, Frans Vollink, Evelyn Kallansee,Sebastiaan Cornelissen, Guy Nikkels, Arjan Muusz, Marco Muusz, Alan Dawson, Lara Rose, Dan Goldman, Roy Johnson, Darren O’Driscoll, Nik Svarc,The Live strings (Hannah Louise Featherstone, Ryan Yeap, Lauren Hinds, Angeline Chen, Alex Hedge, Shirly Tsui), Massimo del Lungo, Ermanno Angelo Federico,Cristiano Massimo Manfioletti, Jan-Willem Ketelaers, Manon Wouterse, Stef Ruhulessin, Rob Geerts, Berry Vink, Bert Appeldoorn, Johan Schipper, Fireblade, Dream Aria,Touch of Toto and Tris