Shem Von Schroeck from Toto is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #31 – Shem Von Schroeck.
Who is Shem Von Schroeck?
Most people know Shem Von Schroeck as the longtime bass player in Kenny Loggins‘ band. At the beginning of this summer, Shem got word that he landed the coveted bass gig in Toto. The prolific and proficient bass player has also worked with everyone from Don Felder of The Eagles to Christopher Cross. He’s been playing since the age of three as a part of a highly musical family and is a multi-instrumentalist along with having incredible vocal capabilities. And, that’s not hyperbole. Shem is also a professional opera singer and is a regular tenor soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, The Philly Pops, and the Jacksonville Symphony. He has released his own solo music (Son Of Arthur) and is also known for playing in Ambrosia. We had a chance to spend some time with Shem right after his soundcheck in Montreal before Toto crushed it on stage. Enjoy the conversation…
Listen in: Groove – Episode #31: Shem Von Schroeck.
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.