Groove – Episode #31: Shem Von Schroeck

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, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Philly Pops, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He has released his own solo music 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…

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