Mick Toto & Spare Change | Be A Rocker

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Be A Rocker

by Mick Toto & Spare Change

A singer, songwritter and storyteller merging classic rock 'n roll with folk and the blues
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Be a Rocker
Mick Toto
3:34 $0.99
2. Fastest Gun
Mick Toto
3:16 $0.99
3. Peaceful Easy Feeling
Mick Toto
4:09 $0.99
4. I'll Cry Instead
Mick Toto
2:03 $0.99
5. To Love Somebody
Mick Toto
3:44 $0.99
6. Want You to Want Me
Mick Toto
4:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
Michael John (Mick) Toto

Former lead singer for the 1960's rock group, "The Ants". The Ants were the house band at the legendary Pandora's Box on Sunset Strip and were produced by the great Johnny Otis (Willie and the Hand Jive) and Eldorado Records.

Mick is an original singer/songwriter with a unique style that showcases his many musical influences, with a contemporary style and imagination. His "Rock n' Roll Depot Show" show also showcases Classic Rock n' Roll favorites. When time permits, Mick loves to entertain one on one at the Boardwalk at Venice Beach California. Be it one of his original songs or a great memory from the past, your soul will be touched.

Mick's recently completed CD is called "Be a Rocker". The title cut startles an anthemic rock song delivered with pure power and energy. Ironically, it is a story of a musician's life and his 30+ years on the road. You will also love Mick's other originals, "Fastest Gun" and "Want You to Want Me" as well as his tasteful renditions of songs from the Beatles, the Bee Gee's and the Eagles. "Be a Rocker" is produced by Michael H. Model. It is a small sample of what Mick has to offer and promises to leave you in great spirits.



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James Rogers

Great Tradition, Great Musician
Dateline: Jun21, 2006
Mick Toto, today's unchallenged leader of the pack that Pelvis started, has built a sterling repertoire on the solid foundation of the original rock and roll rhythm four to the bar. His act is a medley of rock and roll styles from Sister Rosetta tharp (1938), Elvis the Pelvis' hiccups, bass slaps, and spastic guitar, that set the world into a new gyrational spin, Little Richard's yowling funk, Buddy Holly, the Beatles and too many others to name here. (By the way, people usually forget to mention Mozart.)
Mick's been writing and playing for half a century, starting as lead singer in the rock group "The Ants", which played Sunset Strip's Pandora's Box in the 1960s.
Mick is an assertive musician and his technical ability, from delicate and intricate fingering at the frets to energetic, throbbing rhythms that get your hips a-moving. How he can manipulate a guitar with such expertise plus a drum, a piano and a harmonica all at once will forever mystify.
Rock and Roll is not just interesting music, it is a powerful social force. It accomplished quickly what hundreds of legislators have been unable to do. Rock and Roll unites people, people of the various cultures overcome their habitual fears and hostilities through participation in rock and roll be happy and party events. Mick Toto, by virtue of his multiracial background, continues the great tradition. Mick's CD Be a Rocker is a personal invitation to join the gang of new millenniumers rocking and rolling happily in a great tradition in two easy steps. Mick's style is fluid, the medley runs the gamut of rock and roll styles: boogie, pure rock and roll, ballads, lovers' laments, blues.
Mick is an entertainer's entertainer. It's in his genes and he loves to entertain, even one-on-one, nowadays along Venice Beach's Ocean Front Walk, where he gives people moments of pleasure with one of his originals, or a great moment of inspiration from a predecessor.
Become a Rocker yourself! Buy the CD and do it at home! Drop in at The Waterfront Cafe, 207 Ocean Front Walk, near Ozone Avenue intersection, Monday thru Friday, 1 - 4 p.m. See a live performance and rock and roll in an afternoon of liquid bliss. Reservations not necessary.

Young Bull

Great music crafted by a man deserving of the title "musician."
Be a Rocker is the type of good old fashioned be happy and party rock and roll tune that has been missing from the music scene for years. Welcome back! Fastest Gun is a classic rock ballad that will likely end up someday as part of a movie soundtrack for some great movie about Billy the Kid or the James Gang or somebody like that. A Peaceful Easy Feeling will give you one; and make you realize that other birds sing better than eagles. I Want You to Want Me is classic Blues, with a powerful driving-beat and strong soulfull vocals...classic blues, just classic. To Love Somebody - this vocal cannot be bested by anyone anywhere. This one is beyond great. This guy can sing with the great ones. I thoroughly recommend this musician's work.