Jean-Michel Byron (born Byron DuPlessis) is a South African born rockvocalist and lyricist, perhaps best known internationally as the lead vocalist for Los Angeles rock band Toto for their first Greatest Hits album, Past to Present, as well as the band's Greatest Hits Live...and More project. Originally from East London, South Africa, he attended high (senior secondary) school at John Bissicker High School in a former Coloured area. This is where he showcased his talent and it was evident in his ability that he was destined for success. He sang at high school concerts and community shows. His ability to sing was surpassed only by his will to succeed.