Michael G.

LEAD VOCALS

Michael started singing at a very young age and displayed the love of singing with a very strong voice and started performing in clubs just out of High School.  Michael performed with local cover bands, Voodoo, Masters of Rock, and many more as well as an original project with the band “Friday’s Child” where he co-wrote and recorded his original songs.

In 2017 Michael joined Foreigner Unauthorized as Lead Vocalist fronting one of the bests if not the best Foreigner Tribute in the U.S. Michael not only is a “Top notch” Vocalist with the abilities to duplicate the iconic voice of Lou Graham, he is also a very accomplished guitarist.

MAX DE VIVO

LEAD GUITAR / VOCALS

Max is a very talented musician started playing Guitar, Bass, Drums and harmonica at the age of 12. Max is a native of Naples Italy during the mid 70’s toured in Europe with his group.

In the late 70’s he move to the US and  continued with his passion for music. He has been a member of several different bands in California did some studio work in the US and started a Jazz group “Gypsy Moon”. He has shared the stage in Jazz venues with greats like: Marc Antoine, Acoustic Alchemy, Peter White, Richard Elliot, George Benson, Jeff Golub, Huge Groove, Steve Oliver an many more.

Founder and former member and lead guitarist of Midnight Run  Journey tribute. Max worked as a studio musician for MCA records in Rome and rocked the air waves with his own radio show 91.5 FM RTSI Naples Italy.

RIK WILLMITCH

GUITAR / SYNTH / SAX / VOCALS

Born and bred in the “Rust Belt” of Northeastern Ohio, Rik grew up around some of the industry’s finest. Centrally located between Cleveland, Akron and Pittsburgh Rik was exposed early to artists like Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Donnie Iris and Rick Derringer to name a few.

While an engineer at Peppermint Records in Northeast Ohio, his musical talents were often recruited to perform on various recordings as well as arrange and sing lead and backing vocals, guitar and keyboard. Rik wrote and produced commercial jingles and arranged original compositions for solo artists and songwriters.

In 1990 Rik hooked up with the Chicago Style Blues Band “Mars Needs Women” playing harmonica, Organ and Piano sharing the stage with the likes of Blues greats, “Fat Boy Slim” and “Bobby Blue Bland.”

PHIL BOWMAN

BASSIST / VOCALS

Phil recognized his musical abilities at a very early age and continued throughout the years with his love for music by establishing a solid reputation in the central California music scene as one of the top bassist in the area.

Phil has participated in several tribute bands, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and many more. Recognized as a “Pocket” player, Phil loves to perform and strives to duplicate every songs to perfection. In addition to playing with Foreigner Unauthorized, Phil is the Bassist for a local cover band “L Train”.

Soren Harvey

DRUMS

Soren was born in Orange County and moved to Stockton with his mother, brother and sister as a young child. He developed a fascination with music when he was very young and began playing drums in high school. He started playing in garage bands after high school and played in several working cover bands and A few original Christian rock bands around Stockton and Modesto as well as doing a bit of session work throughout his twenties.

He moved to the Fresno area in 1992 and his first Fresno band was a really fun original project called Cajun Mary and he has played in numerous local bands ever since. In addition to Foreigner Unauthorized, he is currently the drummer for the AC/DC tribute band FuseBox and he play drums, sings and play a bit of harmonica in classic rock cover band Lit-Up.

He has a real passion for drums and he build, repair and refurbish drums for Bentley’s Drum Shop in Fresno.

Brett Moglia

KEYBOARDS / SAX / VOCALS

 Brett Moglia began music with guitar, ukulele, and singing before school age. He grew up with jazz influences and musical arrangement guidance from his dad; as well as playing Eagles and Beatles music with his brother. In school Brett quickly excelled on saxophone and trombone. He taught himself bass while continuing to casually play guitar. Out of necessity, he learned keyboard parts from understanding chord structure and music theory, while utilizing his improvisational skills from being a jazz saxophonist. 

Brett was a full music scholarship student at Fresno State (Charter member of The Bulldog Beat) and then went on to perform in the United States Marine Corps Band after graduating from The Armed Forces School of Music; where he would play clarinet in Dixieland Band, saxophone in Big Band, trombone in Field Band, bass guitar in Jazz Combo, string bass or euphonium in Concert Band, guitar and/or keyboards in Show Band. Additionally, he would front the Show Band and was assigned as Small Ensemble Leader. He is an accomplished musical arranger and his writings are still found in the music libraries at Fresno State and at least four Marine Corps Bands. 

While stationed in New Orleans, Brett performed with the New Orleans Brass Band, The POT HOLES and classic rock band, FLASHBACK. He was a worship leader / musical arranger for local churches for many years. The Central Valley of California is very familiar with the band, The YARD DOGS, which Brett cofounded in 2002 and still runs today (Host Band; Monterey Rock n Rod – all 16 years,). He has done studio horn and keyboard work for various artists, including Gary Holland. 

Brett is a high school music director in Central California and has designed various cutting-edge music and sound/lighting courses for various school districts. He is lead guitarist at Good News Ministries in Madera, California, vocalist/keys/sax with the Fresno favorite Lady and The Tramps, owner/operator of The YARD DOGS, keys/vocals for the Journey tribute band FAITHFULLY, and local sound consultant for digital mixing. 

Brett uses Korg keyboards, Armstrong Heritage saxophones, and Westone in-ear-monitoring.