ALLEN WOODWARD/ LEAD VOCALS

Vocalist Allen Woodward is an amazing vocalist and frontman, a natural entertainer and founding member of the rock group 51 Aces. He has an amazing vocal range and electrifying stage presence. He is one of the elite few that can reproduce the tonality and range of Lou Gramm. Allen has performed throughout California the past few years and comes to Foreigner Unauthorized with an impressive resume’.

MAX  (MOON WALKER) 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.”

JIM BELT / BASS

Jim has been involved with numerous projects in his nearly 35 year musical career. In addition to touring with Christian rock band, Wishes Were Fishes for nearly 20 years, Jim has also done extensive studio work for various bands and solo acts in the Central Valley. Providing bass and guitar support to countless recordings. Jim has also extensive experience engineering & producing for independent artists.  Jim is the master of the pocket his sense of timing and finesse brings the music experience to a higher level. He is also a very accomplished guitarist.

SCOTT NIELSEN DRUMS

Started playing in local bands at the age of 15, having to ask his parents’ permission to play at the old Olympic Tavern.  He further developed his chops in the Hoover High School drum line under the instruction of Dave Glyde.  Since then he has been playing in local bands and church groups for 30 years.  Scott has recorded and gigged with many local artists, been a drum line instructor, taught private lessons, and is also an accomplished keyboard player.  He is the perfect addition to the group,   bringing musical knowledge and a deep pocket.

DAVID LOCHER / KEYBOARDS

David started his musical career at the young age of 5 when he was drawn to the black and white keys of a piano. As he progressed his musical calling, David formed his first group in Jr. High and named it “Fusion”. When he reached 21, David started performing with a new group “BB and the V8’s” Then in late 2000 after a 10 year break he continued his pursuit of music with the group “Pamela Henri and the Big Boss Band” and later on, circa 2012 David formed a new 80’s Rock group named “Outatime”. David is highly respected in the local music scene with his abilities to perform many different genres of music. One of David’s past project was with a Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks Tribute “Stealing Nicks”.  Currently David is also performing with a very successful 80’s Group “Max Headroom”. David is also a self-employed IT “Guru”, running a very successful business and his IT skills as well as his musical abilities are very pivotal for Foreigner Unauthorized.