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.

Lamar Leathers

KEYBOARDS / VOCALS

Lamar performance career started at a very young age, his musical career includes some of the best California original rock bands projects spanning from the 80’s through the 90’s. Lamar has performed in venues such as The  “Roxy” and “Whiskey a Go-Go” on Sunset Blvd as well as countless other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara and throughout California.

Lamar bands have shared the stage with with some of the greatest international acclaimed Rock Bands including  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Bobby Kimball from “Toto”and many others.

Lamar is not only an outstanding keyboardist but he is also a very accomplished guitarist and lead vocalist.