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.”

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”.

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.

BRIAN RICHBURG

KEYBOARDS / VOCALS

Keyboardist Brian Richburg began playing piano at age 4. He studied classical music until age 18, performing in master classes, senior recitals and classical piano competitions. While attending the University of Southern California, he studied music, film and philosophy, graduating in just three years. A fixture in the local music scene for the last 25 years, Brian has played with many bands including, Licorice Pimps, Deep Cover, King Sugar, Tru-Tone, and Kings of Blackstone. He owns and operates Studio 9 in the Tower District providing state of the art music rehearsal facilities, also develops real estate and farms almonds.