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Journey Unauthorized / Bio

JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED , the most authentic rendition of the Steve Perry era Journey tribute show that Captures all the memories and excitement of the 1980's. Listen, sing along and let them take you back in time when classic rock was at it's best! www.JourneyUnauthorized.COM

JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED is comprised of the best musicians and performers specializing in a complete Journey concert production. These musicians love what they do and work hard at being the very best at it. They can perform the full range of Journey onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that Journey themselves recorded in the studios and performed for live audiences. No other rendition of Journey's music comes close to this level of performance, which has taken years of mastery and unmatched attention to detail. The JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED production captures it all flawlessly.

Through JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED, we invite you to experience the group and music that defined a pop culture with their multitude of classic rock-n-roll super hits. If you are looking for entertainment that is totally fresh, unique, and full of energy for your next special event, accept no substitutes:

Introducing "JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED" - the most authentic rendition of Journey you will ever see or hear.

Perry Stevens (Lead Vocalist)-Without question, one of the greatest vocalists in rock and roll today who captures the entire essence of the Journey vocal sound. Perry's vocal and song writing talents have taken him around the world, where he has performed for over a million people as an original recording artist with his group Atlantis, and as an entertainer for hundreds of Corporate America events. Perry has also shared the stage and worked, recorded with many great music industry talents, including Gregg Rolie (original member of Santana and Journey), Night Ranger, Y&T, Bon Jovi, Three Dog Night, Jefferson Starship, and many others. Perry continues to captivate and amaze audiences everywhere with his life-like portrayal and vocals of Journey's legendary front-man, Steve Perry.

Joel Pelletier (keyboards, vocals) has performed professionally across the US and Internationally for over 35 years, specializing in classical, classic and modern rock styles and tribute bands. Besides playing keys in Journey Unlimited, he also performs as bassist/keyboardist/mandolin player in San Jose, California's Zeppelin Live, and has filled in for numerous other Led Zeppelin tribute bands across the United States. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from The Hartt School of Music, and in the 2000's toured as bassist John Entwistle in a California-based Who tribute band. Besides performing as a support pianist/keyboardist/bassist for numerous club and concert acts, Joel has recorded and toured with his own original Chamber Pop music in the US and the UK. More at joelp.com.

Damion Mantle (Electric and Acoustic Guitars) -Portrays Neal Schon. Damion is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and the S.F. music scene with a diverse background of musical styling's including rock, metal, jazz, flamenco, classical, blues, and country. Damion is also a graduate of the nationally acclaimed Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco and has studied with such guitar greats as Michael Lee Firtins and Milan Jacobs. His musical ventures landed him in New Orleans for a spell where he performed and shared stages with the Neville Brothers and the legendary fusion bassist, Stuart Hamm. Damion has been heavily inspired and influenced over the years by Journey's guitar virtuoso, Neal Schon, and not only performs Neal's works with extreme passion and technical accuracy, but brings the colorful characterization of Neal's on-stage persona to JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED.

Jimmy Wells (Drums, Percussion) - Jimmy brings to the forefront a vast and diverse array of drum and percussion styles to the JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED experience. Drawn from many sources of great talent and technicians, Jimmy is grateful and blessed to have been influenced by many of the great rock, progressive, and jazz drummers of our time such as Aynsley Dunbar, Steve Smith, Tommy Aldridge, Neil Peart, Deen Castronova, John Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, and Buddy Rich. He was also very fortunate to have studied with Aynsley Dunbar, Tommy Aldridge, Edward McClary, Mike Curotto and John Riley during his career. A true veteran of the Bay Area music scene, Jimmy has recorded and toured across the states with numerous acts, including a sold out show at the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan and has shared stages with Rob Halford (“Fight”), Pat Travers, Michael Schenker Group, Y&T, Dokken, and Dave Marino from Montrose to name a few. Now with JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED, he showcases and emulates the musical and texturized drum styles of some of the greatest rock compositions ever written by one of the most renowned bands in rock history. Executing not only the recorded studio versions of Journey note for note, he duly adds his own expression of drumming styles to Journey's musical renditions with the focus, power, and integrity to ignite live stage performances.

Steven Goodwin(Bass, Vocals)Perhaps best known for his work with the classic metal band Vicious Rumors, Stephen Goodwin can be found in a plethora of situations and has been seen playing with many known artists such as Terry Burell (Duke Ellington), Starchild (P Funk), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger/Ozzy), Salar Nader, Zakir Hussein, Fareed Haque (Sting), or Mick Mestec (Tower Of Power, Cold Blood) and has shared stages with the best in the business such as Black Sabath, Dio, Nazareth, Uriah Heep, Hammerfall, Twisted Sister, WASP, Immortal, etc et al. A graduate of Los Angeles Music Academy, Stephen lives and teaches in Oakland, Ca.

General Info

Band Members
Perry Stevens, Damion Mantle, Jimmy Wells, Stephen Goodwin and Joel Pelletier
Artist Name
Journey Unauthorized
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/journeyunauthorized
Active Since
01/95
Genres
Rock / Journey Tribute - Pro Concert International Act / 1970 - 1980's Journey

Contact Info

Location
San Jose, CA
Manager
www.JourneyUnauthorized.com

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