About the Band
“The most authentic tribute experience in the Country capturing & bringing to life the essence, sound and passion of two legendary & timeless rock bands Foreigner & Journey in one unforgettable show”
FOREIGNERS JOURNEY – A National Touring Act offering an unique and high impact show by bringing together the unmistakable sounds of two of rocks greatest arena bands of the 80’s –
FOREIGNER & JOURNEY. Experience the rock ballads Waiting for a Girl Like You, I Want to Know What Love is, Faithfully, Who’s Cryin Now & Open Arms along with rock classics Cold as Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Separate Ways, Jukebox Hero, Be Good To Yourself, Don’t Stop Believing & Anyway You Want it, performed as the originals were, in their original key and pitch.
FOREIGNERS JOURNEY MEMBERS
KEITH CARMICHAEL – LEAD VOCALS
Few singers join a band and can transform their voice exclusively into a rhythmic instrument and move an audience, however KEITH CARMICHAEL does it in spectacular fashion. Keith began singing at the tender age of 3 and by the time he was 14 he was performing at Green’s Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. Keith spent the next decade motivated to develop his talent while performing with several bands touring the Southeastern United States. Bigger and bigger projects came to Keith who garnered quite a following for his strong vocals filled with range, power and passion leading to bands seeking him out and international touring exposure. “You need personality to be a front-man” Steven Tyler said once, he obviously had Carmichael in mind. He brings an energy to every show that is electrifying from the first song to the last. KEITH CARMICHAEL recently found new acclaim by taking the Journey classic “Faithfully” and making the interpretation his own. The YouTube sensation has received over 530,000 hits and won the love and support of fans worldwide and is still climbing. As the heart and soul and cofounder of FOREINGERS JOURNEY, KEITH CARMICHAEL effortless sings all the Iconic hits of legendary Rock Bands FOREIGNER and JOURNEY in one amazing show generously giving his fans an experience they will never forget.
PAUL KOCHANSKI (PK) – KEYBOARDS / VOCALS
One of the most recognized dynamic keyboardist in the music industry and COFOUNDER of FOREIGNERS JOURNEY. Having played the NE rock scene for more than half his life, PK is well-known for his charisma, energetic stage presence, solid playing style-playing the key parts like the original artists. His playing venues include HOUSE OF BLUES, HARDROCK, SHOWCASE LIVE, BLUE OCEAN, BBKINGS (NYC) as well as concert theater venues and auditoriums throughout the US. PK has been recognized as being one of the best and most diverse and proficient keyboardists in the industry.
AMOS SANFILIPPO – GUITARS / VOCALS
Hailing from the West Midlands in the UK, Amos has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock Music including Bill Ward, Ray Gillen, Mike Inez, and Eric Singer. He was a member of the Los Angeles based band, London with Nadir D’Prist, during their heyday on the Sunset Strip. Upon moving to the East Coast he became the guitarist for the number one Van Halen Tribute band, Diver Down, who he continues to perform with today . He is also the touring guitarist with Vocalist, Eric Martin of the mega band, Mr. Big. A versatile player he is the lead guitarist in several New England bands whose styles range from Classic Rock, to Funk to RnB to Country. An in demand teacher, Amos also writes, sings and produces his own project, Tribal Soul.
ART MAMBUCA – DRUMS / PERCUSSION
Art has had a passion for drumming since the age of 6 and have been playing ever since. He has worked with many musicians and bands performing and recording all over the world. Currently, Art is attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship and has been doing clinics with Bassist, Victor Wooten. Between recording in his home studio and performing live, Art’s passion for drumming is still going strong.
JOE PETTENGILL – BASS / VOCALS
Joe has been an active musician for over 40 years. Having toured the eastern seaboard throughout his career, Joe has thousands of gigs under his belt. He has toured and recorded with many talented musicians and most recently with Captured-The Journey Show and Cold As Ice – The Foreigner Tribute Show. Joe is proudly endorsed by Sadowsky Guitars and Genz Benz Amplification. You can check out more about Joe on his website at www.joeykun.com
Individually or collectively, FOREIGNERS JOURNEY has played such venues as The Infinity Music Hall , Foxwoods Resort and Casino, The Stadium Theatre and many Theater/Auditorium shows along with countless other musical projects over the years.
Together members bring years of live performance, songwriting & recording experience as well as touring to the band, this new line up will undoubtedly captivate audiences and be an event to remember.