#1 Journey Tribute Band in America

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. JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED 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 on the Planet!

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Perry Stevens (Lead Vocalist)

Without question, Perry Stevens captures the sound, look and essence of Journey's STEVE PERRY, one of the greatest vocalists in the history of rock and roll.

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, Background Vocals)

Joel has performed professionally across the US and Internationally for 40 years, specializing in classic and modern rock styles and tribute bands. Besides playing keys in Journey Unauthorized, he also performs as bassist/keyboardist/mandolin player in San Jose, California's Zeppelin Live and other Zeppelin tributes throughout 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 is also a professional actor. More at joelp.com.

Eric - guitars

Eric Barnett (Electric Guitar)

Eric Barnett joined Journey Unauthorized in 2017, performing all the iconic guitar parts and blistering solos made famous by Journey's amazing founder and guitarist Neal Schon. Eric is also currently recognized as the guitarist and bandleader for progressive instrumental rock trio Points North, who have toured extensively (including as support for national acts ranging from Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Johnson to Mr. Big and Blues Traveler), and released two critically acclaimed albums on Magna Carta Records (also home to Liquid Tension Experiment, Steve Morse, Steve Stevens, and more). He first came to international attention as finalist in Guitar Player Magazine's national Guitar Superstar competition, and has been featured in the magazine several times. More recently, he served as musical director and co-producer for the magazine's "Play it Forward" benefit, featuring Andy Summers (The Police), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Andy Timmons, and more. Eric also composes and records music for movie trailers, video games, and television, including collaborations with composer Mark Griskey (Star Wars: The Old Republic), and contributions to featured games such as Marvel Heroes and the recently released Initial II: New Stage.

Jimmy - Drums

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 - Bass 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.

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Journey Unauthorized is a salute to Journey's music and is a tribute show. They are NOT affiliated with the band Journey.