Band Bios


Brian Tichy (born on August 18, 1968 in Denville, New Jersey) is a drummer, guitar player, vocalist and songwriter. Since 2009 he has been the drummer for Foreigner although in 2010, he was replaced by Jason Sutter. Tichy began playing drums at age eight and started playing guitar at age 12. His earliest influences include Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Aerosmith, AC/DC and Van Halen.

After attending Berklee College of Music from 1986-1990, Tichy has toured/recorded with a multitude of artists including Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Seether, Velvet Revolver, Foreigner, Pride & Glory, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan and Slash's Snakepit.

While Brian has primarily toured and recorded with others playing drums, he has fronted his own band (BALL) in which he sings and plays guitar. Due to the untimely demise of his record label (Time Bomb Recordings), Ball’s American Aggression CD never was formally released. Ball did manage to release a CD, The Grand Human Disaster Scenario (only in Japan) in May, 1999. This CD contains what were essentially the demos that led to the record deal with Time Bomb at the end of 1999. His increasing role as co-songwriter with Billy Idol that started at the end of 2003 limited his time to focus on Ball.

Billy Idol
The Idol/Tichy writing partnership sparked the recording of Billy Idol's first CD since 1993. "Devil's Playground" (Sanctuary Records) was recorded in 2004 and contained 8 Idol/Tichy tracks. The CD was released in March 2005 and they toured for the remainder of the year.
While writing in 2006 for a follow up Idol CD, Brian and Billy recorded a Christmas album. This was done on their own, in Idol and Tichy's reheasal studio with Tichy playing all the instruments, engineering, and co-producing. Happy Holidays by Billy Idol was released in November, 2006 through Best Buy and in Europe.

Recent Projects
Brian toured with Foreigner through Spring 2009 and recently completed a multi-year involvement with Billy Idol. Brian was also involved with drum sessions, writing with Derek Sherinian, writing music for television and film via MasterSource Music Catalog, as well as filling in on drums for Seether in April 2007 while Seether drummer John Humphrey was unavailable. He has also recently filled in for Foreigner drummer Jason Bonham who has been with them for a couple years. Tichy has also just finished recording drums for European female metal singer Marya Roxx with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey, Dream Theater, Black Crowes) which included Derek Sherinian (Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen), Paul Crook (Meat Loaf, Anthrax) and Scott Metaxes (Nuclear Assault). Brian is courrently touring with Lynch Mob.

Brian was announced as the new drummer for Whitesnake on June 18, 2010.

Speed bag
Brian has become a speed bag champion, promoting it via his Youtube videos for both physical fitness, and also as a musical instrument. He has plans to incorporate the speed bag into his drumkit.


Pete Shoulder Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter From Durham. Pete started gigging at 13 and was signed to Sony records four years later. Pete traveled to America continuing to write songs while also taking a stretch limo through a Mcdonald’s drive through. Pete returned to the UK and as he put it, "I came home cos I was too young to get served in bars."

Upon returning to the UK Pete formed a band called Winterville which was signed to Island Records. Winterville went on tour arriving back in America (Pete still couldn’t get served in bars) supporting the newly released album “Everything In Moderation”. However, after the bands album release the group promptly split up.

With Winterville disbanded, Pete was asked to join a band called 21 Guns with Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham, who were currently working on a new album.

In 2006 Pete won the W.C. Handy Blues Foundation American Blues Song of The Year award (also known as a Blues Grammy) for his co-writing work on the song “Think Of Me." The song “Think Of Me" was performed by blues legend Little Milton on his final album along with two other songs that Pete had co-written. In the same year, 2006, Little Milton's album won the W.C. Handy Album of the year Award.

Pete is one of only 3 Brits to have won the W.C. Handy (Blues Foundation) award, the other 2 being Eric Clapton and Peter Green.



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