|Wyatt Foster is an Atlanta native. He started playing the drums at age 12 and soon switched to guitar. His first gig was at the local high school talent show in which the band took first place! Wyatt has played in many bands over the years. He was on the road touring the college circuite “back in the good ole days” with the band “Gangster”, which became the “House” band at several local Atlanta clubs. In the late eighties Wyatt’s band “Bentwood Rocker” (an all original band) started making “some noise” on the music scene with record companies and had some airplay on 96 Rock. At the Same time he started a family and a SCUBA Diving Company, SeaVentures Aquatic Center. He had to make a choice. He chose family and business. Fast forward to 2012, the business is doing great and the kids are all grown. He started playing again and formed “The Regulators” which is by the way composed of a couple of SCUBA Divers themselves (Wyatt & Joe). The name of the band was born as well. Wyatt loves to get a party started!
Influences: All Southern Rock Bands, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Outlaws, Marshall Tucker Band. Also loves R&B and the Blues
|Joe Picone is an Atlanta native from the Buckhead area. He has been drumming and singing in various bands in the area since the late seventies. Including several collaborations with friend and Regulator’s guitarist Bill Behlmer. Joe is Right handed but drums lefty. Major influences include Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Rush, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel.|
|Bill Behlmer, an Atlanta native, is a true music veteran, having played extensively in the Atlanta area music scene for many years. His high-energy style and wealth of experience are an intricate part of the Regulator’s sound.
Bill has studied many styles and techniques over the years, and has been mentored by some of Atlanta’s most notable guitarists. He finds himself much in demand as both a live ‘side-man’, as well as a recording musician.
He plays mostly Gibson and PRS guitars and Mesa amps. He is influenced by all good music, but truly loves the classic rock greats such as Jeff Beck, Richie Blackmoor, Don Felder,
|Ed Shelton (The Famous Mr. Ed: The Talking Bass Player) caught the music bug when he was in the second grade. His parents let him stay up to watch The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Shortly thereafter, a group of young kids in a band down the street were practicing on their patio (only a little obvious…). They could pull off a pretty fair rendition of “Good Lovin’” by the Rascals, though. His other 2nd and 3rd Grade friends decided “Hey! We can do that, too!” So they gathered together as many plastic guitars and cardboard-head drums as they could find and formed a band of their own. It was only years later when he could buy his first real instrument that he realized he had a knack for it. He has been playing bass guitar in gigging bands since 1978, starting with a band from Austell GA featuring the future guitar player with Bertie Higgins, Chris Franklin. Ed enjoyed a 14-year run with regulars on the NE Atlanta club circuit, Uncle Don’s Bullet-Proof Blues Band and recorded two CDs with them. Currently, he finds his services in great demand with five bands: The Regulators, Overtime Crew, The Reese Boyd Project (featuring 14-year old sensation Reese Boyd), Rush tribute band, The Spirit of Rush (also with Reese Boyd and his son, Casey on drums) and SouthRock.|
|Mike LeVasseur is an organic musician who started playing classical piano at 7 years of age. He grew up in New York City and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and then received a degree in piano performance and theory from CCNY. He has performed at major venues in New York including the Playboy Club, Dangerfield’s, The Village Gate, Joyous Lake, The Vanguard and Gerde’s Folk City.
While in New York, he also performed and was a musical director with several off-Broadway productions, cabarets and worked at numerous piano bars. In 1976 he performed excerpts of one production at the White House for the annual Pageant of Peace. Mike also toured the country and overseas with Grammy award winner Kirby Stone (Bauble, Bangles and Beads) and with other acts.
Since moving to Atlanta in the early 80’s he has entertained with many bands for private parties and corporate events. He has been a member of Hotlanta, Tiffany Entertainment, Celebrity Orchestra, Daddy-O-Strut, Peachtree Music Syndicate, Totally Savage, Big Daddy Jr, The Boomers and Nick & the Healers. Mike’s playing is full of passion and the sheer joy of making music; he lives to play and even has a Steinway Tricentennial Grand in his bedroom!
|Brandy Autumn is a native of the North GA Mountains and resides in Sugar Hill. She has been performing all over the Atlanta area for over 10 years, getting her start in musical theater as a child. Brandy has received several vocal awards including Star 94’s voice of the summer in 2008 and “The Voice” of Wild Wing 2013. Winning her a recording contract with Edgewater Records with her self-titled EP, “Brandy Autumn” being released this year. Major influences include: Heart and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.|
Sound and Light Technician
“As a transplanted Army brat from South Carolina, I was tricked into running sound when a good friend joined a band and said I should be part of the band, too. Since they had plenty of guitarists, vocalists, and a great drummer, I was elected sound man. So, with an antique, borrowed sound board, not enough cables, and microphones that worked if they were in the mood, another expensive hobby was launched. Over 15 years later, with a computerized, digital sound board, miles of cables, trees of flashing lights, and a black Stetson on my head, I’m still running sound. The band is The Regulators and the sound is great! Come out and see us sometime!”