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,
Jim Horton is an Atlanta native. He started picking up musical instruments at an early age. By the time he was in high school he was playing in bands. Late in his teens he switched to bass and started playing rockabilly.
Country and early classic rock influences helped shape his appreciation and desire for fun and entertaining instrumental and vocal arrangements. He has had the privilege of playing with some of the most talented musical acts on stage, TV, and radio play spanning over two decades.
Bill Thomas From the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA comes our newest member, Bill Thomas, AKA “WILD BILL”. Coming from a family of musicians, it was no surprise that Bill learned to play piano at an early age. His first band in high school was “The Moonstones” who played at the local skating rink. He continued playing with various bands through college. In the 80’s he joined a band called “Sassafrass” and later called “The Convertibles”. That band, having lasted 12 years, played weddings and corporate events such as Callaway Gardens and Reynolds Plantation. He has played country music with the house band at the “Blue Rodeo” in Jasper. After taking a break for a few years, he soon started back playing classic rock songs with “The Cat’s Eye Band” who played locally. A year or so later he played piano for “Big Shot” who played local gigs and had a few corporate events such as Christmas parties at the yacht club. In 2010 he joined the band “GRIP” who was a local favorite biker band. Griptheband has played in Panama City Beach for bike rallies, played at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Little River Grill (on the lake) and has done some benefits for good causes around town. After 4 years with Griptheband and having had some original songs recorded, it ended. Having played in the band “Big Shot” previously with Bill Belmer (guitar) he now joins “The Regulators”
Sound Technician and Fill-In Drummer
Allen is all about the mix. An author and veteran studio producer, Allen uses the latest digital equipment to sculpt The Regulators sound and fill the stage with active-creative lighting.