Robert Berry: All vocals, Bass and keyboards (3, GTR)
Gary Pihl: All Guitars (Boston, Sammy Hagar)
David Lauser: Drums (Sammy Hagar, The Waboritas)
In 1985, Sammy Hagar's band, lost its leader to Van Halen. As Sammy began a journey that would take him to new heights, his long time band, Jesse Harms (keyboards), David Lauser (drums), and Gary Pihl (guitar) started looking for that missing ingrediant. A way to continue together but also do something fresh. Geffen A/R guru John Kalodner gave them a tape of Robert Berry, a new artist being groomed by Geffen. Harms and Lauser traveled to see Berry's band perform. But as with most things timing is everything. They didn't get that first chance to play together. Harms hooked up with REO Speedwagon, Gary Pihl was asked to join Boston, Berry was off to England to work with Steve Howe in GTR and later with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer in 3.
Early in 1993 Berry again received a call from David Lauser. They wanted to try again and form this new band and had recruited Alan (Fitz) Fitzgerald. Alan's band, Night Ranger had just broken up and he to was looking for something new. The timing was finally right. David, Gary, Robert and Fitz gathered together at Hagar's basement studio in Mill Valley and plowed through a few tunes. The vibe was powerful and first Alliance record was recorded.
Alliance is back with a brand new record “Fire and Grace” and as Robert puts it, “we’ve done what I believe is the definitive Alliance album. Creative, non-compromising, and putting our heart and soul into every song. Alliance has all the ingredients of what a band should be.”
Engineered and Mixed by Robert and Mastered by Alan Douches (Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Pete Townshend) at his West West Side Music facility.