ThundHerstruck: Official AC/DC (All Female) Tribute Band Relies on EV!
Bass, Andrea Zermeno: Andrea Zermeno was born in Southern California. As she was growing up, she was always trying to play her brothers drums. She soon became frustrated with that and went out and picked up a bass. She studied under legendary session player Carol Kaye, whose bass can be heard on hundreds of hits by artists such as The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, and the Mothers of Invention. She is currently playing the L.A. Club scene with ThundHerStruck as well as her original act, BOINK (www.boinktheband.com). Andrea says, “I have always been a huge AC/DC fan, and love playing bass in ThundHerStruck!“
Lead Vox, Dyna Shirasaki: Dyna Shirasaki hails from El Paso Texas, where she began her musical expedition at the age of 4 by attending Yamaha Music School. There, she learned to read and write music, as well as play a variety of instruments. Upon departing from the school, she began taking piano lessons. She also began playing guitar around the age of 12, and soon after picked up the bass guitar and began playing in the school jazz band. Influenced by artists such as Aerosmith, Heart, Blondie and Led Zeppelin (to name a few), Dyna joined her first rock band as a lead singer/keyboard player at the age of 13. Over the next few years, she would play in several bands throughout El Paso and Dallas, mostly as a bass player and/or singer. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has played bass in several rock acts, including Warbride, Sister Strange, 12 Angry Men, and Phantom Blue. Some of her other projects include being a back-up singer for Capitol recording artist Rob Vinton (son of Bobby Vinton), and playing bass guitar in “The Bud Light Ladies“ back-up band, The Party Girls (along with Stephanie and Tina from ThundHerStruck). Personal Notes: In addition to singing for ThundHerStruck, she’s also recorded an album as a solo artist (see www.dynagirl.net for more details). Dyna’s heritage is a mix of Japanese, Spanish and English. She has been studying martial arts for over 10 years, and currently possesses a 1st degree black belt in the style of Tang Soo Do. Some of her other hobbies include scuba diving, surfing and horseback riding. Dyna graduated from Occidental College in May 2001 as a chemistry major. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in biochemistry/molecular biology at UCLA.
Lead Guitar, Tina Wood: Tina Wood was born and raised in England, and from the moment she laid eyes on a guitar she knew that it would play a large role in her future. She did not come from a musical background, although her family was very artistic. She attended The London college of Furniture, where she completed a Higher National Diploma in musical instrument technology; this certified her as Luthier in modern fretted guitars. She played in local bands while attending college, and after obtaining her diploma, went on to work as a guitar repair technician in the west end of London. Tina’s former bands include: NO SHAME (CBS/Columbia recording artists), FAIR GAME (Metal Mayhem Records), THE PARTY GIRLS (Bud Light Band, Superbowl 99’), and PHANTOM BLUE (Shrapnel and Geffen recording artists).
Rhythm Guitar, Carin Toti: Carin Toti was born in New York and raised in Virginia Beach, but it was her love of music that brought her out to Los Angeles so that she could pursue her musical career. As a guitarist, bassist, vocalist and songwriter, Carin has recorded, toured and performed with several hard rock bands (including her own) in Los Angeles. She is currently writing and recording with her band, TOSSED and is kickin’ ass in the role as “Malcolm“ in the AC/DC tribute band Thundherstruck!
Drums, Stephanie Leigh: Stephanie Leigh was born and raised in Southern California where she began her musical endeavors. Following in her father’s footsteps she began playing drums at a very young age and by her teenage years had performed with several local acts. Later her career would include bands such as: No Shame (CBS Records), Fair Game (Metal Mayhem Records), Flesh-N-Bone (featuring former Megadeth’s Jeff Young), Rock Can-D (Emerald Press Comics), and The Party Girls (Bud Light Band-Superbowl 99’). Other Projects Include: Writing, directing and co-producing of Rock Can-D’s video, as well as the score and the drum performance for the song, “State of Confusion.“ Drum and backing vocals for the songs “Somewhere in the Night“ and “Blind Faith“ from the movie soundtrack, “The Bad Channel“.