The Players

Katie Shorey (Stevie Nicks)

Katie is a recording artist, musician, and songwriter.  Previously signed to Interscope Records, she's worked with Quincy Jones, Jimmy Iovine, Will Smith, and Robin Thicke, among many powerhouse talents.  Influenced from an early age by the magic of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Katie was discovered by Twisted Gypsy for her Youtube covers.  She's been called 'the new Stevie' with her modern take on a classic goddess.  Katie will mesmerize and transform you with windblown hair, legendary tambourine skills, booty drops, and keytar slaying.  www.katieshorey.com

Sean Patrick Bangert (Lindsey Buckingham)

Years ago, Sean climbed a mountain and he turned around. True story.  He likes learning new things, and the show Moonlighting, and carrot cake, and he's turned off by rude people and beans (all of them). In his free time, Sean likes to practice guitar & singing, parenting & husbanding, and nerdy law.  He's amazed at the talent in this band and is just waiting for them to hire him.  Until then, he'll rock your socks.  The band thanks Sean for his discount rate on contract negotiations and his abundance of glorious chest hair.  www.seanpatrickbangert.com

Annie Sims (Christine McVie)

Annie is a singer/songwriter hailing from Nashville, where she and her producer/husband recorded two Country CDs and one in the Positive Music genre. She has won a Posi Award from emPower Music & Arts, a Seal of Excellence from the Positive Music Association, and a DisCovery Award from renowned Music Row Magazine critic, Robert K. Oermann, upon release of her single, “Eighty Acres of Stars.” The song remained in Music Choice Americana’s Top Ten for three months and the video received airplay on CMT’s Pure Country and other outlets. Oermann’s review of Annie declared, “Her sweet, languid and crystal-clear vocal is perfect for this tuneful romance. Very, very pretty.” www.anniesims.com

Milo Todesco (Mick Fleetwood)

Born and raised in Southern California, Milo took advantage of growing up near a metropolis. He attended concerts, classes, and clinics, and heard his favorite drummers while discovering new ones. His lifelong path of music has been vast. Cherished moments such as playing tympani behind the great Choral master Roger Wagner, grooving behind Delaney Bramlett, and jamming with Slash and Brad Paisley. He spent years traveling the world performing in Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, and the USA with punk rockers Down by Law and Zerodown. Recently, Milo recorded and toured with Foo Fighter guitarist Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants.

Vic Artur Ruiz (John McVie)

Vic Artur Ruiz is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose family musical roots run deep. An Angeleno raised partly in Mexico City, Vic grew up in the music scene and has been playing with bands around the globe for over twenty years. In addition to being the newest member of Twisted Gypsy, he is currently working on a solo singer/songwriter project soon to be released under his own independent label.

Aaron Kusterer (Lead Guitar)

Aaron is a guitarist, composer, and producer.  He's performed around the world for the past 10 years as a member of the United States Air Force Band.  He's led several bands with the Air Force as a tour manager and musical director, traveling from exotic places like the Kwajalein Atoll and Antigua, to Kuwait City and Melbourne. His repertoire ranges from Top 40 pop/rock to jazz and everything in between.  Aaron's played with Juanes, Danilo Perez, Barry Dunaway (ex-bassist for Yngwie Malmsteen), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), and J.K. Kleutgens (Cirque du Soleil), to name a few. He recently co-produced several commercials, including the “Let Hawaii Happen” national marketing campaigns for the Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau. He resides with his wife, Nicolle, in Long Beach, CA. www.AaronKusterer.com 

Billy Derian & Ruth Balentine (The Producers)

Billy and Ruth are So-Cal natives who live for managing/producing all things visual & musical!  Twisted Gypsy is a labor-of-love, as their childhood soundtracks were filled with those mystical, smoky tunes, perfected by bands like Fleetwood Mac.

Billy was the lead writer/singer of the 80’s Metal Band ‘STEELWOLF’ and has extensive experience with the business side of entertainment.  Currently, Executive Producing & hosting TV programs for networks such as Discovery Channel, Velocity & DIY Network/HGTV, Billy D's creating innovative and fun reality series content.

Ruthie is a long-time fan and performer of live stage musicals.  She's been a corporate executive for Fortune 500's, an apparel brand specialist, and a designer/principal of a major shoe company.  Currently, she focuses on health & fitness marketing, and owns an upscale boutique gym. 

Together, their roles in TG are booking, producing, managing & overseeing PR/marketing opportunities.  www.billyderian.com

Arturo Gil (Arty the Party)

Art is Twisted Gypsy's official hype man, videographer, and party starter.  He's an actor best known for his roles in films like Monkeybone, Spaceballs, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.  Also hit TV Shows like Charmed, Ally McBeal, The Man Show and Estudio 2 on Estrella TV.  

He worked with Billy Derian on Discovery Channel's 'Rods N' Wheels' among many other shows.  Their friendhsip spans a lifetime, sharing a passion for Fleetwood Mac and killer live music. www.artgil.com

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