These girls combine the raw power of AC/DC, with a hard hitting, heart pounding and electrifying performance!
Dyna hails from El Paso Texas, where she began her musical expedition a 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).
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.
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, however 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 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'
PHANTOM BLUE (Shrapnel and Geffen recording artists)
Diana Widegren grew up in Switzerland. Her whole family was very musical, with both of her brothers playing guitar and her mother being a professional violinist in her youth. Taking guitar lessons from the age of sixteen from a graduate of the world famous Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, she herself moved to Los Angeles a few years later to attend the same school.
Diana has been playing with her original band Elegantly Wasted for over 12 years, released 3 albums and toured Europe and the US several times. She also currently performs the part of “Malcolm” in the all-girl AC/DC Tribute Band, “ThundHerStruck”.
Besides music, Diana's passions are languages (growing up in Switzerland she studied French, Italian and English) traveling, drawing and sports.
Andrea Zermeno was born in Los Angeles, California and was exposed to music at a very early age. Her family always had something tasty on the turntable. She studied under the guidance of legendary session bassist Carol Kaye. Besides playing in Thundherstruck, she is currently continuing her music education to include slap/pop, funk, voice leading, harmony, theory and pick playing as well.
Andrea says, "Funny how I ended up seeing the world playing AC/DC when my first love love of bass comes from the musical stylings of the Motown era - with James Jamerson being among one of my favorites. But if you really listen to AC/DC it definitely calls for some swing feel! Especially the Bon Scott era."
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)
* 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".
Awards and Achievements:
* Best female Drummer, 2004 & 2006 All Access Magazine Music Awards
* Co-host for "The G-Man Freakshow" T.V Show - 10/06
* Guest host for "The Metal Scene" T.V. Show - 7/06
* Best female Drummer 2002 "Rock City News Music Awards"