Michael Twombly- Agency co-founder ; principal
Michael’s full of big ideas and has plans for world domination in this industry by 2014. When not running Music Zirconia, working on business development and closing deals, Michael is also the lead singer “Robert Smith” of his Cure tribute band The Cured. Original Cure co-founder Lol Tolhurst has joined The Cured onstage for a performance at Gibson Amphitheater. Prior to starting the agency Michael was a high end web designer for the likes of Marilyn Manson, Backstreet Boys, N-Sync, and “Mini Me” actor Verne Troyer.
Brent Meyer: Agency co-founder; principal
Agency co-creator Brent Meyer is responsible for a lot of work on the creative end with respect to music directing and developing the acts. When not running Music Zirconia, Brent is also the music director and “Martin Gore” guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist of his Depeche Mode tribute Strangelove. Martin Gore and he have met and fortunately Depeche Mode & their management approve of the tribute project. Brent’s also working on a how-to book entitled: The Tribute Band Bible. Prior to co-founding MZ, Brent has been a signed artist on an indie record label with his original band FOLIO, has many compositions placed in TV, film and video games, and has also worked on staff at record labels, in artist management (for platinum acts) and in business management for several well known rock bands; as well as being a record producer working with artists such as Henry Rollins and musicians from the bands of Sting, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, The Cure, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.
Larry Cornwall: Agent
Another music industry veteran and fantastically talented “swiss army knife” who’s operated in many capacities within the music biz, Larry brings his positive attitude and experience as a performer in SEVERAL of the top tier tributes in America. He’s run a very successful rock merchandise company and worked with many top national acts. No stranger to spectacle, he’s currently the “Tommy Lee” in Motley Crue tribute True To Crue and dynamic frontman “Alice Cooper” in Alice in Cooperland, where he has taken showmanship and tribute production to dizzying new heights.
As drummer for both the Social Distortion tribute Total Distortion, and the Bon Jovi tribute Livin’ On A Prayer, Greg stays very busy when not agent-ing for Music Zirconia.
Rogelio Beltran Russell – Mexico, Central & South America Agent
Roger has brought many acts to his hometown Tijuana, Mexico from the United States and even as far Europe as a promoter. He is an expert on all things pertaining to new wave music. Often accompanying bands we bring down to act as tour manager and interpreter, he’s an invaluable asset to the Music Zirconia familia.
Carin Toti/Knight - Agent (hard rock/metal) ,
A rocker at heart, she’s a pint sized firecracker full of New York attitude. She’s the bassist for internationally touring all-girl AC/DC tribute band ThundHerStruck. Her husband is also the “James Hetfield” in our Metallica tribute- Damage Inc. She’s widely respected for being tough but fair and is ready to go to battle for what she lovingly refers to as “my boys”.
Darwin Meiners - Agent (San Francisco branch office)
Darwin is the pretty-boy hipster from the Bay Area with sartorial acumen to die for. In a serendipitous moment of life imitating art-his emulation of singer/bassist David J (from Bauhaus and Love & Rockets) is so spot on it led to the eventual absorbing of Darwin’s tribute band by the REAL David J(co-founder of Bauhaus, Love & Rockets and Tones on Tail). Darwin also now manages David J, and when not touring the world with David J or playing with Luv’n Rockets, Darwin helps the agency out with bookings in the Northern CA region.