Tribe of Gypsies

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Tribe of Gypsies
Origin Pacoima, California, United States
Genres Latin rock, hard rock
Years active 1991–present
Labels JVC/Victor
Air Raid Records
Mercury Records
Dream Circle Records
Associated acts Bruce Dickinson, Driver, Warrior, Neverland, Seventh Sign, Jason Bonham Band, Civil Defiance
Website Tribe of Gypsies Facebook
Members Roy Z
Chas West
Ray Rodriguez
Elvis Balladares
Christian Byrne
Dave Moreno
Juan Perez
Past members David Young
Dean Ortega
Doug Van Booven
Mario Aguilar
Eddie Casillas
David Ingraham
Gregg Analla

Tribe of Gypsies is a San Fernando Valley, California-based Latin rock group, best known for band leader/guitarist Roy Z who has produced, written for, and played with such well-known artists as Judas Priest, Rob Halford, and Bruce Dickinson who has used various members of Tribe of Gypsies to record his solo albums starting with 1994's Balls to Picasso.


Current line-up[edit]

  • Roy Z - guitars
  • Chas West - vocals
  • Ray Rodriguez -keyboards
  • Elvis Balladares - percussion
  • Christian Byrne - guitar
  • Dave Moreno - drums
  • Juan Perez - bass




  • Rattlesnake Guitar - The Music of Peter Green (Viceroy, 1995)
  • The Spirit of the Black Rose - A Tribute to Philip Parris Lynott (Record Heaven, 2001)

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