Yuko, co-founder of Gypsy, has performed for many luminary artists, including Gladys Knight (2006 to present), Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marylin McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, James Ingram and Great White US Tour 2002. Today Yuko continues to tour with Gladys Knight all over the world.
Yuko came to Los Angeles after she graduated from the conservatory in Japan. She was working with many top 40 acts. She first met Lisa when their daughters were in school together. They shared a common interest in music and became close friends.
After Yuko performed at the Super Dome in New Orleans, 2012, she had the opportunity to see Stevie Nicks and speak with her after the show. She noticed similarities between Stevie and Lisa and presented the idea of starting a tribute band to Lisa. They began putting the band together soon after that. Yuko is the musical director and is a great contributor to the world-class talent of the group.