AUSTIN’S NEWEST ALL-GIRL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND
Dogs and Diamonds formed in the summer of 2016 when fate brought these women together. All of these women have been a part of countless other musical ventures and played many a stage, but together they discovered a dangerously addictive punk rock chemistry.
The ladies started jamming in the suburbs of Dripping Springs, where by no surprise, their rebellious energy began to cause some trouble in the neighborhood. Their impassioned, driving style is not for the faint of heart. It’s evident that their raucous sound was sparked in the midst of one of the most tumultuous political climates in recent history.
These ladies don’t hold back on their instruments or their vocal chords, and they’re not afraid to boldly express themselves. They’ll burst your eardrums and have you humming their songs a week later.
At age 13 she was seeing bands like The Cramps, The Dickies, X, Stiv Bators, David Johnson and the others live at Whisky A Go Go in LA. She was later accepted to Music & Art in Harlem NY. Coming from a theatrical NYC born family she started off at 19 on off Broadway with director John Cassavetes who cast her in the play ‘Thornhill’ about Eugene O’Neill.
Dominique has been singing and playing bass for 20+ years for many different touring and recording groups. One of which was called Dominatrix, who reached high on the dance charts. The Dominatrix music video ‘The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight’ and their live shows are a part of why in 2012, this music video was placed on display in the contemporary art wing of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Later Dominique was cast for staring roles in several indie flicks. She can be seen playing opposite Lea Thompson in big studio film Howard The Duck.
She has penned songs for several films as well. Dominique played bass in the Keenan Ivory Wayans show house band for a year-It was first ever Disney/Fox merger. Her passion for songwriting is in full force today… with long standing songwriting and band partner the fiercely talented Kathy Valentine. Their band the Blue Bonnets who have been called ‘glamorous blues rock’ but really break out of any genre with current fresh cuts that leaves you craving more.
Want more? Add SuperEtte to the mix. This new project punches hard and it’s her best-kept secret… well maybe not so secret anymore. SuperEtte has new cuts coming out soon, so hold tight.
Sally Disaster is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. As far back as she can remember she’s wanted to play the drums. Same with wanting to leave Texas for California.
She, along with the one other punk rock girl in town, put her first band together in high school, playing house parties and all-ages clubs around San Antonio. After graduating from UT Austin and a year saving money, in January 1995 she packed up and hit the highway to San Francisco.
She played in some great bands right away, but all that changed in 1998 when she met some rad female musicians and started the all-girl punk band, Fabulous Disaster. When they returned from doing a self-funded Euro tour, the band signed to Fat Wreck Chords of Fat Mike NoFX. With Fat, they toured the US, Europe, Japan and Canada with bands like NoFX, The Mad Caddies and The Dickies.
When Fabulous Disaster broke up in 2007, she put together TurbonegrA, an all-girl tribute to Turbonegro. After releasing a record and a Euro tour, she got bored and moved back to Austin.
She connected with Dominique while playing shows in Austin, and Dogs & Diamonds was born. The rest of the story is yet to come . . .
A passionate and ablaze front women, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.
Her intense charisma engages every audience member to an eye opening and jaw dropping stand still. Vanessa fronts her own Rock and Roll band Amnesia Babies. Weapons of Pleasure, Turn Me on Dead Man, The Spinsters, and Extra Action Marching Band are the bands she has played in previously, playing shows all over the country.
Her original song Daredevil is featured in Sony’s, “I’ll Always know what you did last summer”.
Vanessa is beyond thrilled to join Dogs and Diamonds and bring her raging guitar playing and snap punch backing vocals to this PowerHouse line up.