Performers and multi-instrumentalists McKinley, Lara Michell, and Stephanie Schneiderman had all been enjoying person solo professions before they made a decision to join forces for a few random displays around their bottom of Portland, OR, beginning first using a ROMANTIC DAYS CELEBRATION gig in the first 2000s. Finding that they had more pleasurable playing jointly than individually (in conjunction with the positive replies they were obtaining from regional crowds several displays afterwards), the trio began a music group for true. Dirty Martini, their collective beverage of choice, had been delivered. An eponymous debut made an appearance in 2005 through Portland-based Pampelmoose; it had been recorded live in a 2004 gig before getting fleshed out in the studio room. Citing main affects of PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann, and Kristin Hersh, the gals implemented up in fall 2006 with Tea and Revenge, made by John Askew and Gang of Four’s Dave Allen. A following tour in support brought music artists on the highway who had performed on the record, including bassist Keith Clean, multi-instrumentalist Todd Bayles, and today full-time drummer Ned Declining.