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DOROTHY is a rock band from Los Angeles, California, composed of Dorothy Martin (vocals), Jason Ganberg (percussion), guitarists Nick Maybury and Eli Wulfmeier, and bassist Eliot Lorango. Original members Zac Morris and Mark Jackson left the band in 2016, and Gregg Cash left in 2017.

The band had its inception in a meeting between Martin and Mark Jackson and Ian Scott in 2013, who brought Zac Morris to the band and suggested modifications to the song "After Midnight" (originally a piano ballad) that resulted in a signature sound mixing old-school metal rock with tones of Southern blues. Many of DOROTHY's songs have the beat and repetition of Afro-American spirituals but are lyrically anything but, combining well with Martin's raspy singing voice. They came in at #14 on Rolling Stone's 50 Best New Artists of 2014.

The band has made appearances with Halestorm and Lita Ford, with Lzzy Hale saying the band made her "proud of the future of rock".

You've probably also heard them featured in commercials or TV shows.


  • Dorothy (EP, 2014)
  • ROCKISDEAD (2016)
  • 28 Days in the Valley (2018)

Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Tropes in DOROTHY's music or performances:

  • All Drummers Are Animals: Jason Ganberg can be... a little wild.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Martin was this for a while before landing herself in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. She's since cleaned up her act and no longer drinks.
  • Lighterand Softer: Their second album 28 Days in the Valley is this, with Martin saying it has a "more feminine energy... It has a lighter and brighter feel, with less metal influence and more Stones. It has a cool desert vibe."
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: About a 4-7, depending on the song.
  • Male Band, Female Singer: The band is named for lead singer Dorothy Martin but the other members are male.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Actually played with. Dorothy often appears on stage wearing a sleeveless T-shirt that leaves a black lace bra visible through the arm holes, but according to her (from an LA Times interview):
    "I don't care if you think I'm hot or not, or want me to take my shirt off. I'm not going to. I'm going to grab the microphone and sing. That's what I came to do."
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  • Oral Fixation: A lot of the imagery around the band has a laser-focus on Dorothy Martin's bright red lips, including the cover art for the EP and first album and the music video for "Get Up".
  • Precision F-Strike: In "Missile": "You're fucking with the wrong wolf, baby" and "You're fucking with a sickness, baby".
  • Shout-Out: Martin consistently gives a holler out to Halestorm during live performances for launching them on the 2016 Into the Wild Life tour.


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