The Dead Dogwoods and Co


Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Piano, Other, Mandolin, Upright bass, Cello.


Currently we consist of 2 members that are all multi instrumentalists. We write originals and do very simple covers. We are the two core members who originally started as a duet and are looking for individuals to join us.

The focus is: Simple covers to sight read or warm up as crowd pleasers while composing new music and having fun tastefully.

Communicating in the group is done democratically, respectfully and reciprocally with some quirky humor... Maybe a few sarcastic comments....or friendly banter back and forth of course(with respectful boundaries)!

We all bring to the group different experience that compliment eachother. What might be one person's weaker area is another's strength. We all share a willingness to learn and a passion for musical creativity. We lift eachother up to see eachother for our strengths and encourage eachothers growth despite barriers.

We don't need you to be a virtuoso at your instrument or read music perfectly....


We do need:

- being the time keeper of group on the drums with bass
- willingness to learn
- creativity
- effective, respectful, reciprocal communication
- collaboration
- dedication
- a sense of humor
- democratic perspective
- taking on a role in the group for example: helping out with various organization, planning, set ups as well communicating if you are unable to do so

Please note:

- A pre-requisite for the group is meeting for coffee to talk about musical background and listening preferences that inspire you.
- Please share 3 songs that are simple covers you would consider doing with a group. These songs should be simple enough that they would not involve spending much time on. Please share the title name and the artist.
- You are welcome to share any demos, rough or professional recordings.

We look forward to hearing from you (pun intended)!!

Contact Information:
TheDeadDogwoods e-mail can be found on our Instagram.


We can be reached at via Facebook Message

Credit to our supportive friend and talented artist

Chanthi Vijayapala

Thank you for designing our logo and for your future involvement as we slowly grow as a musical ensemble! It's been amazing watching you develop your skills and we couldn't be happier to support your talent. Keep up the beautiful art!

Credit to Kathleen Thompson

Who has been an inspiration and huge supporter for the music of The Dead Dogwoods to continue. With a heart of gold she assists regularly in helping with gear, attending local shows for inspiring The Dead Dogwoods and supporting one of our members that has health coniditions during periods of flare ups. Look for a song coming soon with the Title "Kathleen". Kathleen directly inspired and helped keep the positivity in this classic blues song.

Screen name:
The Dead Dogwoods and Co
Member since:
Sep 28 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Tend to practice:
1 time per week


Fleetwood Mac, Mumford and Sons, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Paramore, Metric, Death Cab For Cutie, Heart, Vera Lynn, Vampire Weekend, Tokyo Police Club, City and Colour, The Beatles, Said the Whale, Hey Ocean! . We draw from all genres, but the farthest to country we go is blues grass.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Soprano:
Background Singer:
Vocalist - Alto:
Acoustic Guitar:


The Dead Dogwoods & Co


Founding Members:

1- Female: Piano, secondary lead vocals, harmonies, clarinet, composition and music theory corrections within the group
2- Female: Lead vocals, alto sax, secondary harmonies, basic keyboarding, tenor ukeulele, acoustic guitar, flute, clarinet, vocal style corrections, photography positioning as well planning and composition