The longtime keyboardist/vocalist with goth rockers Christian Death, Gitane Demone began her career on the Southern California new wave scene of the early '80s as a member of the trio Pompeii 99. The group later joined with singer Rozz Williams to make up a new incarnation of his band Christian Death, where Demone remained before relocating to Amsterdam and mounting a solo career in 1989, adopting an increasingly torchy sound over the course of EPs including A Heavenly Melancholy and Lullabies for a Troubled World. After releasing the 1994 live set With Love and Dementia, she reunited with Williams the next year to release Every Dreamhouse Heartache. In 2013, she formed the Gitane Demone Quartet with her life partner -- and former Christian Death bandmate -- Rikk Agnew, Paul Roessler (ex-the Screamers), and Deb Venom (Debra Erin Benham). Their sound walked the boundary between gothic rock and contemporary jazz.