PJ Harvey
English singer-songwriter
PJ Harvey
Polly Jean Harvey is an English musician, singer-songwriter, composer and occasional artist. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, and most recently, the autoharp. Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini, whose vocalist and saxophone player, John Parish, would become her long-term collaborator.
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Interview: Al Gore on commiserating with Hillary, fake news, and Trump's climate views
Yahoo News - 3 months
Imagine being a fly on this wall: Former vice president Al Gore commiserated with Hillary Clinton about her unexpected presidential election loss, he told Mashable in a recent interview.  On the election, if there is anyone who can empathize with Clinton's predicament, it's Gore—the only other living person who earned more popular votes while also losing the Electoral College, and therefore, the presidency, when he ran in 2000 against George W. Bush.  Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by former Vice President Al Gore, left, takes the stage for a rally in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Image: andrew harnik/ap “I spoke to her in general terms after the election, just because of our relationship, and just commiserated with her," Gore told Mashable in an interview on Sunday. The former vice-president, a vocal proponent of Clinton during the 2016 election, also campaigned for her in Florida, Colorado and other key states over the last year. "But I’m not sure she needs advice from me on ho ...
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Backstage Beauty Report: The Indie Rocker Behind Creatures of the Wind’s Fiery Red Lip
NYTimes - 6 months
Shane Gabier said PJ Harvey “is the closest thing I have to an idol or hero.” Here’s how to get the look she inspired for the brand’s spring 2017 show.
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PJ Harvey creates a bluesy soundtrack for tough times at the Shrine
LATimes - 6 months
The opening moments of a PJ Harvey concert come with a war correspondent’s eye for detail and an activist's call to action: Broken homes. Shattered glass. Syringes on the floor. A "highway to death." Rhythms, in the form of militant drum beats, create a boots-on-the-ground feel. Guitars, jagged...
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PJ Harvey adds second L.A. performance on Friday for her new U.S. tour
LATimes - 6 months
Singer and songwriter PJ Harvey has added a second show to her tour stop in Los Angeles with a performance Friday at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood along with her Thursday show date at the Shrine Expo Hall, which quickly sold out. Tickets are on sale now for the added show, which extends her run...
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Music Monday (6/6): This Week's New Albums + Videos
Yahoo News - 9 months
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like The Avalanches, PJ Harvey, and ScHoolboy Q, plus brand new streaming music from Beck, Of Montreal, YG, Garbage, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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Neil Young to top bill as Montreux Jazz Festival turns 50
Yahoo News - 10 months
Folk rock icon Neil Young will top the bill at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, as its celebrates its 50th edition with other big names including Deep Purple and PJ Harvey, organisers said Thursday. The programme for this year's festival, which kicks off on the evening of June 30 and runs through July 16, "has been drawn up to echo the festival's layered history, dense and lively," festival director Mathieu Jatton told reporters. "We are thus presenting today's big names, but also friends of the festival who have helped make it great," he said.
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New Mix: Santigold, Macklemore, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, More
NPR - about 1 year
In this week's mix, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton showcase a number of artists who reflect on their past to make powerful new music.
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PJ Harvey's 'The Wheel' continues her fiery social commentary; DJDS dig deep; Woo gently mesmerizes
LATimes - about 1 year
PJ Harvey, "The Wheel" (Island/Universal). The first song from Polly Jean Harvey's forthcoming new album, "The Hope Six Demolition Project," rolls with a garage punk momentum while documenting "a tableau of the missing." Though unnamed, Harvey quantifies the vanished in sing-song rhyme with sordid...
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On my radar: Marianne Faithfull’s cultural highlights
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
The singer-songwriter on the French band Téléphone, Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, Kurosawa’s stunning Throne of Blood and a cool Parisian sushi restaurant The singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull’s career spans 18 albums and six decades. Spotted aged 16 by the Rolling Stones’s manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, she released several folk-pop albums and co-wrote the Stones’s Sister Morphine with her then boyfriend, Mick Jagger. After a decade battling drug addiction, she made a comeback with her 1979 new wave album, Broken English, before reinventing herself again in the 1980s as a blues and jazz singer. She has since worked with Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Metallica, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Her acting career includes the cult film The Girl on a Motorcycle, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and playing God in Absolutely Fabulous, opposite her friend Anita Pallenberg as the devil. Having completed a 50th anniversary world tour, Faithfull plays the Roundhouse in London on 2 Febru ...
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Interview: Boy From the Crowd
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Boy From the Crowd is a hard-rocking duo from the U.K. Their style of music has been described as punk, punk meets blues, blues meets punk and garage band blues. However it's described, it's loud, visceral and hits like a hammer. A few months ago, the band released an EP called "Where the Bees Come to Die", which has received rave reviews and, more importantly, attracted fans. To find out more about the band, I sat down with Vinny Piana, the band's guitarist/vocalist, who kindly agreed to talk with me. What is the most trouble you've ever gotten into? I can't tell you the most trouble I got into as it implicates other people too. However I'll tell you a story of why you should never listen to me, if you don't want to get into trouble yourself... I once decided to climb the front wall of a girlfriend's house carrying a bunch of flowers inside my jacket to surprise her on the terrace, instead of knocking on the front door. Sounds like a good plan in principle, or so I thought ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of PJ Harvey
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    In October 2015, PJ Harvey published her first collection of poetry, a collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy, entitled The Hollow of The Hand.
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    On 18 December 2015, Harvey released a 20-second teaser for the album, which contained a release date of spring 2016. On 21 January 2016 the debut single, The Wheel, and the name of the album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, were announced on Steve Lamacq's show on BBC Radio 6 Music.
    More Details Hide Details The album's release date was also revealed to be 15 April. A video for 'The Orange Monkey', taken from The Hope Six Demolition Project, was shared on 2 June 2016, directed by Seamus Murphy, and featuring clips from trips to Afghanistan.
    Starting on 16 January 2015, PJ Harvey began recording her 9th studio album in front of a live audience.
    More Details Hide Details A custom built recording studio was made in London's Somerset House. Reporter for Uncut magazine noted that much like her previous album Let England Shake, many of the lyrics were politically charged, but this time it was more globally focused. While recording she was shown to be using saxophones, an autoharp, and a bouzouki. Flood was confirmed to be the producer of the album.
  • 2014
    On 2 January 2014 PJ Harvey guest-edited BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
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  • 2013
    Harvey was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to music.
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    In December 2013, Harvey gave her debut public poetry reading at the British Library.
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  • 2011
    Speaking of her artistic contributions to the magazine in 2011, Harvey said: "the first opportunity I ever had to show any work was in this magazine.
    More Details Hide Details They were drawn while I was writing and recording the record (Let England Shake). It does relate to the record in the way the cycle keeps happening."
  • 2010
    Harvey is also an accomplished sculptor who has had several pieces exhibited at the Lamont Gallery and the Bridport Arts Centre. In 2010, she was invited to be the guest designer for the summer issue of Francis Ford Coppola's literary magazine Zoetrope: All-Story.
    More Details Hide Details The issue featured Harvey's paintings and drawings alongside short stories by Woody Allen.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Following the release of White Chalk, Harvey reunited with Parish to record A Woman a Man Walked By, released in March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Like Dance Hall at Louse Point, the album received positive reviews but also was a moderate commercial success, peaking at number 25 in the UK Albums Chart. Aside from collaborations, Harvey has also embarked on a number of projects as a composer. In January 2009, a new stage production of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler opened on Broadway. Directed by Ian Rickson and starring Mary-Louise Parker in the title role, the play featured an original score of incidental music written by Harvey. In November 2011, Harvey also composed part of the score for the Young Vic's long-running production of Hamlet in London. In May 2012, Harvey composed two songs, "Horse" and "Bobby Don't Steal," for Mark Cousins' film What is This Film Called Love?, which also features "To Bring You My Love." Harvey possesses an expansive contralto vocal range. Harvey dislikes repeating herself in her music, resulting in very different-sounding albums. In an October 2004 interview with Rolling Stone, she said: "when I'm working on a new record, the most important thing is to not repeat myself... that's always my aim: to try and cover new ground and really to challenge myself. Because I'm in this for learning." While her musical style has been described as alternative rock, punk blues, art rock, and avant-rock, she has experimented with various other genres including electronica, indie rock and folk music.
  • 2007
    Harvey contributed the song "Slow-Motion Movie-Star", an outtake from Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, to Mick Harvey's fourth studio album, Two of Diamonds, released in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Harvey has also recorded two studio albums with long-time collaborator John Parish. Dance Hall at Louse Point (1996) was written collectively with Parish with the exception of the song "Is That All There Is? ", written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The album also listed her as Polly Jean Harvey, which in part affected the album's sales. Harvey has also reflected on how the album was "an enormous turning point" and "lyrically, it moved me into areas I'd never been to before." In 1998, she also performed lead vocals on "Airplane Blues," as a soundtrack accompaniment to the Wingwalkers art exhibition by Rebecca Goddard and Parish's wife, Michelle Henning, which was released as the closing song on Parish's second solo album How Animals Move in 2002.
    White Chalk was released in September 2007 and marked a radical departure from her usual alternative rock style, consisting mainly of piano ballads.
    More Details Hide Details The album received favourable reviews, its style being described by one critic as containing "pseudo-Victorian elements—drama, restraint, and antiquated instruments and sounds." Harvey herself said of the album: "when I listen to the record I feel in a different universe, really, and I'm not sure whether it's in the past or in the future. The record confuses me, that's what I like—it doesn't feel of this time right now, but I'm not sure whether it's 100 years ago or 100 years in the future", summing up the album's sound as "really weird." During the tour for the album Harvey performed without a backing band, and also began performing on an autoharp, which continues to be her primary instrument after guitar and has influenced her material since White Chalk. In April 2010, Harvey appeared on The Andrew Marr Show to perform a new song titled "Let England Shake." In a pre-performance interview with Marr, she stated that the new material she had written had been "formed out of the landscape that I've grown up in and the history of this nation" and as "a human being affected by politics." Her eighth studio album Let England Shake was released in February 2011, and received universal critical acclaim from critics. NMEs 10/10 review summarised the album as "a record that ventures deep into the heart of darkness of war itself and its resonance throughout England's past, present and future" and other reviews also noted its themes and writing style as "bloody and forceful," mixing "ethereal form with brutal content," and "her most powerful."
  • 2006
    During her first performance since the Uh Huh Her tour at the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts on 26 May 2006, Harvey revealed that her next studio album would be almost entirely piano-based.
    More Details Hide Details Following the October release of The Peel Sessions 1991–2004, a compilation of songs recorded from 1991 to 2000 during her radio sessions with John Peel, she began recording her seventh studio album White Chalk in November, together with Flood, John Parish, and Eric Drew Feldman in a studio in West London.
    Selected recordings from the tour were included on Harvey's first live DVD, On Tour: Please Leave Quietly, directed by Maria Mochnacz and released in 2006.
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  • 2004
    During three years of various collaborations with other artists, Harvey was also working on her sixth studio album, Uh Huh Her, which was released in May 2004.
    More Details Hide Details For the first time since 4-Track Demos (1993), Harvey played every instrument — with the exception of drums provided by Rob Ellis — and was the sole producer. The album received "generally favourable reviews" by critics, though its production was often criticised. It was also a commercial success, debuting and peaking at number 12 in the UK Albums Chart and being certified Silver by the BPI within a month of its release. Harvey also did an extensive world tour in promotion of the album, lasting seven months in total. For the tour, she formed a backing band consisting of Rob Ellis, bassist Dingo and future Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and performed at various European summer festivals, including Glastonbury, as well as opening two shows for Morrissey.
  • 2001
    However, most notably, Harvey was nominated for, and won, the 2001 Mercury Music Prize.
    More Details Hide Details The awards ceremony was held on the same day as the 11 September attacks on the United States and Harvey was on tour in Washington, D.C., one of the affected cities, when she won the prize. Reflecting on the win in 2011, she said: "quite naturally I look back at that and only remember the events that were taking place across the world and to win the prize on that day — it didn't have much importance in the grand scheme of things", noting "it was a very surreal day". The same year, Harvey also topped a readers' poll conducted by Q Magazine of the 100 Greatest Women in Rock Music.
  • 2000
    In early 2000 Harvey began work on her fifth studio album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea with Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey.
    More Details Hide Details Written in her native Dorset, Paris and New York, the album showcased a more mainstream indie rock and pop rock sound to her previous albums and the lyrics followed themes of love that tied into Harvey's affection for New York City. The album also featured Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke on three tracks, including his lead vocals on "This Mess We're in." Upon its release in October 2000 the album was a critical and commercial success, selling over one million copies worldwide and charting in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The album's three singles — "Good Fortune", "A Place Called Home" and "This Is Love" — were moderately successful. The album also received a number of accolades including a BRIT Award nomination for Best Female Artist and two Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Performance for the album's third single, "This Is Love".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    During recording sessions in 1997 original PJ Harvey Trio drummer Rob Ellis rejoined Harvey's band, and Flood was hired again as producer. The sessions, which continued into April the following year, resulted in Is This Desire? (1998). Though originally released to mixed reviews in September 1998, the album was a success and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Performance.
    More Details Hide Details The album's lead single, "A Perfect Day Elise," was moderately successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart, her most successful single to date.
  • 1996
    From 1996 to 1997, following their musical collaborations, Harvey had a relationship with Nick Cave, and their subsequent break-up influenced Cave's follow-up studio album The Boatman's Call (1997), with songs such as "Into My Arms," "West Country Girl" and "Black Hair" being written specifically about her.
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    In 1996, following the international success of To Bring You My Love and other collaborations, Harvey began composing material that would end up on her fourth studio album, during what she referred to as "an incredibly low patch."
    More Details Hide Details The material diverged significantly from her former work and introduced electronica elements into her song-writing.
  • 1995
    Harvey has one older brother, Saul, and four nephews through him. She said in 1995 that she would love to have children, stating: "I wouldn't consider it unless I was married.
    More Details Hide Details I would have to meet someone that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. That's the only person who I would want to be the father of my children. Maybe that will never happen. I obviously see it in a very rational way but I'd love to have children." Harvey has encountered widespread opposition to a comment made in favour of fox hunting in a 1998 NME magazine feature, which reported Harvey saying she was not opposed to fox hunting and that, "Seeing the hunt out on the fields is just so natural to me."
    Rolling Stone also named Harvey 1995's Artist of the Year and Spin ranked the album third in The 90 Greatest Albums of the '90s, behind Nirvana's Nevermind (1991) and Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet (1990).
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    As Harvey embarked on her solo career, she explored collaborations with other musicians. In 1995 she released her third studio album, To Bring You My Love, featuring former bandmate John Parish, Bad Seeds multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and French drummer Jean-Marc Butty, all of whom would continue to perform and record with Harvey throughout her career.
    More Details Hide Details The album was also her first material to be produced by Flood. Simultaneously a more blues-influenced and more futuristic record than its predecessors, To Bring You My Love showcased Harvey broadening her musical style to include strings, organs and synthesisers. Rolling Stone said in its review that "Harvey sings the blues like Nick Cave sings gospel: with more distortion, sex and murder than you remember. To Bring You My Love was a towering goth version of grunge." During the successive tours for the album, Harvey also experimented with her image and stage persona. The record generated a surprise modern rock radio hit in the United States with its lead single, "Down by the Water." Three consecutive singles — "C'mon Billy", "Send His Love to Me" and "Long Snake Moan" — were also moderately successful. The album was a commercial success selling one million copies worldwide including 370,000 in the United States. It was also certified Silver in the United Kingdom within seven months of its release, having sold over 60,000 copies. In the United States, the album was voted Album of the Year by The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, USA Today, People, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
  • 1994
    In early 1994, it was announced that U2's manager, Paul McGuinness, had become her manager.
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  • 1993
    In her final appearance on American television in September 1993 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Harvey performed a solo version of "Rid of Me."
    More Details Hide Details As Rid of Me sold substantially more copies than Dry, 4-Track Demos, a compilation album of demos for the album was released in October and inaugurated her career as a solo artist.
    The recording sessions with Albini took place at Pachyderm Recording Studio and resulted in the band's major label debut Rid of Me in May 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Rolling Stone wrote that it "is charged with aggressive eroticism and rock fury. It careens from blues to goth to grunge, often in the space of a single song." The album was promoted by two singles, "50ft Queenie" and "Man-Size", as well as tours of the United Kingdom in May and the United States in June, continuing there during the summer. However, during the American leg of the tour, internal friction started to form between the members of the trio. Deborah Frost, writing for Rolling Stone, noticed "an ever widening personal gulf" between the band members, and quoted Harvey as saying "It makes me sad. I wouldn't have got here without them. I needed them back then – badly. But I don't need them anymore. We all changed as people." Despite the tour's personal downsides, footage from live performances was compiled and released on the long-form video Reeling with PJ Harvey (1993). The band's final tour was to support U2 in August 1993, after which the trio officially disbanded.
  • 1991
    Independent label Too Pure agreed to release the band's debut single "Dress" in October 1991, and later signed PJ Harvey. "Dress" received mass critical acclaim upon its release and was voted Single of the Week in Melody Maker by guest reviewer John Peel, who admired "the way Polly Jean seems crushed by the weight of her own songs and arrangements, as if the air is literally being sucked out of them... admirable if not always enjoyable."
    More Details Hide Details However, Too Pure provided little promotion for the single and critics claim that "Melody Maker had more to do with the success of the "Dress" single than Too Pure Records." A week after its release, the band recorded a live radio session for Peel on BBC Radio 1 on 29 October featuring "Oh, My Lover," "Victory," "Sheela-Na-Gig," and "Water." The following February, the trio released "Sheela-Na-Gig" as their equally-acclaimed second single and their debut studio album, Dry (1992), followed in March. Like the singles preceding it, Dry received an overwhelming international critical response. The album was cited by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana as his sixteenth favourite album ever in his posthumously-published Journals. Rolling Stone also named Harvey as Songwriter of the Year and Best New Female Singer. A limited edition double LP version of Dry was released alongside the regular version of the album, containing both the original and demo versions of each track, called Dry Demonstration, and the band also received significant coverage at the Reading Festival in 1992.
    The band relocated to London in June 1991 when Harvey applied to study sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, still undecided as to her future career.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, the band recorded a set of demo recordings and distributed them to record labels.
    The trio's "disastrous" debut performance was held at a skittle alley in Charmouth Village Hall in April 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Harvey later recounted the event saying: "we started playing and I suppose there was about fifty people there, and during the first song we cleared the hall. There was only about two people left. And a woman came up to us, came up to my drummer, it was only a three piece, while we were playing and shouted at him 'Don't you realize nobody likes you! We'll pay you, you can stop playing, we'll still pay you!'"
    In January 1991, following her departure from Automatic Dlamini, Harvey formed her own band with former bandmates Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver.
    More Details Hide Details Harvey decided to name the trio PJ Harvey after rejecting other names as "nothing felt right at all or just suggested the wrong type of sound", and also to allow her to continue music as a solo artist. The trio consisted of Harvey on vocals and guitars, Ellis on drums and backing vocals, and Oliver on bass. Oliver later departed to rejoin the still-active Automatic Dlamini. He was subsequently replaced with Steve Vaughan.
    In January 1991, Harvey left to form her own band with former bandmates Ellis and Oliver; yet she had formed lasting personal and professional relationships with certain members, especially Parish, whom she has referred to as her "musical soulmate."
    More Details Hide Details Parish would subsequently contribute to, and sometimes co-produce, Harvey's solo studio albums and has toured with her a number of times. As a duo, Parish and Harvey have recorded two collaborative albums where Parish composed the music and Harvey penned the lyrics. Additionally, Parish's girlfriend in the late 1980s was photographer Maria Mochnacz. She and Harvey became close friends and Mochnacz went on to shoot and design most of Harvey's album artwork and music videos, contributing significantly to her public image. Harvey has said of her time with Automatic Dlamini: "I ended up not singing very much but I was just happy to learn how to play the guitar. I wrote a lot during the time I was with them but my first songs were crap. I was listening to a lot of Irish folk music at the time, so the songs were folky and full of penny whistles and stuff. It was ages before I felt ready to perform my own songs in front of other people." She also credits Parish for teaching her how to perform in front of audiences, saying "after the experience with John's band and seeing him perform I found it was enormously helpful to me as a performer to engage with people in the audience, and I probably did learn that from him, amongst other things."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Harvey had met Parish in 1987 through mutual friend Jeremy Hogg, the band's slide guitarist.
    More Details Hide Details Providing saxophone, guitars and background vocals, she travelled extensively during the band's early days, including performances in West Germany, Spain and Poland to support the band's debut studio album, The D is for Drum. A second European tour took place throughout June and July 1989. Following the tour, the band recorded Here Catch, Shouted His Father, their second studio album, between late 1989 and early 1990. This is the only Automatic Dlamini material to feature Harvey, but remains unreleased, although bootleg versions of the album are in circulation.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Harvey was born on 9 October 1969 in Bridport, Dorset, as the second child of Ray and Eva Harvey, who owned a stone quarrying business, and grew up on the family's farm in Corscombe.
    More Details Hide Details During her childhood, she attended school in nearby Beaminster, where she received guitar lessons from folk singer/songwriter Steve Knightley, and her parents introduced her to music that would later influence her work, including blues music, Captain Beefheart and Bob Dylan. As a teenager, Harvey began learning saxophone and joined an eight-piece instrumental group Bologne, based in Dorset. She was also a guitarist with folk duo the Polekats, with whom she wrote some of her earliest material. After finishing school, Harvey attended Yeovil College and attended a visual arts foundation course. In July 1988, Harvey became a member of Automatic Dlamini, a band based in Bristol with whom she gained extensive ensemble-playing experience. Formed by John Parish in 1983, the band consisted of a rotating line-up that at various times included Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver.
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