PJ Harvey | Artist
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Polly Jean "PJ" Harvey MBE is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet and composer born 1969 in Bridport UK. Harvey, who as well as being a fine vocalist is proficient with a wide range of instruments, blends Electronica, Indie Rock and Folk sounds and has delivered many excellent and diverse albums which have won her critical acclaim. Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist and saxophone player. The band's frontman, John Parish would become her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio released two excellent studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist. Since 1995, she has released a further ten studio albums with collaborations from musicians including John Parish, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey and Eric Grew Feldman. She has also worked extensively with record producer Flood. Outstanding albums include Dry, Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love, Is This Desire?, Stories From the City Stories From the Sea, White Chalk and Let England Shake. Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea and Let England Shake, eight Brit Award nominations, seven Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music. Harvey is also a member of the Desert Sessions collective along with Josh Homme and others.
Artist Website: pjharvey.net
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