Portishead Biography

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Band Information

Music: Alternative rock
Country: England
Year: 1991 –  present
Website: www.portishead.co.uk

Band Line-up:

Beth Gibbons
Geoff Barrow
Adrian Utley

Portishead Biography

Formed in Bristol, UK in 1991, Portishead is a brainchild of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley. Previously, Barrow had been working as a tape operator and worked with Massive Attack, Gibbons was singing in pubs, and Utley had played jazz guitar for Big John Patton and The Jazz Messengers.

Their ride to fame happened when they created the short film To Kill a Dead Man, which was heavily inspired by espionage films, and its accompanying soundtrack persuaded Go! Beat Records to sign the band.

They have three albums to date, one released in 2007 after a long hatus since 1999.

Portishead Discography

1994 Dummy
1997 Portishead
2008 Third

Portishead Trivia

The band’s name, Portishead, was named after ther the English town of Portishead, Somerset