Polly Jean Harvey, MBE (born 9 October 1969) known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments.
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 and subsequently began her professional career. The trio released two 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 nine studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.
Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea(2000) and Let England Shake (2011) respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice. In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.
The album will be played on equipment supplied by the AC crew and also include discussion (not too heavy!) video footage (of the performer) and a chance to bring along and play your own related vinyl. If you dont have any vinyl but do have ideas for related music we can play requests via our new high fidelity TIDAL streamer.
Each month we’ll be giving away a fresh copy of the vinyl in our free to enter raffle too … although this month with no reissue available, we would like to thank one of our members, Phil Daniels, for loaning us his original copy of the album to spin on the night. Thanks Phil!!
Our new pricing scheme allows loyal fans of the AC nights to attend any 3 events at £4 and get the 4th FREE.
Just collect a loyalty card when you arrive .
£4 advance tickets are available online at Badlands.
Based on consultation with our membership the next two events will be;
July 14th Leftfield’s Leftism
August 11th 1970’s reggae special.