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PJ Harvey in Portugal for two shows

English musician and singer-songwriter PJ Harvey is coming to Portugal for two shows at Aula Magna in Lisbon on May 25 and 26.

PJ Harvey is primarily a vocalist and guitarist, but is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, and autoharp. She began her professional career in the early 1990s by forming a band she named PJ Harvey. She recorded her first two albums with this trio, and when they broke up she continued as a solo artist.

Since 1995 she has recorded her albums with various musicians including John Parish, Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman.

She has experimented with such diverse musical styles as rock, pop, electronica, and folk.

She is also known for changing her appearance from album to album by altering her mode of dress or hairstyle. Each look is then incorporated into the album’s artwork, music videos, and live performances.

Among the accolades she has received have been the 2001 Mercury Prize (for 2000’s Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea), seven BRIT Award nominations, five Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations.

Rolling Stone named her 1992’s Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995’s Artist of the Year, and placed two of her albums (Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love) on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. She was also rated the number one female rock artist by Q magazine in a 2002 reader poll.

Tickets can be bought at www.ticketline.pt.