P J Harvey Biography

(Musician, singer, songwriter, composer, artist, writer, poet, actress)

P J Harvey is one of the popular English musicians, singer-songwriters, writers, poets, and composers. She was rumored to be dating Josh Homme.

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PL Harvey was dating Joe Dilworth in the 1990s. Joe was one of the well-known musician dated photographer and drummer Joe Dilworth. Then she also was in a relationship with Vincent Gallo, the American actor.

PJ and Australian singer Nick Cave met each other through musical collaborations. Working together, they dated for some time and then broke up. Nick’s 1997 album The Boatman’s Call has songs like Into My Arms, West Country Girl, and Black Hair that were dedicated to Harvey.

In 2003, she was rumored to be dating Josh Homme. Likewise, She also dated American musician, Josh Klinghoffer in the 2000s.

Relationship Facts of P J Harvey

  • P J Harvey is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is P J Harvey?

P J Harvey is one of the popular English musicians, singer-songwriters, writers, poets, and composers. She is best known for her songs like Down by the Water, Henry Lee, When Under Ether, etc. Outside of music, Harvey also expresses herself through art.

In 1992, she was awarded the Best New Artist and Best Singer-Songwriter and in 1995, she was named “Artist of the Year”. The singer also once has his relationship with Australian singer Nick Cave. 

P J Harvey: Birth Facts, Family, and Childhood

She was born on 9 October 1969, in Bridport, United Kingdom. Her father’s name is Ray Harvey and her mother’s name is Eva  Harvey. PJ spent her early years on her family’s farm in rural England.

Both of her parents used to love music. She was so introduced to blues, jazz, and rock at a young age, and later it helps to build her career. He also has an older brother named Saul Harvey in his family.

As a teenager, Harvey began writing songs and learning to play different instruments. She also had a passion for art. She joined with bassist Steve Vaughn and drummer Robert Ellis.

Working together they create PJ Harvey in 1991 and two singles. The trio built on their early success with their first album Dry the following year.

Education History

Polly finishes her schooling in Beaminster in Dorset, England. She also takes guitar lessons from Steve Knightley while studying there.

Harvey then has her graduation from Yeovil College in Yeovil, Somerset, and completed a foundation course in visual arts. She also studied sculpture at the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

P J Harvey: Early, Profession life and Career

After releasing her first album, they work for their second album. When they finish their second tour album Rid of Me (1993) and Vaughn and Ellis had left the group.

But Harvey thought of continuing her solo career. She releases, To Bring You My Love album in 1995. She said that she enjoys working out alone.

P J Harvey
Caption: P J Harvey (Source: Pinterest)

Her career was uplifted with the release of  To Bring You, My Love. Likewise her next song, “Down by the Water.” was released and it was the most frequently played video on MTV. After her this song she was able to develop a large no. following among the modern rock set. Like this, she has respectively gained her success.  Her music has evolved over the years.

She receives one critic always from here song as  “brilliantly mercurial”. It was the word that describes her career which consists of songs “leaping between the intimate and the mythic.” Still, it is said that “her sound is too abrasive, her lyrics too intense to enter the mainstream,”. She has also worked with various renowned personalities. In 1998, she became a guitarist, vocalist, and saxophone player for the Automatic Dlamini band.

Among them, collaborations with John Parish have brought out various hit songs. They have recorded two albums together, Dance Hall at Louse Point (1996) and A Woman A Man Walked By (2009). Harvey has also worked together as the producer for Tiffany Anders and Marianne Faithfull behind the scenes.

She has released Let England Shake in 2011. This song has taken a more political stance. Moreover, Harvey has also expressed herself through her art.  At present, Harvey is working with photojournalist Seamus Murphy on a joint project.

The musician has also worked as an actress. PJ first appeared in the 1998 film The Book of Life playing the role of Magdalena. And she also appears in the talk show Later… With Jools Holland as herself in 1993. She has now appeared in more than 10 episodes.

Lifetime Achievements and Awards

The musician also has received various awards for her outstanding works. She receives Mercury Prize in 2001 for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. Likewise, she was awarded the NME Award Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2011.

P J Harvey: Salary and Net Worth

She is an English musician and writer who has a net worth of $3 million as of 2022. The musician also must have good earning.

P J Harvey: Rumors and Controversy

Once there were rumors spread that she was getting pregnant. She may have received such rumors as she said once that she loves children.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

She stands with a height of 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm. The musician weighs 55 kg or 121 pounds. Likewise, she has hazel-colored eyes and black-colored hair.

Her body measurements are 32-25-30 inches (81-63.5-76 cm). And her shoe size is 6.5 (US) or 37 (EU), whereas her dress size is 4 (US) or 34 (EU).

P J Harvey: Social Media Profile

Harvey is active on different social media and keeps on updating them with her latest work and photos. She is active on Instagram with more than 194 K followers.

PJ is seen active on Twitter and has 104 K followers. Harvey uses Facebook and has more than 869 K followers on her Facebook Account.

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