PJ Harvey Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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PJ Harvey Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth October 9, 1969
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Hazel

PJ Harvey is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress who has released a number of popular albums and tracks which include the likes of Rid of MeDryTo Bring You My LoveStories from the City, Stories from the SeaSheela-Na-GigLet England ShakeUh Huh HerDown by the WaterA Perfect Day EliseThe Words That Maketh MurderThe Community of HopeGuilty50ft Queenie, and The Wheel. She was also voted as No.1 female rock star in history while Madonna was voted at number #2 in a readers poll in British rock magazine Q in 2001.

Born Name

Polly Jean Harvey

Nick Name

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey in a photoshoot in August 2016
PJ Harvey in a photoshoot in August 2016

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

Polly studied at a school in Beaminster in Dorset, England. She took guitar lessons from Steve Knightley while studying there.

She went on to graduate 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.

Occupation

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

Family

  • Father – Ray Harvey (Stone Quarrying Business)
  • Mother – Eva Harvey
  • Sibling –  Saul Harvey (Older Brother)

Manager

She is managed by Universal Music Operations Limited.

Genre

Alternative Rock, Punk Blues, Art Rock, Indie Rock, Folk Rock, Experimental Rock

Instruments

Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, autoharp, saxophone, violin, cello, harmonica, drums, percussion, melodica, accordion

Label

Too Pure, Island (PolyGram), Island (UMG)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

PJ Harvey has dated –

  1. Joe Dilworth – The musician dated photographer and drummer Joe Dilworth in the 1990s.
  2. Vincent Gallo – She was in a relationship with American actor Vincent Gallo.
  3. Nick Cave (1996-1997) – PJ Harvey and Australian singer Nick Cave met through musical collaborations. 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.
  4. Josh Homme (2003) – PJ Harvey was RUMORed to be dating American musician Josh Homme in 2003.
  5. Josh Klinghoffer (2004-2005) – The British singer dated American musician Josh Klinghoffer for some time in the mid-2000s.
PJ Harvey looks as slim as ever
PJ Harvey looks as slim as ever

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of English descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Expansive contralto vocal range
  • Couture outfits
  • Red lips

Measurements

32-25-30 in or 81-63.5-76 cm

Dress Size

4 (US) or 34 (EU)

PJ Harvey in a bikini (File Photo)
PJ Harvey in a bikini (File Photo)

Bra Size

32A

Shoe Size

6.5 (US) or 37 (EU) or 4 (UK)

Best Known For

Her various songs such as Down by the WaterHenry LeeWhen Under Ether, etc.

First Album

She released her first studio album Dry on March 30, 1992, via Too Pure. The album received 4.5/5 ratings from AllMusic.

First Film

As an actress, PJ first appeared in the 1998 film The Book of Life. for her role as Magdalena.

First TV Show

PJ Harvey was first seen in the talk show Later… With Jools Holland as herself in 1993. She has now appeared in more than 10 episodes.

PJ Harvey Favorite Things

  • Bands – Pixies, Television, Slint
  • Animal – Horse
  • Song – Tainted Love (By Soft Cell)
SourceWikipedia, IMDb
PJ Harvey performing on Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, England on June 26, 2016
PJ Harvey performing on Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, England on June 26, 2016

PJ Harvey Facts

  1. PJ Harvey spent most of her childhood on her family farm in Corscombe, Dorset.
  2. She learned to play the saxophone during her teens.
  3. The musician was previously a part of Bologne, an instrumental band in Dorset.
  4. Harvey was a guitarist for the Polekats and even did some songwriting for the group.
  5. In 1992, Rolling Stone named her the Best New Artist and Best Singer-Songwriter and in 1995, she was named “Artist of the Year”.
  6. In 1998, she became a guitarist, vocalist, and saxophone player for the Automatic Dlamini band.
  7. On October 23, 2000, she released her 5th studio album, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, which included songs like Good FortuneThis Is LoveA Place Called HomeBig ExitHorses in My DreamsYou Said Something, and We Float. The album won the 2001 Mercury Prize for “Album of the Year” and was certified ‘Platinum’ by Australia (ARIA) and United Kingdom (BPI) and ‘Gold’ by Belgium (BEA) and France (SNEP).
  8. She won the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the NME Awards in 2011.
  9. In 2013, the musician was honored with the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contributions to the music industry.
  10. The singer supported the Guantanamo Bay detention camp detainee Shaker Aamer. She released a song titled Shaker Aamer on August 3, 2013, that described his hunger strike.
  11. The visual style of every album she releases is unique and she works on it with photographer Maria Mochnacz. The two are good friends.
  12. Harvey is a talented sculptor and her works have been exhibited at the Bridport Arts Center and the Lamont Gallery.
  13. PJ Harvey joined hands with photographer Seamus Murphy and published her poetry collection titled The Hollow of The Hand in October 2015.
  14. VH1 ranked her at #55 on the “100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll” list.
  15. She shared a close friendly bond with the late American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Don Van Vliet (also known as Captain Beefheart).
  16. She once said, “I don’t loathe interviews, I’m just one of those people who makes music because I find it difficult to talk.”
  17. Visit her official website @ pjharvey.net.
  18. Listen to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube VEVO, MySpace, iTunes, and Spotify.

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