Polly Jean Harvey, born October 9, 1969 in Yeovil, United Kingdom and raised in nearby Corscombe (Dorset), is an English singer-songwriter
. She has recorded as a solo artist under the name PJ Harvey, but she began her career as part of a trio (with drummer Rob Ellis
and bassist Steve Vaughan
), also named PJ Harvey, in 1991 Early material released by the trio on Dry
, 4 Track Demos
and Rid Of Me
was praised by critics for its raw lo-fi, many times acoustic guitar sound and melancholic, witty lyrics.