What Is A Portishead?

Trip-Hop band Portishead was formed in 1991 in Bristol, Southwest England.  The three piece band consist of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley.

Portishead Band Name Town England Somerset

Have you ever wondered what Portishead means?  The name came from the town Barrow grew up in called Portishead in Bristol, North Somerset, UK.

Portishead Town Band Name

Portishead (the town) history dates back to Roman times and its name derives from the “Port at the Head of the river”.  Here’s the “Welcome To Portishead” sign upon entering the town.

Portishead Band Name Town Name

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