|Bristol-born composer Robert
Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856) was a founder member of the Bristol
Madrigal Society, who performed many of his works. He spent
most of his adult life in Switzerland.
Robert Lucas Pearsall (detail from Some
Who Have Made Bristol Famous).
Others associated with
music, and with Bristol include:
Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936), contralto
who was the first to perform 'Land of Hope and Glory'. Download
the PDF of a programme from a 1908 concert of Clara Butt's here.
Irene Rose (1883-1965), music hall singer and pianist.
Nipper (1884-1895), trademark dog of His Master's Voice.
Dame Eva Turner (1892-1990),
dramatic soprano associated with the role of Turandot.
Russ Conway (1925-2000), pianist who sold over 30 million records.
Adge Cutler (1930-74), singer/songwriter backed by The Wurzels.
Size, photograph from the BBC website.
Roni Size, drum 'n' bass producer and composer.
Robert Wyatt, founder of Soft Machine.
Roger Greenaway, songwriter.
Nellee Hooper, producer/remixer/composer.
Tricky, rapper and musician.
Fred Wedlock, the oldest swinger in town.
Members of the bands Kosheen, Massive Attack, Portishead, Wurzels