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Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Lisa Verrico, The Times, 19 October 2002

IN THE MID-'90s Beth Gibbons could have pulled a crowd just by reading names from a phone book. She was one of the hippest singers in Britain thanks to her band Portishead and their debut album Dummy, a down-tempo dance classic that sold millions and picked up a Mercury Music Prize.

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