Portugal. The Man is an American rock band based in Portland, Oregon.
Gourley and Carothers met and began playing music together in high school in Wasilla, Alaska.
Wasilla, Alaska, USA
Rock, Psychedelic rock, Psychedelic pop, Progressive rock, Indie rock
Anatomy of a Ghost, Danger Mouse
The band's name is based on the idea of David Bowie's "bigger than life" fame. They wanted the band
to have a bigger than life feel but didn't want to name it after one of their members.
"A country is a group of people," guitar player and vocalist John Gourley explains.
"With Portugal, it just ended up being the first country that came to mind.
The band's name is Portugal. The period is stating that, and The Man states that
it's just one person."
The name has more personal meaning as well:
Portugal. The Man was going to be the name of a book that Gourley had planned
to write about his father and his many adventures.
John Baldwin Gourley -
vocals, guitar, organ, drum machines
Zachary Carothers -
bass guitar, backing vocals
Kyle O'Quin -
Noah Gersh -
guitar, vocals, miscellaneous percussion
Kane Ritchotte -
drums, percussion, backing vocals
Nick Klein - guitar
Harvey Tumbleson - beats
Wesley Hubbard - keyboards
Ryan Neighbors - keyboards, didgeridoo, synthesizers, backing vocals
Jason Sechrist - drums
Justin McRae - guitar)
Zoe Manville - backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, tambourine
Garrett Lunceford - drums on Satanic Satanists