|Occupation Musician, artist|
Genres Punk rock, Reggae
|Instruments Bass, guitar, vocals|
Years active 1976-81, 2006-10
Name Tessa Pollitt
|Full Name Teresa Mary Clare Pollitt|
Born 1 January 1959 (age 56) (1959-01-01) London, England
Albums Return of the Giant Slits, Cut, Live at the Gibus Club, Trapped Animal, Bootleg Retrospective
Similar People Palmolive, Ari Up, Viv Albertine, Bruce Smith, Hollie Cook
Associated acts The Clash, Sex Pistols
Music group The Slits (1976 – 2010)
The slits tessa pollitt interview 90 4 fm may 5 2010
Tessa Pollitt (born 1 January 1959) is an English musician who was the bass guitarist for the punk rock band The Slits between 1976 and 1981. Pollitt replaced the band's original bassist, Suzi Gutsy. During the 1980s, Pollitt lived in Africa, on hiatus from the music industry.
- The slits tessa pollitt interview 90 4 fm may 5 2010
- John peel in memory tessa pollitt the slits part 4 of 4
She married Sean Oliver and has a daughter with him. Oliver died in 1990 from sickle cell anemia. She returned to performing with The Slits when the band was reformed in 2006, the year the Revenge of the Slits EP was released by Island Records. In the prior year, 2005, singer Ari Up and Pollitt reformed the band with new members, as Viv Albertine was not interested in rejoining. The new line-up included Paul Cook, formerly of the Sex Pistols, and Marco Pirroni, formerly of Adam and the Ants.