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Daddy G
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Daddy G at the Eurockéennes 2008
Background information
Also known asGrantley Marshall
Born (1959-12-18) 18 December 1959 (age 60)
OriginBristol, England
GenresTrip hop, electronica
Years active1983–present
Associated actsMassive Attack
The Wild Bunch

Grantley Evan Marshall (born 18 December 1959), also known by the stage name Daddy G, is a DJ and a founding member of the band Massive Attack.


Born in Bristol to West Indian parents,[1] Marshall joined the Bristol music scene as a member of the sound system The Wild Bunch in the 1980s. The sound system included the other two founding members of Massive Attack, Robert del Naja and Andrew Vowles. At the time he was one of the youngest DJs in the city.[2] In 1986, The Wild Bunch disbanded.[3] Del Naja, Vowles, and Marshall then formed the trip hop group Massive Attack in 1988, which are considered to have pioneered the Bristol Sound along with Portishead and Tricky.[4]

Between 2001 and 2005, Marshall was mainly absent from Massive Attack, with 100th Window being the only album he did not have major input on.[5] Reuniting (minus Vowles) for Heligoland and more recent projects, the group divided the production work between Marshall and Del Naja, who each worked on separate songs in their own studios, choosing their own collaborators. For example, the beat for "Paradise Circus" was entirely created by Marshall, who also recruited Hope Sandoval as a collaborator.

Other workEdit

Marshall mixed a CD for the DJ-Kicks mix series in 2004.[6]


  1. ^ "Massive Attack - 2010 Interview From Their Studio In Bristol About The Making Of Heligoland". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Daddy G DJ-Kicks" Accessed 13 May 2015
  3. ^ "It happened here... The Wild Bunch rock Bristol". Red Bull Bulletin. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon (28 May 1995). "POP VIEW; Another City, Another New Sound". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2009.
  5. ^ https://www.popmatters.com/123491-its-all-good-an-interview-with-daddy-g-of-massive-attack-2496190314.html
  6. ^ "The Music Room". Time Out. Retrieved 16 November 2015.