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John Gourley

Portugal. The Man
Musician & Composer
John Gourley is the co-founder and front man for the Alaskan-based band, Portugal. The Man. Gourley and Zach Carothers, his fellow band mate and longtime friend, created Portugal. The Man after moving from Alaska to Portland, Oregon and later signed with Atlantic Records. Since Portugal. The Man's rise, they have released eight albums, including many singles hitting the top alternative charts. John Gourley is not only the lead vocal and guitarist for Portugal. The Man, but also the resident artist. Gourley creates almost all of their album, single and merchandise art, with his unique and colorful drawings. You can see his art throughout Portugal. The Man's work over the years and extending into his side project, The Fantastic The, which showcases his art with fellow artist and friend, Austin Sellers. John Gourley just finished up a fun 2014 with Portugal. The Man, touring throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In 2015, Portugal. The Man will be hitting up some of the country's major music festivals, like BottleRock, Wakarusa and Air + Style.