Welcome to the official website for The Portraits.

The album 'For Our Times' is available now from:


   

"Irresistible and Irrepressible!"
TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC

"That is so beautiful. It is so powerful. And sitting here watching you do that together is a real privilege. And it's had a real impact. I just think it's the perfect tribute to Jo Cox and everything that she tried to achieve, and is still achieving because of what people do in her memory."
CLARE BALDING, BBC RADIO 2, FOLLOWING THE PORTRAITS' LIVE APPEARANCE ON HER SHOW PLAYING JO COX MP TRIBUTE SONG 'NOBODY CAN EVER MURDER LOVE'

"Genius."
JUSTINE GREENE, BBC RADIO 2

 

"Two beautiful people exuding warmth and kindness, while presenting us with a masterpiece. We all need more of this."
FATEA MAGAZINE

 

"The Portraits should be musical royalty"
DIRK SCARLETT BLOG


"It’s always gratifying when musicians you meet and like turn out to make excellent music – as in the case of The Portraits"
TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC

"Can be summed up in one word...Epic."
FOLK LONDON

"[For Our Times is] An exceedingly charming record....The perfect opening act for the likes of Thea Gilmore." PETE WHALLEY, GET READY TO ROCK

“Sublime...defiant yet fragile folk-pop.”
R2 ROCK N REEL MAGAZINE

“‘Lions and Butterflies’ is an album of sublime music, rock solid social commentary and sheer beauty. One to beg, steal or borrow."
FATEA MAGAZINE

"Lions and Butterflies is an album which has been lovingly crafted and one that demands repeated plays."
LAUREL CANYON

“Haunting….more overtly political than Jeremy Corbyn”
ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

“Bright and richly melodic...easily alluring.”
KEVIN T. WARD, SHIRE FOLK

"The Portraits deserve to be recognised."
DANNY FARRAGHER, FOLKALL

“‘Walls Of Silence’ should be in the charts! Great song!”
MIKE BROCKEN, BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE

"Ultimately, 'Lions and Butterflies' is an album of hope. I liked this, and you will too"
FOLKWORDS

"The utterly beautiful Walls Of Silence (from Lions & Butterflies) grabs you within the first two seconds. The only problem with the song is that it is too short!"
PETE PHILLIPS, CHOICE RADIO

“Powerful Stuff.... It needs to be championed!"
FOLKING MAGAZINE

“Crying out to be listened to.”
FOLKCAST

“'Lions And Butterflies': The song writing, the lyrics, the musicianship are all supreme....strikes the deepest confines of the soul.”
DAVID DURANT, BROOKLANDS RADIO

"’Lions And Butterflies’ is a roaring but beautiful record"
IAN CHAMBERS, EAST LONDON RADIO

“'Counterbalance' is a classic album of future proto folk protest songs. Well worth listening to.”
ROCK SOCIETY MAGAZINE

"'Counterbalance': A collection of fantastically composed tracks."
HELEN EARNSHAW, FEMALE FIRST

"Proudly partial, committed and defiantly determined to sing about the things they care about...upbeat, uplifting...heartfelt." 
FATEA MAGAZINE

“Counterbalance is an extraordinarily beautiful album. Music for the mind.”
PETE WHALLEY, GET READY TO ROCK

"Counterbalance is...a must for your CD collection." 
DAVE GILSON, PRESTON FM

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'A DIFFERENT CORNER' (George Michael cover)