Daddy G

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Daddy G
Daddy G at the Eurockéennes 2008
Daddy G at the Eurockéennes 2008
Background information
Also known asGrantley Marshall
Born (1959-12-18) 18 December 1959 (age 63)
OriginBristol, England
GenresTrip hop, electronic
Years active1983–present

Grantley Evan Marshall (born 18 December 1959), also known by the stage name Daddy G, is a British 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 three founding members of Massive Attack, Robert del Naja, Adrian Thaws 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.

Other work[edit]

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". YouTube. Archived from the original on 19 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "!K7 Records". Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  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. ^ "It's All Good: An Interview with Daddy G of Massive Attack". 19 April 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ "The Music Room". Retrieved 16 November 2015.