Tessa Pollitt (born 1 January 1959) is an English musician who is best known as the bass guitarist for the punk rock band The Slits between 1976 and 1982.
At 16 years old, Pollitt replaced The Slits's original bassist, Suzi Gutsy. The Slits disbanded in 1982 after the release of their second album, Return of the Giants Slits.
In the mid-2000s, Pollitt and Slits singer Ari Up reformed the band with new members, including singer Hollie Cook, guitarist Dr. No and drummer Anna Schulte. In 2006, the record label S.A.F. Records released an EP titled Revenge of the Killer Slits. The EP line-up included Paul Cook, formerly of the Sex Pistols, and Marco Pirroni, formerly of Adam and the Ants. In 2009, the Slits released the full-length album Trapped Animal.
Pollitt married Sean Oliver and has a daughter with him. Oliver died in 1990 from sickle cell anemia. During the 1980s, Pollitt lived in Africa, on hiatus from the music industry.
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