Cool Dad Job: Being Portugal. The Man.
Cool Dad Vibe: Hipster Heartthrob
Cool Dad Bona Fides: The lead singer of Portugal. The Man had an interesting childhood. He moved from town-to-town in Alaska, sometimes living off the grid and helping to take care of the sled dogs his parents used to compete in the Iditarod. He dropped out of high school and played in a punk band for a while before forming Portugal. The Man in 2006. The band paid its dues as an independent act before signing with Atlantic in 2010. Headlining tours, an album produced by Mike D, and a Grammy followed. Gourley supplied much of the creative energy that made the band successful, then married bandmate Zoe Manville and had a daughter, Frances, in 2011. And there’s still new music coming.