Georgia Wonder

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Georgia Wonder
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Stephanie Grant, vocals - Julian Moore, music
Background information
Origin UK
Genres Folk-rock
Years active 2002 - present
Labels Self released
Website Georgia Wonder Website
Members Stephanie Grant (vocals)
Julian Moore (music)

Georgia Wonder is a British folk-rock duo consisting of vocalist Stephanie Grant and musician Jullan Moore.

History[edit]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Their song "Girl You Never Knew", taken from their debut Hello Stranger EP was named “Song Of The Day” by Popjustice on 6 August 2008 who said it was "one Grey's Anatomy soundtrack appearance away from being an international hit single."[1]

It also claimed “Song Of The Day” on 29 August 2008[2] and “Song Of The Week” for the week of 29 August[3] on the Record Of The Day website, who called it "a simple, restrained, haunting ballad which sounds classic but not dated".

Radio[edit]

Georgia Wonder’s first BBC radio appearance was on "whispering" Bob Harris's BBC Radio 2 show on 27 January 2007 when he played the track ‘Hello Stranger’.[4] He followed this up by playing their unreleased track ‘Two Weeks To Live’ during the following show on 3 February 2007.[5]

They have also performed live on BBC Radio Solent and BBC Southern Counties Radio.[6]

Tours and appearances[edit]

Georgia Wonder supported Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall on the UK leg of his 2008 tour,[7] and performed at the London American Embassy on US election night 2008.[8] They also played at the American Ambassador's house in Regents Park, London for Independence Day celebrations 2009.

Other[edit]

In January 2009, Georgia Wonder released their EP, Hello Stranger, onto file sharing sites and quickly entered the top twenty "most shared" songs on The Pirate Bay.[9]

They were nominated for an Interactive Music Award for their 'Hello Stranger' CD campaign in 2009.[10]

Georgia Wonder disbanded sometime after the release of Made in Nevada.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Hello Stranger (2008)
  1. "Girl You Never Knew"
  2. "Hello Stranger"
  3. "Falling Down"
  4. "Would Love To Meet"
  5. "Carnival"
  • Destroy (2009)
  1. "Destroy"
  2. "Two Weeks To Live"
  3. "Genius"
  4. "Cool Again"
  5. "Love About You
  • Made in Nevada (2010)
  1. "No Credit"
  2. "Siren"
  3. "Unknown Legend"
  4. "Fly"
  5. "Follow The Light'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song Of The Day: Georgia Wonder: Girl You Never Knew". Popjustice. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Record Of The Day: Georgia Wonder: Girl You Never Knew". Record Of The Day. 2008-08-29. Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Record Of The Week: Georgia Wonder: Girl You Never Knew". Record Of The Day. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-12-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Bob Harris Playlist January 27th 2007". BBC Radio 2. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Bob Harris Playlist February 3rd 2007". BBC Radio 2. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  6. ^ "BBC Radio Georgia Wonder feature". BBC Local Radio. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  7. ^ "Georgia Wonder support Mick Hucknall". Simply Red Website. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  8. ^ "The American Embassy whoop it up in style for the elections". Superrich Lifestyle. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2008-12-20. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Unsigned Band Thrilled It's One Of The 'Most Pirated'". Techdirt. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Hello Stranger CD campaign". Interactive Music Awards. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

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