Hello Stranger EP

by Georgia Wonder

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"..one Grey's Anatomy soundtrack appearance away from being an international hit single" - Pop Justice

"This strikingly beautiful track from Georgia Wonder leaped out when we first heard it. A simple, restrained, haunting ballad which sounds classic but not dated" - Record Of The Day / Record Of The Week

"What a beautiful track..." - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

'Hello Stranger' is Georgia Wonder's debut EP

Download the full album to get these extras:

Girl You Never Knew video
Would Love To Meet video
Dating Tips For Men ebook *
Dating Tips For Women ebook *
Georgia Wonder desktop picture
Moomin picture (Steph's cat)

* These ebooks were part of the 'Would Love To Meet' promotion and are rather amusing

About Georgia Wonder

Georgia Wonder's first ever gig was in a lesbian club for a Tsunami fundraiser at which they were largely ignored. However, after winning various local radio demo panels and doing a live set on BBC Southern Counties they sent a demo to Bob Harris on Radio Two, who played their songs on his Saturday night show twice in two weeks thinking they were album tracks.

Soon after that they were invited to open for Mick Hucknall on his UK tour where they played in front of 14,000 people in a week. Using the tour as a springboard for their debut EP 'Hello Stranger' their song 'Girl You Never Knew' won praise from fans and critics alike, securing 'Record Of The Day' and 'Record Of The Week' on the ROTD tipsheet, a well respected barometer for emerging artists. The song was also Record Of The Day on Pop Justice, who called it '..one Grey's Anatomy soundtrack appearance away from being an international hit single.'

The video for 'Girl You Never Knew', shot on a budget of next to nothing and featuring lead vocalist Stephanie simply singing to the camera, was immediately picked up by Bliss TV who started playing it several times a day.

Georgia Wonder were chosen as a spotlight artist on We7 in September 2008 where all five tracks from their debut EP were in the top 10 downloads for the week with 'an exceptional response.'

The band performed a historic gig at the London American Embassy at the 2008 election night party alongside Glen Tillbrook from Squeeze and this year performed at the US Ambassadors house in London for the 4th July celebrations. Also this year they were invited to host two panels at the first ever All2gether Now music conference Berlin alongside Amanda Palmer.

Georgia Wonder's DIY approach to their music has also been noticed, having being nominated for an interactive award for their 'Hello Stranger' CD campaign where they scattered their debut EP across the UK for people to find. They also became the 14th most shared band on the planet in January 2009 after using P2P technology to distribute 50,000 EPs in four days.

credits

released June 1, 2008

Vocals - Stephanie Grant
Music - Julian Moore

Guest performers:

Mark Denney (Hello Stranger - drums)
Chris Worsey (Hello Stranger - cello)

Recorded at Patricia Studio and The Old Blacksmiths

Engineered by Bev, Martin Astle and Rich Tamblyn

Produced by Bev
Mixed and Mastered by Jay Burnett

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Track Name: Hello Stranger
I can see you
I can feel you
Walking round inside me like you own the place

So I try to
Push and hide you
But every time I turn around I see your face

I think I'm working it out but you've already moved in
I thought I'd turned off the lights but the sun keeps shining in
I thought I'd locked all the doors but the walls melted away

Hello stranger
Hello you
look like someone I once knew
Hello sunshine
My old friend
Looks like you've come round again
Hello stranger
Glad you came
Knew I'd see you
Home again

Can you hear me
When you're near me?
Always on the outside when I'm looking in

If I do know
where our lives go
Then what's the use of life without a life within?

I hear you calling my name but I just can't answer back
I think I'm finding a way but you're on a different track
I know I'll see you again but it's me who has to wait

Hello stranger
Hello you
look like someone I once knew
Hello sunshine
My old friend
Looks like you've come round again
Hello stranger
Glad you came
Knew I'd see you
Home again

I'm just a step ahead of you
In a place you always knew

And everything you know
And everything you see
And everywhere you turn
In every little thing

I never went away
There's nowhere else to go
I'm living in your heart and everything you know
'Cos none of you are right
You haven't got a clue
You're living in a dream
And I'm dreaming of you
Track Name: Would Love To Meet
I'm glad I've got you to myself again
Been choosing you since half past ten
I'm searching for a little company
Easy going fun and just like me

We could stay in and watch TV
'Cos that's alright with me
I'm not looking for a crazy time
Take a walk on a sandy beach
But you're always out of reach
I keep pulling but you're on another line

And I would love to meet you
Let my eyes complete you
There's a thousand fishes
But I'm running out of wishes
And I'd love to love ya
If the stars up above ya start to shine
You'll be mine

A photograph I kinda got to know
Was taken quite a while ago
I've seen your face so many times before
Sense of humor, fun and so much more

You smile and take my hand
You always understand
I'm not happy when you've gone too far
But I always have to wait
'Cos you're always running late
I keep looking but I don't know where you are

And I would love to meet you
Let my eyes complete you
There's a thousand fishes
But I'm running out of wishes
And I'd love to love ya
If the stars up above ya start to shine
You'll be mine

Keep on swimming but we're always poles apart
Won't somebody sweep away this lonely heart
Desperation lies alone but from the start
You are all my own design
'cos it's personal this time
Track Name: Falling Down
I count to ten
And I'm falling down again
I get up and then
I'm just falling down again

Keep getting up to take it
Just grin and bear it here it comes
Life isn't fair so take it
Just grin and bear it here it comes

Is anybody there for me at all?
I'm tired of aching tryin' to break my fall
Is anybody there for me at all?
I'm tired of aching tryin' to break my fall

I count to ten
And I'm falling down again
I get up and then
I'm just falling down again

Why do we have to take this?
Why do we go another round?
If life isn't going places
And you're tired of falling
Just stay down

Is anybody there for me at all?
I'm tired of aching tryin' to break my fall
Is anybody there for me at all?
I'm tired of aching tryin' to break my fall
Track Name: Carnival
There's a clown
And he's painting his face with a smile
But he's frowning inside all the while
Making plans for the show of his life

There's a light
That was turned off inside him one night
Extinguished and hidden and cold
But not out
Now the flame burns dark

Roll up roll up
Get down get down
The carnival is coming to town
The curtains up
The lights are down
The carnival is coming to town

People come from miles around
To come and see the show
Fireworks and candles
That everybody knows
And so it goes
There's a circus every day
And it really takes your breath away

There's a man
And he's trying as hard as he can
To believe what he's doing is right
After all he always draws a crowd

There's a sigh
As the carnival lights up the sky
And the crowd go their separate ways
No one shows, but everybody pays

Roll up roll up
Get down get down
The carnival is coming to town
The curtains up
The lights are down
The carnival is coming to town

People come from miles around
To come and see the show
Fireworks and candles
That everybody knows
And so it goes
There's a circus every day
And it really takes your breath away

You really should have been there
We laughed until we cried
They really brought the house down
But none of us survived

Roll up roll up roll up
The lights are down
The carnival is coming
The carnival is coming
The carnival is coming
The carnival is coming
The carnival is coming
It's coming...
Track Name: Girl You Never Knew
You ain't ever gonna love me
Ain't ever gonna hold me tight
Ain't ever gonna hold my hand and
help me count the stars at night

You ain't ever gonna need me
Ain't ever gonna call my name
Ain't ever gonna feel alone and
know that I'm the one to blame

'cos I'm the one who got away
The one who couldn't stay
The one you never knew
Was so in love with you
It's easier this way
To have a part to play
I'm always there for you
The girl you never knew

You ain't ever gonna leave me
Ain't ever gonna walk away
Ain't ever gonna keep me waiting
hopin' you'll return some day

You ain't ever gonna hurt me
Ain't ever gonna make me cry
Ain't ever gonna tear my heart out
and never wanna say goodbye

'cos I'm the one who got away
The one who couldn't stay
The one you never knew
Was so in love with you
It's easier this way
To have a part to play
I'm always there for you
The girl you never knew

You don't know me at all
What makes me think you should
take me away from it all
just 'cos I think you could?
Well I don't need you
To tell me what I need
When all that I need
Is not to need you
Not to need you
Need you
Need you

'cos I'm the one who got away
The one who couldn't stay
The one you never knew
Was so in love with you
It's easier this way
To have a part to play
I'm always there for you
The girl you never knew