Georgia Wonder - Strong women of the past

Georgia Wonder band name origins - Lulu Hurst autobiographyThis folk rock duo from English Portsmouth, Hampshire consists of singer Stephanie Grant and multi-instrumentalist Julian Moore. 

The pair chose a name that refers to the vaudeville performances by a group of young women from the US State of Georgia, at the end of the nineteenth century. Of these ladies, who started to perform from 1883 on, Lulu Hurst and Annie Abbott were the best known. 

Lulu Hurst, who is reputed to be the very first Georgia Wonder, surprised her audience with tricks in which chairs, walking sticks and umbrellas played an important role. These props, after treatment by Hurst, looked as if they had been bewitched by magical powers. In any case, even very large male experimental subjects did not succeed to keep the 'haunted' material under control.

Active: 2002-present, GBR

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