OH WONDER

Saturday 10 March 2018

In an era in which pop careers require careful planning, Oh Wonder is an anomaly. They’re a band formed by accident not design, a duo who didn’t intend to play live but spent more than a year touring the world, and a major label act who never saw this being anything other than a DIY project. Classical-trained pianist and violinist Josephine was about to begin a career in law when she met Anthony, a producer and former member of a rock band, in a south London studio. He offered to produce some of her songs, but the moment they started working together, something clicked. Or as Anthony recalls it, “stars collided”. Their voices in unison were spellbinding. They were better at writing lyrics together than they had been apart. By the time some of their songs had racked up tens of millions of plays, the pair finally conceded that they were a band, and the rest is history.