Anne Marie Hurst was the backing vocalist for the Goth Rock group the Elements in Keighley UK (until 1982). In December 1982, she helped form Skeletal Family. After departing from Skeletal Family in 1985, she co-founded Ghost Dance with Gary Marx (formerly of The Sisters of Mercy). Ghost Dance released several indie chart hit singles through Karbon Records, which were later compiled on the 'Gathering Dust' album. In 1989 they signed to Chrysalis Records and released the 'Stop The World' album and two more singles, with 'Down To The Wire' peaking at no.66 in the UK singles chart.
In 2019 Anne Marie reformed Ghost Dance with ex Harlequyn members, Tim Walker, Phil Noble and Dave Wood, then in 2020, Stephen Derrig (formally of Original Sin) completed the line up and work commenced on a new album. Both Harlequyn and Original Sin had played several support gigs to the original Ghost Dance line-up in the late 80's. The new single 'Falling Down' was released on Voltage Records in August 2021.
Dates are already being pencilled in for 2022. In 2019, the band were meant to be touring, around the UK, Europe and South America, all of which had to be put on hold. So the band are rehearsing, writing and recording new material, ready for the time, when they can get back out on the road...Watch this space!
Due to travel restrictions, all previous tours have been cancelled, so in 2020, Ghost Dance started to write new material. A new single will be released within the next few weeks, with a new album to follow.
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