Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves)

Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves)
Release date
01 January 1970
Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves)
01 January 1970 |

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Former lead singer from the Grammy nominated band, Katrina and The Waves, was born in Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A,
and grew up with the West Coast sound (Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Heart). Katrina’s father
was a Colonel in the USAF who was stationed in California, New Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts,
Nebraska and Alabama and so Katrina moved seven times while she lived in the U.S.A. and lived in Germany and
Holland until, at the age of 16, Katrina arrived in England, where she met fellow American and future Wave, Vince
de la Cruz.

As a singer, Katrina was inspired by Motown, Stax and American rock as well as girl groups such as The Shangri-Las
and The Shirelles. In 1983 Katrina and Vince formed Katrina and The Waves with Englishmen Alex Cooper and
Kimberley Rew.

Katrina and The Waves had their first big break in 1984 when The Bangles covered their song ‘Going Down To Liverpool’. This drew attention to the group and lead to an international deal with Capitol Records.

Katrina and The Waves appeared on Johnny Carson twice.

The band’s first album was produced by Scott Litt, who went on to produce REM and Nirvana – it was his idea to
add the drum intro to ‘Walking on Sunshine’ which made it irresistible to radio DJs. The first Capitol album, ‘Katrina & The Waves’ released in 1985, was a substantial critical and commercial success and ‘Walking on Sunshine was a
worldwide hit earning top ten spots around the globe. (No. 9 US, No.8 UK, No.3 Canada, No.4 Australia). Since
then, the song has been broadcasted over 2,500,000 times in the U.S. and was the highest played track on radio in
the Summer of 2008.


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