Katrina shines her light on Shoreham

Besi Besemar November 19, 2018

The rock n roll girl with the powerful voice and infectious songs, Katrina Leskanich, front woman of 80’s pop group Katrina and The Waves, is back with a dynamite new band and new songs……..and she’s still rockin’.

KATRINA Leskanich, singer of the best feel good song on the planet, Love shine a light and front woman of the 80s group Katrina and The Waves comes to the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham on November 29.

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

Their first Capitol album, Katrina & The Waves released in 1985, was a substantial critical and commercial success and the track Walking on Sunshine was a worldwide hit earning top ten spots around the globe.

Along with A-ha, Freddie Jackson and Julian Lennon, Katrina & The Waves were nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1986, ultimately losing out to Sade while the band were constantly touring the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan.

Their follow-up single, Do You Want Crying was a top 40 hit in the US and Sun Street a UK Top 30 hit in 1986. That’s the Way reached No. 16 in 1989 in the US charts.

In 1997 Katrina and The Waves’, representing the UK, was the runaway winner of the Eurovision Song Contest staged at The Point Theatre in Dublin, with the largest ever margin, singing Love shine a light, followed by an unprecedented four consecutive appearances on Top of The Pops and a No. 3 in the UK Charts.

Following the success of Walking On Sunshine, Katrina has been busy touring the world performing Katrina and The Waves hits and some of her own new songs.

She split from The Waves and released her first solo album, Katrina Leskanich in 2005, writing and producing many of the tracks, which included collaborations with Phil Thornalley, (Torn) and an acoustic cover of Kirsty MacColl’s They Don’t Know and in 2007 Katrina covered ‘Hitsville UK’ on The Sandinista! Project – a new compilation and tribute to The Clash Sandinista! Album

KATRINA and her new band began their first UK tour in October, 2018 and will play the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham on Thursday, November 29 followed by The Astor Theatre in Deal, Kent on Friday, November 30 where she will be promoting her new Christmas single I can’t give you anything but love,  a toe-tapping, melodic and tuneful number from the 1920s, with a very jazzy guitar solo and an unexpected sweet message for Christmas.

Katrina plays the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham on Thursday, November 29 followed by The Astor Theatre in Deal, Kent on Friday, November 30.

To listen to her new single I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, click here: