katrina and the waves
Walking On Sunshine
Katrina And The Waves were a successful, female-fronted, four piece rock band during the 1980s and 90s, built around the infectiously melodic, sixties-influenced songs of former Soft Boy guitarist Kimberley Rew and the distinctively powerful vocals of Katrina Leskanich, and were best known for their evergreen, step-lightening 1985 hit single Walking On Sunshine.
The band’s earliest incarnation was as the Waves, a group that played in and around Cambridge, England from 1975-77 and featured guitarist Kimberley Rew and drummer Alex Cooper.
Love Shine A Light
Katrina And The Waves are also know for their landslide Eurovision Song Contest victory with the song Love Shine A Light, another Kimberley Rew composition.
In 2020, The Eurovision Song Content was renamed Europe Shine A Light. Competition was put to one side during the COVID-19 lockdown and instead every contestant took part remotely in a joint performance of the UK’s winning 1997 song.