Label: Capitol Records - TC-KTW 1 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
Katrina Elizabeth Leskanich born April 10, is an American musician, author and former lead singer of British-American pop rock band Katrina and the Waves whose The Sun Wont Shine - Katrina And The Waves - Katrina And The Waves " Walking on Sunshine " was an international hit in and who in won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with the song " Love Shine a Light ".
Leskanich was born in Topeka, Kansas. Her father was a colonel in the United States Air Forceand Katrina and her five siblings four sisters and one brother moved frequently as children. The family arrived in the United Kingdom in Mama's Cookin'a pop cover band hailing from FeltwellEngland, was founded in It featured Leskanich on vocals and keyboards, her then-boyfriend and fellow American Vince de la Cruz on vocals and lead guitar, and Marcos de la Cruz aka "Dr.
Sod" of "Dr. By lateAlex Cooper had joined the band on drums, with Bob Jakins on bass. Mama's Cookin' proceeded to gig steadily in England over the next two years, specialising in covers of songs by American acts. The Waves were initially fronted by Rew. However, over the first year of the Waves' existence, Rew began to write material for Leskanich to sing, and she was soon the primary vocalist. Around this time, bassist Jakins left the band.
He was not replaced, as de la Cruz The Sun Wont Shine - Katrina And The Waves - Katrina And The Waves over on bass and the band was rechristened Katrina and the Waves. In earlythe fledgling band recorded—at their own expense—an LP of their original material designed to be sold at gigs. Rew wrote all the songs on this LP, while Leskanich sang eight of the album's ten tracks.
The LP was shopped around to various labels, but only Attic Records in Canada responded with an offer. The album garnered enough critical attention and radio play to merit a Canadian tour.
Inthe group released a follow-up album in Canada Katrina and the Waves 2with Leskanich now handling all the lead vocals. Also intheir song " Going Down to Liverpool " was covered by The Bangleswhich added to their profile. With the group building a fan base with their recordings and extensive touring, major label interest began to build, and Katrina and the Waves signed an international deal with Capitol Records in The band re-recorded, remixed, or overdubbed 10 songs from their earlier Canadian releases to create their self-titled international debut album in The It Wont Take Long - The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang and the Waves album was a substantial critical and commercial success, and the group had a worldwide hit with the song "Walking on Sunshine," No.
A Grammy award nomination for "Best New Artist" followed, as did constant touring, both of which helped to spur sales of new releases. The band's follow-up album, entitled Wavesdid not meet with the same measure of success as the first album. However, Capitol dropped the band after the Waves album failed to meet expectations. The band subsequently recorded a album for Capitol-distributed SBK Records called Break of Heartsa harder, more rock-oriented effort than their previous releases.
The album included "That's the Way", which reached No. Reacting to the win, Leskanich said it was the second landslide victory in a week; the song won by a record points margin, and Tony Blair had won the British general election two days previously. The song won by a then-record margin of 70 points over the Irish runner-up. Katrina and the Waves broke up in After the Waves broke up inLeskanich launched a solo career. InLeskanich reflected on sharing her name with a hurricane that devastated the U.
Gulf Coast in Adrenalin - Cult With No Name - Adrenalin August and early September of that year, after the name "Katrina and the Waves" appeared on numerous news television shows, headlines, and blog postings that were covering her namesake hurricane.
When a New York Times reporter contacted her about this, she said: "The first time I opened the paper and saw 'Katrina kills 9,' it was a bit of a shock. I hope that the true spirit of 'Walking on Sunshine' will prevail. I would hate for the title to be tinged with sadness, and I will have to do my own part to help turn that around. The The Sun Wont Shine - Katrina And The Waves - Katrina And The Waves includes both a live version and a blues version of "Walking on Sunshine".
I thought I'd try to make this a bit more personal," said Leskanich. InLeskanich, a firm believer in animal rights, supported Wildlife Rocks with an acoustic performance. The event raised awareness for vital wildlife projects, and was Sleepwalking - Adoration - Sleepwalking by several members of Parliament.
Leskanich released her second solo album, Blislandwhich was inspired by the genre of music from her formative years. I fell in love with the South West of England; the beautiful beaches reminded me of California, and a little village called Blisland not only had a fantastic little pub but also gave me the perfect name for my new album. Media related to Katrina Leskanich at Wikimedia Commons.
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