Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Katrina Leskanich Life Story Interview ~ Katrina And The Waves / Eurovision…..
Katrina Leskanich is an American musician, author and former lead singer of English pop rock band Katrina and The Waves.
They most famously song “Walking on Sunshine” which was an international hit in 1985.
In 1997 won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Love Shine A Light”.
Hear a rare interview with the Star of ‘Katrina and the Waves’:
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.
Recorded 2006 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.