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Katrina Leskanich

Background information
Birth name Katrina Leskanich
Born April 10, 1960 (1960-04-10) (age 48)
Origin Topeka, Kansas United States
Genre(s) New wave, Rock, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, rhythm guitarist
Instrument(s) Voice, guitar
Years active 1981-present
Label(s) Capitol Records, Universal Records, Virgin, Warner Bros. Records, BMG, EMI, Katsweb
Associated acts Katrina and the Waves
Website http://www.katrinasweb.net/

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Contents

Early life

Her father was a Colonel in the United States Air Force, and Katrina and her five siblings (four sisters and one brother) were moved from Kansas to New Mexico, and then California, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Germany and Netherlands before arriving in Norfolk, England in 1976. Katrina became a UK resident and has lived in England for the last 30 years. USAF redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... Norfolk (pronounced ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Fame

In 1981 she became lead vocalist for the band Katrina and the Waves, based in the English city of Cambridge, which had several international hits, including "Walking on Sunshine" (1985), which has become a summer anthem and "Sun Street" in 1986. They also received a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist. The hits continued with "Do You Want Crying", "Que te Quiero", "Rock and Roll Girl" and "That's The Way" which reached No. 16 in the U.S.A. The band went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 for the United Kingdom with "Love Shine a Light", which went to No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart and Katrina and The Waves performed an unprecedented four weeks running on the BBC One TV show Top of the Pops. In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Katrina and the Waves were a pop rock band of the 1980s, best known for their smash hit Walking on Sunshine and their 1997 Eurovision Song Contest victory. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Walking on Sunshine is a song written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves second album, Walking on Sunshine. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1997 was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 3, 1997 in Dublin. ... Love Shine a Light was the 1997 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Katrina and the Waves for the United Kingdom. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ...


Recent career

After the Waves broke up in 1999, Leskanich launched a solo career, first as a DJ for BBC Radio 2 and then in 2001 she played the lead role in the musical Leader of the Pack. She released her first CD, Katrina Leskanich, through Universal Records in Britain in 2005. And the single - Leskanich's cover of Kirsty MacColl's "They Don't Know" was played on Radio 2. In 2005 she also participated in the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest (Melodifestivalen 2005) with the song "As If Tomorrow Will Never Come". In 2005 Leskanich (with Renars Kaupers) hosted Congratulations - 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, in Copenhagen. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and the most popular station in the UK. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in all regions above local radio stations. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter. ... They Dont Know is a single by Savage and Aaradhna released in 2005. ... Melodifestivalen 2005 was the selection for the 45th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. ... Katrina Leskanich and Renars Kaupers (before the contest) On October 22, 2005, the EBU held a celebration contest to commemorate 50 years of the Eurovision Song Contest called Congratulations. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ...


Currently Leskanich is performing in the UK, Europe and in the U.S. as a solo performer and with her new band. The Katrina Leskanich band features Darren Loveday (guitar), Elio Pace (keyboard), Jack Pollitt (drums), Andy Coughlan (bass)and Paul Newton (horns).


Katrina covered a Clash song, "Hitsville UK" for a compilation album put together by Jimmy Guterman, which is a tribute to The Clash Sandinista! album and was released on 15 May 2007 in the United States. The 13th single released by The Clash. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... Sandinista! is the fourth album by the punk rock band The Clash. ...


Katrina performed in the 1980s show Gylne Tider which toured Norway in the early summer of 2007 and transferred to the Christiania Theatre in Oslo from October to December 2007. Katrina's cover of "They Don't Know]" was included in the compilation Gylne Tider 2 which was released in 2007 and went platinum. This article is about the capital of Norway. ...


Katrina also appeared in the Countdown Spectacular 2 concert series around Australia between late August and early September 2007. She performed her hit "Walking On Sunshine" only. The Countdown Spectacular is a series of concerts reviving the nostalgia of the Australian music television series Countdown. ...


From 27 January 2008 to 9 March 2008, Katrina was one of three jury members for Eurosong 2008 in Belgium, the pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Eurovision redirects here. ...


On 1 March 2008, she performed a remix dance version of her 1997 Eurovision winning song, "Love Shine A Light", on the BBC Eurovision song selection show. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1997 was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 3, 1997 in Dublin. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The term Eurovision has several meanings: technically, the Eurovision Network created by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). ...


Discography

Solo

Solo Albums

  • Turn The Tide 2004
  • Katrina Leskanich released in 2006 - Universal Distribution

Compilations

  • We Gotta Get out of This Place with Eric Burden - China Beach 1989 SBK
  • Ride of Your Life - Return to the Centre of the Earth (Rick Wakeman) 1999 EMI
  • Scar - This Is Not Retro - This Is The Eighties Up To Date 2005
  • They Don't Know - Gylne Tider 2 2007 Sony BMG
  • Hitsville UK - The Sandinista Project 2007 3:59 Records
  • Walking On Sunshine (Live and Studio Version) - Countdown Spectacular 2 (2007) Liberation Blue Records (Australian-only release)

Backing vocals

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Katrina and The Waves

Albums

  • The Bible of Bop (Kimberley Rew) 1982 Armageddon Records
  • Shock Horror 1982 (The Waves) Aftermath Records
  • Walking On Sunshine 1983 Attic Records
  • The 2nd LP 1984 Attic Records
  • Katrina & The Waves 1985 Capitol Records
  • Waves 1986 Capitol Records
  • Break of Hearts 1989 SBK Records
  • Pet the Tiger 1991 Virgin Germany
  • Edge of the Land 1993 Polydor
  • Turnaround 1994 Polydor
  • Roses 1995 Polydor
  • Walk on Water 1997 Warner Music

Best Of Albums

  • The Best Of 1991 Attic Records
  • Anthology 1995 One Way Records
  • KATW/Waves 1996 BGO Records
  • Premium Gold Collection 1997 EMI
  • Greatest Hits of 1997 EMI
  • Walking on Sunshine 1997 Polygram Records
  • The Original Recordings 2003 BongoBeat Records

Singles

  • "The Nightmare" 1982 (The Waves) Armagedon Records
  • "Brown Eyed Son" 1982 (The Waves) Albion Records
  • "Plastic Man" 1984 Silvertown Records
  • "Walking on Sunshine" 1985 Capitol Records
  • "Red Wine & Whisky" 1985 Capitol Records
  • "Do You Want Crying?" 1985 Capitol Records
  • "Que Te Quiero 1985" Capitol Records
  • "Mexico" 1985 Capitol Records
  • "Is That It" 1986 Capitol Records
  • "Tears For Me" 1986 Capitol Records
  • "Lovely Lindsey" 1986 Capitol Records
  • "Sun Street" 1986 Capitol Records
  • "That's The Way" 1989 SBK Records
  • "Rock 'n' Roll Girl" 1989 SBK Records
  • "We Gotta Get out of This Place" 1989 SBK Records
  • "Pet the Tiger" 1991 Virgin Records
  • "Tears of a Woman" 1991 Virgin Records
  • "Birkenhead Garbage Pickers" 1992 Virgin Records
  • "I'm in Deep" 1993 Polydor
  • "Cookin'" 1994 Polydor
  • "The Street Where You Live" 1995 Polydor
  • "Honey Lamb" 1995 Polydor
  • "Turnaround" 1995 Polydor
  • "Walking Where the Roses Grow" 1995 Polydor
  • "Brown Eyed Son" 1997 Top Line records
  • "Love Shine a Light" 1997 Warner Music
  • "Walk on Water" 1997 Warner Music

Walking on Sunshine is a song written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves second album, Walking on Sunshine. ... Love Shine a Light was the 1997 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Katrina and the Waves for the United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • Katrina's Web (official website)
  • The Sandinista Project
  • The Definitive Katrina Leskanich collection
Persondata
NAME Leskanich, Katrina
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American musician, actress
DATE OF BIRTH April 10, 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH Topeka, Kansas, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ...

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Katrina Leskanich (born April 10, 1960, Topeka, Kansas, United States) is an American singer and musician.
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Leskanich managed to reach the final where she was beaten by her friend Nikki French.
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