Love Shine A Light (15th Anniversary)

Kimberley Rew, the celebrated musician and songwriter behind the renowned song, “Love Shine A Light” is excited to announce the celebration of its 15th Anniversary of being Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1997. The song was the competitionʼs run-away winner – ten countries awarded it the maximum twelve points – and it went on to reach Number 3 in the UK. This special anniversary release pays tribute to the success of this song along with 3 other favourites from Katrina and the Waves catalogue.

The new EP, out today, also includes Sun Street, Ain’t No Money (Buy You Love) and That’s Just The Woman In Me.

“Thatʼs Just The Woman In Me” was famously covered by Celine Dion. (She even named her ‘comeback’ TV special after the song.)

“I remember the very first time I heard one of Kimberleyʼs great songs…..ʼThatʼs Just the Woman In Meʼ. For more than 10 years I couldnʼt get the song out of my mind, and I finally had the chance to record it a few years ago. Now, thatʼs what I call a memorable songwriter!” – Celine Dion

Love Shine A Light 15th Anniversary is available on iTunes now


A Statement from Katrina and The Waves

Katrina & The Waves would like it to be known that they do not endorse the use of Walking On Sunshine by Michele Bachmann and have instructed their lawyers accordingly.


Cover of Katrina and Waves Classic Makes Top 10 of 2010 List

The tUnE-yArDs cover of I Really Taught Me To Watusi made Wears The Trousers Magazine’s list of Top Ten covers of 2010

They say “Merrill Garbus drags the song…into a fuzzed-out modern indie-rocker full of that amped-up ukulele sound and epic percussion that makes her live shows so spectacular…for completely bonkers fun and plenty of that infectious Garbus charm it’s well worth a listen”

Read the full article and find out who else made the list at www.wearsthetrousers.com

Also Doveman who covered the 1997 Eurovision winning song Love Shines A Light are performing a series of special shows in NYC. You can read more about it and grab a copy of their brilliant cover at Brooklyn Vegan

GET ALL 5 TRACKS ON THE EP from Brooklyn Vegan

1. Sam Amidon – Walking on Sunshine
2. Deer Tick – Sun Street
3. Fucked Up – Walking on Sunshine
4. tUnE-YarDs – I Really Taught Me To Watusi
5. Doveman – Love Shines a Light

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Talking Vinyl and Your Chance To Win Rare Signed 7″s

Kimberley Rew recently sat down with The Vinyl District for a chat.

You can see what he had to say plus be in with a chance to win an autographed copy of Kim’s 7″, “My Baby Does Her Hairdo Long” along with a mega-rare signed test pressing of the very first Katrina and the Waves’ single, “Que Te Quiero / Machine Gun Smith” from 1983 on Silvertown Records

Visit The Vinyl District for more info


Kimberley Interview on WeirdMusic.net

Kimberley recently did an interview with WeirdMusic.net that you can view on their website


Best of Kimberley Rew OUT NOW

Kimberley Rew (Ex Soft Boys and Katrina and The Waves) has selected his favourite of his solo tracks for this new collection available on iTunes now

Visit iTunes to check it out


The Soft Boys Re-Issue First 2 Albums

The Soft Boys (former band of Kimberley Rew KATW writer & guitarist) are re-issuing their first two albums

Underwater Moonlight is being released in its 10-song original form by Yep Roc, on CD and 180 gram vinyl. This is the first reissue of the album to feature all the bonus tracks (last time taking up 2/3rds of the package) as digital downloads free with purchase. The vinyl release is the first ever reissue of the LP in its original form.

Additionally, the first, and rarely reissued Soft Boy’s album, A Can of Bees is also being released with similar bonus downloads. The vinyl version of Bees is the first ever reissue of the LP in any form.

Out Oct 19th via Yep Roc


Walking on Sunshine Gets Caught Up in X Factor Scandal

In the first round of auditions for 2010’s X Factor Gamu Nhengu performed her own version of Walking On Sunshine.

Simon Cowell dubbed it “one of [his] worst songs ever”

The performance was marred by allegations of post production autotuning

Watch the video and decide for yourself

Gamu Nhengu\'s X Factor Audition

We certainly think Gamu is one to watch!


Walking On Sunshine Remix Competition

Where were you when you first heard one of the catchiest tunes in the last 25 years? Widely incorporated into popular culture through the big screen and the jukebox, “Walking on Sunshine” has been reinterpreted by many artists. This version features the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, adding a South African flavor to the upbeat pop-ska jam. It’s up to you to mix it in a new direction.

Relax with the summer vibes, the energetic gospel choir, and the timeless beat: Here are the stems from this 1985 hit. Take a trip back in time and add your style to this groovy classic to help celebrate the song’s 25th anniversary. If Katrina and the Waves select your mix, you’ll have some cash in your pocket and will be part of a pop-culture history!

http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/remix-katrina-and-the-waves


25 versions of Walking On Sunshine

As today is the longest day of the year and therefore a day of maximum sunshine time we thought we’d take this chance to send you not one but 25 VERSIONS of the evergreen hit “Walking On Sunshine” for your listening and licensing pleasure. That’s one for each year since it’s release! And you have them all. Follow the link below and enjoy!

http://www.walkingonsunshine25.com/