Katrina releases a new single

today9th May 2024


Couldn’t Live Without Your Love has been released on the 3rd of May

”I was about 7 when I heard a song that stopped me in my tracks. It was ‘I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love’. My Dad had this big old radio in the basement of our house in Omaha, Nebraska, it picked up stations from all over the world. When I heard Petula Clark’s voice something clicked, I was mesmerised by her voice and the beautiful melody. I believe that moment lit a fire in me and a desire to sing. It’s taken a little time, but I finally got around to recording this song to honour Petula Clark and thank her for the inspiration and for all her music.” Katrina Leskanich. 

Katrina was born in Topeka, Kansas and came from a big air force family, moving every couple of years; arriving in England in 1976 where Katrina formed the band Mama’s Cookin’.

In 1983 Katrina joined The Waves and the band became Katrina and The Waves gigging around England and the London pub and club circuit at venues like Dingwalls, the Hope and Anchor and the Marquee.

Katrina and The Waves had their first big break in 1984 when The Bangles covered their song Going Down to Liverpool and they were subsequently signed by Capitol Records.

The single ‘Walking on Sunshine’ gave Katrina and The Waves a worldwide hit in 1985 and a Grammy nomination. The song has been streamed over 750,000,000 times on Spotify alone and featured on the soundtrack of a host of films such as American Psycho, Look Who’s Talking, and Secret of My Success, before lending its title to the Leona Lewis film, Walking on Sunshine in 2014. The song was also covered by Dolly Parton and used by the Glee cast in a mash-up with Beyonce’s Halo.

The band went on to have follow up hits with Do You Want Crying, Sun Street and That’s The Way.

In 1997 Katrina and The Waves’ Love Shine a Light won the Eurovision Song Contest with the largest ever margin, followed by an unprecedented four consecutive appearances on Top of The Pops and a No. 3 in the UK Charts.

Following the break-up of Katrina and The Waves, Katrina had a daily show on BBC Radio 2 for a year and a half. And has written two books Peggy Lee Loves London: My London Guide (2013) and Peggy Lee Loves Cornwall: My Cornwall Guide (June 2024).

Katrina released her first studio album, Katrina Leskanich in 2005 which was followed by The Live Album in 2010, Blisland in 2015, and Hearts, Loves & Babys in 2020 plus several single releases including Shut Your Mouth in 2023. Katrina continues to tour and perform worldwide with her band of 20 years.

Written by: GlitterBeam

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