Waves (Katrina and the Waves album)

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Studio album by Katrina and the Waves
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave
Label Capitol
Attic (Canada)
Producer Katrina and the Waves
Pat Collier
Katrina and the Waves chronology
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Waves is the fourth album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music).

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music or pop music (later) that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre. It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop.

Katrina and the Waves British-American rock band

Katrina and the Waves were a British-American rock band best known for the 1985 hit "Walking on Sunshine". They also won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Love Shine a Light".

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1986.


Track listing

  1. "Is That It?" (Kimberley Rew)
  2. "Tears for Me" (Katrina Leskanich)
  3. "Sun Street" (Vince De La Cruz)
  4. "Lovely Lindsey" (Kimberley Rew)
  5. "Riding Shotgun" (Katrina Leskanich)
  6. "Sleep on My Pillow" (Vince De La Cruz)
  7. "Money Chain" (Vince De La Cruz)
  8. "Mr. Star" (Katrina Leskanich)
  9. "Love That Boy" (Katrina Leskanich)
  10. "Stop Trying to Prove (How Much of a Man You Is)" (Katrina Leskanich)


Katrina Leskanich US musician, actress

Katrina Elizabeth Leskanich is an American musician, author and former lead singer of British pop rock band Katrina and the Waves whose song "Walking on Sunshine" was an international hit in 1985 and who in 1997 won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with the song "Love Shine a Light".

Kimberley Rew is an English rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as a member of Katrina and the Waves 1981 to 1999 and of Robyn Hitchcock's Soft Boys 1978 to 1981. Two of his better-known compositions, both written for Katrina and the Waves, are "Walking on Sunshine" and "Love Shine a Light", performed by Katrina and the Waves as the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, taking the country to its first victory in the contest since 1981.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.


John "Irish" Earle was an Irish saxophonist, best known for his solo on Thin Lizzy's live versions of "Dancing in the Moonlight", such as that on their live album Live and Dangerous. He also worked with Ian Dury, Graham Parker, Gnidrolog, Rory Gallagher, The Boomtown Rats, Randy Crawford, Shakin' Stevens and many others

Nick Glennie-Smith is an English film score composer, conductor, and musician who is a frequent collaborator with Hans Zimmer, contributing to scores including that of the Academy Award-nominated 1994 animated film The Lion King, the 1996 action film The Rock, the 2006 historical movie Children of Glory and the 1993 spy thriller Point of No Return. Glennie-Smith has also written the scores for the films Home Alone 3, The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, Secretariat, and the score for the Disney animated film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Lauras Stern, Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel and A Sound of Thunder.

Keyboard instrument class of musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Other keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or municipal buildings.



Album - Billboard(America) + UK Singles Chart

1985The Billboard 20049

Singles - Billboard (America)

1986"Is That It?"The Billboard Hot 10070
1986"Sun Street" UK Singles Chart 22


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