Katrina of The Waves

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Biography

Former lead singer from Katrina and The Waves, Katrina now has a career both as a solo artist and with her new band.

Born in the U.S., Katrina grew up with the West Coast sound (Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Heart).  In 1976 she moved to the UK, where a few years later, Katrina, together with fellow American and future Wave, Vince de la Cruz, formed the band Mama’s Cookin’.

As a singer, Katrina was inspired by Motown, Dusty Springfield and girl groups such as The Shangri-Las and The Shirelles. In 1983 Katrina and Vince joined The Waves (a Cambridge based band with ex Soft Boy, Kimberley Rew) and she picked up on some of their musical influences such as Etta James, Velvet Underground and the Stones.

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