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Kimberley Rew is an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the founder of Katrina and the Waves and was also guitarist in the Soft Boys from 1978 to 1980. Two of his best known compositions, both written for Katrina and the Waves, are "Walking on Sunshine" and '"Going Down to Liverpool" (covered by the Bangles). Another is "Love Shine a Light," which he originally wrote as an anthem for the Samaritans, but which ended up being performed by Katrina and the Waves as the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, and took the country to its first victory in the contest since 1981. He subsequently penned songs that reached the final of the Song for Europe, the UK's national selection for Eurovision, on two further occasions, but ultimately missed out both times.

New projects he is working on as of the end of 2006 include: a rerelease of The Bible of Bop (his 1981 album) with extra tracks; Lend Me Your Comb, a new album of covers from the 1950s with Lee Cave-Berry; and Ridgeway, a new concept EP. These are scheduled for release on Bongo Beat.

He also plays regularly with Cambridge band 'Jack'.

Solo discography

  • The Bible of Bop, EP 1981
  • Tunnel into Summer, 2000
  • Great Central Revisited, 2003
  • Essex Hideaway, 2005


  • "Stomping All Over The World"
  • "My Baby Does Her Hairdo Long" (1981)

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