See out the season in style with our unbelievable 80's weekend at Trelawne Manor 12th- 15th October 2018!
Now in it's fourth year, each year is getting better and better!
Trelawne Manor 12th- 15th October
With full band, from Katrina & The Waves
Former lead singer of Katrina and The Waves, Katrina is one of the few women from the 80s who is still performing and recording. Born in Kansas, U.S.A., Katrina Leskanich moved to England in 1976. Growing up with the West Coast sound (Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Heart) she, 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. The band became Katrina and The Waves and they had their first break in 1984 when The Bangles covered their song Going Down To Liverpool. This drew attention to the group and lead to an international deal with Capitol Records. And their first single, signed to Capitol was Walking on Sunshine and it was an international smash hit in 1985 and has become a feel good classic which is one of the UK’s most played summertime radio.
In 2001, Katrina began a solo career, performing live in the UK and in Europe and resumed writing and recording. Her first solo album, Katrina Leskanich was released in October 2005. Katrina wrote and produced many of the songs on the album, which includes collaborations with Phil Thornalley, (Torn) and a stunning acoustic cover of Kirsty MacColl’s, They Don’t Know. In 2006, Katrina put together a new band with Darren Loveday (guitar), Elio Pace (keyboard and newly appointed MD of BBC Radio 2 Weekend Wogan), Jack Pollitt (drums), Andy Coughlan (bass) and Paul Newton (horns).
2010 saw the 25th Anniversary of Walking on Sunshine which became a top 10 hit again with the cast of Glee’s mash up version.
George Micheal by Andrew Browning