A prodigious songwriter, Kimberley Rew wrote Walking On Sunshine, the huge worldwide hit for Katrina And The Waves. He’s also responsible for their Eurovision winning song Love Shine A Light. Other artists who have had success with Rew penned creations are The Bangles, who covered Going Down To Liverpool and Celine Dion with That’s Just the Woman in Me.
Kim, who is also revered among guitarists for his driving and energetic playing style, is still writing and performing, with his wife Lee Cave-Berry as Kim & Lee. You can order their latest album ‘the Krelb’ now!
Multimillion selling songwriter
Kimberley Rew first came to notice in the late 1970s as a member of Robyn Hitchcock’s Soft Boys.
In 1981 Rew made a solo single backed by American band the dBs before helping to form Katrina and the Waves, and writing 1985’s evergreen Walking on Sunshine (produced by Pat Collier and Scott Litt). The Bangles also recorded Rew’s Going Down to Liverpool.
Katrina and the Waves toured opening for the Kinks, the Beach Boys, and Squeeze among many others. Rew concurrently guested with Ashley Hutchings, Robyn Hitchcock, Julian Dawson and Boo Hewerdine.