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Kimberley Rew

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.
In 1997 Katrina and the Waves won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with the Rew composition Love Shine a Light.
In 1999 Rew rejoined Robyn Hitchcock for the Jewels for Sophia album and tours. In 2001 the Soft Boys reconvened to rerelease their Underwater Moonlight album (now hailed as a gem from the vaults), and to tour and record.
In 2007 Celine Dion recorded Rew's That's just the Woman in Me; in 2010 the cast of Glee returned Walking on Sunshine to the charts. 2010 also saw the start of a reissue program for Katrina and the Waves to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Walking on Sunshine.
Since 2000, with wife Lee Cave-Berry, Rew has been a stalwart of the Cambridge, England pub/rock scene, and has released a series of solo albums.