Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ postal shipping
Kimberley Rew | The Next Big Adventure

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
The Beatles The Kinks The Rolling Stones

More Artists From
UK - England - East

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Pop/Rock Rock: Pub Rock Moods: Mood: Upbeat
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Next Big Adventure

by Kimberley Rew

Memorable songs from former member of the Soft Boys and Katrina and the Waves
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. My Work Here Is Done, I Must Return to My Planet
3:44 $0.99
2. Flower Superpower
3:49 $0.99
3. Little Bag of Sugar
4:01 $0.99
4. Made Out of Sunlight
3:45 $0.99
5. The Key to My Heart
3:26 $0.99
6. Thank You For
3:50 $0.99
7. Never Gonna Leave You
2:57 $0.99
8. Rattling Around
3:26 $0.99
9. Except for Dave
2:56 $0.99
10. Cowboy Actor
4:24 $0.99
11. Winter Time
3:17 $0.99
12. Element of Love
5:15 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
In 1964 when I was 12 years old a cheap guitar cost about 10 English pounds- or about a year's pocket money (allowance). When the family relocated to Harrow in North London the vendor of the new house left an unwanted guitar for me, which led to the strange experience of arriving at a completely empty house except for this solitary guitar leaning against the wall.
Both my mother and father had a sister who was much younger and who therefore bridged the generation gap. One had a husband who was a 1950s style rock'n'roller- he got me started with a few chords from Bert Weedon's 'Play in a Day" book. Needless to say I desperately wanted to be a Beatle, or a bit later, Eric Clapton. North London at the time was of course a musical hotbed and there were boys at school with electric guitars, drums, and albums, which were just taking over from singles as cool accessories. These would be brought to school, reverently examined, and if you were lucky, borrowed.
In 1971 I moved to the college town of Cambridge, met Wave Alex Cooper, and a little later, my future wife Lee and Soft Boy Robyn Hitchcock. The Soft Boys made actual albums- first A Can of Bees, then Underwater Moonlight- which was licensed to Ralph Alfonso's Attic Records in Canada- he will reappear in this story. Both albums have been constantly reissued, most recently by YepRoc in 2010.
Robyn went solo in 1981. Alex Cooper introduced me to Waves Katrina Leskanich and Vince de la Cruz. This was when I began to develop my 'British upbeat pop pub rock' songwriting style. Early efforts were the Bible of Bop (credited to Kimberley Rew and featuring members of the Soft Boys, Waves and American band the dBs), Shock Horror (credited to the Waves), Katrina and the Waves and Katrina and the Waves 2- all reissued in 2010. Reenter Ralph Alfonso and Attic Records which ultimately led in 1985 to EMI, the first single Walking on Sunshine and 12 years of touring and major label recording.
In 1997 Katrina and the Waves won the Eurovision Song Contest (a big deal in Europe) with Love Shine a Light, the group's second major hit. Katrina and I (after the Soft Boys reunion album Nextdoorland) both started solo careers. All of my subsequent solo albums are available on CD Baby. They all feature my singing and bass playing wife Lee Cave Berry, without whom I don't think I'd be making music at all. There are also three Kim and Lee albums of covers. (Lee's Spring Forward album is available too). I'm technically semi retired now- except that I keep on writing songs and doing gigs!
2014's The Next Big Adventure is my ninth solo album, featuring Lee Cave-Berry, Alex Cooper, Ian Gibbons and the much travelled Terry Edwards.



to write a review