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Kimberley Rew

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Guitarist/songwriter Kimberley Rew may possibly not be children name, but his efforts to the brand new influx movement had been quite significant. First, as an associate from the seminal neo-psychedelic/punk clothing the Soft Kids, Rew’s buzzing, Byrdsy riffs coupled with those of innovator and long term cult icon Robyn Hitchcock to exert an enormous influence on organizations like R.E.M., whose jangly guitar-pop would become among the dominating noises in ’80s option rock. Once the Soft Kids disbanded, Rew created Katrina as well as the Waves, most widely known for his or her one huge strike single “Strolling on Sunlight”; Rew made up that song in addition to “HEADING DOWN to Liverpool,” that was originally documented from the Waves but accomplished greater acknowledgement after being included in the Bangles. Like a single artist, Rew’s just release for a long time continued to be the 1982 compilation The Bible of Bop, which presented Rew’s performances supported by the Soft Kids, Katrina as well as the Waves, as well as the dB’s. That transformed in 2000, when after many years of silence he released his appropriate single debut, Tunnel Into Summer time. In 2001, towards the surprise of several, Rew and Robyn Hitchcock opted to reunite The Soft Kids for the riotously received concert tour; after moving away from the street, The Soft Guys cut a fresh record, Nextdoorland, which made an appearance in 2002. That same season, Rew returned towards the studio being a single action, and released Great Central Revisited. The Soft Guys reunion became temporary, with Hitchcock disbanding the group in 2003; Rew responded by time for the studio room, and completing a 4th single established, Essex Hideaway, which made an appearance in 2005.

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Full Name Kimberley Rew
Profession Singer
Nationality English
Music Groups Katrina and the Waves
Music Songs Essex Hideaway, Tunnel Into Summer, Stomping all over the World, Great Central Revisited, My Baby Does Her Hairdo Long, Hey, War Pig!, Strawberry Fair, Flower Superpower, Bloody Old England, Except for Dave, Rosemary Jean, Your Mother Was Born in That House, Short Smart Haircut, All I Want Is You for Christmas, That's Soft Boy, Bless This Album, Tourists of Insanity, Purple and Orange Stripes, Sick of Hearing About Your Drugs, Phoenixstowe, EC Blues, Even Shorter Haircut, English Road, Life Itself, Cowboy Actor, Lesley Marjorie, We Will Swim Together, Purple Pyjamas, Can't Believe We're Still Here, Boathouse Rock, Mother of Everything, Love Is Reality
Albums The Bible of Bop, Katrina and the Waves, Katrina and the Waves 2, Healing Broadway, Essex Hideaway, The Next Big Adventure, Great Central Revisited, Tunnel Into Summer, Technically Closer Than Tooting, Strawberry Fair, Walking on Sunshine


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Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supernatural 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
EastEnders 2001-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Lego City Undercover 2013 Video Game writer: "Walking On Sunshine" - uncredited
Österreich rockt den Song Contest 2013 TV Movie writer: "Love Shine a Light"
The Big Bang Theory 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Camille redouble 2012 writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Unsung Town Revisited 2011 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Walking on Sunshine" - uncredited / music: "Walking on Sunshine" - uncredited
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
90210 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure 2011 Video writer: "Walking On Sunshine" - uncredited
Levenslied TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Österreich wählt 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cougar Town 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2005-2010 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ramona and Beezus 2010 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
Drop Dead Diva 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2010 Video writer: "Swimmin' on Sunshine"
Glee 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Unsung Town TV Mini-Series lyrics - 2 episodes, 2009 music - 2 episodes, 2009
America's Got Talent 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
State of Play 2009 writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
Limo 2009 music: "Ik loop op wolken"
New in Town 2009 writer: "Walking on Sunshine 2004"
Moon 2009 writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
Beethoven's Big Break 2008 Video writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
Coopers' Camera 2008 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
The Angry Video Game Nerd 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christmas in Wonderland 2007 writer: "Walking On Sunshine" - as Kimberly Rew
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Esti showder 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suspectes 2007 TV Mini-Series writer: "Walking on Sunshine" - as K. Rew
Totally Awesome 2006 TV Movie writer: "Walking On Sunshine" - as K. Rew
Prison Break 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Herbie Fully Loaded 2005 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
Gilmore Girls 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Third Wish 2005 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
Taiko: Drum Master 2005 Video Game lyrics: "Walking On Sunshine" / music: "Walking On Sunshine"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Raise Your Voice 2004 writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
Hrvatski Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ella Enchanted 2004 writer: "Walking on Sunshine" - as Kimberly Rew
My Date with Drew 2004 Documentary writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
S.P.U.N.G TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Futurama 2000-2003 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Daddy Day Care 2003 writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
Idols! 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grounded for Life 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Master of Disguise 2002 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
Ed 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Fidelity 2000 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
The Wonderful World of Disney 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Psycho 2000 writer: "Walking on Sunshine" - as Kimberly Rew
Sports Night 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bug Juice 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bean 1997 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997 TV Special writer: "Love Shine A Light"
Dolly Parton: Treasures 1996 TV Movie documentary writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bangles Greatest Hits 1990 Video short writer: "Going Down To Liverpool"
Look Who's Talking 1989 writer: "Walking On Sunshine" - as Kimberly Rew
Longtime Companion 1989 writer: "Walking on Sunshine"
The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
Iron Eagle 1986 writer: "Maniac House"
Saturday Night's Main Event 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bring on the Summer 1986 TV Special writer: "Walking On Sunshine" - uncredited
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Supreme Gentleman 2023 writer: "Walking on Sunshine" announced
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2012-2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Mohammed 2014 Short writer: "Walking on Sunshine" 25th Anniversary Recording - as Rew
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
BoJack Horseman 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walking on Sunshine 2014 writer: "Walking On Sunshine"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Master of Disguise 2002 composer: song "Walking On Sunshine"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2001 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boom Bang-a-Bang! 50 Years of Eurovision 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself

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