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Artist Spotlight
Q&A with Katrina
THE 80s CRUISE: On the 2020 sailing of The 80s Cruise we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the decade. What were you up to in 1980?
KATRINA: I was in a band called Mamas Cookin’ with some high school friends. My father was in the USAF and he was stationed in England, so we all went to Lakenheath American High School in England cause we were military brats. We only played American music — Heart, Pat Benatar, ZZ Top, Eagles, etc… so we did pretty well playing in the clubs for the GIs. I was working two other jobs, washing dishes at the Chow Hall on base and bagging groceries at the commissary.

THE 80s CRUISE: What are you most looking forward to on The 80s Cruise 2020?
KATRINA: The audiences are the most enthusiastic, crazy, party people ever and something unexpected usually happens on stage. It’s always fun to walk around on deck and check out some of the other acts. Mostly just seeing so many people having a ball is thrilling.

THE 80s CRUISE: How did your personal 80s experience influence you as an individual and as an artist?
KATRINA: I liked a lot of what some of the women artists were doing, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Linda Ronstadt, Annie Lennox, so I looked to them for style of fashion and singing.

THE 80s CRUISE: What is your favorite 80s band, 80s fashion statement, and 80s movie or TV show?
KATRINA: B-52s for great pop songs, humor and attitude. Kate Bush for the incredible Hounds of Love album. Grace Jones was amazing. Look Who’s Talking for the movie. Shoulder pads for the fashion cause they still work!

THE 80s CRUISE: What would you like to bring back from the 80s?
KATRINA: The concept that kale is food for cows and not humans.

THE 80s CRUISE: We know you are a great artist, what other amazing talent do you have that we don’t know about?
KATRINA: I do a mean pig!