Katalina (real name Kara Wethington) is a pop/dance artist who was signed to Thump Records. She is mostly known for her hit single "D.J. Girl" from her first and only album Sonic Groove released in 1996. The album also spawned two more singles the title track "Sonic Groove" and "You'll be my future", but neither found much success on the charts.
Katalina was discovered by the legendary Orange County Producer/ Manager Jon St. James of Stacey Q fame, while she was working part-time at his recording studio when a vocalist failed to show up for a session. St. James asked her to sit in and do a scratch vocal. After only 10 minutes it was obvious that DJ Girl was a smash and Katalina had a career.
Katalina has had several small acting parts such as in the made for Internet show "Fear of a Punk Planet" in which she played a character named Bradie. She also contributed the song "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered" to the soundtrack for the movie Simply Irresistible starring Sarah Michelle Gellar also produced by Jon St. James and featuring Skip Hahn on keyboards.
She also co-created some of the songs of a New Jersey punk band, The Bouncing Souls.
St. James produced a Katalina album for Restless Records which was never released.
Currently Katalina has a career as a fashion publicist working with groups that inspired her while growing up. She still makes cameo appearances on many other artists albums, and will be singing with the Bouncing Souls again for the first time in over 8 years at the Bamboozle show at the Verizon Wireless show.
- Sonic Groove (1996)
- Simply Irresistible (1999) - torch singer
- Katalina at the Internet Movie Database
- Katalina on MySpace Music
- Milk Carton Pop Stars: I'm With The DJ
- Doomed Romance FAQs - Presskit - Who is Kara Wethington
- Katalina Discography at Discogs
- Where Are They Now Remember Katalina, aka The DJ's Girl - Orange County Music - Heard Mentality