Heatwave, one of the most popular Soul bands of the past few decades. With their inimitable blend of sweet Soul grooves and great Pop/Soul/Dance songs, they are back with a vengeance.
Although based in Britain, Heatwave was formed by the Wilder brothers, Johnnie and Keith, on their discharge from the US Army. An advert in a music paper yielded Hull’s, England born songwriter Rod Temperton.
With hits like ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’, ‘Boogie Nights’ and the all-time classic ‘Always And Forever’. Heatwave are no strangers to chart success with a string of hits reaching the top twenty, and the foot stomping ‘Boogie Nights’ climbing all the way to number one in 1977. Heatwave were on “The Word” and “The Lily Savage T.V. Show” plus in 97 they were on channel five’s “Night Fever Show” and have done “The Diamond Music Awards T.V. Show” in Belgium. In addition to this the band have done “The Clive James T.V. Show” on I.T.V, and had a half page write up in the “Times Newspaper”.
Rod Templeton the bands keyboard player and the bands main songwriter wrote songs for Michael Jackson, (including the multi-million selling title to Michaels album “Thriller”) George Benson and Herbie Hancock. Heatwave recorded two more albums, ‘Current’ and ‘Candles’ spurning the hits: ‘Gangsters Of The Groove’ and ‘Jitterbugin’. They recently re-record the very best of their songs from the late 70’s and early 80’s with the best of today’s producers and DJ’s. The line-up of producers include: Aswad, Norman Cook, Simon Harris, and Ben Liebrand.
The album ‘Gangsters Of The Groove – The 90’s Mix’ is a fourteen track album with four brand new songs produced and written by Heatwave. It has the sweet Ohio sound
reminiscent in many ways of the great Soul groups of the early 80’s such as The O’Jays, The Whispers and Levert, mixed with a melodic European influence.
The new songs on the album show a definite step forward in style. “The whole purpose of putting the new songs on the album is to show people that we’re not just banking off the old songs, which have been re-recorded anyway”, says Keith Wilder.
Based in the UK and the USA the band love the spontaneity of playing live and will be embarking on a tour.
So what more could you ask for? Serious production, soaring vocals and oooodles of talent. It’s all there already … Nuff said! Apply the suntan oil and roast yourself in the sounds of Heatwave today.
For more information on booking or hiring Heatwave for your event please contact Big Foot Events.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.