One of the Most Popular Soul Bands


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 are back with a vengeance. Apply the sun tan oil and roast yourself in the sounds of Heatwave today!

  • 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.

    Everything has been re-recorded with the Soul essence of yesteryear and the hard funkiness of the 90’s. NOTHING HAS BEEN REMIXED!

    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.

      • Always & Forever -
      • Boogie Nights -
      • The Groove Line -
      • Mind Blowing Decisions -
      • The Star of a Story -
      • All I Am -
      • Too Hot To Handle -
      • Look After Love -
      • Lay It On Me -
      • Gangsters Of The Groove -
      • Jitterbugin -
      • Turn Around -

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