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. 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 England born, songwriter Rod Templeton.
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 the albums CURRENT and CANDLES spurning the hits GANSTERS OF THE GROOVE and JITTERBUGGIN. They recently re-recorded 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.
Based in the UK and the USA the band love the spontanity 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,….Nuff said! Apply the sun tan oil and roast yourself in the sounds of Heatwave today!
The hit singles:
1977: BOOGIE NIGHTS – TOO HOT TO HANDLE – SLIP YOUR DISC TO THIS
1978: THE GROVE LINE – MIND BLOWING DECISIONS – ALWAYS AND FOREVER
1979: RAZZLE DAZZLE
1981: GANGSTERS OF THE GROOVE – JITTERBUGGIN
1990: MIND BLOWING DECISIONS (NEW 90’S REMIX)
1998: BOOGIE NIGHTS (from the hit movie of the same name)