Formed 1975. Disbanded 1984.

70s/80s R&B/Funk band



Heatwave is an international funk/disco band featuring Americans Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio, Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards), Swiss Mario Mantese (bass), Czechoslovak Ernest "Bilbo" Berger (drums), Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar) and Briton Roy Carter (guitar).

They were known for their successful songs "Boogie Nights", "Always and Forever", and "The Groove Line".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Central Heating

    Central Heating 1978

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Heatwave sizzle at the peak of their popularity.
  2. Review of Too Hot to Handle

    Too Hot to Handle 1977

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    No Heatwave: no Britfunk, and certainly no Thriller.
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