Heatwave is an American funk and disco band created in London from 1975 to 1984. Their main successes are Boogie Nights, Always and Forever and The Groove Line.
The members of the group, of different nationalities are:
The group's story begins in Germany in the mid-1970s with Keith and Johnnie Wilder brothers, where they perform their military service. Their obligations are over, they decide to stay there and start playing with a few groups. Later, they leave for England where they meet Rod Temperton, songwriter and also talented producer. Thriller for Michael Jackson. Eric Johns and Englishman Roy Carter on guitar, Czechoslovakian Ernest "Bilbo" Berger on drums, Italian Mario Mantese on bass.
The group won its first contract at GTO Records and in 1976 released their debut album Heatwave Too Hot to Handle, which received the participation of producer Barry Blue. Their first single, Boogie Nights, is a hit in the UK Singles Chart and Hot Billboard 100 and will be picked up by the Weather Girls, KC and the Sunshine Band, and English singer Sonia Evans. Their new opus, Always and Forever, is one of the Billboard Hot 100. The song is one of the first songs composed by Rod Temperton and later performed by many singers Luther Vandross, Diana Ross and Kenny Rogers. One year after the release of the single, The Temptation of the Song He will not hesitate to collaborate with the Heatwave, especially in the composition of new titles. In 1978, the group returns with Central heating, which contains the titles "Put the word out, Send out for sunshine" or the tube The groove line. As a result of this album, Johns leaves the band and will be replaced by Billy Jones.