1975 to 1984
London, England, United Kingdom
70s/80s R&B/Funk band
Heatwave is an international funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular lineup featured 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 singles "Boogie Nights", "Always and Forever", and "The Groove Line".