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Heatwave

at

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

London

Friday 24th of June 2022

18:00

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Heatwave

Event Type

Genre : Music - General

Description

Formed in London, UK, Heatwave are a funk/disco group who came into international success in the mid-70s and 80s, known for the hits, ?Boogie Nights,? ?Always and Forever? and ?The Groove Line.?

The band came together initially when two American serviceman brothers, Jennie Wilder and Keith Wilder, who were based in Germany, began performing together. After they were discharged, they moved to London, UK in 1975 to team up with songwriter/keyboardist Rod Temperton. They then fleshed out the lineup with Spaniard Mario Mantese (bass), Czechoslovakian Ernest Berger (drums) and Americans Jesse Whitens (guitar) and Eric Johns (guitar). With the multicultural nature of the group, they managed to create an eclectic sound that pushed their music well ahead of their peers, becoming pioneers in their genre.

After touring the London club circuit, they gained the attention of GTO Records, with their simple disco beats and heavy funk grooves. They began recording their debut album but the tragic murder of Jesse Whitens set them back. However, finding a replacement in Roy Carter, they began recording again, releasing a string of singles culminating in the hit disco anthem, 1977?s ?Boogie Nights.? The song hit number two in the UK charts and also became a top five hit in America. Their debut album appeared later that year, titled ?Too Hot to Handle,? peaking at number five in the R&B charts. By the end of the year, they had also gained a number two hit in the US with their soul ballad, ?Always and Forever.?

Success followed them into their next album, ?Central Heating,? in 1978, featuring the hit, ?The Groove Line,? which scaled the top of the charts. However, lineup instability followed shortly after, with both Johns and Temperton leaving the band. Further tragedy hit after Mantese was stabbed by his girlfriend and was left paralysed, forcing his retirement. In 1979, Heatwave had recuperated to record their third album, ?Hot Property,? which despite its strong collection of songs, failed to make much of an impression in the charts.

Please note, although Heatwave is still touring and performing the hits, the band no longer features the original members

*Please note your dining time is 7pm (Excluding lounge tickets) - if you wish to change this to an earlier or later dining time please contact our reception team after you have purchased your tickets on 0207 715 5818 or email reception@boisdale-cw.co.uk attaching your ticket.


Jools Holland, Boisdale's Patron of Music presents the best in jazz, blues and soul.
About the venue: https://youtu.be/SJhROJnoJLQ

Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square which comprises a restaurant, four private dining rooms, Oyster Bar & Grill and Cigar Terrace, the world's greatest Whisky Bar, and the best live music in the capital.

"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler
"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine
"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard
"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal
"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets

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Boisdale of Canary Wharf

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Scottish restaurant

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Description

Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square which comprises a restaurant, four private dining rooms, Oyster Bar & Grill and Cigar Terrace, the world's greatest Whisky Bar, and the best live music in the capital.

"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler
"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine
"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard
"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal
"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets

Cabot Square, Canary Wharf,

London,

City of London,

England,

E14 4QT.

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