Havering Show 2018: Heatwave and Curiosity Killed the Cat to play on Sunday

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 August 2018

Heatwave will headline on the main stage on Sunday from 5pm. Photo: Heatwave

Heatwave will headline on the main stage on Sunday from 5pm. Photo: Heatwave


One of the biggest names to grace the main stage at the 40th anniversary show will be the legendary Heatwave.

We caught up with them during their busy schedule to find out how they were feeling about performing at the show.

“We want to get the crowd up partying and dancing!

“We think we bring a real sense of ‘boogie’ to the gigs we play. We’ll obviously be performing Boogie Nights which is, and always will be, our signature tune.

“We work with most of the bands on the circuit and they are friends of ours as we have been around for a good few years now.

“It’s great performing in a theatre, but preforming outdoors makes you feel free to exercise a little more and have more fun with an audience.”

With so many years in the business and vast experience, what is their most memorable moment?

“That has to be was when Rod Templeton used to write a hit song and bring it into rehearsals and we all just knew they were hits. However, we also turned down some of his songs as well such as Stomp which was covered by the Brother Johnson.”

Will they hang around after their set and mix with the other acts?

“Well that all depends if the rest of our crew have to get off to the next show in another part of the country as travelling is the hardest part in this job.

“We have shows all over the country and are planning a tour for next year.”

Heatwave will be performing on the Main Stage from 5pm on Sunday, August 26.

Before they get into their groove, crowds will be taken back to the 1980s with Curiosity Killed the Cat.

The band had several top 10 hits and a number one album.

Lead singer Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot said he’ll be bringing “a certain light-hearted funky fresh vibe!”

Ben’s best memories from back in the 80s include gigging around London’s clubs and parties which eventually landed the band a record deal that lead to working with director Andy Warhol on their first video clip shot in New York.

So what is he most looking forward to about appearing in the show this year?

“I’m most looking forward to meeting everyone! And during an event like the Havering Show I can actually see the crowd I’m performing to. I also plan to hang around after performance to meet and greet people.”

Can we look forward to hearing all the original hits?

“Down to Earth always demands a good response, although Name and Number is great for the introduction and causes a bit of a debate!”

Sunday’s main stage line-up

11.30am Time 107.5 FM

12pm The Decibellas

12.15pm Time 107.5 FM

12.45pm Beyond Conspiracy

1.20pm Time 107.5 FM

2pm Reservoir Mods

2.45pm Time 107.5 FM

3pm Phil Fearon

3.45pm Time 107.5 FM

3.50pm Curiosity Killed the Cat

5pm Heatwave

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