About the Band
“The Heat” is a five piece variety band formed in 2000 specializing in wedding reception, barmitzvah, and corporate party entertainment. The band has performed on the “Platinum Weddings” television show featured on the Women’s Entertainment Network as well as NBC 5′s “Dream Wedding” reception. Other clients include the Dallas Cowboys, former members of the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros, Cane, Russell, Coleman, & Logan Law Firm, Kindred Hospital, Canon USA, and the Preston Hollow Country Club. The band has also served as the preferred musical entertainment for The Lone Star Mansion wedding facility for the past six years.
As we all know, the fluctuating economy has greatly affected the entertainment business over the past few years. Many clients shy away from hiring bands due to prohibitive cost restraints inherent to live entertainment. However, “The Heat” offers flexible entertainment packages to help clients fulfill all their entertainment needs, and still maintain their budget.
One great benefit to hiring “The Heat” is that band leader- Donnie Heyden- is also a professional DJ. He provides his DJ services at no additional charge at all band events so that there are no lulls in musical entertainment or energy levels during band breaks.
We also own our own lighting and sound production, with systems large enough to accommodate the most demanding events, or small enough for the most intimate affairs.
We are happy to add individual horn players, or complete horn sections at additional cost, as well as Latin vocalists.
Let us help you put a smile on the faces of your family and friends.
Music makes great memories!
LEAD VOCALS, GUITAR, GUITAR SYNTHESIZER, TALK BOX Original founding member and, for 14 years, the well known and energetic front man for “Professor D”- Donnie is also an award winning songwriter recognized by Billboard, EMTEC/BASF, The John Lennon Foundation, and the Dallas Songwriters Association. He has written songs used on prime time television shows, major movies, and recordings by local country & western artists. Along with awards and song writing, he has also been the supporting act for numerous recording giants including Prince, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Gloria Estefan, Boyz To Men, The Gap Band, The Isley Brothers, Morris Day, KC & The Sunshine Band, and Kool And The Gang! From clubs to weddings, to performing for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Stars, and the Texas Rangers…. Donnie Heyden has done it all.
LEAD VOCAL, PERCUSSION A native of Arlington Texas, Kimberly has been performing with local country artists for the past few years. Her spectacular vocal range and stage presents has added a new dimension to the Heat Bands already exuberant live show. Her dazzling personalty is sure to win you over!
BASS, KEYBOARDS, VOCALS Dallas native and graduate of “Dallas Arts Magnet High School” – Don has performed professionally in the DFW area with such well known acts as “Trim” and “Random Axis”. When Don isn’t on stage, he is in demand by professional musicians for his recording and musical technician skills. He is one of “Guitar Centers” top ranked sales persons in the United States. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums, and his stage presence in “The Heat” is guaranteed to leave you with an incredible new impression of what bass playing “should” look and sound like!
LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS Hailing from Detroit, Michigan- Anthony grew up having only one thing in mind… “I Wanna Rock!!”. Driven by determination, he mastered the art of music with 3 main weapons…. Guitar, Drums, and Bass! Anthony took over Detroit with one terrifying guitar riff after another! He’s jammed with everyone from “Kid Rock” to “Warrant”. Recently moving from Philadelphia to Texas- Anthony joined forces with the ultimate party band- “THE HEAT”. His high voltage energy has added a new dimension to this powerful dance band!
Drums and Percussion Eric honed his rhythm chops in the state of Kansas with local blues and rock bands. After moving to Texas he expanded his skills int the Texas music scene. His skills and energy now solidly anchor the beat for The Heat.