Global Heat
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Global Heat

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2005
Band R&B Soul





2017 Bellingham Music Film Festival, People’s Choice Award for Global Heat music video 'For A Lifetime'
2014 Washington State Artist Trust award to Rob Pastorok
2012 Seattle Next 50 arts grant for production of a show at Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center
2012 and 2013 Theatre Puget Sound grants for producing shows
2011 Jammin' Challenge winner, produced by Seattle Wave Radio and Hard Rock Cafe
2006 Shanghai (China) International Music Festival travel and performance stipend - Self

"Seattle Hip-Hop Group Goes Worldwide"

"a dynamic show..."

"entertaining and inspiring..."

"A group of Seattle-based hip-hop artists, known collectively as The Hip-Hop Handbook, are trying to bring positivity back to the Hip-hop scene, traveling the world and reaching out to the youth in the process."

"Justice from Global Heat in Vietnam"

"Featured in 16 performances, been a guest judge [at hip hop events], Hired as a DJ, MC (emcee) / rapper and B-boy, featured in two magazine articles, featured on TV,Hired by Elite Models VN and working on several shows..." -

"Global Heat storms China"

“Global Heat is an enthusiastic combination of jazz, hip-hop and funk”
- Shanghai Daily

"Taking New Music to the People in China"

2006-04-28 10:17:35

Century Park's music festival this holiday offers a week-long musical bonanza with acts from the US, Ireland and China, writes Xu Wei.

This coming week-long May Day holiday, Shanghai music lovers will be offered a sumptuous feast of music. With the opening of the 2006 Shanghai Pudong International Music Carnival, cool music and entertaining performances, both home-grown and from abroad, will be on hand to refresh locals. ¡¡¡¡

The annual carnival to be held in Pudong's Century Park features popular bands from Ireland and the United States, such as Global Heat, New Blue Yonder and Powerplay, as well as American country icon Patricia Ryan and R&B star Vickie Natale.

- CRI - Culture

"Global Heat at Othello Park, Seattle, WA"

"positive lyrics that are about connecting people across the world, about facing challenges and overcoming them by discovering one's inner strength" "The band goes over really well with young people, but also with families"
- Pacific Publishing Co. 2007


Global Heat - Global Heat, 2009 Red Pill Records & Paradise Road Music, now available on

Pacific Connection Global Heat, 2006 Paradise Road Music
Rebel Yell 2K1 The Rebelz, 2001 Emerald City Music Group
Ear Protection EP The Rebelz, 2003 Emerald City Music Group
Street Mix Mixtapes Vol. 1-3 The Rebelz, 2004-2005 ECMG
Street Mix Vol. 4 The Rebelz, 2005 Red Pill Records)
The HipHop Handbook Soundtrack The Rebelz, 2006 Red Pill Records
Operation: Dark City The Rebelz, to be released Fall 2006
Keep It Classic Mixtape The Rebelz, 2006



High-energy dance music from the soul of Afro-America.  Global Heat performs a fresh blend of R&B/Soul, Funk, HipHop, and World Pop, including original songs and adaptations of popular tunes.  Get ready for soulful female vocals, MC lyricists, guitar, flute, keyboards,  bass, percussion, drums.  On selected shows, world champion break dancers (b-boys/girls) join Global Heat to crank up the energy even more. 


“Everyone LOVED Global Heat. Hope to have you back again!”   [Programming Director, Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts]

"a high point" of the festival  [Paul DeBarros, Entertainment Reviewer, The Seattle Times]

“Truly remarkable and wonderful...” [Joyce Taylor, King 5 (NBC) News]

“one of the most educational performances that we’ve had (right up there with Ellis Marsalis)…. great musicians and the performance was quality” [Reno NV, show coordinator in collaboration with Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts]


Band members have performed in over 34 countries worldwide, including tours of China, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.  Credits include work with Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Usher, Gorillaz, Kanda Bongo Man, Roger Fisher (co-founder of Heart), and members of Rock Steady Crew, Massive Monkees, and MTV America’s Best Dance Crew Fresh Select.  Members have shared billings with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Baaba Maal, Cee Lo Green (The Voice), Macklemore, and other renowned artists.  Global Heat has headlined at the Shanghai (China) International Music Festival, at the largest stages on Northwest Folklife Festival, and at the amazing Montbleu Theatre at Lake Tahoe (as part of TRIBE-olution).  


Workshops in break dance, song-writing, and music production/DJ-ing are also available. 

Band Members