H.E.A.T. is a Swedish hard rock band that made its album debut in 2008 yet didn't break into the mainstream until the following year after a strong showing at the 2009 Melodifestivalen with the smash hit "1000 Miles." Founded in 2007 in Upplands Väsby, the band is comprised of Kenny Leckremo (vocals), Dave Dalone (guitar), Eric Rivers (guitar), Jona Tee (keyboards), Jimmy Jay (bass), and Crash (drums).
After signing a recording deal with the label StormVox, the band made its full-length debut in 2008 with the eponymous album H.E.A.T. At the time of its original release in May 2008, the album was a minor hit, peaking at number 36 on the Swedish albums chart. The album was given a significant boost the following year, however, when H.E.A.T. reached the final round of the 2009 Melodifestivalen with the song "1000 Miles." The band's strong showing in the Melodifestivalen drove H.E.A.T. back up the albums chart, all the way to the Top Ten. In the meantime, "1000 Miles" was a Top Five smash hit and the follow-up single, "Keep on Dreaming," was fairly popular as well, reaching the Top 30. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi