Spaceheater began as a duo, Bill producing pulsating beats with Evan's flutes, saxes anc clarinets providing melody and harmony. Their debut release, The Record, was a successful 2006 album on Alpha Pup Records that received strong sales and topped charts at independent/college radio stations in North America and Europe, as well as iTunes.
Spaceheater's Blast Furnace is a rhythmically active 6-piece ensemble that presents melodic and tight horns over an organic patchwork of afro-latin and hip hop rhythms. The music is composed and arranged by Evan Francis, a member of the original duo who has made his way performing and recording with a diverse list of musical luminaries: Stevie Wonder, Billy Higgins, Christina Aguilera, Lyrics Born, Dr. Art Davis, Zion I, DJ J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, John Clayton, Mike Keneally and many more.
As a band, Spaceheater's Blast Furnace has earned respect and admiration amongst audiences and musicians in and around the bay area, featuring the electronics-laced drumming of Patrick "PDubL" Korte and the deep pocket of Josh Hari on the bass, both talented rhythmists, are part of most Jazz Mafia bands. SBF's music has also featred young trombonist Garrett Smith, who's impressive resume includes Prince, Maceo Parker and George Clinton and many more. Spaceheater has been fortunate to have live and in-studio associations with artists like Kneebody, Kev Choice, Daedelus, Abstract Rude and Mochipet.