695 Lincoln Park Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45420
8:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013
$5.00 – $40.00 Buy
Friday, July 19th at Fraze Pavilion
Three decades have passed since a restless, wild-eyed teenager from northwest England first packed his bags for London to pursue his passion for music, and though he has enjoyed formidable staying power, chart-topping records and sold-out concerts around the world, John Waite’s hunger has never diminished.
Waite is known for his start with the British band The Babys with hits like “Isn’t It Time?,” and the chart smash “Every Time I Think Of You…”.
His first solo album, Ignition, boasted the MTV/rock radio staple “Change.” A year later, back with a new record on a new label, Waite was smiling again. On September 22, 1984, he found himself at number one on the hit parade with “Missing You.” The song topped the international charts. Twenty years on, this classic remains a radio staple around the globe. “It was an unbelievable experience at the time –and still something I’m very proud of,” he says.
In the late 1980s, Waite released more solo albums before returning to the top of the charts during a two-album tenure as front man for the pop/rock super group Bad English, which featured Waite’s former Babys bandmates Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips along with Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo. The band’s number one single, “When I See You Smile,” sparked sold-out concert tours and a succession of Billboard Hot 100 Hits.
Waite continues to release new music as a solo artist, including 2010′s In Real Time, an electrifying live album recorded with his high-octane three-piece band in Orlando, Florida in 2009. Waite says, reflecting on his new music. “I certainly am interested in spending the rest of my life doing something creative rather than just living in the past.”