John Waite live

Saturday 05 April 2014Past concert

John Waite

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1000 Fifth Avenue 44504 Youngstown, OH, US

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Doors open: 19:00

The legacy of this British born rock star began more than 35 years ago, when John Waite was tapped as bassist and lead vocalist for the Baby’s Band, who rocketed to Top 20 chart hits, “Isn’t it Time” from the band’s sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, “Every Time I Think of You” off 1978 Head First.
In 1988, a reunion with former Baby’s band mates along with uber-guitarist Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo resulted in the John Waite fronted super group, Bad English, and in 1989, the group’s ballad, “When I See You Smile,” – penned by Grammy winning songwriter, Diane Warren – went to Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified Gold. Since returning to the recording studio and concert trek as a solo artist in 1995, John has produced a string of solid and electric rock n’ roll records. John teamed up in 2011 with Matchbox 20. Their creative chemistry birthed the exhilarating Rough & Tumble, a long form exercise in raucous riffs and bloody truths. The legacy of John Waite is a beautiful monster of sound and vision, the chronicle of an authentic artist, a superstar, a seeker of truth and a soother of hearts.