JOHN WAITE is an English-born and American-based musician. He first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of ‘The Babys’, a British rock band which had moderate chart success, including two pop hits that both coincidentally peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Isn't It Time" (1977) and "Everytime I Think Of You" (1979), and a solid following for their concert tours. Over the course of five years, the band produced five albums ending with the final album “On The Edge” in October 1980, after which the group disbanded.
JOHN WAITE subsequently launched his solo career with his 1982 debut album “Ignition”, which produced the hit single "Change". His next album “No Brakes” resulted in international attention. It was a Top 10 Billboard album in the US due to the smash hit "Missing You" which went to No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Two more singles from “No Brakes” followed, including "Tears" which was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.
In 1988, JOHN WAITE joined former ‘The Babys’ bandmates Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips, along with Neal Schon from ‘Journey’ and drummer Deen Castronovo, to form the supergroup ‘Bad English’. In 1989, the Bad English ballad "When I See You Smile" (penned by Diane Warren) went to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and earned a Gold-certified single. Its parent album reached Billboard's Top Five and sold nearly two million copies in the United States alone. ‘Bad English’ released two albums before tensions amongst the members led to the band's dissolution by 1992, and JOHN WAITE returned to solo work.
"Missing You" (1984)
"Restless Heart" (1985)
"Every Step Of The Way" (1985)
"If Anybody Had A Heart" (1986)
"Don't Lose Any Sleep" (1987)
"Deal For Life" (1990)
"In Dreams" (1993)
"New York City Girl" (2005)
"Shadows Of Love" (2011)
"If You Ever Get Lonely" (2011)
Upcoming Public Shows
Aug 22 - City Winery, Chicago, IL (USA)
Aug 23 - Downtown DeKalb, DeKalb, IL (USA)
Aug 24 - Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln City, IN (USA)
Sep 28 - Mozambique,Laguna Beach, CA (USA)
Oct 04 - The Machine Shop, Flint, MI (USA)
Oct 05 - Blue Note, Harrison, OH (USA)
Oct 06 - Vogue Theatre, Indianapolis, IN (USA)
Oct 10 - Musikfest Café, Bethlehem, PA (USA)
Oct 11 - Appell Center, York, PA (USA)
Oct 12 - Skyloft, Albany, NY (USA)
Oct 13 - City Winery, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Oct 17 - Strand Center, Plattsburgh, NY (USA)
Oct 19 - Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY (USA)
Oct 25 - Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan (PUR)
Nov 02 - Stadium Theatre, Woonsocket, RI (USA)
Nov 15 - 3Ten Live, Austin, TX (USA)
Nov 16 - The Sanctuary Music & Events, McKinney, TX (USA)
Nov 17 - Dosey Doe Big Barn, Woodlands, TX (USA)
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