John Waite is an extraordinary vocalist, songwriter and frontman in his own right, as well as with mega pop band The Babys and rock supergroup Bad English.
John Waite cut five albums and had numerous top 40 hits with The Babys before moving to New York to go solo during the early 1980s. His first album, Ignition, boasted the MTV/rock radio staple "Change." In 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.
He also hit the top of the charts during a two-album tenure with the pop/rock super group Bad English. The band's No. 1 single "When I See You Smile" sparked sellout concert tours and a succession of Billboard Hot 100 hits. But when the group's spark was gone, Waite packed his bags and returned to life as a solo songsmith.
During the Nineties and early Zeroes, John has refused to live on former glory. He prefers to balance his life between singing on stage, composing and recording honest, heartfelt solo albums. He has written and recorded several songs for Hollywood movies. For kicks (and perhaps "honor" as a diehard Beatles fan), he even enjoyed a brief stint on a recent Ringo Starr concert tour.
John Waite has plenty to offer on his new album, The Hard Way. Beyond the addictive title cut lie some terrific pop/rock tunes.