Track Of The Day: John Waite
John Waite has just released new album Rough & Tumble, and he provides the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day here.
Born in Lancaster, the vocalist first made his name with cult 70s band The Babys. After going solo, his 1984 album No Brakes was a huge success, propelled by the US number one hit Missing You.
In 1988, Waite was part of the supergroup Bad English, who had a chart topper themselves in America with When I See You Smile in 1989. But after two albums, the band broke up in 1992. Since then Waite has carried on with his solo career. In 2006, he had a country hit with a remake of Missing You, duetting with Alison Krauss. Now he’s back with his first album in four years.
“I consider this album as a new beginning,” says Waite, who collaborated with Matchbox 20 guitarist/singer Kyle Cook on the new record.
“It’s pretty much extraordinary. It’s not like what people would expect from me. It’s a step to the left. There’s a rock imprint on the music and a melodic presence, but it’s just shifted gears. It has an identity and a philosophy of its own, which is really fresh for me.”
You can see Waite live in April at:
Mon. 25: Newcastle Cluny
Tue. 26: Pontefract Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel
Wed. 27: Lancaster Grand Theatre
Now you can download the song Shadows Of Love for free right here.
Find out more at www.myspace.com/johnwaite