John Waite: Rough & Tumble


John Waite
Considering how big some of John Waite’s hits have been over the years, it’s almost easy to overlook how long and successful his career has been.

As the lead singer of The Babys in the 70’s, John Waite was the leader of a critically acclaimed and beloved live UK rock outfit, known for hits such as “Isn’t It Time” and “Everytime I Think Of You.” As a solo artist in the 80’s, Waite landed massive hits with “Change,” “Every Step Of The Way,” “Tears,” “These Times Are Hard For Lovers,” and of course his #1 mega-smash “Missing You.” In the late 80’s and into the 90’s he became the lead singer for Bad English who also scored several major hits including the #1 power-ballad “When I See You Smile.”

And now, he’s returning with the strongest album of his career. Rough & Tumble will be released on Model Music Group/Fontana on February 22, 2011. The album shows a new and fresh side of the British singer/songwriter’s creative output. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, a good portion of Rough & Tumble was written and produced with Matchbox Twenty lead guitarist/songwriter Kyle Cook, who Waite met through a mutual friend.

A US and European tour is scheduled for 2011.

Rough & Tumble Track Listing
Rough & Tumble
If You Ever Get Lonely
Sweet Rhode Island Red
Mr. Wonderful
Further The Sky
Love's Goin' Out of Style
Better Off Gone
Peace of Mind
Hanging Tree

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[Published on: 12/9/10]

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