Montag, Februar 22, 2010 / Eingestellt von peter /

20 Februar 2010, 20:00 Karlsruhe Badisch Brauhaus

John Waite - Gesang, Gitarre
Tim Hogan – Bass
Luis Maldonado – Gitarre
Billy Wilkes – Drums
Im Stadkern von Karlsruhe befindet sich das Badisch Brauhaus.Eine absolut sehenswertes Location. Werd ich bestimmt wieder hingehen.
Hab Euch hier mal die Adresse, zum reinschauen was dort so geht.

Um 21 Uhr gings dann mit John Waite los. Gesanglich in absoluter top Kondition
und mit 3 jungen wilden Hardrockern ging dann schon gleich die Post ab.
Quer durch seine Alben ob´s den Babys über Solo oder Bad English Songs waren, alles dabei was Spass machte. Für mich die Highlights, Best of what i got - Back on my Feet again und Missing you. Seine CD`s wurden nach dem Konzert gesigned für schlappe 10 Euro verkauft...Super!! Bis auf dass es wie verrückt auf der Hinfahrt geschneit hat, und wir 2 Stunden brauchten bis Karlsruhe, war es ein absoluter gelungener Abend. Tip: Die neue Live CD von John Waite antesten...Track of the Week

Waite first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success and a solid following for their concert tours. Over the course of five years, the Babys produced five albums ending with the final album On the Edge in October 1980, after which the group broke up.

Waite subsequently launched his solo career with his 1982 debut album Ignition, which produced the hit single "Change". The Chrysalis 45 failed to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 during its initial release but was a top track on AOR (Album-Oriented Rock) radio stations as well as a very popular music video on MTV as the 'new' cable channel celebrated its first full year of operation. The pulsating track was written by Holly Knight and in 1985 was included on the Platinum selling Vision Quest soundtrack. (The single was reissued and this time it reached the Top 50 on the Hot 100.) "Going To The Top" was released as the original follow-up single to "Change".

His next album, No Brakes, resulted in international attention - and was a Top 10 Billboard album in the US - due to the smash hit "Missing You" which went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It knocked Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It?" out of #1. For that very reason, Turner later recorded and released Waite's smash song herself. (Turner's single peaked at a disappointing #84 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1996.) "Missing You" also hit #1 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks as well as the Top 10 of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. No Brakes sold over a million and a half US copies yet has never been certified above the RIAA Gold standard (a record company must apply to the RIAA for such certification). Two more singles from No Brakes followed, including "Tears" which was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.

The next album Mask of Smiles followed in 1985, and another single "If Anybody Had a Heart" was released from the soundtrack of the 1986 film About Last Night..., starring Demi Moore. In 1987, "Rover's Return" was released with the single "These Times Are Hard For Lovers". Waite would have another soundtrack appearance in 1990 from Days of Thunder with "Deal for Life", written by Martin Page and Bernie Taupin.

In 1988, Waite joined former 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 #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and earned a Gold-certified single. It's 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.

Waite returned to solo work and since 1995 has produced five solo albums including his latest album Downtown... Journey of a Heart. He still tours, including in 2003 with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, and as an opening act for Journey in 2005.
In 2006, "Missing You" was released as a duet with Alison Krauss and reached the Top 40 on the Country Charts in the United States. Waite appeared with Krauss on the Tonight Show on February 5, 2007 to perform "Missing You."
Waite appears as himself and performs two songs in the 2010 feature film, New Day, from L'Oiseau Blanc Films.A longtime resident of New York City, Waite currently resides in Newport Beach, California.

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