Rock legend John Waite will be appearing Saturday, November 5, at the Arcada Theatre.
Waite’s ride began when he was was tapped as bassist and lead vocalist for the Baby’s, who rocketed to Top 20 chart positions with a pair of infections hits, “Isn’t it Time” from the band’s sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, “Every Time I Think of You”, off 1978’s Head First.
But it was the album’s rhythmically aggressive and seductive title track where fans got their first glimpse of the authentic John Waite, a no-holds-barred rock n’ roll performer devoted heart and soul to live performance and making sure every fan in the audience left the concert hall just as elated and exhausted as the band they’d paid to see.
“Songs, and songwriting keeps me inspired, moving forward. I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff,” Waite explains. “Rock n’ roll is the closest thing I’ve got to a spiritual power. It’s been the higher voice in my life and it’s never let me down.”
Also appearing will be Frank Viele and Moe Cararra (aka Tony Ocean) and his Moe Jo’s Jukebox.
Showtime is Saturday at 8:30pm. Tickets range from $39-$79 and can be purchased here.
Arcada Theatre is located at 105 East Main Street in St. Charles.