Countless musicians of far lesser accomplishment have probably made similar statements regarding their own personal creative process, but when the confession comes from John Waite – whose been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years – one cannot help but both recognize and marvel at the shimmering legacy of this British born rock star.
1984’s No Brakes, did exactly what the title inferred, barreling at runaway train speed to international acclaim and U.S. platinum success thanks to the smash hit, “Missing You,” which did not stop until it reached Number 1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles, Album Rock Tracks and Adult Contemporary charts. The following up single, “Tears” was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.
Opening the evening will be special guest, Daniel Correa
Daniel is a singer, songwriter, and composer who masterfully fuses Afro Cuban rhythms with modern Pop and Rock to deliver an eclectic, vibrant and exuberant sound.
His music, an innovative blend of alternative rock and pop, is a high-octane testimonial to the exhilaration, yearning, and angst that defines coming-of-age. Working with his Grammy-nominated producer, Ahmed King, he uses his unique and powerful voice to address the inner struggles and challenges of everyday life, the thrill and fear of taking chances, and the elation of betting against the odds and succeeding.