LIVE: John Waite @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2/9/12

February 24th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
John Waite

John Waite

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

British rocker John Waite’s new release, “Rough & Tumble,” has put him back in the spotlight and headlining a nation-wide tour, including a recent concert stop at the fabulous Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

A seasoned veteran of the music business, Waite was a founding member of the late-’70s cult band, the Babys, before pursuing a solo career in the early ’80s and scoring a U.S. number 1 hit on the Billboard charts with the MTV favorite, “Missing You.” In the late ’80s, he formed the rock group Bad English, which charted with, “When I See You Smile.” By the mid-’90s, Waite was back in the driver’s seat with his solo career again, releasing several solo projects and climbing up the charts with his power ballad, “How Did I Get By With Out You.”

On stage at the Troy Saving Bank Music Hall earlier this month, Waite was wearing a smile and an electric guitar slung over his shoulder as he tuned up to present an uninterrupted set of songs spanning the highlights of his long rock career.

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Win FREE TIX to John Waite at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday

February 6th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

The veteran British singer-songwriter-rocker John Waite has been part of a number of different music biz success stories. He started out as the frontman with the Babys, scoring three Top 40 hits – “Isn’t It Time,” “Every Time I Think of You” and “Back On My Feet Again” – during the ’70s. After the Babys called it quits, Waite went on to launch his solo career and scored his biggest hit – the 1984 smash “Missing You” – which shot straight up to Number One. In the ’90s Waite banded together with a number of his old buddies – including members of Journey – to form the all-star rock group Bad English and churn out another handful of chartbusters, including the Number One hit, “When I See You Smile.”

These days Waite is back in solo mode, and his current tour finds him stepping into the spotlight at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Thursday (February 9) in support of his new album, “Rough and Tumble.” Tix are $22 and $28; students $15.

BUT WAIT… (or should we say “WAITE”)… We’ve got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to the John Waite concert to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday. Enter today! And good luck!

Two New Concerts Added at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

November 10th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced two new performances for early 2012:

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