John Waite, performing at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, is no stranger to sugary pop songs. He scored hit singles in the 1970s as the leader of British rock band The Babys and as a solo artist in the 1980s. He remains extremely proud of songs like “Isn’t It Time” and “Missing You,” but admits the sometimes lushly produced material, often topped off with strings, keyboards and extra vocal tracks, didn’t always fit his rock ’n’ roll sensibilities.
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How to go
Who: John Waite with Stranger
Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering
When: 8 p.m. Friday
More info: (937) 296-3300 or www.fraze.com
Artist info: www.johnwaitethesinger.com