Kyle Cook Co-Writes New John Waite Album


This article was written by on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 | has written 19 articles

John Waite

John Waite

Being the front man of Matchbox Twenty, Rob gets a lot more attention than the rest of the band. But Rob’s not the only one that gets his groove on outside Matchbox. So let’s talk about Kyle for a minute.

You may or may not know that kyle used to play for another group called The New Left, who have since parted ways, he is also signed as a songwriter to EMI Publishing Nashville. And it’s Kyle’s song writing that’s making an appearance this January.

Best known for his ’84 hit ‘Missing You’, John Waite has been recording and releasing records pretty steadily over the last 30 years.

Meeting through a mutual friend, British rocker Waite and Kyle struck up a writing partnership and set to work on Waite’s 10th Studio album ‘Rough & Tumble’. The result was at least 4 tracks that made the final cut: Evil; Better Off Gone; Loves Goin’ Out of Style; and If You Ever Get Lonely.

Not only did Kyle co-write and play on the record, he shared a co-producer credit along with John Waite and sound engineer David Thoener (Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Aerosmitth, Bruce Springsteen, Sugarland, Jason Mraz and more).

Waite said of the experience of writing with Kyle “…it’s fantastic for me”. And of the songs the wrote? “It’s pretty much extraordinary…it’s just shifted gears”.

Out for general release at the end of January on Frontiers Records, ‘Rough & Tumble’ should be a must have for any Kyle Cook (and John Waite’s) fan.

Fan’s can expect to see John on tour in the coming months, including some UK dates.

Go pick it up peeps!!!