He was a singer/songwriter and
drummer born in Birmingham, England.
He was the son of Frederick Waite, who was previously a member of The
Techniques and his father formed the band Musical Youth in 1979. He and his brother Patrick, as well
as Michael Grant and Kelvin Grant formed the group with Frederick Waite,
initially singing lead vocals, to be replaced by Dennis Seaton. They saw success when "Pass
the Dutchie" became a No.1 hit and was successful worldwide. The band split up in 1985 when
Dennis Seaton left to pursue a solo career. His brother, Patrick, died in 1993 from a hereditary
heart condition and he suffers from psychological problems.
Musical Youth recordings
Pass the Dutchie
(Jackie Mittoo/Fitzroy Simpson/Lloyd Ferguson)
Please Give Love a Chance (Musical Youth)