Adam Page

Adam Page

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WIINER - BEST MUSIC @ 2011 ADELAIDE FRINGE - Multi-Instrumental looping and live sampling using looping pedals on instruments such as Sax, Bass, Beat-boxing, Melodica, Percussion, Flute, Ukulele, and Tuvan throat singing to name a few. Festival appearances include WOMADelaide and The Big Day Out

Biography

Hailing from Adelaide, Sth. Australia, critically acclaimed Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Page has been performing his multi-instrumental looping show nationally and internationally since 2006.

Page is at the forefront of a new and unique style of performing, recording live instruments into loop pedals and spontaneously composing intricate grooves in many different styles.
Primarily a Saxophone player, the instruments Page loops are as diverse as Bass, Keys,Percussion, Vocals, Tuvan Throat Singing, Beat Boxing, Guitar, Banjo, Flute,Clarinet, Kalimba (African Thumb Piano), Didgeridoo and Nose Flute in styles ranging from Funk, Tango and Punjabi to Classical, Jazz and Afrobeat.

Since winning the prestigious “BEST MUSIC BY AN EMERGING ARTIST” award at the 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Page has been going strong producing his first solo CD “ADAM PAGE SOLO – no relation to han”, touring Australia 10 times, performing a 24 night season at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning “BEST MUSIC” and“BEST SOLO SHOW” at the 2009 NEW ZEALAND Fringe festival, collaborating with multi award winning New Zealand percussion group STRIKE, performing with The Transatlantics at the 2009 Adelaide BIG DAY OUT, producing a full length concert DVD – “DIVA DVD” and touring Australia with “Webb Page”, Adam Page and Mal Webb (composer/performer“Lano and Woodley”). Recently Page played in New Zealand with The Adelaide Sax Pack, featuring the vocalist Lisa Tomlins (Fat Freddy's Drop, Shapeshifter) and featured with the same group playing with Katie Noonan and The Captains at the Gov in Adelaide. Also with The Adelaide Sax Pack, he performed the Australian premiere of the Saxophone quartet (with Trombone) piece 'Transformation' written by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

2010 was a great collaborative year for Page, premiering a piece specially written for himself and Melbourne Jazz icon Ronnie Ferella by NZ composer John Psathas (Composer of the Athens Olympics opening/closing ceremony music, andcomposer/arranger for Evelyn Glennie, Michael Brecker and Serj Tankian (Systemof a Down)), rearranging and performing music with Katie Noonan, touring and recording with NZ drummer/producer Riki Gooch (Fat Freddy’s Drop, Crowded House, Trinity Roots, Hollie Smith and Eru Dangerspiel), performing with pianist and singer Gerard Masters (Missy Higgins, Lisa Mitchell and Wes Carr), performing with world renowned sitarist Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh, touring and performing with other Australian looping pedal musicians Mal Webb and Mr. Percival and recording and performing with German hip hop icon Nico Suave.

In2011, Adam has performed 3 sold out seasons during the Adelaide Fringe with his solo show, The Adelaide Sax Pack and The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective, WINNING BEST MUSIC for his solo show. He also wrote, with NZ composer John Psathas, a 40 minute suite for solo sax and looping pedals in Wellington called THE HARVEST SUITE. This piece was premiered in Wellington on the 13th of Feb. Adam also performed a workshop and a standing ovation feature solo set at WOMADelaide.

Adam's most recent recording SEEDY CD is now available from here!!... http://listn.to/AdamPage

Past festival appearances

BigDay Out (Adelaide – with The Transatlantics) - 2009
EdinburghFringe Festival - 2008
AdelaideFringe Festival 2007 - (WINNER Best Music), 2008, (NOMINATION Best Music),2009, 2010 (NOMINATION Best Music).
NewZealand Fringe Festival (WINNER Best Music and Best Solo Show) – 2009
MelbourneFringe Festival – 2007
WOMADELAIDE– 2011 - Artist and workshop leader. Guest with Rhombus (NZ)
AdelaideFringe 2011 - WINNING BEST MUSIC



“I saw Adam perform in Edinburgh 2008, having heard the word on da street that he was freaking ace. And he truly was.
It is a rare treat to see amusician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with sucheffortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away.
Adam MUST keep getting back to big international festivals, I reckon. There's no one doing it quite likehim”.
- Tim Minchin.

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

As a leader:

SEEDY CD (2011)
DIVA DVD (2009)
Adam Page Solo (...no relation to Han) 2007
Live @ the Gov (funkomatic3000) 2000
funkomatic3000(f3000) 2001

As a sideman:

1.1 Immermann (2009)
The Raucoustra LIVE (2008)
Ordinary Girl (Redhead) 2008
Think (Kubrick) 2007
SOUL MASTER (Dwight Adams) 2007
Too hot ta trot (Dwight Adams) 2006
Kubrick (Kubrick) 2005
Suite (Suite) 2003
Cosmic Washing Machine (Spacejunk) 2002
LIDO (LIDO) 2002
In the Nude (Pornland) 2000
ASD (ASD) 1999