Adam Page Solo
Adam Page Solo 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, Flute, Clarinet, Mbira (African Thumb Piano), Didgeridoo and Nose Flute in styles ranging from Funk, Tango and Punjabi to Classical, Jazz and Metal!
Since winning the prestigious “BEST MUSIC BY AN EMERGING ARTIST” award at the 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festival (the 2nd biggest arts festival in the world), Page has been going strong producing his first solo CD “ADAM PAGE SOLO – no relation to han” (entering into the South Australian music charts at #6), touring Australia 2 times and being booked to feature at the 2007 “Peats Ridge” New Years Festival in NSW as Adam Page Solo and with Electro/Dance/Funk group 'The Raucoustra' (unfortunately cancelled due to weather). His next step for 2008 is performing a 3 week season at the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland in August at the famed venue “Underbelly”.
Being dubbed as ‘making Mike Oldfield seem over produced’ (The Sunday Mail), Adam Page Solo is probably the most original performance you will see… and you have to see it to believe it!! Incorporating audience participation, virtuosity on all instruments and an infectious sense of humour, Adam Page Solo is a musical journey of the highest calibre.
Being regarded as one of the best Saxophonists in South Australia, Adam Page has performed in Adelaide and interstate with bands and artists such as Kubrick, Cameron Undy, James Morrison, Michael Feinstein (USA), The Mike Stewart Big Band, Bob Mintzer (USA), Johnny Thunder (The Drifters), The Raucoustra and Pornland.
He has also toured the world playing Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet in orchestras on “Princess” cruise ships for 3 and a half years, playing with some of the worlds best cabaret performers. Destinations travelled to and performed in included Tahiti, Caribbean, Mexico, United States, Canada, Alaska, United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Greek islands and Turkey.
Adam graduated with a bachelor of jazz performance with a score of 97% from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 1999. The following year he graduated from University with first class honours, majoring in jazz and Indian classical music.
In 2001 Adam began touring with Perth based funk band "The Jive Express", touring Australia nine times, selling out venues such as The Basement in Sydney, and New Zealand twice over a year and a half.
Other achievements have included;
- 1998 finalist in James Morrison jazz scholarship
- 1999 most outstanding saxophone player at Adelaide uni
- 2000 most outstanding post graduate jazz student at Adelaide uni
- 2000 studied and performed with world renowned Indian musician, sitarist Dr. Chandracant Sardeshmukh
- 2000 composer for Queensland based horror film “back”
- 2000 leader of Elder Conservatorium big band 3
- 2001 leader of Elder Conservatorium big band
"For committed musos, Page will undoubtedly satisfy, but for the punter new to music impro, prepare to be violently impressed" - buzzcuts.com.au, 08/10/07
"How does one improvise a collage of salsa, bluegrass and hip hop with a hat, pen, a paper plane and asthma inhaler?
Find out yourself by booking tickets to experience this brilliantly talented, unique and interactive performer!" - Rip it up magazine, 18/03/07
"Here is one musical concert that is never the same on any night. If you want different, this show hits the note." - The Sunday Mail, 18/03/07
"A very clever man. A very skilled musical craftsman." - talkfringe.com
"Page is cementing his place in the music world with his mastery over his art form leading to a unique and innovating show bound to inspire and influence" - The Border Watch 04/10/07
"If Maceo Parker and Prince had a lovechild, it would sound something like this." - inthemix.com 10/05/07