Falling Off The Edge Of The World

And thus, the time had come, and the mighty beast that is Into The Black reached its inevitable journey Into The Light. At last!

Okay so I am getting a bit ahead of myself here, but the truth is that we are almost there, and karmically apt date of 27/01/2018 will reach its destination, look over the edge and ruminate on the mighty leap of faith that is nigh.

As many of you know, I tend to runneth over emotionally, but that is what makes me who I am. The time has come to arrange said slathers of emotion into running order.

Now there is a saying in the Dark Universe that is a little similar to a particular news blog that rates tweets by a quantity of Pinnochios for their ‘fakeness’. Our ‘Pinnochio’ is a F***ity F***.

The F***ity F*** has found new meaning as we ride the wave of feelings we have for what we have produced. There has been an avalanche of said F***ity F***s.

I am personally quite keen on a concept we call PowerTrip. The idea is to rock you hard with the more immediate Power songs for a technical ‘Side One’ and then take you with us as we jump off the edge of the world, with our darkest emotional pieces. The ‘Trip’ so to speak.

Well, all I can think now is #F***ity F***. I am so proud of what we have achieved as a group and as a production team with Stuart James. I feel that we have extracted every single bit of emotion we could have done, and my god we have loved every minute of it. Well, almost, there was the time when.

More info about a release date coming soon!

Lotsa love

Jaime

 

 

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Track of the Day – JAIME PAGE’S DARK UNIVERSE ‘If’

Thank you, Maria! Love you so much!

Rock And Roll

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I mentioned this tune in a post earlier this year about the new album coming from Jaime Page’s Dark Universe (read all about it) and it has haunted me since I watched the video. It is such a beautiful tune, and the fact that this live-version just about breaks my heart and heals it again is really something. Spectacular performances from the band and a special mention for vocalist Donna Greene who is just astonishing (as always).

Give this a listen, and read my interview with Jaime Page. Find out all the details about the album on the Dark Universe website.

Page had this to say about ‘If’:

From Jaime: If constantly reminds me to tell the ones dear to me that I love them. It also tells a story of loss and wishing you had taken a different course in life. Ultimately though, it serves as…

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Dark Universe – Shatter – Live Video & Story

Dark Universe’s Shatter Live: Deepest Black Friday, October 13th, The Civic Hotel.

Shatter is a new song from the upcoming Into The Black album. It is a poignant tale that has a universal (pun intended) theme. Whilst I have my own personal take on Shatter the crux of the song is about the price we pay for freedom.

Escape to freedom may come in many forms; abusive relationships, political struggle, racial, religious and gender/sexual oppression, and humans being horrid to other humans, which has been going on for aeons.

Shatter refers to the situation in which you are only accepted should you conform to someone else’s views or control. You escape, but the cost is a heavy one. I am certain everyone that reads this has had an experience that they can relate to with Shatter.

Anyway, when all is said and done be true to yourself, and break any chains that hold you down. You are worth it.

Jaime Page

Original Shatter Lyrics
(Since Edited but here is the raw version)

I never thought it would end this way
And who’d believe we would see the day
Finding out what it’s like to be me
That’s the price of living free

I didn’t think it would hurt so bad
And I hate to think that I’d made you sad
But some things are meant to be
And I had to go…

That I’d end up as a memory
(And) One you’d rather forget
I would think of you every day
And the love that we had…

And My World Would Shatter

Some things don’t make much sense
What you want is not always what you get
And when you try to take it back
They don’t want to know

And Your World Would Shatter

You would shatter

I am who I am
You are what you feel
If God gave you everything
Then took it away…
Just Swept it away…
Then Your World Would Shatter

It would shatter
Shatter…

Who’d have thought it would end this way
Who’d believe the price we pay
Give your life to be living free
Give your life to be me

 © Jaime Page/Dark Universe Records 2017

Special thanks to:
Donna Greene, Craig Skelton, Michael Burn, Bob De Wolff, Graham Piper, John Davies @21CC, Anthony Francis Steele, Maria Haskins @rockandroll, Andrew Thompson @ Big Squeeze Promotions, Stuart James, Daniel Low, and all of you that support us so unconditionally. xxx

About The Deepest Black Lyric Video

 

Deepest Black is the song that really started me on a new path of creativity. It took many years to work out who I was as a musician, but this song has given me a reason to go on ironically. (Read the words to get that).

I remember playing it in its first version to producer Stuart James at Kosmic. He practically started convulsing. Either it made him ill, or it hit him hard. The second option was correct, and Stuey has pushed and supported me ever since that day. We both love music that moves the soul.

The second victim was Donna Greene. We had just played a charity gig at the Rocket Room, which was our first glimpse of what would be our new musical vehicle, even though it was more to get Donna out and help her with the MS fight-back thing.

Donna asked me what I had been up to, so I played the same DB demo. Donna also convulsed. Not from the MS, or a bad tummy, but from a wave of raw emotion. You can see that emotion very clearly in this lyric vid. It may be subtle, but let go for the ride and immerse yourself, feel it with us. Donna also loves music that touches the soul, and at the deepest levels!

That is what Deepest Black is all about. The ability to feel. Empath along with us!!!

Jaime xxx

Jaime Page The Profile Interview

I recently had the delightful opportunity to be interviewed by my old friend Gary Dunn for The Profile.

Gary and I have known each other in one form or another since our high-school days in Whyalla, and have worked together many times, at Kosmic as well as at various gigs and events.

The beauty of the situation is that we know and understand each other so well. The interview covers a lot of ground, though we could have gone on for much longer.

My career has been an interesting one for sure, even if it did not pan out as expected.  We cover the Brian May saga, my UK experiences and much more. Watch the video for more!

Many thanks to Mark Whitehouse and all at Pro Copy, Alan Simpson, Gary Dunn and Phil Strachan.

 

Preview: Bleed Me Dry Lyrics Video

The first offering from the forthcoming INTO THE BLACK CD; song titled: Bleed Me Dry.

Watch here >> https://youtu.be/2uqzUAZtxpw

Inspired by the documentary on Jimi Hendrix’s last days, Bleed Me Dry can mean many things to many people. We hope to be able to complete our INTO THE BLACK album and if you like what you hear and would like to support us, we hope you will consider donating to our IndieGoGo campaign and help us to achieve our goal.

Dark Universe Review Matt Kenney

Matt Kenney is one of those folks that you instantly feel gets you. I had to post his blinding Facebook review here because he shares some very insightful thoughts. I thank Matt deeply for the following article. JP

Holy Sh…
This is an amazing Album.
Kicking off with the Dark and Beautiful Deepest Black, a moving, epic , act, that is testament to the long and varied career and personal journey of the extremely talented Jaime Page. With such rich life experiences there has evolved a master writer ‘full of deep feeling and emotion, and the talent to reproduce this in the most beautiful form of music.

Next up xxx27. An energetic galloping number beautifully highlighting Donnas extremely potent vocal strength.

Letting go is a gentle lighter serve with outstanding production and again the vocals.
The absolutely brilliant Dark Universe. What an outstanding title number.

“If this doesn’t go down as one of the best rock productions, I’ll eat my scrotum.”

This is musical theatre at its best. Powerful, emotional with a palpable dose of feeling.
Goodbye Angel rounds off this feast of finesse and the latter part showcases perfectly Jaime’s skills and well-earned title of Queen of the machine. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey.

The writing, arrangement and production are mindblowing. But this would mean but nil, had there not been musicians with the required depth unquestionable ability, and foremost, the feeling, to interpret and touch this music in the way necessary to bring it forth as it has been here.

This is art at another level. Pure and performed with a level of feeling and finesse rarely witnessed. A privilege to behold.

I get the feeling that there were many equally momentous songs, not included in this presentation that could have been if not for the restriction of disc size. I am looking forward to the future unveiling of these works for us all to enjoy.

My hat goes off to the hard work evident by all the crew involved in bringing to surface this gem.

Matt Kenney: Via Facebook

See what people are saying about Dark Universe on social media…

7th Heaven

 

Now that the dust has settled after the Gate One show it is time to get real and think about what comes next. My personal endgame is to get Dark Universe to the concert stages of Germany and beyond, taking our music far beyond these shores. I will make that happen I promise myself! It is time to complete Into The Black, and take off into the blue!

And…

Thanks to Pete Gardner for capturing a moment in time that I would bottle if it was catchable. This post is to basically thank Pete for that and credit the photo, one that I will treasure forever, along with my bass partner in crime Craig Skelton.

This fleeting moment of joy sums up exactly where I am in my life with my music and also myself. That it took me so long to bloom is crazy enough, but at least I managed to get there in the end.

Anyway…

 

Pic courtesy of Pete Gardner Photography. www.petegardnerphotography.com

 

Into The Black Showcase

The Dark Universe dream goes up to eleven on Saturday, June 10 when we unleash the heart and soul of the Into The Black album, in all of its majestic glory. Gate One Theatre in Claremont gives us the opportunity to be what we feel we are, a band suited to large venues with high-quality concert production values.

We are intensely proud of the new album. It is a natural evolution of the original Dark Universe CD, but it does take you on a new journey, and we would love to offer you this preview of what is to come. Join the event on Facebook here…

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Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign: Into The Black.

The show will be a seminal event for us as we move forward, and more importantly, in the lead-up, we will be launching our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.

If you would like to get involved now is your chance. We have some excellent bonus features that you can only access via the campaign, including a full-colour glossy magazine style booklet and up to three bonus album tracks.

For advance details of our Indiegogo campaign, please email me personally at jaimepage77@gmail.com

In the meantime, please support us by buying a ticket and attending this massive event.

Buy Concert Tickets Here

The Gig

Sponsored by Around The Sound and WAM, the night features not only Dark Universe but also the bands Lionizer and The Imperials. Both highly respected and not to be missed as a part of our showcase of Perth musical talent.

Last but not least, there is Richard Gerver’s ‘Minding your business’ seminar. Aimed squarely at Perth musicians that want to achieve at the highest level, Richard’s inspirational thoughts and ideas will lead you to greater heights. It will feature a Q&A session so you can ask the big questions relevant to you.

If you are serious about the business of music, you would not want to miss this.

Join the event on Facebook here…

More About Richard Gerver

Number-one best-selling author and award-winning speaker, Richard Gerver has worked with a variety of music industry leaders in the UK including senior leaders at Universal and Decca as well as the legendary Nick Raphael at Capitol Records.

Richard advises music industry leaders on how to lead change in a fast changing industry that has, in recent history, not been agile enough to lead itself through times of technological change.

In his newest book, Simple Thinking, Richard includes insights into the early success of global artists such as Sam Smith and JayZ, exploring the behaviours behind their sustained and global achievements.

While in Perth, Richard will share his insights into the music industry and discuss with participants how to be an entrepreneur when managing your career in the music industry. A WA Music Industry Association’s (WAM) study shows the WA music Industry is worth almost $1 billion per year.

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Dark Universe – Listen For Free

I would love for you to listen to Dark Universe, and you can do that on Reverbnation. I am very proud of our work and want to share it with you.

It would be wonderful if you do like it that you would share it on your fave social media pages.

Perth, Western Australia is a long way from many of you, and we have limited financial power, so any help getting the word out about my album would be HUGELY appreciated!

Note the bonus track: Get Up Get Down not available on iTunes.

Buy Dark Universe on iTunes here.