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

 

Australian Guitar Mag Article

Recently, one of my childhood dreams came true with the publication of my story in Australian Guitar Magazine. That is one of the proudest moments.

Peter Hodgson wrote a superb, sensitive article that will live with me forever as one of the highlights of my life.

Not only that but the issue features Prince on the cover. The Prince and Princess of rock as my beloved wife put it! Plus you get FREE purple picks, and heaps of other great articles. It is certainly a collectors edition for me. I have a horde piled up already, sealed of course.

Support this excellent magazine and the guitarists they help to promote. Subscribe and show your love for this legendary instrument that we all get so obsessive about!

UPDATE: Melbourne Guitar Show August 6/7 2016

If you are in Melbourne for the Australian Guitar Show, be sure to stop by the Peavey stand and say hi to Sandra Calvezzi. Sandra will be promoting Peavey, but will also have some copies of Dark Universe available, and we may have some copies of the mag also to give away for the first few copies sold.

http://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/
http://www.avhub.com.au/australian-guitar

The Rockpit Interview

Rockpit

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“If you only knew Jaime Page from previous work nothing will prepare you for the heartfelt majesty of her solo release ‘Dark Universe’. Catch it all played live at the Charles Hotel Perth (not the Civic as advertised below – this just grew a lot bigger) on April 29th, it’s a night not to miss.” Mark Rockpit April 2016.

http://www.therockpit.net/2016/Jaime-Page-Interview-2016.php

 

Planet Transgender Articles

Many thanks to Planet Transgender for taking the time to talk to me about my music and my journey. Ariel, you are a wonder!

There are two articles. An interview and a Dark Universe CD review. Click the links below to read the full stories.

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The Interview…

http://planettransgender.com/interview-transgender-musician-jaime-page/

https://nerdgasmic.quora.com/An-audiobiographical-story-of-gender-transition-with-musician-Jaime-Page?srid=8RP

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The Album Review: The Audiobiographical Story!

http://planettransgender.com/dark-universe-album-review-audiobiographical-story-transition/

Transgender Help In Perth

Where can you get help in Perth if you are Transgender? I had to find my own way, but ways also found me. Everything listed below is from personal experience.

Are you a parent or carer and feel that you could use more help?
Follow this link to PFLAG for more info: http://www.pflagwa.org.au/

A Psychologist That Understands You.

I was lucky enough to discover Serenity On South. Based in Como, they have a number of beautiful people that you will love. I have seen both Rachel Andrews and Juliette Lovell. I could not imagine doing this without them.

Phone: (08) 9474 4401, Address 155 South Terrace, Como 6152.
Online: http://www.serenityonsouth.com.au/

Do You Know Of An Endocrinologist?

My recommendation is to get a referral to the Keogh Institute For Medical Research. Dr Nicole Opie has been particularly good for me and I would highly recommend her.

Keogh Institute For Medical Research

Street Address:
1st Floor. C Block.
QEII Medical Centre
Hospital Avenue. Nedlands WA 6009

Phone: 08 9346 2008

Email: institute@kimr.org
Online: http://kimr.org/

Speech Therapy For Transgender

Speech Pathologists Perth can help you find your gender voice. Follow the link below. They have years of experience in the field. Be the best you that you can be!

http://www.speechpathologistsperth.com.au/home

Osborne Park Clinic:

Ph: 9444 0481
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Email:
Nikki Blond
blond@iinet.net.au
Adele Jane
adele.jane@live.com.au
408 -412 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park

Fremantle Clinic:

Ph: 9430 4199
23 Adelaide St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Email: blond@iinet.net.au

For more voice help try the following links

Hair Removal

A painful thing for both your face/body and your purse. There are many good salons that provide excellent service. For good value,  I would look at Clearskin in Shenton Park. They are rather nice! Call 08 9388 1808. Find your closest location here.

My big tip: Ask your GP or Endo about Vaniqa cream. It works quite well. Prescription only. Used for post-menopausal hair growth. Expensive but great when paired with IPL or Electrolysis. Find out more about Vaniqa.

Another excellent choice for quality Laser is www.laserskincare.com.au/. Dr Opie recommends them highly though I cannot vouch for them as have not tried them.

Surgery

Surgery is an intensely personal subject that requires a lot of thought, support, and can cost you a lot of money. When you are ready to research the options there are three respected Thailand clinics that may be of particular interest. I can only comment on the ones that I have had some experience with or that friends have had good experiences at. This is just a guide, make your own decisions based on what is right for you.

PAI

The Preecha Aesthetic Institute – PAI is very popular. Having met them they are very knowledgeable, caring and helpful. Their attention to detail is notable. I know many that have used them and are very happy. Dr Burin is very talented, in you will love Bune, darlings 😉

The plus sides with PAI include being very close to the PAI clinic and also the hospital itself. They use Piyavate at this point. The hospital is a little older than some, but the care is very good. They recommend the Hotel Salil, which is very comfortable, with affordable meals and breakfast included. All these little things make for a more stress-free experience. There is also easy access for basic shopping close by, and Central Plaza Rama 9 is a great place for a more retail therapy vibe.
http://pai.co.th/

Dr Saran

The Dr Saran was very kind to me and the care was very good indeed. He used the Bangkok Hospital Chinatown, which was magnificent. There is a beautiful and affordable hotel close by named Shanghai Mansions. Be warned though that post surgery, you may want a hotel closer to the clinic as the drive is not always easy. Dr Saran can be very busy, and you may also wait longer times for consultations pre and post surgery. When you do get to see Dr S he is kind, fun, and very knowledgeable. I am very proud to know him.
http://www.doctorsaran.com/

Dr Suporn

Dr Suporn. I know many that have had wonderful experiences there, and the quality of work is excellent. I can’t make any further comment there as I don’t know!
http://www.supornclinic.com/

 

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Support Groups & Help

Transfolk Of WA

Transfolk of WA is a non-profit community group. They aim to provide a support network and a range of resources to transfolk and their loved ones.

Website: http://www.transfolkofwa.org/

PFLAG Perth

PFLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG Perth is a volunteer run, non-profit organisation in Western Australia, providing a support system for families and friends of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), along with education and advocacy in the community.

I am proud to help raise money and awareness of PFLAG. They provide excellent support, I can vouch for that!

Websitehttp://www.pflagwa.org.au/

Helpful Transgender Resources, News, Articles…

Worth Watching TV, Movie, Documentary

Worth A Read Books


Interesting Articles From Around The Web

My Dark Place – Full Of Light!

This post is about my Dark Universe CD, the story behind the music. A very personal story, yearning for release for most of my life. I don’t expect all to understand, but this is who I am, and this is my life.

I am Transgender/Intersex. ***

There it is. It’s out there. I have been this way as long as I can remember. I have lived with a deep melancholy sadness for all of this time. It has burned inside of me. I have tried to hide, created a protective shell, denied myself happiness, and channeled that emotion and pain into my music.

I was left feeling worthless, looking for an escape from this world, a better place. My dark place, my Dark Universe.

That is the crux of my story.

I assumed it was maybe God’s (or some other supreme spiritual beings) way of giving with one hand and taking with another.

Sometimes love is not enough and despite the deep love of family and friends, I could not overcome the feelings of sadness and isolation.

I did my best to be a caring, loving, giving person and had some wins and losses. The main loss being my true self.

As you listen to the music and follow the lyrics of Dark Universe you will see many clues as to my feelings, although I did write the songs with the intention of making them open to the listeners interpretation. If you read between the lines, you may see it, or you may find something else entirely.

My aim was to channel the emotions that we all feel about our lives into something that evoked an emotional response. Music and art are about emotion in my view, and you will see that there is a purpose to what is being played and sung.

This music is from the very darkest, deepest depths of my being. I am putting all my vulnerabilities on display. The one element I would like to be felt is hope. Dark as it may be in parts, there is a ray of hope in all I write, finding beauty in the sadness, and a chance to resolve, of light in every darkness.

And now, it is my chance to find that light, to reveal who I am, to both myself and the world. My music is my love and escape, but hopefully the ultimate path to truth and happiness.

I sincerely hope you find something to love on Dark Universe, and that you can also find a place for me in your hearts and take me for who I am.

Love and peace

Jaime Page – February 2016

Postscript:

I have total support from my lovely wife & partner Kerry, my Mum and Dad, which is priceless, and overwhelming support from my close friends, family, many bandmates past and present, and all at Kosmic.

The future will involve advocating for others that are dealing with similar issues, working towards greater awareness and acceptance of Diversity/LGBTI issues. I salute PFLAG Perth for their excellent work in this area and also hope to add my voice to their message.

*** A More Detailed Blog Coming Soon.

@PFLAG Perth
@Kosmic Sound
@Dark Universe Records
@TrueSpirit
‪#‎jaimepagecd‬
‪#‎transgender‬

 

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.

More Links

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.

 

My Own Star!

Jaime Page Star HD 94704

Donna and Graham Greene did the most wonderful thing for me whilst I was in Bangkok.

Timed to be in my inbox when I awoke from surgery was a certificate of registration telling me that they had purchased the naming rights to a star.

Whodathunk? (As Donna would often say).

What a lovely gesture, I was humbled and still am!

Star name: Jaime Page – Star of Light and Life
Star Astronomical Coordinates
ID: HD 94704
Constellation: Leo
Right Ascension: 10h55m56.87s
Declination: 07° 40′ 47.1″

RokChix/True Spirit Feb 24

RokChix

FRIDAY 24 FEB:
Bad Reputation Tour 2017!
The Civic Hotel, Beaufort St. Mount Lawley.

RokChix are hot, heavy & ready to rock and you’re invited to the first night of the tour!

RokChix turn up the heat for a night of live classic hard rock, revamping some of the massive radio, album and dance hits from classic Queens of Rock: Joan Jett, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner, Heart, Pat Benatar, Chrissy Amphlett, Patti Smyth and more.

True Spirit brings the classic prog with music from the Greats, such as: Rush, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Trilogy, Dark Universe, Whitesnake.

We will be previewing at least one new track from the forthcoming ‘Into The Black’ album!

Whether you prefer to rock out on the dance floor or sing along from your end of the bar, or just appreciate great music and good times, the Bad Reputation Tour 2017 is the place for everyone to come along and let it all hang out!

Featuring Donna Greene, Jaime Page, Michael Burn and Craig Skelton, don’t miss out – grab your tickets, get your sexy on and be at The Civic on Friday Feb 24 for the Bad Reputation Tour 2017!

Tickets: $15 presale / $20 door
18+

2017: Let What Will Be, Be (Diary Excerpt)

RokChix

And Now For 2017: I can’t stop thinking about all that has happened in 2016. It was a major landmark year in my life. I am still overly emotional about it. But, now it is time to face 2017.

Musically there are some great opportunities on the horizon. The completion of the new ‘Into The Black’ album being one of the most challenging and exciting.

There is also the new RokChix project, which should be immense fun, and more Houses Of The Holy, True Spirit & Dark Universe shows.

Personally, I face more mountains to climb. The highest being the one I place before myself.

My expectations often exceed my capabilities, and lofty ideals have many times led to disappointment. The first step is to be rational and set realistic goals.

Setting the bar too high has its benefits, but sometimes you have to be happy with smaller wins or else end up in that ‘dark’ place yet again.

That also goes for my new post transition life. If only I could relax and smell the roses, to slow down and just be for a while. Alas, that is never moi, but it is a lesson I must learn.

A new year’s resolution there may be in that last statement.

“Don’t try so hard and let what will be, be”.

J – Jan 3, 2017 (Diary Excerpt)

True Spirit – Houses Of The Holy Dec. 17 2016

Into The Dark

Thanks to all that came along, we had a great night together!!

 

True Spirit and Houses Of The Holy are back with one show for 2016.

This is a great chance to get together with my fave players and crew to play music that we love for you, our special friends. I look forward to trying out a new song or two from the upcoming Into The Black album and some Dark Universe faves. See you there

When: Saturday 17th December
Where: The Herdsman Lake Tavern
(08) 9387 5555
Get Directions
herdsman.laketavern@alhgroup.com.au
Time: 8PM-Midnight

Join The Facebook Event Here…

Official Event Blurb…

True Spirit and Houses Of The Holy present A Night of Classic & Prog Rock at The Herdsman Lake Tavern, Wembley on Saturday December 17. The band will also be previewing some new Dark Universe music from the forthcoming Jaime Page album, “Into The Black”.

2 Huge Sets:
Houses Of The Holy (Led Zeppelin)
True Spirit: Playing songs from bands like RUSH, Heart, Whitesnake, DARK UNIVERSE, Toto and more.

Featuring:
Donna G, Jaime Page, Michael Burn, Craig Skelton

Sound Engineer:
Bob De Wolff

Tickets:
$15 Presale or $20 at the Door
100 Only Presale Tickets available until 7pm 16 Dec 2016
Jaime Page “Dark Universe” CD’s available at the show.

Into The Great Wide Blackness Beyond

Into The Dark

Well, the last six months has been quite an eventful ride. From February 2016 I have seen my Facebook, work and public unveiling, an unforgettable Dark Universe CD launch, and the trip of destiny to be re-birthed with Dr. Saran.

It’s Whatever You Want It To Be

The last few months have been all about recovery, finding myself and learning to become the woman I always wanted to be.

There have been some casualties along the way, some I can work on and some that are not redeemable. There are also many new friends that I hold very dear. You know who you are and I love you darlings.

Getting back into rewarding employment has been the most difficult. I find myself relying more on my music to get me through, which may be a godsend but I will come up with something and overcome. I was naive to expect anything else I do concede.

I am very content in most respects, and will always remember my experience in Bangkok as one of the times of my life. It was the most poignant, beautiful moment when Dr. S released me from my drainage lines and plaster.

I walked over to the hospital room window, opened it to feel a gust of lovely warm air, a golden sunset and the sound of monks chanting from the Golden Temple outside. It was a magical moment forever etched in my heart.

Returning home to Australia as moi was a glorious feeling. Pure elation. I have been very fortunate indeed.

Musically I have made some great strides forward. It was interesting to see how things would go there.

Into The Black (AKA Something Something Something)

As fate would have it, I wrote the new opening song of the new album ‘7th Heaven’ just before leaving for Dr. Saran, and then followed up with the third song, which is called ‘Shatter.’

7th Heaven is an ode to reaching for your dream. Bright and powerful but with my traditional subtext of anger here and there. A curse with a smile!

Shatter came from a gentle chord pattern that just came out when I returned from Dr. S. It was the only thing I played for weeks and would not go away. I paired it up with a random chord thing I had in another ballad, sped it up a tad, and thus it was born.

Shatter is bittersweet. It is about the feelings of loss we encounter on our journeys. One of the favorite songs I have written. Drenched in real, deep emotion.

Whatever is a leftover from the original Dark Universe pool of songs. It is rather stark. The theme being physical and mental abuse and family breakdown. Stuart James convinced me to add it to the album. I was a bit worried about so much darkness on the record, but why not go mad.

The last song to come for the new album is Into The Black. Another song featuring my second favorite color, Black. For this one I wanted it to be utterly bombastic and heavy. I think I managed that. I love watching Stuart James turn into a rabid wild man when we listen to playbacks! It still has an element of niceness in it somewhere, but that is also bittersweet, as ever. Another new favorite for me.

Jaime Page’s Dark Universe
Into The Black Track Listing:

  • 7th Heaven
  • Into The Black
  • Shatter
  • Don’t Go
  • Bleed Me Dry
  • Falling In A Dream
  • Unchain My Heart
  • Whatever
  • Weight Of The World
  • Alone at The End Of The World

The new album is well underway and should be available early in 2017. I must say I can’t wait to unleash it.

Upcoming Gigs:

More Houses Of The Holy and True Spirit will be announced soon.

Rock For MS4

Rock For MS4

It is now getting very close to the next Rock For MS4. Keep your calendars free for Saturday November the 5th at The Charles. Help us to help!!

Click here to go to the Siren Rock For MS4 event page.

Proudly sponsored by 96FM.

Rock For MS 4 is set to be another fantastic event to raise funds for The MS Society of WA this year with Memorabilia, Door Prizes and Auctions as well as featuring well known WA acts:
ROCKIT (Playing all your classic & current party favourites), OVER THE TOP (Tribute to the Angels) and SIREN Divinyls Show.

Tickets go on sale on July 1, 2016. A mere $15 presale (or $20 at the door on the night) for this fun and energy packed event, with all profits going to The MS Society of WA.

Since 2013, we have raised over $25,000 and hope to add another huge amount in 2016 to go towards research into the cause and hopeful cure for MS.

Sponsors, old and new, are now being sought. If you or your business would like to be a part of this year’s exciting event, all are welcome to contact us via the www.rockforms.com.au website. Silver and Gold sponsor ads and links will be added to our event pages starting July 1. Head to the website for more details and past shows.

Rock For MS 4 is also SIREN Divinyls Show’s exiting performance. Let’s also celebrate and thank the person responsible for the Rock For MS platform and MS Warrior, Donna and her entire SIREN Divinyls Show band for their solid contribution to Rock For MS / Rock Against MS since inception at our energizing, fun and fantastic fundraiser for people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions, ROCK FOR MS 4.
(Donna will continue behind the scenes with the Rock For MS team in coming years.)

Goodbye Angel Lyrics

Song Lyrics

 

Goodbye Angel

I met an angel with a broken wing
She danced with the devil
Original sin

Now I can’t hold her
And I don’t know why
She looked at me sadly
Then away she fly

Goodbye angel
We might make it
I don’t know…

IF YOU DON’T KNOW BY NOW
WHO LOVES YOU…

Life has a reason but it never seems fair
Get what you wanted
But you never seem to care

Hold on to something
that you think may last

Find out its nothing
And you’re lost in the past

Goodbye angel
We might make it
I don’t know…

IF YOU DON’T KNOW BY NOW

WHO LOVES YOU…
WHO NEEDS YOU
LIKE I DO

Find me that angel
with the broken wing

I would give anything just to
hear her sing

Might be a question
but who knows why

Try cage the spirit
the spirit will die

Goodbye angel
We might make it
I don’t know…

IF YOU DON’T KNOW BY NOW
WHO LOVES YOU…

WHO LOVES YOU
WHO NEEDS YOU
LIKE I DO

© Jaime Page 2016

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