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

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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.

 

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.)