Rare Tracks & Demo Songs

If you would like to hear some rarities and demo songs I have a few sites that I do keep some interesting things on.

REVERBNATION

Here you will find some recent bits and pieces, favourite songs from way back, and the odd demo that may never make it to an album.

https://www.reverbnation.com/jaimepage

SOUNDCLOUD

A few very rare bits here that almost got forgotten! Have a look!

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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
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‪#‎transgender‬

 

Dark Universe

Inner Universe

I am just about to embark on the final stage of what was my solo album and now also a True Spirit one. ‘Dark Universe’ is an extended EP that is a musical journey through some intensely personal dark places. Dedicated to all that have to fight for their self-worth, those that do not fit the roles that society expects of them, and by effect, anyone that has ever been left alone, friendless, loveless, lost or broken.

A lifetime in the making, I am very proud of this body of work. It means the world to me, and it would never have happened without the love and belief of some incredible family and friends; the beautiful Kerry Page, Donna Greene, Craig Skelton, Michael Burn, Troy Brazier, Andrew Thompson, Stuart James, Anthony Steele and musical inspirations by Gabriella Page.

 

All About Sarah – Welcome Back…

RFD

Lately it seems we have unwittingly opened up a stream of goodwill of enormous magnitude, and what started as a simple gesture is fast becoming a torrent of emotion. It is absolute proof as to the cause and effect of paying it forward, and now again we have another story to tell, one of incredible struggle, bravery and courage, not only for the main character but also another that has been dealt some blows and is still brave enough to stand up and do something to help.

I have no doubt that many people know of the tribulations Kim Saunders has faced recently and we have all stood by her and supported her, the lovely, kind person that she is. Kim has asked for some help from us to help someone dear to her, someone that is very well known to the Music Industry, and a person that has faced agonising circumstances.

Kim is coming along tomorrow to our ‘Pay It Forward’ gig. She is going to bring someone who most people would know but may not recognise and that is her ex husband Sarah (Steve) Tonin (Saunders). Sarah has had an enormous struggle this past decade. The enormity of the transgender issue, huge financial problems, drug problems (thankfully now over), inability to go through with a total sex change due to no finances which causes serious depression. Loss of his family, loss of his parents support, and of course the struggle they have had and the impact on their son.

In Kim’s own words…

“There is another family he misses – the Music Industry family. Over the years she has had many people turn their back, including her closest friend. That has resulted in her living a reclusive life, afraid of rejection, rejecting before being rejected, depressed, no confidence, isolated from her previous life and of course no longer operating lights which I can tell you she lived and breathed.”

“Anyway I wanted to ask you guys a favour, , but I wondered if there was someway tomorrow night that the industry could reach out to Sarah with friendship and acceptance… shake hands, say hello, give a hug, treat her like a human being not a freak, have a conversation even… hell, if she is up for it and no one minds, maybe even the lighting desk for a song… she may refuse I don’t know…”

“She is confronting to look at 6’2″, and then there are the heels. It can be hard to look at a person you have known as a man for years, dressed and speaking as a woman, but deep down the same person is there.”

“It really saddens me to see how hard not being a part of what she loves has been for her, it was a gutsy life choice she made to not live a lie and it cost her everything. Music has saved her life, that I do know for sure. She has an old beaten up guitar named ‘Watson’ that I loaned her years ago. She told me only today that without that old girl she would have ended her life… I guess ‘Watson’ really isn’t mine anymore.”

“Anyway, if there is some way that some love and support can be extended to an old Industry person who really needs, it would mean more that you could imagine, and I would be personally grateful” Kim…

Postscript…

All of us involved in the band, crew and the birthday gig are happy to extend the hand of friendship to Sarah, to welcome her back to the fold, and she is also totally welcome to run the lighting desk for a song or two. We ask that you all extend the same hand of friendship, to show your kindness also, and make her feel most welcome.

Event Info:

Andrew Thompson’s 50th Birthday Party ‘Pay It Forward’
Charles Hotel Perth
Sunday May 18 2014 7.30-10PM.

Dark Universe Soul Flames And New Music

Starting with the future and working backwards in time…

My musical career has taken a lot of twists and turns over the years, but I can say I have had some great experiences, including some major let downs and some wonderful highs.

Interestingly enough, one of my main influences is progressive rock. Usually the darker the better! Over the years I have also fought many internal battles, and this does tend to find its way into my songs, but only the ones I never play to people.

I have amassed a bit of a collection recently that thematically are fairly dark, introspective, very angry in parts, and not really the sort of rock or metal that I have been most associated with. If nothing else, I have put a lot of heart into the material, explored more spiritual realms, and stepped right outside the comfort zone, taken some chances.

I have two wonderful friends in Donna Greene and Craig Skelton working on the material with me, and do hope to enlist some more special collaborators as the project gathers pace. Doing a project like this really opens you up to be as expressive as you can possibly be, and that is the hope, that I can make something happen that really hits a few raw nerves!

I do look forward to sharing more of this with you as the path becomes clearer, and the songs shape themselves into what they are destined to become. If you are interested, please check back here, hopefully there may be a few tasters to be had along the way!