The Rockpit Interview

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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

 

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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

Planet Transgender Review

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 that is listed below is from personal experience and I recommend that you do your research to decide what is right for you.

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, (both now practising independently). 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?

A recommendation would be 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. Check Trans Health Australia’s list for more suggestions.

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/

Trans Health Australia

Trans Health Australia is a national Advocacy & Support Network that focuses on improving the medical services including support for mental health and surgery to benefit the health & well being of members of the Trans* (Transgender and/or Transsexual), and Gender Non-Conforming communities. Their focus is to raise visibility, educate and raise awareness of the issues and provide holistic peer support.

Website: www.transhealthaustralia.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 for 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, Educational

Worth A Read Books


Interesting Articles From Around The Web

 

Jaime Page Interviews And Reviews

Here are some recent articles from Maria Haskins and an article from Perth Now/Sunday Times Confidential.

Maria Haskins Review

Maria Haskins Rock & Roll Review

https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/album-review-jaime-page-dark-universe/?utm_content=bufferd4adc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 Perth Now

Perth Now/Sunday Times

http://at.perthnow.com.au/link/78c3beee192ae426a244b2dddb0d3774

 

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Maria Haskins Rock & Roll Interview

https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/an-interview-with-jaime-page/

Make A Wish – John Surman

Make A Wish - John Surman

On Saturday February 20 2016 , I was privileged to be a part of a beautiful Make A Wish presentation to John Surman at Penny Lane music school in Fremantle. On behalf of Kosmic, I presented John with a Fender Custom Shop ’69 Relic Stratocaster that was very much in the Jimi Hendrix ‘Woodstock’ mold. A special guitar for a special person.

We also furnished John with a Fender Mustang III amplifier and a swag of accessories.

Make A Wish - John Surman

With family, friends and Make A Wish volunteers in attendance, John led his band of friends, Richard from Penny Lane and myself through rousing renditions of Hey Joe, Foxy Lady, and Stepping Stone, the solo during Hey Joe bringing the crowd to their feet. His band were rocking, and It was an honour for me to get to play with them.

John is so passionate about his music, and it shows. His playing was superb, and he was every bit the rock star though his band did their best to upstage him, as rock stars do.

Personally, I wish all the very best to John, Angie and his lovely family and hope that I helped to make a difference.

What Make A Wish do is a beautiful thing. It brings happiness to where it is most needed, and all of us at Kosmic are proud to have been able to help and be a part of it.

Jaime Page

Make-A-Wish Australia
Kosmic Sound
Fender Custom Shop
‪#‎fender‬ ‪#‎makeawish‬ ‪#‎jaimepage‬
Fender Australia

Dark Universe CD Launch

True Spirit and Houses of the Holy present the Jaime Page Solo Album “Dark Universe”. Join us for this epic and very special event and CD Launch on Friday April 29, at The Charles Hotel.

JAIME PAGE: ” ‘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.”

Limited [GA] and [GA + CD Preorder] tickets are now available online. Get in early and book to not miss out on this musical experience.

  • General Admission: $15
  • GA + CD Preorder (personally signed): $25
  • Dark Universe Double Sided Mens & Ladies T-Shirts $30
  • 18+ Event.
  • Doors open @ 8pm
  • Opening Act: Ari Davis Acoustic
  • Dark Universe CD’s will be available at the show.
  • Classics from the True Spirit and Houses of the Holy repertoire post CD Launch.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/550254605151370/

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!

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

 

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.