Venue: Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166 Phone: (03) 9568 1432
Don't miss this opportunity to see GREGORY PAGE's last show close up and personal before he heads off to London to open for Jason Mraz in front of 30,000 people on his way back home to home to San Diego (US). Special Guest: LIZ FRENCHAM.
“Gregory Page is a masterful lyricist who makes beautiful music. His voice is like Chet Baker. His music – a mixture of jazz, music from the 1920s and a certain folklore translated into the 21st Century, – always containing a trace of melancholy. A careful observer of everyday realities, he fashions his songs with sensitivity and humour, revealing a great craftsmanship.” : Review in Vrije Geluiden (Dutch publication).
Gregory Page (USA) weaves a magical dream-world with his extraordinary tales of love and optimistic melancholy – teetering between tradition and progress, history and fantasy. His mother was a swingin’ jazz singer in 1960s London, and Gregory spent his youth listening to 78s, dreaming of becoming a black American blues singer like his hero Billie Holiday.
Hailing from San Diego, Page has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Jason Mraz, Leon Russell and many of the greats, filled 1,000 seat venues in The Netherlands and charmed audiences across Australia. He returns to these shores to launch his new album “Shine, Shine, Shine”, ably supported by the wonderful Liz Frencham who will open the show, singing and swinging with her soulful double bass. Gregory Page’s vintage vocals and shameless love of nostalgia will bring back memories you are yet to have.
“Page has really gone and done it. This time he strikes up a band like a jazz cigarette with his terrific new album ‘Shine Shine Shine’…. He’s the real deal, a rare gift and someone you should be following not just on twitter, but around the world.” ~ Jason Mraz
“I love the smell of vinyl in the morning. It smells like history.” ~ Gregory Page
“Neat in a suit – hat in one hand, glass of red wine in the other, Gregory Page’s music is a direct reference to the nightclub jazz of the thirties and forties.” : Review in deStentor magazine (The Netherlands)
“Gregory Page is a musical time traveler, who shoots back a century with the greatest of ease. His old carbon microphone is his time capsule…. transporting his listeners with his nostalgia-drenched romantic melodies. Page’s music is a mixture of jazz, music from the 1920s, French romanticism, blues and folk music – all translated into today. In his own words: ‘I love to live a bit in the past… it’s somehow appealing, whereas the future is still uncertain.’ ”: NRC Magazine (The Netherlands)
“Neat in a suit – hat in one hand, glass of red wine in the other, GREGORY PAGE’s music is a direct reference to the nightclub jazz of the thirties and forties …”: (deStentor Magazine Review)