introducing mr. page of enfield
Gregory Page was born & grew up in North London surrounded by family members who performed & recorded swingin' jazz music during the 1960's "English Beat Scene". His Mother's group "The Beatchicks" opened two concerts for "The Beatles" in Spain, August 1965. Before one of the concerts—which were held at night inside a bullring—both bands sat together under the hot sun watching the Bullfights. Young Gregory was sitting upon Paul's knee, when the Matador, on horseback, lanced the bull for the final kill. Paul covered the eyes of the youngster protecting him from the bloody scene.
As a teenager the boy showed little interest in academic or business studies and was always fascinated listening to 78rpm records. A tall, skinny loner with thick glasses and a stutter, he would find his imaginary friends within the grooves of these records. Dreaming about the day he would grow up to become a Female African American Blues Singer like his hero Billie Holiday.
an englishman in America
Under the cover of darkness, his family escaped to America in September 1976. Upon his arrival to California he began a series of odd jobs, namely as a cab driver and cook; he also began tirelessly writing and recording his own brand of music.
It's hardly an exaggeration to observe that the voice and music of Al Bowlly had a definite affect on Page's career. Sitting day after day with his living musical mentor Lou Curtiss—who owns a record shop—listening to the songs from the bad old days, Gregory's voice and songwriting was shaped into Black & White.
CAN YOU HELP?
"I have never performed a concert in England I would love to return home & sing my songs for you. If you can help in anyway please send me an E-Mail. Thanks for listening." ~ G. Page
the orignal music of MR. PAGE
"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"
- Jason Mraz
JUST THE FACTS
2011 was an exciting year for Gregory Page, he & his band toured Holland (for the 3rd time) and had two albums on the Dutch Charts simultaneously. On September 11th the Dutch National TV show Free Sounds aired a one hour special on the music of Mr. Page. In Holland, Page performed as the headlining act to packed houses including the main stage at The Paradiso in Amsterdam & The Oosterpoort Theatre in Gronigen, his star in The Netherlands has certainly begun to Shine. Also, in 2011 Gregory toured Australia (for the 7th time) and was invited to perform at the legendary Blue Mountain Music Festival outside of Sydney. After the tour was finished Page spent time in Melbourne's beatnik community Saint Kilda and was inspired to write the songs for the new, un-released album,"Shine, Shine, Shine". An original Big Band album recorded "Live" with the Brad Steinwehe Jazz Orchestra (Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra) that was entirely funded by his fans around the world.
the new album
SHINE SHINE SHINE is a very special collection of original Big Band songs written by English-born crooner, lyricist and composer Gregory Page. Band leader, Brad Steinwehe assembled an all star cast of some of the finest Big Band musicians in Southern California. Featuring soloist trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos, recognised as a new American master by Downbeat Magazine. As well as legendary upright bassist Bob Magnanson (Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich) Arranged and conducted by the young, up & coming composer Chris Fulford-Brown, these tuneful songs are rich with harmonic progressions. Recorded & mixed by the young rising star Kellogg Boynton (Anushka Shanka) in San Diego's premier recording facility, Studio West, owner and co-producer Peter Dyson provided a relaxed atmosphere to record such an ambitious album.
mr. page tells it like is it
Songwriter and crooner, Gregory Page weaves a magical dream-world with his extraordinary tales of love and optimistic melancholy – teetering between tradition and progress, history and fantasy. Raised in the USA, Gregory Page was born in North London to Armenian and Irish parents who met while on tour with their bands en route to the Middle East. His mother was a swingin' jazz singer, and Gregory spent his youth listening to 78s, dreaming of the day he would grow up to become a black American Blues singer like his hero Billie Holiday. Currently living in San Diego, he has shared stage with Bob Dylan, Jason Mraz, filled 1,000 seat venues in The Netherlands, recorded and self-released 20 albums, and has charmed audiences across Australia. Whether solo, backed by his trio or a full big band, his vintage vocals and dusty blues rhymes conjure the dream of simpler times. Page has the ability to write songs that bring back memories you've never had.
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