Gail Page (NSW)
Launching her debut album 'Colours That Run' in November 2007, Gail Page hits the Sydney scene with a voice that will touch even the most hardened of souls.
Close your eyes and you'd swear you're in New Orleans listening to one of the greats - Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin- then again, modern comparisons bring Toni Childs to mind - but wait, now she's singing the most beautiful rendition of an Eva Cassidy song. Gail is a musical chameleon unlike any other.
She's got one of the most powerful voices we've heard in a long time, microphone seemingly a mere prop, she can't easily be placed in a specific genre. While blues and jazz initially spring to mind, some of the songs would more appropriately be categorised as alternative contemporary. The minute you think you have it worked out, she'll surprise you with something new.
Be prepared to be moved. Gail doesn't just sing, she tells a story. And the stories are from the heart. They convey the emotions of a life's journey, messages of hope and strength and the uncanny ability to touch something inside every person that hears them. Expect at least a goosebump or two. It isn't just the clarity and power of her voice, nor simply the genuine emotion behind the songs, she's one of a kind, unique, powerful and touching.
Gail will be accompanied in Goulburn by Parris Macleod on keyboard. Parris is regarded as one of Australia's leading keyboard players, Parris has performed extensively both in Australia and abroad.
Parris is also well known in the industry as a first class recording producer and engineer and runs his own state of the art recording studios (Cloud Studios) boasting credits in many genres including albums for The Screaming Jets, Troy Cassar Dailey, Doug Parkinson, the Teletubbies and many more. Parris has performed at numerous festivals with artists including here in Goulburn with Phil Emmanuel in 2005, with Bluezone in 2007, Andrew Clermont and many others. Winner of the Bluestar Peoples' Choice Award 2007 for Best Australasian Instrumentalist - Piano/Keyboard and Producer of the Year in the 2007 Australian Blues Music Chain Awards here in Goulburn.
Colours That Run (2007)
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Gail Page featured at the 2008 Australian Blues Music Festival with Parris Macleod on keyboard.
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