Adam Page
Adam Page

I saw Adam perform in Edinburgh 2008, having heard the word on ‘da street’ that he was freaking ace. And he truly was. It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away. Adam MUST keep getting back to big international festivals, I reckon. There's no one doing it quite like him.
Tim Minchin

Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, and now living in Wellington, New Zealand, critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Adam Page is at the forefront of a new and unique style of performing, wherein live instruments are recorded into loop-pedals and pieces are spontaneously composed. Primarily a saxophone player, Adam’s choice of instruments are as diverse as bass, keyboards, percussion, vocals, tuvan throat singing, beat boxing, guitar, flute, clarinet, kalimba African thumb piano), didgeridoo, nose flute, and even the devil’s own – the banjo! The pieces range in style from funk, tango and punjabi to classical, jazz and Afro-beat. He has being performing his ‘one-man looping show’ nationally and internationally since 2006.

After winning the prestigious Best Music by an Emerging Artist Award at the 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adam has kept himself extremely busy. He produced his first solo album, Adam Page Solo; toured Australia 10 times; performed a 24-night season at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival; won the Best Music and Best Solo Show at the 2009 New Zealand Fringe festival; collaborated with multi-award winning New Zealand percussion group Strike; performed with The Trans-Atlantics at the 2009 Adelaide Big Day Out; producing a full-length concert DVD titled Diva DVD; played three concerts with The Adelaide Sax Pack - one featuring vocalist Lisa Tomlins (Fat Freddy's Drop, Shapeshifter), another with Katie Noonan and The Captains, and the Australian premiere of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s saxophone quartet, Transformation; premiered a piece specially written for him and Melbourne Jazz icon Ronnie Ferella by New Zealand composer John Psathas; toured and recorded with drummer/producer Riki Gooch (Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots, Hollie Smith, Eru Dangerspiel); performed with pianist and singer Gerard Masters (Missy Higgins, Lisa Mitchell, Wes Carr); performed with the late world renowned sitarist Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh; toured and performed with Australian looping-pedal musicians Mal Webb and Mr. Percival; recorded and performed with German hip hop icon Nico Suave; and performed three sold out seasons during the Adelaide Fringe Festival with his solo show, for which he won the award for Best Music.

To top it all, he and John Psathas collaborated on a suite for solo sax and looping pedals which was to become The Harvest Suite.

 

Click HERE to read Graham Reid's Elsewhere review of The Harvest