Chris at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Photo by Tiana Feng
After all these years of touring and playing music, I’m really psyched to announce I’ll finally be playing a couple of shows in St. John’s, Newfoundland!
As part of the continued cross Canada ‘Volume Vs. Voice’ tour, we’ll be playing the shows with pals Yuma County and hooking up with some other very fine acts. Here are the show details:
Saturday September 12th
CBTG’s – 338A Water St., St. John’s, Newfoundland
It’s always seemed so bizarre to me that despite the fact I have family heritage there, I’ve never been to Newfoundland.
So I can sure tell you I’m THRILLED and really looking forward to be finally rocking on the rock…Come out and party with us!
Me and my amazing Newfoundlander grandfather who we called ‘Gang Gang’. He would be thrilled to know I’m going to play music in his beloved Newfoundland!
The Stand GT live in Ottawa, January 2015 - Photo by Andrew Carver
Garage Pop Punk band The Stand GT have announced back-to-back shows in both Montreal and Ottawa this September.
The Facebook event details are here.
The Stand GT toured relentlessly during the 1990s and released tons of records on multiple independent labels worldwide including the USA’s ‘Get Hip Records‘, Spain’s ‘Munster Records‘, Germany’s ‘Radio Blast’ and Canada’s ‘Mint Records‘.
The Stand GT recently released a remastered version of their classic En Guard Records cassette ‘Blur Your Cool’ which you can purchase here to help them pay for gas:
For more on The Stand GT, visit their site here.
You can always support the band by downloading their other records here on Bandcamp!
Here’s a fun interview I did in Vancouver when I set out on my recent cross Canada tour. While it’s a lengthy listen, it was truly one of my favourite interviews I’ve done.
But first, the backstory:
I heard about Rob from an old friend of mine, a great musician named Shuyler Jansen (buy his records…you’ll LOVE them…trust me). When I planned to start my recent cross Canada tour in Vancouver, Shuyler suggested I stop by and record a session for Rob’s podcast, ‘Satan’s Cabaret‘.
I had never met Rob before and the Cabaret was new to me, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.
With my old guitar in hand, a Vancouver friend dropped me off at the apartment address I was provided and up the stairs I went.
The apartment studio was a super, cool, inviting and creative space. Rob is a talented and prolific musician in the Vancouver scene and I was struck by seriously warm vibe that greeted me right away.
A few mics were set up and there were two cold ones on the coffee table near the mic stands, ready to be cracked… Lagunitas amazing IPA to be exact. A touch that a craft beer IPA lover like me appreciates!
Rob hosts in the cozy confines of Satan’s Cabaret
Though we were both suffering from oncoming colds, Rob and I jumped right into our chat and I even managed to coax my voice into a couple of live songs. My crackly version of ‘Patio To Stereo‘ made the final interview cut and our chat that followed ended up spanning my entire music career.
The result? This is probably the most interesting interview I have ever done. Rob is a terrific interviewer and conversationalist and it was a pleasure to experience Satan’s Cabaret!
So if you’re at all interested in the Epic Musical History Of Page, my influences, my song-writing process, guitars or the background on The Stand GT, Camp Radio, etc, I think you’ll find this to be a fun listen.
Also, be sure to stop by Satan’s Cabaret to find so many other great interviews Mr. Malowany has done.
“This week on Satan’s Cabaret Rob has a visit from Chris Page. Chris is a singer/songwriter from Ottawa, Canada. Known for touring relentlessly and being a prolific songwriter, Chris has many stories to tell. Chris explains the multiple project that he has on the go and how they all tie together. Rob was honoured to have Satan’s Cabaret be the first stop on Chris Page’s Canadian Tour in support of his new record Volume Vs. Voice. This shows features a live performance from Chris Page and a new track off the brand new record.
Rocker Rene LeClair (Fear Agent, Dead City Rebels) and I shoot some Paragon at Spin-it Records in Moncton.
In this month’s always-hotly anticipated issue of the House of Targ zine, I get all introspective, retrospective and down-right teary-eyed when I discover a table in Moncton that I used to play as a kid.
See all the details in my piece here.
As always, be sure to pick up a hard copy of the ‘zine when you drop into House of Targ for flippers and perogies.
No one ever wants to hear about the show that got away.
I’m always suspicious when people claim ‘show of the year’ and ‘best performance ever’ when I wasn’t there to validate these sweeping statements for myself. After all, music is so incredibly subjective. And I get that people are just trying to share their enthusiasm for the moment in time that they experienced.
I had one of those last night. I know that if you’re reading this you probably weren’t there because the audience was beyond sparse. But the few of us that saw Rodney Decroo and Great Aunt Ida (With Mark Haney on stand up bass) perform their sets, walked away knowing we witnessed something special.
So bear with me.
If you enjoy a true listening live music experience, one that allows you to soak in the melodies and the harmonies while pausing on almost every turn of phrase, you would have loved this show.
And the reason why I’m spelling it out here is because those of us in the Ottawa/Gatineau area get the opportunity to witness it again Friday night in Wakefield at Kaffe 1870 when Rodney, Ida and Mark do it again.
I’ll let you do your own math, but this is one to consider and not let slip away.
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