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General · 26th February 2012
Louella Baker
Steven Page, former lead-singer for The Barenaked Ladies, known for his heart-felt lyrics and up-beat song writing, is giving a solo concert on Quadra Island, Saturday, March 10th at 8:00 pm, at the Quadra Community Centre. Since re-directing his career in 2009, he has been playing solo acoustic shows and recording with a variety of guests and musical collaborators. Last August, he had the honour of singing at Jack Layton’s funeral. Steven continues to compose new material for himself, as recently recorded on his first solo album “Page One,” and for several stage productions at the Stratford Festival. His song, “A Different Sort of Solitude,” was featured in last year’s film “French Immersion,” and was nominated this year for a Genie Award.
Joining Steven Page on the Quadra Community Centre stage will be his long-time friend and co-writer, singer-songwriter and guitarist, Craig Northey. Northey was a founding member and one of the principal songwriters of the Vancouver alternative rock band the Odds who toured extensively in the 1990’s, including as an opening act for the Tragically Hip and the Barenaked Ladies. Craig has written/co-written musical scores for movies such as “Brain Candy” and “Dog Park,” and themes for several television series, including “Kids in the Hall,” and “Corner Gas.” He has collaborated and toured with such artists as Rosanne Cash, Wide Mouth Mason and Colin James. Twice in the ‘90s, Craig Northey was nominated as songwriter of the year. Craig’s first solo album “Giddy Up” was released in 2003.
With talent of this calibre, Steven Page and Craig Northey on Quadra will be a sell-out so get your tickets early. Tickets are $20 advance at Hummingbird Office and Art Supply in Q. Cove, and at the Music Plant in Campbell River. For more information, visit stevenpage.com or call 250-285-2580.