This one is a conversation with Adam Page, he’s an Australian musician – based in Adelaide. He runs Wizard Tone Studios and the label Wizard Tone Records is home to not only his own recordings but a great range of music from some very talented players.
Adam lived in Wellington for a few years – and really lit a fuse, the local music scene was alive and Page was playing in something just short of 57 bands for a while there. Composing for orchestras, collaborating with dance and percussion ensembles, involved with comedy and fringe projects, guesting with others, creating regular jam sessions and just generally being an enthusiastic and talented player, his presence was felt. Page released plenty of music while in New Zealand and loves the Wellington scene, but the pull of home saw him return back to Australia a couple of years ago.
He was going to be the first guest for this podcast. I had met Adam a couple of times, and around the time that he was packing up to head back to Aussie I thought it would be great to capture a conversation on tape. But I didn’t have my shit together. The podcast was just a thought at the point – and part of that first thought was that Adam Page could be the first guest, or at least one of the first guests.
Well, that never happened, and here we are nearly 100 episodes into it. Adam was here just before Christmas to perform a show and catch up with friends. We had an hour in his motel room to talk about his life and music and I think we did a great job. I loved reconnecting with him, getting to know him better through this podcast and hearing some of his thoughts on not just the music he makes but the internet, self-marketing and – of course! – Van Halen. He also reminded me how much I love the music of Charlie Hunter. In fact we had a lot of musical connections. And it was fun to make them on this podcast.
So I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed having this conversation with the very talented Adam Page.
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Please enjoy episode 99 of Sweetman Podcast, my conversation with Adam Page