Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
My new Dark Universe CD, inspired by my transgender journey is an album that delves into the pain, fear, love and redemption we all face in our lives. I have reached deep into my soul and pulled out what I feel is an album that anyone who has ever suffered will relate to, regardless of how or why.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
I am very proud of my latest project. It is a collection of songs written with no other purpose than to be a release for my feelings and artistic loves. The songs can still reduce me to tears; they are very personal.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
My fave song on the CD, Letting Go. I shall never forget the moment that Donna Greene (vocals) and Stuart James (engineer) broke down. Knowing the back-story of what the song is about, it really hit home.
What, or who, inspires you?
Gothic art, spirituality, physics/astronomy, books, and beautiful people.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
A huge bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk. Sweet, rich, beautifully wrapped and you can’t stop eating it.
What’s next for you?
I do hope to tour the Dark Universe set. I would love to get to the East Coast as well as Europe, Japan, and the US. We are also working on a deluxe edition of the CD.
What’s your scene?
Spreading the love and understanding of transgender people and the issues we face. That is my passion.
About Jaime Page
Legendary Rock Guitarist Comes Out As Transgender For CD ReleaseJaime Page is a highly regarded musician, one of the best guitarists to emerge from Western Australia. Jaime has worked with such luminaries as Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Whitesnake), worked on film scores (Sons Of Steel), and played and written songs on the WA classic rock album Life On Earth by Trilogy. Jaime also co-wrote Resurrection with Brian May of Queen fame.
Other noted projects include; Black Steel, Black Alice, Invaders, Croz And The Allstars, James Morley’s Freewheeling album, and numerous tribute acts. A very notable project is the Siren Divinyls Show (Rock For MS) which has raised over $25,000 for Multiple Sclerosis and MSWA.
Ever the altruist, Jaime has initiated help for many friends and others in need. This work will continue.
Jaime has recently come out as transgender, male to female, and is celebrating with the release of her upcoming CD, Dark Universe.
Here is a brief outline of her story.
In Jaime’s own words:
It is a very personal story, one which has been yearning for release for most of my life. I don’t expect everyone to understand, but this is who I am, and this is my life.
I am Transgender.
There it is. It’s out there. I have been this way as long as I can remember. I have lived with deep sadness for all of this time. It has burned inside of me. I have tried to hide, created a protective shell, denied myself any serious hope of happiness, and channelled that emotion and pain into my music.
I assumed it was maybe God’s (or some other supreme spiritual beings) way of giving with one hand and taking with another.
Sometimes love is not enough and despite the deep love of family and friends, I could not overcome the feelings of despair.
I tried to be a caring, loving, giving person and had some wins and losses. The main loss being my true self.
As you listen to the music and follow the lyrics of Dark Universe you will see many clues as to my feelings, although I did write the songs with the intention of making the songs open to the listener’s interpretation. If you read between the lines, you may see it, or you may find something else entirely.
My aim was to channel the emotions that we all feel about our lives into something that evoked an emotional response. Music and art are about emotion in my view, and you will see that there is a purpose to what is being played and sung.
This music is from the very darkest, deepest depths of my being. I am putting all my vulnerabilities on display. The one element I would like to be felt is hope. Dark as it may be in parts, there is a ray of hope in all I write, finding beauty in the sadness, and a chance to resolve, of a light in every darkness.
And now, it is my chance to find that light, to reveal who I am, to both myself and to the world. My music is my love and escape, but hopefully the ultimate path to truth and happiness.
I sincerely hope you find something to love on Dark Universe, and that you can also find a place for me in your hearts and take me for who I am.
Love and peace