Webpage http://www.jessicapaige.net Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Style: Alternative Pop Music Description: "One of the best voices we have heard all year and gorgeous lyrics to match" The Music Network. Refreshingly natural, soothing alternative pop with a jazz twist from a multi award-winning young songwriter.
Jessica Paige is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter from Melbourne. She plays solo and with her band of Paige Boys. Her style is alt-pop with a pinch of jazz.
Jessica has recently been profiled in Rolling Stone Magazine and her track "Under My Skin" added to the accompanying CD on the cover. The Australian Musician Magazine, Autumn issue, carries an interview with Jessica and John Butler.
Jessica started busking on Swanston Street, Melbourne when she was 14 which accounts for her ease in front of an audience. She has now released two EP's, both have won many awards for the songs. The first EP, "Back of Our Minds", 2004. gained her the prestigious APRA Songwriter Award in the national Musicoz competition in 2004.
Her second EP, "Under My Skin", was released November 2006 and a JB Seed (John Butler) grant assisted with promotion for the nationl band tour that followed the release. The publicity that accompanied the release led to national exposure and airplay on Australian radio and TV.
Jessica has been influenced by artists and bands that are strongly melodic and lyric-driven like Elton John, Simon and garfunle, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and her own father, master singer/songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, Steve Romig.
Jessica's EP's are available from CD Baby and the tracks are also available to buy from over 60 download sites (like Itunes).
Musicoz Finalist, Alternative
JB Seed Grant
Honourable Mention ,Peacedriven Song Awards
Honourable Mention, Singer/Songwriter Awards (US)
International Unisong Competition- Pop Ballad 4th place
ASA ( Australian Songwriters' Association)
Musicoz - APRA Songwriter Award
Musicoz - Top 10 Finalist
Best New Artist - Sound Vault, Melbourne
Winner - The Ranges Songsmith Award
Top 10 of Rock It (National Youth Week Competition)
Winner - Hanging Rock Buskers' Festival Award.
The Ranges Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Frankston International Guitar Festival, The Budburst Festival, The Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Sustainable Living Festival, The Maroondah Youth Festival, The Yackandandah Folk Festival and The Mount Beauty Music Muster.
Jessica has songs on podcasts and charted consistently on internet radio stations. Various community stations are playing her EP and she has been interviewed recently Coast fm (ABC) and 4ZzZ Brisbane, Bayfm (Byron Bay), Plenty Valley FM (Melbourne), Joy fm (Melbourne), Synfm (Melbourne), Barry Bissell's Top 20 Countdown (syndicated Australia-wide Austereo network). Her EP has also recently been featured on ABC Radio in Victoria. Video and TV
The video clip of "Under My Skin" has been aired on national programs Video Hits, Rage and Channel V and Jessica was also featured in a documentary "The Launch of Legends" about the biggest free music festival in the country, The St Kilda Festival. Jessica also played live on 2 episodes of Theatre Sports on Channel 31 in Dec 2006. Her song "It's Crazy Baby" was placed on the Channel V series "Backpackers" and "Under My Skin" is on the soundtrack of the independent film "Offing David".
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