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Steven Page coming to Swift Current Dec. 11

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The Swift Current Allied Arts Council is pleased that Canadian singer-songwriter Steven Page will be the fourth performance for the 2012–2013 season of Stars for Saskatchewan on Dec. 11.

For twenty years, Steven Page was the lead singer and songwriter with Barenaked Ladies, the Toronto-based band he formed in 1988 with Ed Robertson.  Known for his dynamic, physically exuberant performances, his powerful tenor, quick wit, and an arsenal of songs that span the gamut between humor and pathos, Steven and the band toured the world, selling out venues ranging from Madison Square Garden to the Royal Albert Hall; sold nearly 15 million albums and won numerous Juno awards as well as two Grammy nominations, and two Gemini awards for their work on Canadian television. He left the band in 2009 to pursue a solo and theatrical career.
Upon leaving the Barenaked Ladies, Steven has embarked on a successful solo career and released his first original material album “Page One”. In support of this album he has toured across Canada and the US. “It feels great. It’s not as difficult as I thought it could be, being out of my comfort zone,” says Page. “As soon as I’d left BNL, I told my agent to put me on as many folk festivals as possible, so no one could assume I’d slip into the clichéd role of the eccentric hermit. I’m much more the eccentric extrovert!”
On his own, Steven released an album written and produced with Stephen Duffy, called The Vanity Project in 2005.  He has composed music for Shakespeare’s As You Like It, (2005) Coriolanus, (2006) and Ben Jonson’s Bartholmew Fair (2009) for Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival.  In 2007, he hosted his own national radio documentary series, All The Rage on Canada’s CBC Radio One.  A Singer Must Die, an album of songs recorded with the Art of Time Ensemble, made up of classical and jazz players, was released in 2009. Steven is back on stage again, playing a mix of familiar old favourites and test-drives of new material.
Be sure to catch Steven Page on Dec. 11 at 8 the Sky Centre. An extremely limited number of tickets for reserved seating are available. For more information, please call the Swift Current Allied Arts Council at 773-1338 or 1-877-211-2787 toll free.

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