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Steven Page

Singer, Songwriter & Musical Icon

Singer, songwriter, and musical icon Steven Page has made an indelible impression on the international music scene. A witty, endearing, and captivating stage presence, Page enjoyed two decades of success as the lead singer and co-founder of The Barenaked Ladies, the popular band from Scarborough, ON, who toured the globe, dominated MuchMusic & MTV, sold upwards of 14 million albums and went platinum many times over.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Overcoming Adversity
In his funny and self-deprecating keynotes he offers insightful tips on how to feel better, live well, express ourselves every day, and how music helps to heal us. Through moving anecdotes, Page shares his creative processes, how it helped him through his issues. Page talks about overcoming embarrassment, and learning to appreciate, love, and harness his voice. Late in the talk, he picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to strum, reminding us why he’s counted among Canada’s premiere musicians.

Ending the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Page first came out about his mental health struggles in 2011, when he guest hosted an episode of the CBC Radio current affairs show The Current. Since then, he has been an outspoken advocate for more mental health awareness, and to help decrease the stigma around mental illness. Page encourages others to share their stories and seek help; “When we educate everyone about the truths and myths of mental health, we can open up dialogue, and get down to the business of promoting good mental health.”

Platform Plus

  • He was so accommodating during the meet and greet and the crowd loved his talk and the short Q&A. He had the whole room singing… it was amazing!

    - Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Steven was very accommodating and easy to work with. The presentation and performance were exactly what we were hoping they would be.

    - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • He was perfect for our event. His speaking and singing were amazing! - Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School
  • Steven was an excellent speaker, engaging and inspiring. The audience appreciated his approach and honesty.

    - CMHA, Sudbury
  • Steven was brilliant. Did just what we were hoping he would do. Very well received.

    - Room 217 Foundation
  • Your talk was such an intriguing blend of personal stories about school, the library, and the music business. We thoroughly enjoyed the mix of talk and music – you have a phenomenal voice!

    - Ontario Library Association
  • What was especially nice was that many of our most dedicated and serious minded students were there and were deeply inspired by the proceedings. Steven made a very real and palpable impact.

    - University of Rochester

Summary Profile

Steven Page’s evolving artistic path now has him blazing a solo trail, where he continues to take chances and catch the public’s attention with a variety of new projects.  The fruits of this journey have borne four Stratford Shakespeare Festival scores, and two solo albums: A Singer Must Die (with The Art of Time Ensemble) and Page One, his first true solo debut.  Described as “Absolutely Brilliant”, “Page One…. is the most distilled expression of Steven Page”.   Steven was nominated for a Genie Award for his song “A Different Sort of Solitude” featured in the film French Immersion and a 2-song EP with that track as well as “Manchild” a co-write with Steven Page’s good friend, duo partner and frequent collaborator, Craig Northey (The Odds), was released in 2012.

In the summer of 2013, Steven traveled across North America shooting The Illegal Eater, a TV series that explores the world of underground eateries and pop up diners.  The show premiered on the Travel + Escape Channel last October and is about to make its U.S. debut.  Steven Page hosts the show, wrote the theme song and contributed original music.

As we begin 2014, Steven Page continues on his musical journey, touring as a solo artist with the support of his new bandmates – multi-instrumentalists Bryden, Jay and Jesse Baird (Feist’s long-time backing band), Kevin Fox and Karen Graves.  You can expect that any Steven Page show will feature his powerful and distinctive tenor, his trademark wit, new songs as well as selections from the Barenaked Ladies songbook that we all know and love.