[CHILDREN’S/Music ~ WORLD PREMIERE ~ SA]
The Wheaty Tin Shed At The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Sat 29 Feb.
“Who wants to have fun?” was the question that became the first chorus of Adam Page – For Kids gig, with an audience response, loud and energetic, “We want to have fun!” Adam Page, who is sometimes compared to a kid lost in a musical lolly jar himself, was very much at home introducing his instruments, pedals and toys to a younger audience.
There was beat boxing, octave change pedals, a sampling program on an iPhone and most of all a loop pedal with seemingly unlimited number of loops. Adam usually has great audience interaction, but here with an audience of children up the front, he extended even this. Almost every track having some input from (mainly) the littlies in the audience.
Though having a space-ship looking Theremin on the stage that was too high for a child meant that one of the mums got to jam – Theremin and sax freeform jam – It was very cool! And towards the end of the show one of the dads took the Hip Hop challenge, a phat beat and up got Paul to rap along with the lyrics from Dr Seuss Fox In Sox – it started off quite simply, but Adam kept skipping to his favourite (read convoluted) pages, leading Paul into more and more tongue twisting, as Adam, with the audience’s approval, cranked the tempo up and up – with a quite hilarious crescendo!
Children were often up and dancing, always volunteering for the various tasks Adam had in mind (often contributing little bits to be sampled and moulded into Adam Page tracks) and clapping along.
As the show all too quickly reached the climax, it was back to a round of “Who wants to have fun” and the response “We want to have fun”. And in what seemed like ten minutes, the hour was over.
Presented by Wizard Tones Records
This article made available courtesy of Radio Adelaide.