Muso thinks out of the box

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Karin Page will be performing at various Kimberley venues.
Camera IconKarin Page will be performing at various Kimberley venues. Credit: Karin Page, Supplied

The Kimberley Cup and various venues around the Kimberley region are set to experience the roots and folk stylings of Perth-based musician Karin Page.

Promoting her latest single, Box, Page will be touring the region with stops in Broome, Kununurra and special performances at the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and the Kimberley Cup.

Page said she was drawn to touring the Kimberley as an opportunity to visit a close friend and explore the area.

“My best friend actually lives in Broome and I’ve been visiting the town for the past eight years, so I always try to perform up in the Kimberley when I visit,” she said.

“I just love the town and I feel a strong connection with Broome and the Kimberley.

“It’s going to be a nice run of shows since we will be heading out to the raw parts of the region like Cape Leveque and the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm before heading to Emma Gorge and Lake Argyle.”

Page said Box was inspired by the nature of her music — a blend of genres that did not fit into one specific box.

“I find that it’s always hard to explain which box I fit into because I feel like I fit in many boxes,” she said. “When I wrote the song, it made me think about life in general and how we always try to put a label on things and pigeonhole ourselves into what we do and what we look like, who they love, etc.

“It’s a song for everyone who don’t want to be boxed in by the world around them.”

The song has enjoyed success, including a nod for a WAM song of the year award last month.

“It was pretty nice to be recognised by WAM because at the end of the day, the songwriting is the most important part,” Page said.

“Having someone give you a heads-up that your song is good enough to be nominated for such a prestigious accolade was a pretty big deal.”

Box is also listed as one of several tracks that will be on Page’s debut album, something she is very excited to release to her fans.

“I have two EPs and a bit of a compilation album out at the moment, so to have a body of work that is all new tracks is very exciting,” she said.

“It’s been two years since I released new music, so I think people are going to enjoy having some more music to listen to and hopefully love.”

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