Gregory Page’s father was a traveling Armenian singer that he would not meet for over 40 years. His mother, Moyra Page was born in Dublin, Ireland and was the lead singer in The Beat-Chics, that toured with The Beatles in August 1965.
As a boy he was shy, fond of books and pictures, a solitary rambler in the woods & fields around is home in England. At fourteen he went to America, and for the next 5 years he wrote poetry and learned to play the guitar. During this time he got to know music intimately. James Taylor and Paul Simon were his great loves, but he also admired Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake and other sentimental musicians who wrote about the sufferings of the poor and abandoned.
In Southern California, he began to doubt himself and his work. A rebuff from a girl he loved was the starting point of his despair. Writing about this wretched world and finding some consolation in his clumsy efforts to represent what he saw and felt, he resolved at twenty-seven, after a period of wandering and depressing uncertainty, to become a songwriter which he thought was his only means of salvation, a solitary and pure activity in which he would be free, responsible for himself alone, and yet might create a work that would give joy and understanding to others.
“The tightrope my music teeters upon is the struggle between tradition & progress, history & fantasy. I am the songbird & the worm.” ~ G. Page