Hi there - my name is Steven Page. Ask me anything!
Edit: Thanks everyone for your questions today. This was much more pleasant than I'd feared (not a backhanded compliment - I'm just used to the troll factor which DIDN'T SHOW UP! THANK YOU!). Reddit seems scarier than it is. Or maybe it's just you guys. Either way, let's do it again sometime soon, ok?
I am probably best known as a co-founder of Canadian pop group Barenaked Ladies. They’re triple platinum - are you?
I’ve released two solo albums (The Vanity Project in 2005 and Page One in 2010), a couple of singles, as well as albums with the Art of Time Ensemble (A Singer Must Die in 2010 and Sgt.Pepper, just released this month), and have scored four plays for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Most recently, I have been hosting a new TV series for Canada’s Travel + Escape Network, called The Illegal Eater. In it, I travel around North America discovering underground and illegal restaurants, foods and drinks. The producers, Farpoint Films, are currently negotiating international distribution for the show, and from what I’ve been told, there are several broadcasters in the running. I haven’t found any way to watch the show outside of Canada, but if you want a taste of it, here are a bunch of webisodes that didn’t make it to the series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuBKEk6DL9wU-rjzhXX-_sSkOfcwYc1_W
I composed a lot of the music for the series, and wrote and performed the theme song (with my kids helping me on drums and strings!!). The theme song, creatively titled “The Illegal Eater,” is available on iTunes around the world.
I’m happy to answer as many questions as I can while I’m here, and hopefully there will be more than just “are you rejoining BNL?” (answer: no) and “can I watch your show in the US?” (answer: hopefully soon), because I can answer most other questions with much better answers than those two.