Paige Mac band was formed in August 2011 after KZN-raised Paige, decided to pack up her life and move to Cape Town in search of adventure.
Having soon run out of money on her arrival in the Mother City, Paige decided to call up her ‘adoptive’ cousin, Garry van Vuuren, whom she had never met …
Within a few weeks, the pair were jamming together in Garry’s garage and Paige Mac was born! Later on, they invited drummer, Giorgio Laporta in on their sessions to add that extra spice!
The Paige Mac band began capturing the attention of Cape Town audiences by playing gigs at ‘Obviously Armchair’, ‘Cape to Cuba’ and ‘Zulu Bar’. They place 2nd in the ‘Battle of the Bay’ competition and they have opened for Natasha Meister, Josie Field and the band, ‘Son of 1000’.
Inspired by the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole and Freshly Ground, Paige Mac writes all of their songs herself. Having first picked up a guitar at the age of 9, Paige has long been using pain, emotion and vulnerability to write deeply personal songs.
The band made their TV debut on SABC 3’s Top Billing on 14th of August, which they list as one of their ‘favourite experiences’ so far! Other notable performances have been The Expresso Morning Show, The Cosmopolitan Lingerie Show and the Grahamstown Arts Festival.
Paige Mac’s sound could be described as ‘progressive acoustic soul’ with a ‘folk rock edge’. However they choose to describe it, one thing is for certain: their music appeals to people with diverse ranges of music tastes!
With their ability to cross cultural, racial and age boundaries, they are definitely ‘going places’!
With Pop acts, light in longevity and a dime a dozen, Paige Mac is the exact opposite, a respite and a vaccine of the mundane …
“The sincerity, beauty and evocative quality in their music seem to only be taking them to greater places!”