From the recording Media Monster
The band, KPage and Sleepwalker's Parade, for which I was vocalist and composer, was active on the NYC club scene from 2003-2013. We released two full length avant rock albums, entitled Green City and Between the Bridges.
We got lots of great press.
"Stuart Valdes weaves an eerie vocalese." Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
"Ms. Page's Brooklyn group promises a break from robotic indie rock. Page's exictable banshee vocals, part Peggy Lee and part The Nun's Jennifer Miro, are provocative and the backup music is an amalgam of classic and avant garde jazz, art new music, and rock...individualistic and unusual." Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover Magazine
"To me, K. Page and Sleepwalker's Parade can be compared to a fusion of Imogen Heap, Bjork, and Canada's own Leslie Feist. This album is well composed, from K. Page's vocals to the smooth instrumentals. If there is any more room for these kinds of bands in the industry, I really hope this one becomes the next big thing. I see a lot of potential in these guys with their first album. This is a whole new mood." Sean Chin, Spill Magazine
"K. Page and Sleepwalker's Parade's Green City is an album that you might imagine would be worn out on an iPod alongside those of Billie Holiday or Johnny Cash, dare I say, Le Tigre? K. Page's sooty vocals smolder beside subdued electric riffs and a calculated beat...It's easy to imagine yourself sitting in a garage inches away from the drummer. ..it has that sound that seems almost "imperfect," which ironically makes it a success." Mable Greenberg, The Owl Magazine
"A slight note of warning seems due, because if you do check out this vocal/music outing, there's a good chance you'll fall in love with it, and want to spend whatever money necessary to get a copy of the album! I speak of personal knowledge of the addicting effect this album has, because I'm already looking to get my own copy as is (seeing as the editor-in-chief reserves the right to hold back all and every item I review for these specials, you see!?). Need I mention that, obviously, Between The Bridges has found a way to creep into my “Best Albums ” lists?" Tony, Concreteweb.be
"Between the Bridges, is what you might call a happy surprise. Focusing on the Maggie Reilly/Rikki Lee Jones vox and areodetic songwriting of K. Page, Sleepwalker’s Parade bring sprinklings of classy uptown neo-jazz licks and rhythms to the indie/alt table. Page likes to set you up slow with a smoky back-in-the-alley waltz or shuffle, and then sneak up after a verse or two with the gloves off. This approach works effectively on “Media Monster” which gradually becomes downright cathartic, with the band howling and Page literally screaming her lyrics, cleverly followed by the impressionistic title track that merely melts into oblivion in a true surrealist coup. The gritty lyrical ironies born of Page’s street-smart urban sensibility are icing on the cake. It’s great to hear some young musicians who have the bullocks to channel both aggression and sensitivity into musically satisfying statements." – JOHN PATRICK, Progression Magazine
"A tricky band to pigeon hole...with lovely vocals and...a combustible merging of genres." Paul Whally, Get Ready to Rock Magazine
And, eventually we played at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. We had a great run!
I also compose and perform vocal music, often using a looper to perform live. Here are a few examples.