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Rising Stars: Meet CJ Page

Today we’d like to introduce you to CJ Page.

CJ, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started out playing trombone in Overland Park, Kansas in 4th grade, and soon fell in love with the guitar. I took lessons with Tyson Leslie at Music House, along with Addie Sartino and Piece Turcotte. After middle school, I moved to mid-Missouri and started to pick up bass seriously. I started playing out in clubs when I turned 14 and soon met a mentor in Columbia.

For years, I studied under him and soon became independent. I gigged with bands like SIFA, Aina Cook Band, The Adaptation, Hallam George and the HC, Archibald yell, PHURN, and many more. I moved to KC when I had graduated college, and started to carve out in the scene. I now play out in Blackwater, as a DJ known as Beach Bones, I produce and Record, Audio Engineer, Mix and Master Music with Element Studies, and have made appearances in Cypher Studios with Aaron Connor.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It was very rough! Lots of turns and weird twists. I was forced into some situations I didn’t fundamentally agree with, but stayed myself and kept my own ideas and opinions. Road life has been good, but you always have a story wherever you go. I had family issues, personal issues, trust, and investment issues throughout my early days. There were crossroads and rabbit holes I got out of.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I professionally play bass guitar and play in a multitude of bands. Produce and Engineer music both personally and at Element Studios, Mix and Mastering, DJ (known as Beach Bones, as well as I produce Lofi inspired music videos), play guitar, and sing in PHURN, I have beat tapes and merch out as well coming soon.

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I am a very big risk taker, as most of what it took to get back to KC was a risk. From going on tour to being in the studio throwing ideas around, every step is a risk. The gig before I really started to produce was based around national arenas, so I had to be ready to take a hit. Every client is a risk too, I’ve been in some pretty sketch sessions with everything you can imagine.

Being pressed under the scope is not something I’d recommend!

Pricing:

  • Mixing (Stems) – $35/hr
  • Mastering – $50/Track
  • Tracking – $35/hr
  • Mixing (Live) – $50/hr (PA Included)
  • Beats For Sale – $10-50/track

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1 Comment

  1. Parker C

    January 21, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Great article! Cj is a very talented young musician and producer with a lot of success ahead of him.

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