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||Page was sixteen when he was a cloakroom attendant in a popular New York nightclub called Nell's, taking the coats of stars like Whitney Houston, Rob Lowe, and the Beastie Boys. The job gave Page a chance to play his demo tape to the house DJ, who then used the demos as part of his club mixes. The unknown sounds were so impressive that soon Page was introduced to Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who had previously launched the careers of Madonna and The Ramones.
When Page turned eighteen, he was asked to write the theme tune for the film, Shag and later released it as his first single. Page's self-titled debut album was released under Sire Records (Warner Music) in November 1988 and contains hits like "A Zillion Kisses", "Turning Me On" and "A Shoulder To Cry On".
The follow-up album, Paintings In My Mind (which was dedicated to his grandmother) gave Page his first and only No. 1 single in the U.S., "I'll Be Your Everything," a song that was written with and features New Kids on the Block. Other singles which were released from the album after that were "When I Dream of You" and "Turn On The Radio" (another New Kids on the Block collaboration). The album also featured "Don't Give Up on Love," a duet with freestyle/dance singer Sa-Fire. Sa-Fire & Tommy co-wrote the song which was released as a single overseas. The two currently remain close friends.
Page's third album was entitled From The Heart and his vocals there showcased a wider range with higher notes than previous efforts. On this album, the ballads were more orchestral. The first single, "Whenever You Close Your Eyes" saw Page working with Michael Bolton and Diane Warren. "Under The Rainbow" and "Madly In Love" were released as singles thereafter.
As an appreciation to his fans in Asia, Page released another album, A Friend To Rely On. It contains the duet with Sally Yeh as mentioned above as well as a remake of Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good" and a song penned with Donna DeLory (Madonna's backing singer) called "Heaven In Your Eyes". As house music was the current trend, the upbeat songs were produced in such form.
Before releasing his next album, Time, Page replaced Donny Osmond for three months in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Page concentrated on releasing his other albums after that in Asia, especially when he was no longer signed to Sire Records but to Pony Canyon Records instead. He recorded more duets with Asian singers like Liz Kong (from Hong Kong) and Amy Mastura (from Malaysia).
His latest album, Ten 'Til Midnight is only available for sale on-line. Page released Ten Til Midnight in Spring of 2000. It is reported that after completing each record, he carries his walkman along the beach for a listen. If the music moves him, it passes "the test." With only one American hit, Tommy Page has still made quite a career for himself, releasing seven full-length albums in 12 years.
In 2003 he put out a DVD collection of his music videos which is on sale through his website www.tommy-page.com. He is currently working in A&R at Warner Music Group. Page is one of the producers on Ashley Tisdale's album, Headstrong, and also a friend of Tiffany; the two recorded "Close Our Eyes" together.