Jason Paige Singer of the Original Pokemon Theme Song
Paige is best known for singing the first theme song for the English version of the Pokémon anime. With this song he came even in the Top 2000 in 2015, a Dutch musiclist and came on spot 1666 and on spot 232 in 2016. He also sings "Viridian City" and sings as a background vocalist for the Pokémon 2.B.A. Master soundtrack. In an interview with the New York Post in 2016, Paige did not expect the song to become popular. In fact, he said that he "didn’t really know much about Pokémon when I did the demo, other than a scene in the cartoon caused a giant bout of epileptic seizures in Japan", referring to the infamous episode "Dennō Senshi Porygon". As a vocalist Paige toured for a year as the lead singer for the band Blood Sweat & Tears. He has sung and beat-boxed with Aerosmith on tour and on the Howard Stern re-mix of the hit single “Pink”. Paige sang backgrounds for Michael Jackson and is the rap soloist for the song "Black or White", which was performed at Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. His one-man show is filled with socio-political sexual-logical musical parody, con-fessions, and impersonations.
He can be heard singing backgrounds on The Art of McCartney tribute CD behind Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey, Kiss, Smokey Robinson and others, On the Elite Beat Agents soundtrack, he sings "Canned Heat" and "Walkie Talkie Man." Paige can also be heard on hundreds of various jingles, including Mountain Dew's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Pepto-Bismol's "Nausea Heartburn Indigestion". He has written a number of songs for the TV series Rob & Big. His voice can also be heard in the Disney TV movie, The Color of Friendship, “The Jersey Boys”, “Annie” with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in the last “Muppet Movie” and a character or two in “Sausage Party”. He has also performed with famous artists such as Foreigner, The Scorpions, Meat Loaf, Frankie Valli, Liza Minnelli, and Enrique Iglesias, Oleta Adams, among many others. He has written and produced for Shoshana Bean, Becky Baeling, Mike Weaver and Suzie McNeil.