James Reyne

Real Name:
James Michael Nugent Reyne
Profile:
James Reyne, OAM (born 19 May 1957, Lagos, Nigeria) is an Australian singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and harmonica player. Father of Jaime Robbie Reyne and brother of David Reyne.

Born to an Australian mother and an English father, James' family migrated to Australia in the early 1960s, settling in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula area. Leaving law school to study drama at the Victorian College of the Arts, James' musical career initially took hold in the late 1970s when he and some friends formed the band Australian Crawl. Australian Crawl had substantial success in Australia with all of their albums achieving top 5 status. The band won numerous awards and James won best male vocalist for 3 consecutive years and garnered recognition for his songwriting ability, in particular with the song "Reckless".

After the band split in 1986, James spent some time in the United States and Europe, returning to Australia in 1988. His first self-titled solo album went triple platinum and included three top 10 singles. In the following years James released two more solo albums, Hard Reyne and Electric Digger Dandy, which mirrored the success of the first. In 1992, he recorded a duet with country music singer James Blundell, a cover of The Dingoes' song Way Out West which went to number 1 on the Australian charts. He then joined Daryl Braithwaite, Jef Scott and Simon Hussey on the album Company Of Strangers. James returned to Los Angeles and in 1995 recorded The Whiff Of Bedlam with renowned producer Stewart Levine. In 1999, James recorded and released the CD Design For Living with his friends, brothers Scott and Brett Kingman.

Throughout his career James has appeared in a number of theatrical, film and television productions and concert events, including the television mini-series Return to Eden (1983), the movie What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), the stage musical The Little Shop of Horrors (1996) and the television series State Coroner (1997-1998).

In 2004, he released Speedboats For Breakfast on Liberation Records, followed in 2005 with the Liberation Blue Acoustic Series CD ...And The Horse You Rode In On! which contained acoustic reworkings of some of his best known solo and Australian Crawl compositions. James toured Australia during 2005 – 2006, all the while writing and recording. During this period he recorded several children's songs that were included as a CD and book package with illustrations by Wendy Straw. Another project was co-hosting the music show Dig TV with Tracee Hutchinson, on ABC 2. In 2007, he released his eighth solo album Every Man A King.
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Albums

TC-ST-746941 James Reyne - James Reyne album art James Reyne James Reyne (Album) Capitol Records TC-ST-746941 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
RP143 James Reyne - James Reyne - Interview Disc album art James Reyne James Reyne - Interview Disc(LP) Capitol Records RP143 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
ST 791874 James Reyne - Hard Reyne album art James Reyne Hard Reyne (Album) Capitol Records ST 791874 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
VOZCD2050LE James Reyne - Electric Digger Dandy album art James Reyne Electric Digger Dandy (Album) Virgin, Whisper (3) VOZCD2050LE Australia 1991 Sell This Version
4509980932 James Reyne - The Whiff Of Bedlam album art James Reyne The Whiff Of Bedlam (Album) rooArt 4509980932 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
2068300008 James Reyne - Live In Rio album art James Reyne Live In Rio (Album) rooArt 2068300008 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
101890-2 James Reyne - Design For Living album art James Reyne Design For Living (Album) Roadshow Entertainment 101890-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
BLUE076.2 James Reyne - ...And The Horse You Rode In On! album art James Reyne ...And The Horse You Rode In On! (Album) Liberation Blue BLUE076.2 Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
none James Reyne - 12th Night Bell Shakespeare album art James Reyne 12th Night Bell Shakespeare (Album) Bellshakespeare none Australia 2004 Sell This Version
LIBCD6093.2 James Reyne - Speedboats For Breakfast album art James Reyne Speedboats For Breakfast(CD, Album) Liberation Music LIBCD6093.2 Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
LIBCD9239.2 James Reyne - Every Man A King album art James Reyne Every Man A King (Album) Liberation Music LIBCD9239.2 Australia & New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
BLUE155.2 James Reyne - Ghost Ships album art James Reyne Ghost Ships(CD, Album) Liberation Blue BLUE155.2 Australia & New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
LMCD0063 James Reyne - One Quiet Night In Melbourne album art James Reyne One Quiet Night In Melbourne(CD, Album + DVD-V) Liberation Music LMCD0063 Australia & New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
LMCD0094 James Reyne - TCB album art James Reyne TCB(CD, Album) Liberation Music LMCD0094 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
HHR1 James Reyne - Thirteen album art James Reyne Thirteen(CD, Album) Hammerhead Records (4) HHR1 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
LMCD0282 James Reyne - All The Hits - Live album art James Reyne All The Hits - Live(2xCD, Album) Liberation Music LMCD0282 Australia 2015 Sell This Version
BLOOD69 James Reyne - Toon Town Lullaby album art James Reyne Toon Town Lullaby(CD, Album) Bloodlines Music BLOOD69 Australia 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FREE 0002 James Reyne - R. O. C. K. album art Lin Buckfield & James Reyne Lin Buckfield & James Reyne - R. O. C. K.(7", Single) Freestyle Records (5) FREE 0002 Australia & New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
CP 1996 James Reyne - Hammerhead album art James Reyne Hammerhead (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records CP 1996 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
ED 316 James Reyne - Rip It Up album art James Reyne Rip It Up (Single) Capitol Records ED 316 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
CDED 289 James Reyne - Fall Of Rome album art James Reyne Fall Of Rome (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records CDED 289 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
CP 2159 James Reyne - Always The Way album art James Reyne Always The Way (Single) Capitol Records CP 2159 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO-79344 James Reyne - Motor's Too Fast album art James Reyne Motor's Too Fast (Single) Capitol Records SPRO-79344 US 1988 Sell This Version
CP 2052 James Reyne - Heaven On A Stick album art James Reyne Heaven On A Stick(7", Single) Capitol Records CP 2052 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
CP 2258 James Reyne - One More River album art James Reyne One More River (Single) Capitol Records CP 2258 Australia 1989 Sell This Version