James Reyne

Real Name:
James Michael Nugent Reyne
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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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TC-ST-746941 James Reyne — James Reyne James Reyne James Reyne (Album) Capitol Records TC-ST-746941 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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RP143 James Reyne - Interview Disc — James Reyne James Reyne James Reyne - Interview Disc(LP, Promo) Capitol Records RP143 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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ST 791874 Hard Reyne — James Reyne James Reyne Hard Reyne (Album) Capitol Records ST 791874 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
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VOZCD2050LE Electric Digger Dandy — James Reyne James Reyne Electric Digger Dandy (Album) Virgin, Whisper (3) VOZCD2050LE Australia 1991 Sell This Version
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4509980932 The Whiff Of Bedlam — James Reyne James Reyne The Whiff Of Bedlam (Album) rooArt 4509980932 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
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2068300008 Live In Rio — James Reyne James Reyne Live In Rio (Album) rooArt 2068300008 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
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101890-2 Design For Living — James Reyne James Reyne Design For Living (Album) Roadshow Entertainment 101890-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
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BLUE076.2 ...And The Horse You Rode In On! — James Reyne James Reyne ...And The Horse You Rode In On! (Album) Liberation Blue BLUE076.2 Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
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none 12th Night Bell Shakespeare — James Reyne James Reyne 12th Night Bell Shakespeare (Album) Bellshakespeare none Australia 2004 Sell This Version
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LIBCD6093.2 Speedboats For Breakfast — James Reyne James Reyne Speedboats For Breakfast(CD, Album) Liberation Music LIBCD6093.2 Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
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LIBCD9239.2 Every Man A King — James Reyne James Reyne Every Man A King (Album) Liberation Music LIBCD9239.2 Australia & New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
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BLUE155.2 Ghost Ships — James Reyne James Reyne Ghost Ships(CD, Album) Liberation Blue BLUE155.2 Australia & New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
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LMCD0063 One Night In Melbourne — James Reyne James Reyne One Night In Melbourne(CD, Album + DVD-V) Liberation Music LMCD0063 Australia & New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
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LMCD0094 TCB — James Reyne James Reyne TCB(CD, Album) Liberation Music LMCD0094 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
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HHR1 Thirteen — James Reyne James Reyne Thirteen(CD, Album) Hammerhead Records (4) HHR1 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
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LMCD0282 All The Hits - Live — James Reyne James Reyne All The Hits - Live(2xCD, Album) Liberation Music LMCD0282 Australia 2015 Sell This Version
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HHR6CD James Reyne And The Magnificent Few — James Reyne James Reyne And The Magnificent Few James Reyne And The Magnificent Few - James Reyne And The Magnificent Few(CD, EP, Ltd + LP, MiniAlbum) Hammerhead Records (3) HHR6CD Australia 2015 Sell This Version
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BLOOD69 Toon Town Lullaby — James Reyne James Reyne Toon Town Lullaby (Album) Bloodlines BLOOD69 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

FREE 0002 R. O. C. K. — James Reyne 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
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CP 1996 Hammerhead — James Reyne James Reyne Hammerhead (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records CP 1996 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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ED 316 Rip It Up — James Reyne James Reyne Rip It Up (Single) Capitol Records ED 316 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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CDED 289 Fall Of Rome — James Reyne James Reyne Fall Of Rome (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records CDED 289 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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CP 2159 Always The Way — James Reyne James Reyne Always The Way (Single) Capitol Records CP 2159 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
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SPRO-79344 Motor's Too Fast — James Reyne James Reyne Motor's Too Fast (Single) Capitol Records SPRO-79344 US 1988 Sell This Version
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CP 2052 Heaven On A Stick — James Reyne James Reyne Heaven On A Stick(7", Single) Capitol Records CP 2052 Australia 1988 Sell This Version