Cameron Muncey

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Cameron Muncey
Born (1980-02-08) 8 February 1980 (age 34)
Origin Dingley, Melbourne, Australia
Genres Garage rock revival, hard rock, soft rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Elektra
Associated acts Jet

Cameron Thane Muncey (born 8 February 1980 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian guitarist and vocalist. He is the mainstay lead guitarist and one of the songwriters of Melbourne-based rock band Jet which formed in 2001.[1][2] Muncey co-wrote many of Jet's hits with Nic and Chris Cester, including "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Radio Song", "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" and "Cold Hard Bitch".

Biography[edit]

Cameron Muncey attended St Bedes High School with future bandmates Nic and Chris Cester. Muncey took up guitar after hearing "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream. Muncey and Nic Cester became best friends at school, with Cester declaring "He had 'Led Zeppelin' written on his bag, and so did I, so it was inevitable, I guess", on the band's documentary recorded on their DVD, Right! Right! Right!.

Cameron Muncey Was actually born on the 4th of February 1980

Muncey's trademark guitar for Get Born was a Gibson Flying V, and he has used it in concert and in many of the videos. He has since switched to Gibson Les Pauls and SGs. Since Shaka Rock, Muncey mainly plays a Gibson ES137. In the video for "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" he can be seen wearing an AC/DC t-shirt. Cameron had an older brother named Timothy who died in infancy before Cameron was born. The song "Timothy" from "Get Born" was written about him.

Muncey sings lead on a number of Jet's songs, including "Hey Kids", "Radio Song" and more recently "She Holds A Grudge".

Muncey uses Marshall amps as seen in the "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" video, as well as Orange Amplification as seen in the "Take it or Leave it" video.

Muncey married his girlfriend of 7 years, Sarah Rumbelow, on 18 August 2009.

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[3]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – Nicholas Cester, Cameron Muncey Most Performed Australian Work Overseas[4] Won
"Cold Hard Bitch" – Nicholas Cester, Christopher Cester, Cameron Muncey Most Performed Australian Work Overseas[5] Nominated
2007 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – Nicholas Cester, Cameron Muncey Most Performed Australian Work Overseas[6] Won

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ MacKenzie
  2. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) JET entry. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  3. ^ "APRA History". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "2006 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nominations - 2006". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "2007 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 

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