Jaime Robbie Reyne

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Jaime Robbie Reyne
Birth name Jaime Robbie Ellmer Reyne
Origin Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Genres Rock, folk, roots, Americana, alternative, country
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Years active 2003–present
Labels Green Media/MGM, Mercury/Universal, Fur
Associated acts Jaime Robbie Reyne & The Paradise Three, JRR & The P3, JR Reyne, Rushcutter, Jaime Robbie Reyne & The Broken Hearts

Jaime Robbie "JR" Reyne[1] (born 11 May 1985)[2] is an Australian singer/songwriter and actor.

Personal life[edit]

Reyne's parents are the rock singer James Reyne and English-born model/stylist Kim Ellmer. He is the nephew of television presenter and singer David Reyne.[2] He was educated in Melbourne, Australia at Scotch College and Carey Baptist Grammar School.[2]

Music career[edit]

Between 2003 and 2004 Jaime played endless solo gigs in London to festivals in Australia. 2005 saw the independent release of his debut solo acoustic EP, Tex Sessions. In 2006 he formed Jaime Robbie Reyne & The Paradise Three. In March 2007 the band released their debut mini-Album, Fallen Flower, (through Green Media/MGM Distribution) to critical acclaim, from many renowned publications including Rolling Stone (Australia). The release was followed up with a national tour and performances at festivals including St Kilda Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Sovereign Hill Music Festival and The Australian Country Music Muster, just to name a few. Reyne then formed the group, Rushcutter with Vincent Daniele (guitar), Tim Wheatley (bass) and Brett Wolfenden (drums) in 2008. Wheatley is also the son of Glenn Wheatley, who also manages the band.[3] They were quick to start writing/producing a handful of demo's and playing a batch of headline shows throughout Melbourne, before disembarking to the United States to further their sound. Upon returning to Australia in early 2009 Rushcutter were signed to Mercury Records/Universal working with American producer Niko Bolas, whom they met with in Nashville, on their debut release, Call High Water at Melbourne's Sing Sing Studios. The four track EP was released in September 2009, with the title track becoming The Australian's song of the week.[4] The next and final release for Rushcutter was 2010's "Foreign Soil" - ("a classic rock sound, with a contemporary pop-rock twist" The Music Network). After touring the record throughout Australia, "Rushcutter" called it quits due to "creative differences", seeing Jaime return to his solo career, touring Australia with American rock star Pat Benatar and vintage girl group The Bangles, as well as playing shows with Cloud Control, Thirsty Merc & Richard Clapton. His debut solo single "Remember To Breathe" ("a fine slice slice of rollicking pop" Jeff Jenkins Inpress) was released in May 2011 (through FR/Valleyarm). Jaime is currently touring "Remember To Breathe" throughout Australia & the US and working on his forthcoming album in Los Angeles.

Acting career[edit]

Reyne has appeared in numerous television shows, including Neighbours[5] (where he played the fictional character of Taj Coppin, first appearing in 2002), and Horace and Tina.[2] His theatre and Film productions include: Diablo is Done For, Evolution, Snow White and G7.

Media and TV appearances[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • LP's:
  • Tex Sessions - Independent (2005)
  • Fallen Flower – Green Media/MGM Distribution (JRRP301) (March 2007)
  • Compilations:
  • "Discoveries" – X Games
  • "Beer Blokes & BBQS, Vol. 3" - Mercury/Universal
  • "Painted Black: 50 Years of The Rolling Stones" - Halcyon Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Fallen Flowers" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Jamie-Robbie Reyne". IMDb. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Adams, Cameron (6 September 2008). "Glenn Wheatley rocks on, despite home detention". Herald Sun (Australia). Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Song of the Week". The Australian. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Neighbours – cast list". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 

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