Cameron Muncey

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Cameron Muncey
Birth nameCameron Thane Muncey
Born (1980-02-08) 8 February 1980 (age 39)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Guitarist
  • vocalist
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active2001–present
LabelsElektra
Associated actsJet

Cameron Thane Muncey (born 8 February 1980) 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 was born on 4 February 1980 in Melbourne, and attended St Bedes College (high school) with future bandmates Nic and Chris Cester. Muncey took up guitar after hearing "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream. The song "Timothy" from "Get Born" was written about an older brother named who died in infancy before Muncey was born. 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!.

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. 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. In the video for "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" he can be seen wearing an AC/DC T-shirt.

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

Muncey married his girlfriend 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 Nominee / work 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
  • Wilson, MacKenzie. "Jet". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  • Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) [1987]. The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1.[7] Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition.
Specific
  1. ^ MacKenzie
  2. ^ Spencer et al., (2007) JET[permanent dead link] entry. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  3. ^ "APRA History". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  4. ^ "2006 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Nominations - 2006". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  6. ^ "2007 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. 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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