|Birth name||James Milne|
|Born||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Labels||Honorary Bedouin Records
Lil' Chief Records
|Associated acts||The Reduction Agents|
Lawrence Arabia is the musical guise of New Zealand artist James Milne. In 2006, Lawrence Arabia released his self-titled debut album and the debut album his band The Reduction Agents, The Dance Reduction Agents. Both albums were nominated for several bNet awards, New Zealand's public voted alternative radio awards, and Chant Darling won the inaugural Taite Music Prize in 2010.
Milne has been involved in the internationally successful pop group The Brunettes and toured as bass player for American band Okkervil River and toured with Feist. He has also produced music for film and theatre including songs that appeared in Taika Waititi's film Eagle vs Shark.
In August 2009, Lawrence performed with a new band called BARB on a small New Zealand tour with a band consisting of Connan Hosford (Connan and the Mockasins), Liam Finn, Eliza Jane Barnes, Seamus Ebbs, Jol Mulholland and Wild Bill Rickets. Their album (recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland) was released 24 August 2010.
In 2009 James won the APRA Silver Scroll award for his song Apple Pie Bed.
In 2010 he toured with Crowded House throughout the Northern America.
In July 2012, Lawrence Arabia released his third album titled The Sparrow. Then, for the same album won a VNZMA for Best Male Solo Artist in 2013.
|2006||Lawrence Arabia||Honorary Bedouin Records
Lil' Chief Records
|2009||Chant Darling||Honorary Bedouin Records||HBED 002
|2012||The Sparrow||Bella Union|
- Fox, Killian (10 January 2010). "Lawrence Arabia: Chant Darling". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- "Taite Music Prize 2010 UK-based Lawrence Arabia's Chant Darling wins the Inaugural Taite Music Prize". Taite Music Prize 2010. IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012.