Australian music legend James Reyne is stopping by JMC Academy for an exclusive song-writing masterclass with students this month. He will be accompanied by Australian session vocalist Tracy Kingman who has sang backing vocals for James for the past fifteen years.
When: Wednesday 11th September, 12pm to 2pm
Where: JMC Academy Sydney Campus, Auditorium
Cost: FREE for JMC Academy students only
James's musical career initially took hold in the early 80's when he and some friends formed the band Australian Crawl and led them to the top of the Australian music scene. With his prolific song-writing and unique vocal style, the band's popularity skyrocketed with all of their albums achieving top 5 status, winning numerous band, music and video awards, while James won hurrahs for the best male vocalist for 3 consecutive years. He also won acclaim as a songwriter for the song "RECKLESS" earning him a place in the league of home-grown greats.
The band sold more than 1 million albums in Australia in the 1980s, creating several memorable songs that still resonate within Australian culture and on Australian radio today. Their most popular songs are Reckless, Beautiful People, Errol, The Boys Light Up, Things Don't Seem, Oh No Not You Again and Downhearted.
He’s now been a successful solo artist for more than 15 years.
Tracy has been singing for over twenty years as a Professional Lead, Session and Backing Vocalist. Performing with some of Australia’s finest artists and musicians at major venues, corporate & sporting events, private functions and outback and regional areas throughout Australia. Also having recorded many vocal sessions for various, major and independent artists, film, television, recording studios and advertising agencies.
Tracy currently sings backing vocals for James Reyne and has done so for over fifteen years. Touring, recording and performing live, nationally and internationally. In 2003 Tracy was nominated for two Aria awards for writing and producing songs for the children’s television program ‘Saddle Club’ with ‘Hey Hey What You Say’ reaching the top twenty on the Australian Aria Singles chart and continues to write and record.