Thursday, May 23, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Australian Rock Legend Performing In Airlie Beach

James Reyne from Australian Crawl is coming to town!

With him he brings his amazing band and they’ll be performing all of the classic Australian Crawl hits, that’ll have you belting out the lyrics.

From Reckless to The Boys Light up, Hammerhead and Fall of Rome – there are too many iconic tunes to list here – you’ll have to go and see the performance instead!

James and his band have been performing this tour since January of this year and so far, every show has been sold out and has rocked out.

He’s extremely eager to get to the Whitsundays and says the small rural towns do not lack in support.

James said he feeds off the crowd to enhance his performance and take it to the next level.

“It’s a two-way thing, the psychology of show business is someone on stage, pushing energy out, and energy’s coming back,” he added.

Performing for such a long time, James said he is only improving with time, and during his career he has learned valuable information about show business, song writing and personal relations.

“Being in a band it means you get to experience things that people would normally experience but you get to experience them in a really intense few years,” he said.

“You get all these life experiences, and you have to learn these life lessons quite quickly and intently about human nature and how people are, how people relate to you, how you relate to them and the world.”

It’s not just life lessons James has learned throughout his career; he understands the muse and what to do if he encounters a blank with his song writing.

“I recognise that it’s not a hard time, it’s natural part of life,” James said.

“It’s the natural ebb and flow of creative consciousness and when you do that, you serve the music, you're calling it earlier, you sit down, and you work at your craft, you start working and you start thinking.

“You start tinkering with an idea you might have had three weeks ago or an idea you might have had yesterday or two lines you might have written down six months ago and things start to happen.

“I learned to not worry about that [getting a blank in songwriting], let it slide and the so-called muse will revisit you.”

James is bringing all his expertise and experience to Magnums Hotel in Airlie Beach this June, for one night with this incredible music legend.

Alongside all the Australian Crawl hits, you can expect to hear all the song you know and love for 90 minutes of rock and roll classics.

WHAT: James Reyne from Australian Crawl
WHERE: Magnums Hotel
WHEN: June 21

James Reyne is coming to Airlie Beach next month
A record cover of James Reyne’s Hammerhead released in 1987

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