THE ever-entertaining and ever-changing James Reyne is back for his second time serenading Echuca-Moama.
With more than two million albums sold in his resume, James is a popular addition to this year’s line-up bringing with him some of the most memorable Australian songs of all time including, The Boys Light Up, Beautiful People, Lakeside and Daughters of the Northern Coast. Although his old classics will feature, James admits to focusing more on his new music, all the while loving performing.
‘‘I am happy to still play them but I was 22 when Reckless came out. They’re not on my radar any more,’’ James said.
‘‘I love everything about performing.’’
‘‘There’s not just one thing. I love singing and I love playing in a band.’’
Since making his unforgettable debut on Countdown in 1979, with both arms in plaster as a result of being hit by a car, James has travelled pretty much everywhere.
‘‘When you’ve been performing for as long as I have you go to places 40 times. Not literally, but almost.’’
The Australian singer-songwriter has a simple message for any young budding musicians.
‘‘Learn from your mistakes,’’ he said.
‘‘And remember, you can make lemonade out of lemons.
‘‘It’s not only going to be good times. There will be ebbs and flows. Everyone in this industry has had them and so will you.
‘‘But persevere and believe in yourself.’’
James will round out Friday’s entertainment — you can catch him at 9.30pm.