Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Reyne Bows to Fans' Requests for Crawl

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Reyne Bows to Fans' Requests for Crawl

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Byline: Laura McKee

THE "James Reyne Plays Australian Crawl" concept is one the singer's fans have been requesting for years.

"For many years people have been hassling me to do it," Reyne said.

"So it's just me and my band playing Crawl songs."

He plays The Boys Light Up, Things Don't Seem and Downhearted - classic '80s hits that are still popular today.

APN caught up with Reyne ahead of his Caloundra Music Festival show next weekend.

Q: Why music?

A: I've been a musician for as long as I have been working, since I was 18. When I was young, I went to uni and I went to drama school. I was doing law at uni. I didn't do any work. I suppose it's my creative outlet. I put a new album out every year and have done so for 30-something years. It keeps your mind open.

Q: What's your greatest achievement?

A: I am in my 50s. The fact I am still doing it in itself is something to be proud of. I am better at what I do now. I am a better songwriter. …

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