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Jackie Barnes

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Birth name  Jackie James Barnes
Years active  1991-Present
Siblings  EJ Barnes
Origin  Sydney, Australia
Name  Jackie Barnes
Uncles  Swanee, Alan Barnes
Genres  Rock
Role  Musician
Music group  Tin Lids
Occupation(s)  Singer Musician
Parents  Jimmy Barnes

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Born  4 February 1986 (age 29) (1986-02-04)
Instruments  drums, percussion, Keyboards
Similar People  Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia Barnes, EJ Barnes, David Campbell, Swanee

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Jackie James Barnes (born 4 February 1986) is an Australian musician. He is a drummer, percussionist, pianist and singer. He has been performing since the age of four and has appeared on over 60 releases since 1990. He is currently the drummer in father Jimmy Barnes' band, and most recently has been drumming with The Dead Daisies and The Lachy Doley Group.


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Early life

Born in Sydney on 4 February 1986, he was the third child and only son of Barnes and his wife Jane. His half-brother is Jimmy Barnes' oldest child, singer and actor David Campbell. Jackie Barnes was born while his father was touring the U.S. with ZZ Top and named after Soul singer Jackie Wilson. Within days of his birth, his mother took him and his sisters to America to join their father on tour. He is of Thai and Scottish origin.

When he was four, he joined older sisters Eliza-Jane and Mahalia for the recording sessions of their father's Two Fires album. Their voices are among the children's choir that features on the track "When Your Love is Gone".

From the age of five he formed part of the children's singing group The Tin Lids (after Glaswegian rhyming slang for "kids") with sisters Eliza-Jane, Elly-May and Mahalia. The Tin Lids recorded three albums between 1991 and 1994, all of which achieved platinum sales. One of their albums, Snakes & Ladders was also nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Children's Album.

After finishing high school, Barnes began touring with Jimmy Barnes as Keyboardist. In 2005, Barnes successfully auditioned for the position of drummer and backing vocalist in that same band. He recorded the song "Same Woman" as a duet with father on the 2005 album Double Happiness that topped the ARIA charts. Since then he has been able to work with artists including his uncles John Swan and Diesel, Keith Urban, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Joe Bonamassa, Andrew Roachford, Steve Van Zandt, The Dead Daisies and Glenn Hughes to name a few.

In 2010 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music majoring in drum performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.. At Berklee he had been able to study with the likes of Kenwood Dennard, Eguie Castrillo, Rod Morgenstein and Dave DiCenso.

Jackie recorded the drums on the 2007 Jimmy Barnes album Out In The Blue as well as on the DVD Max Sessions- Live At The Sydney Opera House and then in 2008 he played drums on the Jimmy Barnes Live At The Enmore DVD.

In 2013, Jackie toured worldwide with Australian Classical/Pop group The Ten Tenors playing over 100 shows to audiences in Europe, USA, Canada, Thailand and Australia. After touring with The Ten Tenors, Jackie joined Los Angeles based rock outfit "Heaven and Earth" and toured Europe extensively. 2014 saw Jackie join third series winner Reece Mastin on his "Wolf in the Woods" tour around Australia as well as recording and touring father Jimmy Barnes' album "30:30 Hindsight", a collaborative album to commemorate Jimmy's 30th year as a solo performer. Jackie also collaborated with Singer Songwriter "Alys" on a duo project called "Chance Carousel", with a debut EP scheduled for release in mid 2015. He also recorded the drums on Alys' debut EP due out in 2015. In early 2015 Jackie joined rock supergroup The Dead Daisies to record their new album "RevoluciĆ²n".

Since 2015, Jackie has been the drummer for renowned Australian blues group "The Lachy Doley Group".


Tin Lids

  • Hey Rudolph - Vocals
  • Snakes And Ladders - Vocals
  • Dinosaur Dreaming - Vocals
  • Jimmy Barnes

  • Two Fires - B/Vocals
  • Love and Fear - B/Vocals
  • Double Happiness - Vocals, B/Vocals, Drums and Percussions
  • Live in London - Drums and Keyboards
  • Live in Concert - Drums and B/Vocals
  • "50 Boxset" - Drums/Percussion/Vocals/Piano
  • "In The Heat Of The Night" - Drums/Vocals
  • Out In The Blue - Drums, Piano and B/Vocals
  • "EasyFever" - Drums
  • "Max Sessions- Live at the Sydney Opera House" - Drums
  • "Live at The Enmore Theatre" - Drums
  • "Rage And Ruin" - Drums, Percussion, B/Vocals, Songwriting
  • "30:30 Hindsight" - Drums, Percussion, B/Vocals
  • The Dead Daisies

  • "RevoluciĆ³n" - Drums, Percussion, B/Vocals
  • Alys

  • "Alys" - Drums, Percussion, B/Vocals
  • Chance Carousel

  • "Chance Carousel" - Piano, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Songwriting
  • Diesel

  • Coathanger Antennae - Percussions
  • Nick Hardcastle

  • Nick Hardcastle - Drums
  • The 12th Man

  • Boned! - Vocals
  • Mahalia Barnes

  • Live at the Basement - Drums and B/Vocals
  • EJ Barnes

  • Follow Me - Drums and Percussions
  • There And Back - Backing Vocals
  • Singles

    Tin Lids

  • "School" - Vocals
  • "Walk The Dinosaur" - Vocals
  • Jimmy Barnes

  • "When Your Love Is Gone" - B-Vocals
  • "Bird On a Wire" - Percussion
  • "Out of Time" - Percussion
  • "Out In The Blue" - Drums
  • "Better Off Alone" - Drums/Percussion/B-Vocals
  • "Blue Hotel" - Drums/Percussion/Piano
  • "I Can't Tell You Why" - Drums/Percussion/B-Vocals
  • "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" - Percussion/B-Vocals
  • "God Or Money" - Percussion/B-Vocals
  • "Largs Pier Hotel" - Percussion/B-Vocals
  • "I'd Die To Be With You Tonight" - Drums/Percussion
  • Jimmy Barnes & Mahalia Barnes

  • "Gonna Take Some Time" - Percussion
  • DVDs

    Jimmy Barnes

  • "Flesh & Wood" - Vocals
  • "Barnes Hits" - Vocals
  • "Karaoke" - Vocals/Drums/Percussion
  • "Max Sessions- Live At The Sydney Opera House" - Drums/Percussion
  • "Live At The Enmore" - Drums/Percussion
  • References

    Jackie Barnes Wikipedia