In the late 70s and early 80s he was the lead singer of arguably Australia's most popular feel-good band.
James Reyne, and Australia Crawl, was the sound of good times and party rocknroll but over the years he has become a mainstay of the Australian music industry: a true survivor.
And he's coming to Goondiwindi on October 26 as part of the Sounds from the Borderline music festival which will include Diesel, Shannon Noll, Moving Pictures, Bachelor Girl and the Colt Seavers Band."I just feel that I'm getting better," James Reyne says.
"I'm a better singer and a better songwriter."
It's a simple statement, but also remarkable - considering that this is an artist who has sold more than two million albums and written some of the most memorable Australian songs of all time.
His songs include "The Boys Light Up", "Reckless", "Beautiful People", "Lakeside" and "Daughters Of The Northern Coast".
James has been a part of our lives since making an unforgettable debut on Countdown in 1979, with both arms in plaster, the result of a car accident. Don't miss him live on October 26.
For more information head to the Sounds on the Borderline facebook page.