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Biography

Heavy-hitting Australian drummer Jackie Barnes was born into the music industry. On the road with his father and Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes since birth, it seems he was always destined to be a musician. Jackie was a part of the children’s group “The Tin Lids” with his three sisters who saw 3 albums all go platinum in Australia. At the age of 4 Jackie found his true passion, drums.

For the past 12 years, Jackie has toured with dad Jimmy Barnes. In that time, he was able to study Performance at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he graduated in 2010 “Cum Laude” with a Bachelor of Music Degree.

Jackie has also toured the world with classical/pop crossover group “The Ten Tenors” and Rock outfit “Heaven and Earth”. In 2014, Jackie was announced as the drummer/backing vocalist for X-Factor Australia winner Reece Mastin. On top of this he has worked with Diesel, Cold Chisel, Glenn Hughes, Steve Morse, Joe Bonamassa, Journey, Keith Urban and Roachford to name a few. He is also currently working on a solo project with singer/songwriter Alys Edwards.

With over 50 releases and DVDs under his belt, Jackie is in demand and working constantly. At 28, with so much experience he has a long career ahead of him as not only a drummer, but as a vocalist and multi instrumentalist. 

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