Biography

James Freud born as Colin McGlinchly (29 June 1959 – 4 November 2010). He was a member of James Freud and the Radio Allstars, Teenage Radio Stars, James Freud and Berlin, Models during the 1980s, Beatfish, and Moondog.

In 1977, Freud and his school friend Sean Kelly formed Teenage Radio Stars, a glam-punk band with Freud on lead vocals and guitar. They broke up the next year and Freud formed James Freud and the Radio Allstars.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, August 31 2003, James Freud was quoted saying:
“Once you have a hit record, your life can never be the same again, whether it’s because you’re rich and famous, or lost in the past, living your life through your glory days,”was an Australian rock musician-songwriter.

1980, The Radio Allstars signed with Mushroom label and released their debut single, ‘Modern Girl’. The single reaches number 12 on the Australian national charts.

The Radio Allstars supported Gary Numan during his Australian tour. The Radio Allstars debut album Breaking Silence released.

Freud invited to record an album in the U.K., which was never released. James Freud changes the band name to James Freud and Berlin because a U.K. band was already called The Radio Stars.

In March 1981, releases the single ‘Automatic crazy’, produced by Gary Numan. April Freud disbanded James Freud and Berlin.

1982, Freud joined friend Sean Kelly’s band Models after a trip to England.

1984, James Freud was largely responsible for Models’ successful album, The pleasure of your company.

1985, Freud’s single ‘Out of mind out of sight’ goes to number one, while the album of the same name got to number two.

In June 1988, Models break up and Freud goes solo.

In June 1989, ‘Step into the heat’ was recorded in New York and peaked nationally at number 16 in Australia. Mushroom weren’t overly impressed, as it was the most expensive album they ever made. The single ‘Hurricane’ peaked at number 15.

1990, Freud spent the 90s playing bass in Kylie Minogue’s touring band.

End of 1990, Freud combined with Mental as Anything’s Martin Plaza for the dance act Beatfish.

In January 1996, Another solo album, Big Mouth, was scrapped. Writing and production work for TV commercials followed.

In January 1996, The single, ‘Postcard to Hawaii’, was successfully released under the Moondog banner, a new collaboration with guitarist Phil Ceberano.

In January 1997, Postcard to Hawaii album was released in January 1997

2002, Freud leaves the music industry and studies script writing

In August 2003, Releases memoir I Am the Voice Left from Drinking

2006, James returned to the stage to blow away audiences in the Countdown Spectacular Tour.

In April 2008, released See You in Hell album.

In November 2010, found dead at his home in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.




Edited by takealongline on 16 Nov 2010, 00:32

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