James Dixon Barnes was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 28 April 1956. He is a Scottish-born Australian musician, singer, and songwriter.
According to James himself, he grew up in a slum-like environment where his mother had five children, including himself, before she turned age 21.
Barnes’s family moved to Australia when he was five years old, initially settling in Adelaide before moving to live near Elizabeth.
He has a career as both a solo artist and the lead vocalist for the rock band Cold Chisel. With Cold Chisel, James has 14 Top 40 albums and 13 charting albums as a solo artist.
Jimmy Barnes Children: David Campbell, Mahalia Barnes, Elly-May Barnes, Jackie Barnes, EJ Barnes
Just like his father, David Campbell is also a singer and stage performer. He was born on 6 August 1973. Jimmy had him when he was 16.
Born on 12 July 1982, Mahalia Barnes, is the eldest daughter of Jane and Jimmy Barnes. She is a musician who started her career as a member of The Tin Lids group made of her and her siblings.
Elly-May Barnes, Jimmy’s youngest daughter, is also a singer. She was born on 3 May 1989.
Jackie Barnes was born on 4 February 1986, as the only son of Jimmy with his wife Jane. He’s a drummer, singer, and songwriter.
Eliza Jane Barnes (EJ Barnes) is a singer and actress. She was born on 22 December 1984.