Giv­ing it free rein

TheSe­cretDaugh­ter star JR Reyne no longer feels like he’s liv­ing in the shadow of his fa­ther James, writes SHAN­NON MOLLOY

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WHEN he was start­ing out in en­ter­tain­ment, JR Reyne never sought to ride on the coat-tails of his fa­mous mu­si­cian fa­ther James.

But peo­ple in­evitably made com­par­isons, with one re­viewer of his de­but record won­der­ing if the young­ster was de­lib­er­ately im­i­tat­ing the Aus­tralian Crawl front­man’s singing style.

“A big rea­son for mov­ing to Amer­ica was to re­move my­self a bit from all of that,” Reyne ad­mits.

“But there are a lot of Aussies in LA and New York, so I’d be play­ing a gig with my band in West Hol­ly­wood and some­one would scream out: ‘Sing Reck­less!’ I’ve never done that; cover his songs. I’m gen­uinely a huge fan of his work but we keep it sep­a­rate.”

It no longer fazes him, per­haps be­cause The Se­cret Daugh­ter star has more than proven him­self. Reyne talks life, love, fatherhood and stay­ing put.

Note­wor­thy: JR Reyne stars along­side Jes­sica Mauboy in TheSe­cretDaugh­ter.

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