Jimmy Barnes



Jimmy Barnes is a popular Australian rock singer. He was born James Dixon Swan on April in Glasgow, Scotland. His father Jim Swan was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan is also a rock singer. His career as both a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of Australian Top albums for Cold Chisel and charting solo albums gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist. His offspring include: a, a, a, a.

  • Real name
  • James Dixon Swan
  • Name variations
  • Barnes·J. Barnes·J.Barnes·James Barnes·Jim Barnes·Jimmy Barns
  • Aliases
  • Jimmy Barns·Jim Barnes
  • Cold Chisel·Fraternity·Gang Of Singers·Living Loud·The First XI Choir
  • Primary profession
  • Actor
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Male
  • Birth date
  • 28 April 1956
  • Place of birth
  • Glasgow







A legendary Australian singer, performing with his band Cold Chisel for more than 20 years. He is also a successful solo artist, and one of the most successful performing artists in Australias history.

Father of David Campbell, whom was born when he was just a teenager.

Brother of John Swan, frontman of popular Australian band Swanee.

Father of Mahalia Barnes.

Was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Officer in the General Division in the Australia Day 2017 honors for distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organizations, particularly for children with a disability.