The Chippendales breakout stars of CBS' "The Amazing Race" have gone musical. Or if you want to get technical, they've actually just gone back to their musical roots.
"Long before Chippendales ever happened we were both in music," explains Vaughan.
Both have had success in their individual music careers but never released any collaborative efforts, until now.
Vaughan (Jaymes) has released several pop songs in the past and performed in various reviews throughout the world, while Davis (James) has fronted several successful progressive metal bands, including most recently, My Name Engraved.
For the first single off their upcoming EP, the duo has teamed up with international producer Tanzer to blend their styles and create the dance track "Light Up The Skies" - which is sure to "heat up" the summer music scene.
But, the song is more than just about having fun, for the duo it has real meaning too.
"To me it's about losing my Dad and making the most of every moment after to make him proud," says Vaughan. "I told him he'd see me win a Grammy one day, and dammit I am still gonna make that happen!"
"But, it's also about us taking the leap to start this musical journey together," says Davis. "It's even got a few hints of the fear you face when starting a new relationship - something for everyone."
"It's purposely got multiple meanings so everyone can identify with it, but the underlying message of make the most of now is very clear," adds Vaughan.
This duo is more than the pretty faces who became stars from "The Amazing Race." To the skeptics who only know the guys from their reality show fame and not from their musical past, their acclaimed producer Tanzer has strong words. "Behind the adonis good looks and media machine are two very talented artists with a musical vision and goal," says Tanzer. "Pay attention to these guys."
"Light Up The Skies" blends rock, rap, and pop into a dance track that is sure to make you want to get up and make the most of every moment or at the very least, just dance.
And it is already gaining some serious attention. The debut single from the duo landed on the iTunes Dance Charts within just hours of it’s initial release.
“I couldn’t believe it, I looked at my computer screen and there it was, our names!” says Vaughan.
“He called me up and asked me to double check cause he thought he was hallucinating,” adds Davis. “So I checked, and there it was. I was speechless!”
“Light Up The Skies” is now available for digital download worldwide on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Jaymes and James will also be embarking on a summer tour to promote their upcoming EP with stops in Chicago, Houston, New Orleans and Miami, just to name a few.
For more information and tour schedule visit facebook.com/JaymesandJames.
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