Jaymes & James – Team Chippendales from “The Amazing Race” – are releasing their first single, “Light Up the Skies,” produced by Tanzer, and available at iTunes and Amazon.
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.
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. Both have had success in their individual music careers but never released any collaborative efforts, until now.
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.”
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!”
Davis adds “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.”
“I’m sure you guys are way too busy to read this, but I want you to know how inspirational you two are to my 12 year old son. He is gay and is dealing with bullying and harassment in middle school. It’s so hard to see him going through this, and sometimes the “It Gets Better” message is lost on a 12 year old who feels that middle school will never end…We cheered you on every Sunday night and agonized every time you had difficulties. My son was so incredibly thrilled when you two won last night (as was I!). Thank you for helping him see that not only DOES it get better, it gets AMAZING.”
In response, Brent and Josh asked each of the teams on this year’s show to send a message of support to Colin, and all of them did so.
Team Chippendales of Amazing Race – Jaymes Vaughan & James Davis
Chippendales Sami Eskelin and James Davis escorted Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman at the pre-race festivities for The Great Santa Run – organized by Opportunity Village – at Town Square this past weekend!
Chippendales’ James Davis is half of “Team Chippendales” on the CBS hit show THE AMAZING RACE. He and partner Jaymes Vaughan have made it to the final episode airing this Sunday evening. Don’t miss it!
James Davis of The Chippendales, currently appearing on CBS’ THE AMAZING RACE, stopped by “On Air with Robert & CC” to talk about life as a Chippendale, their new 2013 calendar, his passion for music with his progressive-metal band MY NAME ENGRAVED and the experience of racing around the world.
Team Chippendales – James Davis & Jaymes Vaughan – dropped by THE COUCH to talk about the new Chippendales 2013 calendar, the challenges of shooting the new calendar in water, synchronized swimming and their experience on “The Amazing Race.”