Tex Perkins

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music & it’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses. From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

Let’s talk about the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret. Or the TNT project, where he and contemporary Tim Rogers celebrated their long-term friendship with a little tongue-in-cheek.  And then there are the five Tex Perkins solo albums, which the Dark Horses congealed around him. More recently he has been travelling the country in the hit Theatre Production The Man In Black, staring as Johnny Cash.

 

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Far From Folsom SOLD OUT SHOWS + new date added

After announcing a string of shows in July, Seminal musician Tex Perkins & The Tennesse Four’s Far From Folsom tour has sold out around the country, in many cases adding extra show dates in each region only days after tickets went on sale. Now, by popular demand, Tex and his band are bringing the unforgettable […]

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Tex Perkins – Far From Folsom

Seminal musician Tex Perkins returns with an exciting new show about the music –the man, and legend – behind Johnny Cash. Teaming up with the Tennessee Four with Rachel Tidd, the Far From Folsom tour will hit the road in October. This tour will see Tex and his band perform in unique and unusual venues, […]

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Tex Perkins & The Tennessee Four – Far From Folsom Tour

With Tex Perkins’ Far From Folsom show at Old Melbourne Gaol selling out in an hour when tickets went on sale yesterday, organisers have added another show by popular demand. Seminal musician Tex Perkins returns with an exciting new show about the music –the man, and legend – behind Johnny Cash. Teaming up with the […]

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