Time: Doors 7.15pm | Support Act 8pm | Main Act 8.30pm
NB. Children under 18 years of age not permitted to this show
Great Southern Nights is a new event to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry – featuring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs across Sydney and Regional NSW, throughout November 2020 (Australian Music Month). Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with ARIA. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au
Tex Perkins and Jez Mead live in Concert!
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.
Tex has a knack for teaming up with uniquely talented players who help get the best out of him. Jez Mead is one such player. An artist in his own right, (solo albums include Beard of Bees and Pickles Hinder Slumber) this singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist makes a great sideman for Perkins as they explore Perkins back catalogue and rich history from a new angle.
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 traveling the country in the hit Theatre Production The Man In Black, staring as Johnny Cash.